Venice with Friends

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After my husband and I left London, we joined up with eleven friends in Venice. Ten of us rented an apartment together instead of getting hotel rooms. Click here to see details of the apartment. I highly recommend traveling with friends during Carnivale. We had a blast!

One of the things I didn't expect was to have my picture taken...a lot! I'm used to being on the other side of the camera. But since I was in costumer, along with my friends, it took us around two hours to cross St. Mark's Square because everyone was stopping us to take our picture.

We didn't go to any of the balls....way too expensive (around $800 each, in most cases). But we did manage to get into the exclusive Florian...only those in costume were allowed in, in most cases. I felt like we were with the elite!

I preferred early mornings...I could watch the Venetians starting their day and see their normal routine. The evenings were too crowded for my taste...in some cases, I was walking shoulder to shoulder trying to get from point A to point B. Also, there were a lot of drunks in the evening and they didn't care where they vomited....or shit (ewwww!).

I also recommend the gondola ride....if only once and at night. All of us crowded into two gondolas with our bottles of wine and really enjoyed the evening. It was so relaxing and romantic!

Koralifix says:
Pretty neat snapshots!
Posted on: Mar 06, 2009
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The famous Rialto bridge.
The famous Rialto bridge.
The Doges Palace is on the right.
The Doge's Palace is on the right.
The bovolo (right next to our apar…
The bovolo (right next to our apa…
Me in St. Marks Square in the ear…
Me in St. Mark's Square in the ea…
Nathan and William skipping (I lov…
Nathan and William skipping (I lo…
William and I in our costumes
William and I in our costumes
William and I in our costumes
William and I in our costumes
William and I in our costumes
William and I in our costumes
William and I in our costumes
William and I in our costumes
My husband comparing noses.
My husband comparing noses.
Nine of us (out of 13).
Nine of us (out of 13).
The best Euro I spent...food for t…
The best Euro I spent...food for …
My friend, Payne, performing magic…
My friend, Payne, performing magi…
Marie
Marie
Carol
Carol
Carol
Carol
Cindy & Nathan.
Cindy & Nathan.
Cindy & Nathan
Cindy & Nathan
Nathan comparing his costume with …
Nathan comparing his costume with…
Michael
Michael
My friends, Chris and Michael
My friends, Chris and Michael
Tina
Tina
Ivan from Sweden.
Ivan from Sweden.
Inside the Florian.
Inside the Florian.
Our terrace
Our terrace
A view of our dining room. The apa…
A view of our dining room. The ap…
The living room in the apartment.
The living room in the apartment.
One of the courses at the Bistro d…
One of the courses at the Bistro …
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