Hello from Venice!
We spent the last 5 days in Venice and had a fun time kicking around and getting lost. Our days were filled with some fun airbnb experiences that we booked before we came- these are cheaper and often times more connected with locals and we loved our’s.
We took an amazing workshop where we learned how to marble paper at Arzanart with Frederico and Isabella. They have a beautiful little shop where they create everything in it. He creates the paper, she binds the books and makes all of the products there. They are a sweet, warm couple and we were so happy to share some time with them and learn a bit from their knowledge base! Traveling can be hard at moments because it can be difficult to really connect with others- so it was nice to have real conversations and hear about life from locals. Luna is trying to convince us to create a place in our basement where we can have our own little studio to marble paper.
Another fun thing we did in Venice was also an airbnb experience. There is this small company owned by three passionate sea men called Row with Venice. We spent an afternoon learning how to row a restored wooden boat through the canals! Now, before you go imagining us serenading people along the canals with out excellent new skills- imagine us dropping the oar, almost falling out of the boat and laughing a lot- that will be much more accurate.
Anyway, it was a fun few days of great meals, trying to find our favorite gelateria in the city (Gelateria D’Natura won) relaxed time getting lost and fun experiences. Luna has just seen Despicable Me 2- and so she’s pretending to be Bob the minion, which makes for some great laughs and odd looks from people who may look at her and think she’s just a proper young lady at every moment.