Monday, June 27, 2011
The Ocean City
This morning I was dragged out of bed at 7:00. I did not mind though, I was going to Venice. I was so excited! I had heard so much about it, but had never seen a glimpse of it. After we all hopped out of bed, our host drove us to the train station in Tervisio. I just could not wait. When we got on the train, we could hardly contain ourselves. Venice was slowly getting closer!
After the three of us ecstatically jumped off the train, we had to catch a boat to get to our hotel. Venice is made up of many small islands off the coast of Italy. It is probably efficient to have more boats than cars. Our hotel is on an island off of the city center. We will be taking boats in to the city every day. I hoped Venice would live up to its reputation.
When we got to our yellow water taxi we were toured around the city en route to our hotel. Venice was just as I had thought. The city has ubiquitous canals, and vibrant, beautiful old buildings in all colors.
Before we checked in to our hotel, we got some fresh Italian ice cream. It was the best ice cream I had ever had! It was much softer and more delicate than the ice cream in the U.S. There were also so many ice cream stands, all with the same amazing quality as our first stop. The result of all this delicious ice cream, was that I stuffed my face with three double scopes through out the day. The food keeps getting better!!!!!
After checking into the hotel, we decided to go to the beach on the island. The island on which we are staying, is the furthest island out to sea in Venice. There for it is facing the Adriatic Sea. The beach has a very different system than beaches in the U.S. At the hotel, they give guests a bracelet that activates the shower on the beach. The beach is lined with hundreds of neat, blue cabins. The bracelet also activates one of the cabin locks. The water was a perfect temperature. Today was one of my favorite days on the entire trip!
Thank you for reading Rohan Geographic.