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Venice!

Posted: September 19, 2010 in Italy
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We caught the 6:30AM shuttle to the Colombo station, caught another train to Rome, reserved seats on a train to Venice and had another Italian lunch… for breakfast. The train to Venice was really nice, it had power outlets so we watched a few more episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

Our first sight of Venice from the train!

We arrived in Venice around 2PM and booked reservations on a night train to Vienna – then we started exploring the city!

Our first view of the main street canal

We purchased day passes for the water buses and hopped on the next water bus, not really caring where it went!

Saw some huge cruise ships

The canals were really cool

We jumped off the bus at the next main stop, without any idea where we were. So, we started wandering the streets!

It's like they want us to climb to the roofs here...

The famous gondalas!

Stumbled upon a famous church - again no pictures allowed inside

A flag in the streets of Venice!

We continued wandering all afternoon, had some pizza, bought some souvenirs, and wandered back to a bus stop with hopes of making it back to the train station…

We got outside seats on the bus!

We were in luck, and the bus stopped at the train station. We got out and still had a few hours before our train left so we wandered around the vicinity of the train station. I bought another gelato. I quite like them…

Mhmmmmm Gelato...

Our train left at 21:07, and we had booked beds for the first time on a night train – kind of expensive, 27 euros each.

Two triple bunk beds lined a small cabin:

Theres a third bed in between those - the compartment was too small to get a good picture!

I snagged a top bunk – I kinda like small spaces! We shared the cabin with a couple from Austria, an American, and I believe a young British guy.

Sleep wasn’t the greatest. The cabin started out hot, but got very cold in the night.

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