April 5, 2022
After a long travel day, we arrived in Venice around 2 P.M. in the afternoon. At the airport, our wonderful tour guide that was with us through the entire trip, Osh, greeted us. The first shock was taking a water taxi (aka a boat) to our hotel from the airport in Venice. Since Venice is a series of islands, our hotel was peacefully disconnected from the mainland. That afternoon/evening, we took a walk through Venice stopping at a beach, getting a preview of the sites we were going to see more in depth the next day, had our first round of gelato, and enjoyed a yummy first dinner all while fighting off the jet lag as much as possible––we all crashed that night.