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I love this photo. I miss my had though. Here I am stainding on the Rialto Bridge overlooking the Grand Canal.
Abby and I got out to Venice around 11h00ish and basically just walked the streets aimlessly. This is a perfectly acceptable way to tour Venice haha.

Everything about this city is beautiful in my opinion. The color of the water, the buildings, the gondolas, etc. etc. etc.

Our first main goal was to find a bank so I could get some cash. Finding banks was easy but none would give me a cash advance. I was told over and over to use the ATMs but of course, this emergency Master Card doesn't work on those. Getting cash was like pulling teeth. Ab can attest to that. Finally, I had to settle for an exchange company who charged A LOT for the service. I got out 200 euro but I had to pay 12% or 24 euro to get it.
A bird on my had in San Marco square.
The more you got the less the percent, but after Munich I was too nervous to get more.

We actually ate two dine in meals today. Not cheap, but again an essential experience.Both were outside and for me both were pizza.... Cheapest haha.

We saw a lot but the main sights were the Grand Canal, the Ponte Realto, and the basilica and square of San Marco. Looking out over the Grand Canal from the Ponte is probably one of the most perfect pictures anywhere. I wanted to see the Vitruvian man, but I think it is only on display for special occasions and I didn't know if me being in Venice was special enough of an occasion for them to display it. Oh well.

Oh, and I got a really cool hat today. Well... I like it anyway haha. Now I really look like an Italian ay? (Update: I lost it on a train 3-4 days later... oh well)
cmari11 says:
I know dude, and not three days after I bought it too. I want to go back to Venice just to get another one. I havent found anything like it since I left and I have been looking.
Posted on: Oct 12, 2008
abby427 says:
I'm so sad you lost your hat! That was a good looking hat. Well, at least you have the memories ;)
Posted on: Oct 11, 2008
krisks75 says:
Good point!
Posted on: Oct 09, 2008
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I love this photo. I miss my had t…
I love this photo. I miss my had …
A bird on my had in San Marco squa…
A bird on my had in San Marco squ…
My first gondola sighting.
My first gondola sighting.
The steps lead right down into the…
The steps lead right down into th…
Pizzzzzaa
Pizzzzzaa
My first cup of Italian Cafe
My first cup of Italian Cafe
Absinth
Absinth
Me and a gondola captain
Me and a gondola captain
The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal
The Grand Canal
San Marco
San Marco
San Marco
San Marco
San Marco
San Marco
San Marco
San Marco
Begging for a piece of bread... fo…
Begging for a piece of bread... f…
Talk about a strange sensation
Talk about a strange sensation
Toasting to actually meeting in Ve…
Toasting to actually meeting in V…
Believe it or not, this is NOT the…
Believe it or not, this is NOT th…
The masks of Venice
The masks of Venice
Probably my second favorite photo …
Probably my second favorite photo…
The Realto Bridge
The Realto Bridge
Abbys pasta
Abbys pasta
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