I am in Venice now. Love it. The canals and streets are beautiful.
Problem -- I did something to my right knee or hamstring. I can't tell which. I think it's the joint. All I know is that I can barely walk with my backpack. Forget about stairs. Thus, today has been a real pain in the ass as I've been hobbling around this very touristy city.
Everytime I try these canal bridge stairs my knee is like "FUCK YOU!" and I get a sweet shot of instantaneous pain. Lovely. So I'm leaving tomorrow to try and score a hostel at Lake Como where I can just sit back and enjoy the sun and view. Internet, like everything else here, is very expensive so I'm off for now. Painkillers, here I come.