In 2007, after spending new year’s in Galway with some friends, I ended returning with one of them to Italy… I travelled around the country on a very tight budget, often having to sleep in train station and the streets. It was a cool (literally) experience. While in Venice, it was the first time I experienced temperatures of below -5C and, believe me, I was not prepared for that. Me and a New Zealander friend slept outside Venezia Santa Lucia. The two of us and two other homeless people. The four of us ended up chatting for the entire night, barely understanding each other! It was a new experience! I really enjoyed it, I must say! Almost froze to death, but enjoyed it nonetheless.
This is a photo I took the morning after this ordeal… what a beautiful sight!