3 Days In Venice
To say that I was excited was an understatement. Venice had been on or around the top of my bucket list for years, and now that I was finally getting to go made me so happy. I remember even having butterflies as I landed at the airport and got on the shuttle bus into the city. The weather forecast wasn't looking great for the few days ahead that I had here, but to me it didn't matter; just being here was enough. Finally, I was in Venice!
First on my list was to explore the main sight of Venice; Piazza San Marco, it's tower and Doge's Palace. Honestly I could have spent days wandering through the streets and over bridges throughout the whole of Venice, and I definitely got lost several times. I enjoyed walking over to the Rialto bridge, and then catching a boat back down the Grand Canal, before jumping off at the Bridge of Sighs, perhaps the most famous bridge in Venice.
One of the best things I did was take a ferry to the nearby Island of Burano. Although the weather was so bad, it was somewhere I was desperate to go to even though I knew I wouldn't see it at it's best. About an hour's ride away, Burano is an island of canals, but with beautiful coloured houses that make it look like a dream.
I was staying in Generator Hostel, and I have to say, I loved it! It was the perfect location on the second main island of Venice, Guidecca, but there were boats go to and from Piazza San Marco every 5 minutes or so and it was only a 5 minutes journey. The rooms were simple, but cheap for Venice, and it was so unbelievably easy to meet people here. Luckily, a friend I had met in Barcelona about a month before was in town, and so we met up at the downstairs bar. Within an hour, our group had grown to about 12 people who one by one had asked if they could join us. One from Argentina, one from India, one from Algeria, one from Canada, one from Jordan, another from England. This must have been one of the coolest groups of people that I'd ever met and I had such a great time with them.