Two weeks ago, my friends and I decided to start planning trips around Europe. Instead of planning several trips, we really only planned one to Venice, Italy!! We booked the tickets scheduled to depart 3 days later with absolutely no itinerary, just high hopes :) When we got off the bus in Venice, we were confused. It did not seem like we were in Venice. There was absolutely no water in sight, just buildings. We made our way to a cafe to figure out where we were, where we needed to be, what we wanted to do, what hostel we should stay at, and how to get public transportation passes. Once we figured everything out, we set out for the day.
Our high hopes were met when we arrived at the main area of Venice. It was stunning. The weather was gorgeous, and the views were unmatched. I've never been to a place so incredible. We all had such a good time exploring Venice, eating delicious foods, and connecting on a deeper level.
Some of my favorite memories include:
-Walking through the alleys
-Standing on the bridges overlooking the canals
-Watching the sunset on Lido island
-Having amazing conversations and delicious pasta on Lido island
-Going to Burano island and having my first Pina Colada (on my 21st bday!)
-Taking the water ferries
-Going to Padova and meeting up with some friends :)
-Going to Lido beach and having more delicious pasta and amazing conversations (lots of tears and laughs)
-Visiting with one of my best friends from the US!!!
-Almost missing our bus back to Germany