Monday, February 23, 2015

Italy Adventures: Venice

For our final stop in Italy, we spent a few days in Venice. Naturally, I had to take just a few shots of the hostel we stayed in,  the Generator, because it gave off some serious hipster vibes and just begged to be photographed. The Generator is actually a chain of boutique hostels around Europe, with branches in Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, London and Paris, and two more coming soon to Rome and Amsterdam! Pretty cool. At times it definitely felt more like a hotel, and I would stay in one of their hostels again; it was very convenient and comfortable. The one inconvenient part, however, was the fact that it's not located on the main island in Venice, meaning that we had to take the boat each day. Normally that wouldn't have been that big of a deal, but I will admit that the seriously cold, windy and sometimes rainy weather did deter us from going out some nights, and the prices for the boat transportation were pretty bloody expensive.
We made a quick stop into yet another church...tired of the church pictures yet?
The cool thing about St. Giorgio's church is that we could go up to the top of the bell tower for a view of the city. We weren't blessed with the beautiful, sunny weather that we were in some other cities, but the view was still lovely.
We also went for a little wander around the Doge's Palace.
I found the documents to be some of the most beautiful things in the whole palace.
Somehow when I go into historical places like this, I find myself as interested, if not more interested, in the textiles of the building interior than the actual historical artifacts themselves.

And so we come to the end of our Italy Adventure. I had a really fantastic time with WAY too much pizza, pasta, pastries and coffee. It feels good to be back in Munich, even just for about a week. It really does almost feel like coming back home! Next we're off to London, Liverpool, Belfast, Galway, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow....if we don't change our plans again. I hope it's been interested to come along on this journey with me, and hopefully I'll have much more to share in the next few weeks!!

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