Visiting Italy was a dream come true!😃
After visiting Spain, I'd already started thinking of which country I'd like to go to next, and for some reason Italy came to mind. I made plans to visit the country twice, and both times they didn't work out. But as they say "The third time's a charm!" 😉 Eventually everything fell into place, and soon my Mum and I were getting ready to travel again. 😊
As much as I love to travel, it occurred to me somewhere in the midst of this trip that just like with anything else, it's easy to get bored of the whole experience, and to start taking it for granted. The people I meet in airports all seem to wear the same look - one that says "I've done this way too many times already - all I want to do now is to get to where I'm going."
It reminded me of a conversation I had with my older sister a while ago. She has a bit of a shoe addiction,😏 but even she insists that she wouldn't want to own so many pairs of shoes at a time that she loses the excitement that comes from buying a new pair.
That's exactly how I feel about travelling; although it's my dream to see as much of this world as I possibly can, I'm hoping to keep that childlike sense of wonder with me regardless of how many places I visit or how often I'm on a plane. ✈
I felt it strongly as we were landing in Marco Polo airport, and it stayed with me all through our stay in the country...
We toured Venice extensively - the only city in the world with no roads, and hence no cars. So we had to make our way around either by foot or by boat. We also spent a day in Lido lazing on the beach, and afterwards spent the evening admiring the rest of the island; we also got to visit Florence, and later Treviso. Unfortunately, our trips to the two latter cities were quite short, but we saw enough to give us an idea of what life there is like.
Aside from the friendly atmosphere and the brightly coloured houses, buildings, bus stops and even toilets, 😝 we also fell in love with the Italian accent, and how much more interesting it makes normal, everyday conversations. 😄 Almost every single window-sill is decorated with potted plants or flowers, and all four cities are characterized by old bridges of different shapes and sizes.
I could go on and on about this colourful country and its beautiful people, but I'll let it speak for itself through these pictures, and the video below.
P.S. I didn't have a digital camera with me this time, but the iPhone 6 camera works wonders! I'm still getting the hang of it though, but so far, so good. 😊
Let me know what you think in the comment section below. 😉
I find it easier and more effective to write down how I feel rather than to say it.
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