11.29.2009 - 10.31.2005
When our train arrived in Venice we had to take a water bus to our hotel. With specific instructions from our hotel we made it there without any problems. Our hotel was really nice, we spent a little more than planned, but definitely worth it. Especially after hearing horror stories about the hostel in Venice, bed bugs, bags being stolen out of locked lockers in the middle of the night, ugh! We were very, very happy with our room. We even got breakfast brought to our door each morning, we got to choose at what time too. That was pretty cool.
Our first night we decided to get a little lost (not to worry we're stuck on an island, you really cant get that lost) We made it to the main square found some statues, and the Basilica.
There were a ton of rather expensive shops, well, it is Italy, and Darren found one that he had to enter:
While we were wandering around, getting lost, we just had to have a delicious dessert crepe, of chocolate and coconut! Earlier we had ourselves a couple of slices of pizza (that's really the only food we could afford - except for the desserts)
The next day we did more of the same; Wandering around the city that is barley above the water. Through the canals via water buses and walking around the canals and tiny streets of Venice.
Here are some more pictures we took.
Gondolas in front of the main bridge in Venice:
A view of the canal, from the bridge.