Monday 25 August 2014

Dolly In ... Venice

I got 24 hours in Venice this time around, not because I don't like it, it's one of my favourite cities (controversial I know), but because I've already been there twice before, the hostels are ridiculously expensive, and it just kinda worked out that way. Considering I spent ten of those hours sleeping, I think I did pretty well in squeezing everything in!

I walked from my hostel to St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge on day one. That doesn't sound like much, but it was about an hours' walk away, and I did pretty much stop and look in EVERY shop. I was looking for one thing in particular,  a Murano glass necklace to replace the one I bought three years ago that broke. Now, they sell these necklaces absolutely everywhere, but since I was there before, they've changed the way they make them. Whereas before there used to be a hole in the glass through which string was threaded and tied, now they attach a metal ring to the glass and thread the string though there. I of course wanted the first type, because that's what I had before, and I'm sure will last longer. Out of the fifty or so Murano glass shops I looked in, only 2 sold this type of necklace. I bought one at each. 

I'd love to go back to Venice in the future, maybe for my mutually discussed, pre-planned engagement? 

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