buon giorno venezia! were back and making the most out of it!

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the roof of la chiesa di santa maria di nazareth glowing at sunrise.
i could not believe that i slept good inside the train from ljubljana, slovenia back to venice, italy! there werent any grumpy ticket and border controls! cant believe it was a straight sleep for me, although it was only less than 5 hours, it did helped me recharged, and in no time we were at mestre train station! the man who was with us in the cabin got out, then i arranged all my things and put my shoes on lol.

we arrived at santa lucia train station at about 7:30 in the morning, it way daybreak, the sky was soooo blue and huge patches of clouds covering it but the pink light of the sun was slowly shining down in venice! and as it touched the roof of the buildings, it gave the most beautiful hue i had seen in my entire life in a cityscape, venezia is really for the romantic at heart.
one of the canals at santa croce district of venezia.


as we got out of the train, byiang asked me if we could go to the money changer before we deposit our bags, byiang changed some dollars into euros and to be honest, it wasnt really good, since the euro is so strong. ater that we went back again to the bag deposit area of the central station, it would be better to place our bags there as the check-in time at locanda poste vecie hotel was at 2 pm but we decided first to go to murano island, see how the famous murano glass is made and byiang wants to buy an authentic murano glass.

as we deposited our bags, we decided to first grab a bite, we went into an open cafe and we both ordered tea. it was still very early in the morning for me, i still couldnt eat, i drank the tea and after some minutes of guessing which nationality the guys across our table were, and i guessed they were dutch! but we didnt knew the answer since they were a bit too far from us, its difficult to hear their language.
faded house paintings at santa croce district.
anyway, we stood up and well, it was really still early, so we decided to take a stroll to piazza san marco, we passed a chinese restaurant and we decided we would eat lunch there! its been a while since we ate rice!

passing rialto byiang got hungry again! lol and bought a half size pizza, i took a small bite, still cant eat, but the danger was, i was smoking too much. we didnt even bothered going to piazza san marco, we stopped halfway, as we decided that its better to start early going to murano - it was a beautiful perfect weather and the sun sets at 4:30 pm, so we must use the daylight as much as we can.

we went back to santa lucia and asked the tourist info hahha of how can we make the trip to murano island as cheap as it can get since we dont have much money.
a small plaza at santa croce district. not much activity in the morning.
the woman at the tourist info told us to buy the 12 hour pass which costed around 16, so we bought it and she directed us to where the vaporetto station departing to murano is, but since, i was dying to see the island between venezia and murano - isola di san michele, we opted to stop their first before going to murano.

inside the vaporetto, we sailed to another part of venice! instead of sailing through the grand canal to piazza san marco we sailed to another direction! and it was so beautiful! i have never seen that part of venice before!!!! as the vaporetto got more passengers, it got crowded but me and byiang did not moved from our place even though its cold and windy at the front - well byiang had an eye for the italian man who was assisting the passengers in the vaporetto hahahaha while i want to absorb and admire so many beautiful structures in my life.
i like this!


as we got out from the snake like arteries of the canals in venice, we sailed finally out of the city and into the open lagoon! oh it was so windy and cold! but we endured it! the color of the lagoon is just unbelievable, seeing venezia from afar from the open lagoon was so beautiful, just beautiful it just literally literally literally took my breath away, and before i even knew it, we finally stopped into the station of isola di san michele.
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the roof of la chiesa di santa mar…
the roof of la chiesa di santa ma…
one of the canals at santa croce d…
one of the canals at santa croce …
faded house paintings at santa cro…
faded house paintings at santa cr…
a small plaza at santa croce distr…
a small plaza at santa croce dist…
i like this!
i like this!
san polo distrcit deserted in the …
san polo distrcit deserted in the…
i dragged byiang tp the fish marke…
i dragged byiang tp the fish mark…
byiangs sillhouette ^_^
byiangs sillhouette ^_^
byiang at rialto ^_^
byiang at rialto ^_^
la chiesa di santa maria di nazare…
la chiesa di santa maria di nazar…
daybreak at santa lucia train stat…
daybreak at santa lucia train sta…
daybreak and the grand canal :D
daybreak and the grand canal :D
we explored much of santa croce di…
we explored much of santa croce d…
the grand canal early in the morni…
the grand canal early in the morn…
in the vaporetto on the way to mur…
in the vaporetto on the way to mu…
byiang! as we sailed into the lago…
byiang! as we sailed into the lag…
byiang again!
byiang again!
byiang called her family wahahahaha
byiang called her family wahahahaha
i complained because i lost my liv…
i complained because i lost my li…
me!
me!
architectures around santa croce.
architectures around santa croce.
architectures around santa croce.
architectures around santa croce.
the color of venice.
the color of venice.
byiang at rialto.
byiang at rialto.
Venice
photo by: asturjimmy