First time in the City of Canals – Venice

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I love winter. I love travelling during winter. I love when it is a non-peak season since it means less crowd. Also, walking would not be an issue since I won’t be sweating that much in the cold. Less sweat, less heat, less complains from my side.

I landed at the right time to just have a quick shower and change to explore the floating city. That’s all the time I have under 20 hours. Took the next shuttle bus from the hotel out to the city centre.

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The first view we were greeted upon arriving. Of course, photography session started immediately. This was only the beginning of our journey to get to the main square. It seems to me that there’s no other way to get to the main square only by foot if travelling on land. Obviously, you can get around through the canals provided you hire a boat or own one or manage to hitch a ride. Walking through the city is like walking in a maze. So many small lanes with so many turns. Perfect place to play hide and seek?

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There are so many beautiful architectures just in this floating city. The only problem is that I don’t know any history of it, just could admire them as I walked past them.

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It would be a treat to be here in Venice during their Carnival of Venice. All the masquerades and costumes would definitely be a sight to behold. Just look at the display at their windowpane, all the glitters and elegantly made masks.

As we make our way to the main square, we could chance upon the golden hour.

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Got to catch a moment of gondolas manoeuvring through the canals.

About 1.5 hours later, we’ve finally made our way to the main square – San Marco.

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Greeted with Basilica di San Marco.

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Made our way pass the square to see if we could still catch some of the golden hour in pictures.

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Time and sun position were not on our side. The sun slowly setting beside us while the temperature is slowly going down with the sun. Savour the last moments of having some light before we went to find dinner.

I would really want to come here again with the people of liked-minded. I’ve enjoyed half my time here while the other half was waiting for others to take photos till they are happy, you know what I mean when you’re travelling with a group of people (a group of more than 3). So I will come back again to Venice, maybe during their carnival period?

Till then, stay sane!

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