Ride on a gondola (Italy)

Ride on a gondola

[ Oct.2015 ] We had a ride on a gondola again in Venice.

We were four this time and the gondolier told the heavier men to sit on one side, so the boat leaned which made me worried, but apparently that is the way to row a gondola.

We spent a very nice half an hour, looking up at the lovely buildings from the low position, seeing the traffic in this city and going under some bridges.

Because the weather was very good, many gondolas were operating.

I wondered how they could manage not to bump each other.

The gondolier last time talked a lot, but this one was rather quiet, though he gave us the basic information such as: there are 520 bridges, the water depth is 2 metres, number of the gondoliers is 420, the population in Venice is 60000 and 20m tourists come every year.

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We are a couple who love travelling all over the world. Walking in the unknown towns, taking photos and eating local foods are the purpose of our life. When we are not travelling, we are always planning for the next journeys.
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