greetings from venice

it was probably very unfair that i ask you all this advice for italy and then don't even say thank you or tell you about it! bottom line? 1. thank you. SO much! and 2. i got here. about a week ago, actually.

i have loved it! just wanted to stop by and check in. i doubt i'll get to blog any more while i'm here (maybe) but i'll definitely catch up (maybe i'll cheat and post-date stuff) when i get back to the states. til then, here's a photo from earlier tonight:
don't worry about it. i'm just chilling on a bridge in venice, thus proving i'm in italy.
silly, i know. anyway. thanks for being awesome, dear reader friend. now excuse me, while i run to sneak some food into our [totally amazing palace-looking venetian yet in the middle of the legitimate ghetto] hotel room.


va, pensiero

i just realized that i need to tell you something.

in a week from today, i'll be on a flight to rome!

i'm headed to meet my brother there and then we're headed for a two-week backpacking adventure through italy and france.

we're planning on going to rome, then up through tuscany to see those lovely towns, and then headed to the cinque terre (!!!!), then over to venice. from venice we'll head to paris and end up there.

this was a trip that we planned when i was 16, but we never did it. but now's the time. we're gonna make it happen.

i'm suuuuper excited, even though that's a lot to pack in to two weeks. i know that i can't see everything, but if you have advice for sights/experiences in those places, please leave a comment! or just europe advice in general. or advice on how to pack light?! orrr just life advice. whatever you'd like. i was so appreciative when i got all of your NY advice and i loved hearing everyone's experiences.

in one week.
seven days.
perhaps i should think about packing?