Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Italy








Hey to all,
Well this has been a while, but here are a few photos of
my last holiday in Italy. Just me and my parents this time.
I flew into Venice from Amsterdam, where my mum and dad
picked me up and took me to a campsite on a peninsula full of
campsites, near Venice. We took a ferry to Venice for a day,
which was much nicer than I had expected and then moved on
to an area North-East of Venice in the foothills of the Dolomite
mountains.
We did some nice walks there and visited Verona, one of the
many old cities in Italy. Then we drove up to a campsite in the
heart of the Dolomites, with a stunning view from the campsite.
There we did more stunning hikes, sometimes dressed with gloves,
beanie, rainpants, jacket and fleece jersey but the views were
fantastic. Sometimes we took a Gondola up and simply walked
the hillsides without having to go through the gruelling climb to
get there.
The Achensee, a lake in Austria, was the next stop where, besides
a disappointing Soccer match where Russia kicked Holland's arse,
we did a great hike afterwhich we stayed in an Austrian Bed &
Breakfast/Hotel type place where we had a great dinner outside and
chilled out in the sun. Next day we hiked for 9 hours, a 1000 meter
climb to the top of a hill with a view over the entire area, and then
down to the campground.
Finally, I persuaded mum and dad to visit Wendela in Strasbourg
and so I had a great last few days there, hanging out with Wen before
going back to Holland and finding a job.
Here's some Pics, they say more than words after all right?