After our first day of navigating the waterways of Venice, we somehow got the impression that maybe spending a day on the island’s in the Venetian lagoon would be a little less daunting and full of people… definitely not the case. Many people joined us as we sped off to Murano, home of the Venetian glass blowers, and then to Burano, a colorful oasis. Less crowds greeted us as we explored Burano but I think the credit should be given to the small rain storm that also followed us. It deterred quite a bit of people.
Ah Murano. Home of the Murano glass and the dying art of glass blowing. We stopped here first and spent the majority of the morning going into 3 glass shops and the rest walking around just trying to find a place to eat. We managed to find a piece of glass art for our forever home and find a fun “cheap” glass store where our son could pick up a souvenir and I found some gifts for people back home- quality things but under 10 euro (and for this place that’s a steal!). And of course, we made sure to catch a glass blower showing off his impressive skills!
I finally got to breathe while walking around Burano. There was a bit more tranquility, color, and calmness on this tiny island. We enjoyed wandering around the town, bobbing down alleyways to try and dodge the raindrops. As the storm lifted we ended our time here with drinks and snacks on the waterfront, watching the sun set over the lagoon.
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!