Venice Travel Blog› entry 7 of 10 › view all entries
The day couldn't have started off any better. Once we left Austria to get to Venice, we hit a gridlock for about 6 hours.
I don't want to get too much into detail about it, but it gave me a better opportunity to communicate with some of the members of our tour group. Played a little cards here and there, and took a few naps... but man that traffic jam was a monster. Here's an article linking to the accident: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/25/crash.motorway.austria?gusrc=rss&feed=worldnews
We had to postpone our trip to Verona because of it, so instead we headed straight for Venice. It took till 6pm to get there... and oh boy the humidity. I could not stand it at all. Riverside is probably a lot worse in terms of temperature, but the humidity makes you want to die! I couldn't enjoy dinner because it was so hot! AC wasn't even a factor compared to what we had to go through. We took a cruise through the waters to get to the main plaza (which I've been to before). It was nice, but still hot. We enjoyed some music, and some drinks. I have to put off on the alcohol, because I've been getting sick and dehydrated from this monster weather that we've been having.
All in all, it's just been a bitch. I wouldn't want to stay here at all. There's no internet, and hardly any good TV on. Plus, the rooms are too small and there's a crapload of bugs. I wouldn't recommend staying in Venice for more than a day... TOPS.