Travel Inspiration Found Wandering in Venice

Italy, Venice Guide (B): Travel Inspiration Found Wandering in Venice

Today I want to share about my first real solo travel experience, back in 2001. The previous year I had already flown across the world from New Zealand to the United Kingdom and established myself in London with a job and a flat.

In April 2001 I bought a £20 flight to Venice, with the intention of exploring northern Italy before making my way down to the south of France and then back to London over a six-week period.

So there I was in Venice, getting lost while trying to find the hostel I had booked and eating bad pizza at a touristy café. I went on to discover a whole new inner world of travel dreams.

Once I had navigated my way to my hostel in Venice (this took at least an hour of confusion) I set off to see the sights, guidebook in hand. After wandering about San Marco for a while I felt overwhelmed by how beautiful it all was but also overwhelmed by the heat and the tourist masses. I felt excited but exhausted and alone. Was this what travel was like?

According to my guide book the Musee Correr offers outstanding views of Piazza San Marco, extending as it does across the whole south side of the piazza. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Travel Inspiration Found Wandering in Venice
Guide Location: Italy » Venice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Piazza San Marco   Museo Correr   Rialto  
Author: Natasha Von Geldern
Read it on author's website: http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2013/09/travel-inspiration-found-venice/

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