Have you ever been Lost in Venice? Hopefully most of you can say no. Unfortunately for my husband and I, we can answer yes. After a wonderful 18 hour flight from Las Vegas to Venice, filled with the wonderful Jet Lag Pill to fill our bellies, we landed in Venice at 10 a.m. ready to conquer the world. Ridiculously enough, we didn’t have a plan, per say, to get from the airport to our hotel room. The idea, at the time, was to “wing it.” And so “wing it” we did.
After changing some American loot for Italian coin at the airport, we found our way on a shuttle headed towards Venice island. We had this idea that we weren’t going to use our cellular data except for emergency situations, which in our minds meant the driving part of our trip. So once we landed to our final destination we found a ton of other shuttles, taxis, and water vessels willing to take us to our final destination. Fortunately for us, we felt bombarded by their diplomacy and scurried away into an ally, purchased a local map and devised a plan of action to get to our hotel. And so we wandered off along with our 2 suitcases and my ginormous camera bag to find our way.
Two and a half hours later, with some new bruises from carrying my giant suitcase over a TON of bridges, a sore shoulder from carrying my camera bag, some minor interactions with the locals, retracing our steps, and lots and lots of sweat and facial redness, we finally gave into the reality that we needed Siri to save our dear lives. And so we trotted happily (kind of) to our dear new home for the next few days. Fortunately for us, getting lost in one of the most romantic cities in the world wasn’t the worst thing ever. We kept squirming with excitement as we turned every corner and realized that we might have just discovered the best view of the city.
And as much as the photographer in me wanted to bust out my Canon 5D Mark II, I knew we needed to get to the hotel and relax after our flight so I only managed to capture a few images on my iPhone during the first few hours in Venice.
There was one place where we rested, while my husband asked for directions, that I managed to pull out my camera. Behold: the Lost in Venice scene.So in case you ever have a few hours to spare in this majestic city, I highly recommend getting Lost in Venice. We loved it so much we actually spent some time getting lost all over again. My only other tip would be to maybe not get lost with your luggage. 🙂