Venice and Vegas

June 10, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Carlotta's mom is from CIudad Júarez, México.  Her father is Italian. 

Though some make take offense at the comparison, Venice, Italy reminds me of Las Vegas, Nevada.  It’s true that Venice’s ancient history is much deeper than the recently erected neon lights of “Lost Wages,” but the feel is similar to me.  Venice streets are mostly quiet during the night and early morning hours, but by mid day, thousands of people unload from enormous cruise liners and the city is abuzz.    

We come to both cities to bring some adventure to our lives, to spend money and to create fun memories.

My friend and travel partner Arbor, always up for adventure. 

Like many popular tourist destinations, workers from many countries come to make a few dollars (in this case Euros).  In both cities, English as a second language is often the lingua franca.

A beautiful bride from Hong Kong steps out of a Gondola ride with her groom.

I’ve enjoyed both cities and after 24-48 hours I feel a pull to leave the human chaos behind.  


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