This weekend I took a quick, overnight trip to Venice! Even the rain can’t stop me once I make up my
mind. Since I had already seen the major
sights I wasn’t too upset that I couldn’t really do the “touristy” thing.
I stayed with friends that I met on my trip to
Florence. They are from England and are
currently studying in Venice. Sadly, not
for much longer. DON’T LEAVE ME. Only I move to Italy and make British friends.
On the way to their apartment, Ellen showed
me this crazy bookstore called the “Libreria Acqua Alta” (High Water Bookstore)
and it is, without a doubt, the best bookstore I’ve been in. In the back, there is a little staircase made
out of books that people can walk up and look out onto the canal! And there is a skull just chilling on one of
And then, it happened.
I FOUND THE FIRE EXIT SIGN.
I saw a picture of it online a couple of months ago and when I read that
it was in Venice, it became my mission to find it. That’s one more thing to mark on my LifeList!
At the apartment, I bonded with everyone over the BBC’s
Sherlock and Tom Hiddleston before taking a quick look at a nearby church and
going to dinner. The restaurant of
choice was Taverna San Lio because apparently they have excellent seafood and
pasta. I ordered a simple plate of
spaghetti al pomordoro (with tomato sauce) and it was probably the best
spaghetti I’ve ever had.
Once we finally had the dinner bill sorted out for all six
of us, we threw caution to the wind and went to get gelato at Piazza San
Marco. In late November. While it was raining.
Because of the cold and gloomy weather, we all headed back
to the apartment to watch a movie and look at YouTube videos. It was a nice change to be around people my
age, who are awesome. Hopefully I can
visit them in the UK at some point!