l'arte di venezia, bellissima.... so perfect... until.. why do i always have heebeejeebies?!

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at the fish market - this seagull didnt even budged! lol - and traffic in the grand canal!
i kept tossing and turning in my bed! arrrghhhhhh the bed was hard! lol it felt like i was sleeping in a sack of rice! lol it didnt also helped that giovanni was snoring his way lol still got my earplugs but i still could hear him hahaha, i wish i hadnt forgotten my micro card for my mp3 player :((( but 7 hours of broken sleep did it for me!

giovanni was still sleeping as i stood up and took a long shower - i need that because in 24 hours, i will not be having a bath lol as we have to catch the overnight train from venezia to ljubljana. after i finished, giovanni woked and i wrote some tips for him to vienna as he is heading there and said goodbye to each other and for being wonderful companies! i really would like to leave my bag at the room since giovanni is staying for 3 days, ah well, i would just have to carry it and check at the locker room of the central station.
the grand canal between san marco and san polo districts!
as i went out of the room, the bubbly manager was there! i gave him the front door keys and said goodbye to him - but i will be seeing him in 3 days after me and byiang will come back from slovenia! i went down to the chinese to have breakfast - wrong order for me as i ordered macaroons, it was too sweet for early morning! lol but i like the chamomile tea - felt warm - because venezia is getting a bit cold! after my tea, i looked at the clock - it wasnt even 10 am! lol - and the sun was shining so bright, i changed my mind going back to the central station to check in my bag, ok, it will be a challenge to lunge it around with the up and down stairs of the bridges in venice, but at least i woulndt get lost, since i knew the way from last night! - well hopefully! wahahahaha.


the first thing i went to was the fishmarket - the pescaria! i love the smell! its been a while since i smelled the aroma of the fruits of the sea! plus the saltwater - the smell reminded me of my childhood, where my father used to bring me to the sea and teach me how to swim - but i cant because i am more interested in the zoo - i really dont know why i said that lol - but it brings back happy memories! plus the warm weather - the sun - the seagulls flying around - the grand canal - and the beautiful architectures in and across the fish market - it was gorgeous!

just outside of the pescaria is the street going to rialto - rua di orifici - it wasnt still bustling with activitiy and shops are just starting to open because its still early - i had a perfect opportunity to take a panoramic photo of the grand canal that separates san polo and san marco districts of venezia! after that - i made my way to piazza san marco via the mercerie - narrow street/s of shopping galore from all the great italian desingers from benetton, gucci, marina spadafora, byblos, georges marciano, giorgio armani, versace, emernegildo zegna, roberto cavalli, miuccia prada, D&G and so many more high end italian shops! it reminds me also of düsseldorf - as we have a street dedicated to famous designers from around the world! then there are the orinigal italian leather for wallets, shoes, bags etc - plus so many souvenirs and gift shops along the street! not to miss pizerrias, gelaterias (ice cream parlors), tabacchis, the winding canals with gondolas - it was.
me and byiang!
.. it was so beautiful, sophisticated city.


i was mesmerised again - therefore i got lost! wahahahaha but i still have so much before i meet byiang at about 2:30 pm! after a couple of minutes i found my way back and entered piazza san marco from a narrow street! there arent much people because as i said - it was still early, a couple of tour groups are scattered then the sun was shining so brightly - i went straight to the promenade - riva degli schiavoni - i found a - i dont know how they call it - but its used as man made wood bridges if there is acqua alta (high tide) and i sat there and enjoyed the people passing by and sunned myself for almost an hour!

then i got hungry and decided to go back - it was only 11 am, but i needed something to bite as my stomach was grumbling! lol i found my way back again to rialto and i was sweating because its unusually warm for winter, there arent any cheap food stalls there - but i found a sandwhich fastfood!!! as i went inside - there arent any tourist all of them italians or venezians?! wahahhaha the man spoke to me in italian but my italian isnt working because my shoulders were sore from carrying the bag, sweat and hunger! but i want a hotdog! lol hahaha - the waiter was so nice - i had everything in my hotdog - ketchup and mayonaise - the poor meat was swimming on it! lol - i ate slowly and enjoyed the atmosphere inside - all of the people eating there were locals - drinking cappuccino and espresso while standing and conversing and then looking at me strangely because i stick out like a sore thumb! lol hahaha.
campanile di san marco.


