On New Year’s Day we took advantage of our hotel’s free breakfast (they had a nice spread of pastries, meat, cheese, yogurt, fruit, juice, and coffee). Truth be told, after I filled up on caffeine, I slipped an extra muffin in my purse for a snack later in the day—hey, we paid good money to get that free breakfast, so I milked it for all it was worth! When it was time to check out we decided to wander a bit before hopping on the train.
Take a tip from me: if you don’t have time to “wander” the streets of Venice, then just go directly to your destination as soon as possible and then linger around that area. Even with a map, it can take you twice as long to get somewhere because of the way the city is laid out. One wrong turn and you’ll end up completely turned around. I’m pretty good with directions and I can hardly tell up from down when I’m walking around those crazy streets!
I say this because we missed our first train back home. It wasn’t a big deal since trains run pretty often and it’s only an hour back for us, but for travelers on a somewhat-tight schedule it could be an issue.
Anyway, our one wrong turn led us all over the place! We crossed different bridges, meandered through tiny alleys, and marveled at the sights!
Never, in all my life, could I have imagined spending New Year’s Day walking, hand-in-hand, with my husband through the streets of Venice. Twenty-one-year-old me would’ve peed her pants if I told her that!
I hope your new year is off to a great start. Exciting adventures await us over here, and I can’t wait to share them all with you, one blog at a time!