Tuesday, July 7, 2009


We traveled today, a group of mixed up trekkers. There was mass confusion when we thought we were supposed to leave Florence this morning, when we actually had it booked for another day, but we already had our train tickets booked. So stuff was a mess, but there was nothing we could do about it. So we got the buffet breakfast and headed to the train station to wait for our 11:30 train to Venice.

The train took only a few hours, and I could tell as soon as we started seeing water how close we were. We crossed the lagoon and there was Venice, so incredibly pretty. We had to carry our suitcases up a massive amount of stairs on the “glass bridge” to the bus station. We bought a ticket and asked the driver to point out the stop to us, which go figure he didn’t. So we rode the bus until a nice lady told us how to get to our destination. So we found our stop and had to walk to find our campsite. It was way back in the middle of nowhere and ridiculously hard to find. The campsite is in the middle of nowhere about 30 minutes from Venice. There are no grocery shops nearby or local food places, the campsite wants us to have to pay their ridiculous prices for everything. I will have to find food when we get into town tomorrow.

The place we are staying is like a dorm room, its very small with no amenities and no air conditioning. They are charging us for internet on our own computers which I hate. The room is so small and cramped people keep snapping at each other. I think being able to talk and communicate with people outside our little group is very helpful in keeping people happy and from getting bored and tired of each other.

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