Lost in Venice.
Trip Start Jul 24, 1999
34Trip End Oct 02, 1999
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The next day we booked into Hostel Archie and then we spent the day wandering around Venice, which is simply another world. The place just turns out to be one massive Labyrinth of alleyways, dead-ends, canals and stairways. I was pretty impressed when by midday we had actually made it to the Piazzetta. There the city stopped and a world of water sprawled onwards to other islands. It was really lush.
During the rest of the day we headed up to the top end of the island before getting some much needed decent sleep after only getting a few last night. Later we meet up with a couple of English girls we had meet last night and an American and Canadian chick. We ended up having dinner and then drinking a few bottles of red by the side of the Grand Canal.
The next day we meet the girls again and had breakfast before heading off to the Palazzo Ducale, the official residence of the Doges, built in the 9th century and also checked out the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs). After this we went to the famous Piazza San Marco and the Basilica Di San Marco, which was originally built to hold the body of St Mark.
We then caught a water taxi over to another island and went to the beach that was packed. After a nice swim, we lied in the sun until 6pm rolled around. Then we headed to San Giorgio Island and watched the sun set of Venice.
The two English boys left last night and this morning I meet the two English girls for a cappuccino, the real deal! After that we had one last ride on the Grand Canal and then wandered slowly back before the girls caught their train and I caught my on to Rome.
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