Our cheeks were red from the sun beating down on us and beads of sweat ran down our back. Butterflies and tiny insects buzzed around our heads, which made us feel like we were in a big forest, not a metropolis in Europe.
Walking through these tiny cobblestone alleys in Venice, which are shaded by the semi-tall buildings, you can’t help but feel like there’s magic somewhere. Maybe it’s lying just beneath the Earth, gathering at your feet.
I’ve barely put my toe in the water, as far as exploring the city goes. I found a cool bookshop and the Grand Canal, a big bridge and a dozen mask shops. There’s a lot more to do, but I can’t wait another minute to share these pictures with you.