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UK VB in Europe: A Day in Venice

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The Kentucky volleyball team is on a two-week trip to Europe as a part of the Bring It program. The Wildcats will have the opportunity to play seven matches against teams ranging from European professionals to junior national teams while experiencing the culture of five different countries. UK volleyball manager Ryan Suckow is sending in photos, blog entries, and video about their experiences while in Europe. 

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Hey Wildcat Fans and Family,

We are here in Venice, Italy. I just have to say that this is one of the most unique and special places in the world and if any place we have visited so far make me feel lucky to be on this tour, it's Venice. It's exactly how you imagined it would be, learning about it in history classes, seeing pictures and postcards... but better! We had such a great day in Venice today.

The team was able to venture off on their own today and discover Venice for themselves, seeing all of the canals, bridges, and narrow walkways. We got to see St. Mark's Basilica, the Rialto Bridge, and the Grand Canal along with many of the other main attractions of Venice. Almost everyone took a gondola ride along one of the many canals, and some of the girls purchased festive masks from one of the many masks stores in the city.

We have no matches to play in Venice, we just came here for a one day stop to one of the neatest cities in the world. Up next we will be heading to Rome for our last stop on our European tour. We will be waking up early in the morning tomorrow, and then take a train over to Rome and spend three days there. We will play two more matches and be home in Lexington on Monday night. We can't wait to see you all, we miss you, and hope everyone is doing well! GO BIG BLUE!!!

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