Took the Inter City train to Venice (21 euros) at 1122 and arrived 1430. Checked into my hostel (Hotel Belvedere) and then took the bus over to Venice. Packed with tourists, dead heat and humidity, and the gondolieurs made the place seem somewhat like Disneyland. Gondola rides were 100 euros, so if you had 4 or 5 people to split that with then it wouldn't seem so pricey for an hour long tour through the canals. A water taxi for 60 minutes is 6.50, and a traghetto that takes you from ones side of the canal to the other is 50 cents. After walking around for about 5 hours caked in sweat, I went back to the hostel and took a shower(a cold one).
Hottest, most humid day ever!! Drenched in sweat, looking like you climbed out of the Grande Canal or out of a fountain. Couldn't do much outside, so I went to a mall nearby for the most part of the day and enjoyed the airconditioning.
Walked around Venice, took a water taxi back one way. Went to the beach in the evening to a town called Jesolo(about 40 minutes from Venice) and walked around the beach town and then had a huge calzone for dinner.
My month in Italia has finally come to an end. My last day in Venice and in Italy! I had to take the Eurobus next to the train station to Treviso airport(6.50 euros). At the airport I dropped off my backpack since my flight wasn't till 8pm, and I took the bus from the airport to the train station, and took the train back over to Venice(about a half hour). Spent a few hours in Venice and soaked up the sites, canals, and Venezian masks and then went back to the train station and airport. ONce at the airport, I had to wait in line for over an hour at check in. Once I tied up my back pack, secured everything and turned it over, the lady working told me that my bag weighed over the limit and I would have to pay 15 euros before I picked up my ticket. So I waited in another line and it turned out I had to pay 15 euros every kilo I was over. So since I was over 5 I had to pay 75 euros. Kind of upsetting, but this is Ryanair. I should have listened to my friend Nico and put a small bag at the top of my backpack, I I had packed that bag in the middle thinking I would be of weight standard since I flew with Ryanair before. Oh well. Lesson learned. After getting upset I realized that it was out of my control for the time being and I just had to learn from the situation. I can't let something like this get me down! There will be much worse down the road I am sure! Take it in stride! Take it in stride!!