1. Andrew
    July 17, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    Nope, definitely cold and foggy in February. I found it actually quite nice. Check the whole post of Venice pictures.
    Thanks for the wonderful comment. Glad you found the link.

  2. Melissa Stanford
    July 16, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    Love the picture at Venice at the top of your post. I never knew it got foggy there – I always imagined it to be one of those places that is hot and muggy all the time. It's also a great picture to illustrate your point. Stories need conflict, otherwise they are just boring. If the point of traveling is to enrich ourselves, then something has to happen to make us feel enriched. No better way to do that then through some kind of conflict, whether it be bad weather ruining the perfect day or surviving a freezing night outside a train station. That which does not kill us…. awesome post!

  3. Camden
    July 15, 2010 @ 3:04 am

    Lovely post! I always say exactly the same thing – OK, so you totally just got scammed / missed your flight and need to sleep in the airport / are dreadfully lost / etc but THINK of the STORIES!

  4. Andrew
    July 14, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    Nice. Now add a meeting with a foreign dignitary wearing your hot sauced shirt. 🙂 Tip: Touching chilis (or sauce from them) and then eyes, not a pleasant feeling.
    The point about the post at least in my own head is that I often complain about the problems and wanted to remind myself that they really are ok and lead to good things (stories).

  5. Chris O'Byrne
    July 14, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

    The basis of any good story IS conflict, I'm so happy to see you talk about that. As we start our own minimalist mobile adventure, I want to keep this in mind when I'm tempted to write a boring post.

    I can't think of a good rain story right off, but I just got done shaking a bottle of hot sauce, not realizing that the cap wasn't screwed on. Hot sauce went flying all over the kitchen walls and all over my shirt. My first thought was, “huh, guess it's time to get rid of this shirt.” Raining hot sauce. 🙂

  6. Andrew
    July 13, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

    @Jessica @Brendan: Yes, that is one I took. It was Carnevale of 2004 so Feb in the fog and cold. I have a quite similar picture from the exact same bridge a day later where it is perfectly clear. As for contests, these are old pictures from an old camera, so I only have them in 640×480 which seems woefully small nowadays. Glad you enjoyed them.

  7. Brendan van Son
    July 13, 2010 @ 1:50 pm

    That is amazing photo at the top of your post! You should really submit it for some contests!

  8. Jessica, WhyGo Italy
    July 13, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    I love the picture at the top of this post… Did you take it? I know Venice is bitterly cold when it's foggy in the winter, but I love it then anyway. 🙂