Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza

Tripoto
13th Nov 2014
Photo of Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza by uday singh
Photo of Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza by uday singh
Photo of Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza by uday singh
Photo of Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza by uday singh
Photo of Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza by uday singh
Photo of Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza by uday singh
Photo of Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza by uday singh
Photo of Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza by uday singh
Photo of Venice or Venezia - City of Canals, Romance and Pizza by uday singh

Next day I decided to leave for Venice, a city of canals from Ljubljana. Hostel owner at Villa Veselova arranged to get the last minute ticket booked for me. I reached Ljubljana bus stop just 10 minutes before the bus was scheduled to departure. After running here and there for 10 minutes, I met 1 driver on the street who said there is no bus but instead a taxi service that runs to Venice. 1 of their taxi got filled, so he arranged another taxi for rest of us. At the bus stop, I met a Canadian girl who was working in USA as a software programmer but had quit her job to travel. She was an avid mountain hiker and backpacking since last 6 months. She was going back home. We sat on Taxi. After some 2 hours of beautiful scenic drive, taxi stopped at one of the petrol pumps to refill the gas. The girl went out to the store and gifted me a flavoured water bottle which she said could be found only in Slovenia. Thanks to her I got to taste that water. It was amazing. Taxi dropped us at Mestre from where I caught a bus to Venice historic center. Unfortunately, all the Italians I spoke to for directions could not understand English. Somehow, I managed to find Venice Fish hostel where I had booked a bed.

 City is too compact and crowded with tourists and locals. Venice is very picturesque and most unique in its own way with no motor vehicles allowed inside the city. Only way to commute is by walk or boat. They even have Taxi boat service. It rained heavily both the days I stayed there. So, I could not enjoy much. Despite it raining, I went to see Piazza San Marco and Grand Canal. I could not visit Murano and Burano islands though which I wanted to visit. It rained so heavily that water had entered the basement area of the hostel where I was staying. I decide to go out to have a pizza. Unaware of the rain consequences, I accidently stepped both my feet in 1 feet of water spoiling my shoes and socks. I then removed my shoes and socks and put flip flops instead. I pulled my jeans up, held flip flops in my hand, stepped outside and roamed around the town in flip flops. Venice was the only place where I felt language barrier.

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