I know it’s been a while and I’m trying to get the Eurotour posts under my belt so I can post about more current issues since it has almost been a month and two weeks since then. Craziness.
So after Rome, we spent some time in some smaller Italian cities getting to know them and eating pizza and other activities of that sort. This part of the tour just kind of seems like a blur to me so here are a few pictures.
Florence: (the weather was pretty bad here)
Those were all pretty cool but not as cool as Venice! Unfortunately Venice was all kind of rainy which forced me to buy an umbrella after not wanting to repeat Florence. To get to Venice we had to take a little fairy and in about 15 minutes we were there. It was pretty exciting for me because I really wanted to go explore all the little alleyways.
We started off getting free-time before having a tour so I went off with a group to find a place to eat. After some searching and going through some stores we found a quiet little restaurant. It was really nice cause we were the only ones there.
We explored a bit more and eventually went back to the meeting point to start the tour. A lot of us were kind of dreading it because we had already done a bunch of tours before and they were starting to get boring. But this one was actually interesting so it was okay.
We saw some of the more important sites of the city, including the church, this bridge:
and we saw Marco Polo’s birth house which was pretty cool.
When the tour was over, Kennadi went exploring again and got lost a bit. We were walking down this alleyway and hit a really weird dead end. It was literally a little square with a tourist kiosk and two guys standing next to it. Nothing else. Just that. So we got a little bit scared and hurried away. But we were really confused. Because there wasn’t anyone else around; that was probably the worst place possible to put a kiosk. It was a literal tourist trap.
After that we found some other exchange students from France. They were also doing a Eurotour. When we got back to the meeting point again to leave there were even more exchange students from France and we talked and then, all of a sudden, I hear “Dooouggg!” and I look over and Christian Gray is running at me. We hugged and were completely confused at the chances that happened to be. It was pretty crazy. We only saw each other for about 10 minutes before having to go. But that was nice.