File Under: Travel Inspo
Do you remember the first time you fell in love with a foreign city, country, culture, or language?
I remember like it was yesterday. I arrived in Venice and had just absolutely fallen in love.
Love at first sight does exist.
Every nook and cranny of the city. The gondolas. The romance that just oozes out of the city. The food and wine - oh goodness, the food and wine.
Maybe it was just circumstance - the first overnight stop on our Trip Around the World. The first city I'd ever explored outside of North America.
But I think we were meant to be.
Venice is a city that grew to power after the fall of Rome. The city floats, with it's canals as roadways, gondolas as taxis, and vaporettos as public buses or subway system. A city destined to be wandered and explored with no set plans or schedules.
We arrived in the early evening with just 24 hours to explore. And within 2 hours I decided I was never going to leave.
Unfortunately, I did leave, but only because Austria was calling my name.
With just 24 hours to soak everything in, we didn't waste a minute before getting lost in the alley ways and enjoying a little dinner with our wine.
A picture is worth 1000 words, so here's about....10000 words:
Have you been to Venice? Did you love it or have a different take? What other city made you fall in love at first sight?