So this is exciting. This summer I will be studying abroad in Venice, Italy, land of the 20 million tourists. I don’t speak a word of Italian (YET), but I’m looking forward to learning it. As fast as possible. Also on my to-do list: avoiding tourist rip offs, avoiding tourists (impossible, I know), and pretending I’m not a tourist. (You see, I loathe tourism.)
a) my propensity to sometimes neglect this blog (sorry)
b) the fact that Venice is gorgeous and full of history which is often overshadowed by its tourism industry, and
c) that Venice is probably on the eventual travel checklists of most normal individuals (if not — what’s wrong with you?),
I will be blogging about my experience at least once a week, posting photos and hopefully providing some tips on how to see the real Venice, not just the side reserved exclusively for unwitting, non-Italian-speaking Western tourists. (Disclaimer: this is contingent on whether or not I can convince anyone that I’m not a tourist…which is partially untrue, but I am there to study! So it’s, like, different, right?)
See you back here in a week or so. Ciao!