Venice was incredible. I had always read about Venice and thought it would be the most magical city but everyone who I talked with said that they were really disappointed when they went to Venice. That it was a monumental let down. So I went with very low expectations and I was thoroughly surprised.
I was also really worried about coming because on they news it said that there had been heaps of flooding and I thought that we would not be able to go but actually it turned out fine as there was very little water left by the afternoon and we had clear blue skies all day!
We woke up early in the morning from our grotty hotel which has been the worst one by far. We had four girls sharing one bathroom and the toilet didn't work and it was not clean and very cold! They forgot the heating!
Anyways we woke up early and went into the old part of Venice and walked through to st Marc's square and wandered around looking at shops and exploring the alleys and I had the most gorgeous food even if highly over priced! Italian food makes me die with happiness.
That afternoon we went on a gondola ride. It actually made me so happy. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. How much more perfect can life get than being in a gondola in Venice with one of your best friends who keeps on belting out Italian ballards.
My life is pretty incredible. I cannot even believe that less than six months ago I was still in hospital and sick as a dog. I am so happy and making new friends which is completely out of my comfort zone but it is becoming easier as the time goes on!
We then went out for a lovely dinner after which I passed out on my bed. Today was one of the best days of my life.