Im afraid all my posts are going to be on a time lag as i havent been able to secure a steady internet connection anywhere in europe. Here is something i wrote about venice several days ago….Venice seems as a dream. You cross over by train on a very industrial bridge from the very industrial mainland. Hop off the train, walk down the platform, exit the station, and suddenly you are in another world. Each step brings you farther back in time. Grab a waterbus to Rialto and its the 1900’s. Meander through a square and it’s 1850. Explore one of the many quiet, hidden canals and its not too hard imagining Casanova sneaking out of a lover’s bedroom window as her husband comes home. It is at once timeless, modern, and ancient.
By far my fav place in Europe so far on this trip, though I do have very high hopes for the Amalfi coast, which I travel to tomorrow. Ill let you know if it stands up to my expectations! For now I’m in Florence. I had a great time walking around the city, stopping at little wine bars every couple hours. I love any place where the house wine is equivalent to a $30 bottle at home. 🙂