Frozen Romances Insult My Intelligence

venice

Unfortunately, everyone thinks the sights are beautiful.

Welcome to Venice, home of semi-romantic gondola rides and hordes of tourists.  Unfortunately, those rides aren’t as lovely as you might imagine because those bridges and shores function as streets.  And there’s people on them there streets and they’re all looking at you, or so it seems.

Kissy kissy!

And so you look back at them.  Nothing gets seafaring lovers in the mood quite like watching a bunch of people eating, walking, and carrying their loot around.  Especially when it’s cold.

And it’s even colder on the water… cold enough to make anyone frigid.  Pun intended.

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38 thoughts on “Frozen Romances Insult My Intelligence

  1. Do they really sing on those things? Or is that a movie myth? Didn’t some sit-com do a bit where the gondola guide had a horrific voice? Where I live, we obviously don’t have gondolas, but people view the hot air balloon rides with that same “sappy romance.” I used to write advertising copy for a company and was elaborating on all the sweet ways to propose to your beloved in those things – – until the owner suggested I go up in one to experience it myself. You cannot hear yourself think with that propane heater!! (Shouting) WILL YOU MARRY ME??? Your posts are always funny and designed to make me envy your travels. Thanks. (Gondola ride vs. Grizzly River Rapid Ride….hmmmm?)

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  3. I love Venice, but I have no interest in gondola rides. I also don’t find it a romantic city — more like Capote said, it’s like eating a whole box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.

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