We finally made it to Italy. We were staying in Lido di Jesolo, which is just a quick boat ride to Venice. Our first meal was a large pasta dish. It was comforting food after all the different cuisine we’re been eating recently.

All of us girls went to watch the World Cup final of Germany versus Argentina. The restaurant/bar we went to watch the game was Argentinian so it was very exciting to watch it there. We were enticed into the bar with free wine from the waiters. We drank free wine, ate free tiramisu and danced and celebrated the night away even though Argentina lost.

Argentinian bar

We were then on to a small bar to socialize with some locals. I found it interesting that we could drink in the streets.

At the end of the night we took a night walk to the beach and swam under the moonlight in the Adriatic Sea. It was as if the salty water was all ours. There was no one else in sight. It was exhilarating, it was freeing, it was just the adventure I was looking for.

Adriatic Sea