i finished my lunch at 12 - still have enough spare time - but ok - i want to go to sta. luzia train station, but i decided to take a water bus - the woman in the counter didnt understood me - so instead of paying cheaply for a fare i paid 6.50 euros one way! ughhhhhh and i took the wrong water bus instead of going to santa luzia, im going back to piazza san marco!!! ahahahahaha heebeejeebies! lol. but then again, im on the vaporetto or the water bus that goes around the grand canal and the island of venice such as lido, murano, burano, san giorgio maggiore, san michele etc. it was the first time i rode it, naturally even if its windy - i didnt went inside, i positioned myself at the rail coz i want to see as much as i can! and riding the vaporetto for 6.
gondola in the lagoon.
50 euros is fucking worth it!!!! venezia looks so different from the point where i rode in the grand canal than by walking! its simply is gorgeous!!!! true true true beauty!


but what intrigued me the most - is the voice over of the stops in every vaporreto station for example- proxima fermata san samuele - i do not know if i am going to laugh and be amazed! lol it surpassed the voice over from athens metro! ahahahaha! a combination of a sexy woman voice but strong and tough! lol hahahahaha - the vaporetto ride was gorgeous! as ive said - never saw venice like this - if you are there try crossing it from start to finish!

getting down at san marco station, it was sunny, so i walked at the gardini ex rali promenade sat at one of the benches, smoked and enjoy the warm sun and across the lagoon is the beautiful isola di san giorgio maggiore! took some pics of it - still mesmerised by venice.
isola di san giorgio maggiore.
after 30 minutes, i walked back again at the vaporetto station paid one way until ferrovia! where i will meet byiang at the bus station, check my bags and find an internet cafe!

from san marco station until ferrovia the vaporetto ride is about 30 minutes but it is the most scenic city ride that ive ever seen in my entire life! centuries old architectures left, right are to be seen! it is just magical in venice - a city different from all other cities in the world! true beauty.

arriving at santa luzia train station, and hearing all the proxima fermatas to last me a lifetime hahahahaha i went inside - looked for the toilets and then the bag check-in, i checked in my bag and i went to the tourist information again wahahahaha and ask directions for the internet cafe - wasnt hard to find, but really peculiar because they needed a copy of my passport just to use the internet! weird! lol - checked some mails, logged on at tb and facebook for 30 minutes and still 30 minutes more before byiang would arrive - i decided to take a walk on some parts of venice that i havent been to - in the small park across the bus stations, i got hungry again and curiously - there lots of hotdogs stands in venezia! hmmm ok hotdog consumption again wahahaha i bought one from a hotdog stand with a real italian mama selling them! wahahahaha - i ate the hotdog at the park but it wasnt as good as the last one, when she wasnt looking i thre the hotdog in the trash can lol - then i need chips - so i bought one! really yummy potato fritta! yum yum! i was munching it while waiting for byiang and at last - a bus came from the airport - after minutes or so - byiang wasnt to be found!!!!

then suddenly an asian woman came out struggling with her trolley! lol it was byiang!!!! i shouted at her and hugged each other!!! the last time i saw her was april 2009 in the philippines! and finally we get to travel together!!! hurrah! lol.
in accademia in the grand canal and san samuele in the front!
apprently she had doubts going out of the bus as the person she asked told her it still wanst the stop lol otherwise she will go back again at marco polo airport! wahahahaha. i guided her to check-in her bags blah blah blah and we went into piazza san marco by feet! it was so nice to talk in our native language - tagalog anf making fun of people along the way wahahahaha. we spent the entire afternoon taking pictures, chatting, catching up on things and so excited going to slovenia in the evening! at 6 pm, it was so cold and very dark already we decided to have dinner - since our departure to ljubljana

i recommended the chinese/italian restaurant since it is so cheap there after we ate - we went back to santa luzia - checked out our bags and then checked the internet - i showed byiang our tickets to ljubljana and then she saw the dates printed on it - the ticket dates said that it left yesterday!!!!! WHAT?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i i didnt doubled checked it - since i told the man at the counter i i would be leaving on the 10th!!!!no way?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we hurriedly went to the train station with only 1 hour to spare!!! at the counter - byiang said to put a smile on my face - but i couldnt! lol hahahaha i was so tensed since the tickets were so expensive at 25 euros each!

but after all the pleading and blah blah blah the man wouldnt change our tickets! we went to the train station office and pleaded there, and he only thing i can do is fill up forms blah blah blah if i culd get a refund of it!  IF - was the word of the day! i kept apologizing to byiang for that - because its her money too! and dragged her into my misadventures in travelling!!!! :((((( but she said it was ok, because if things like these didnt happened trips would not be spiceyyyyyyyyyyyy! lol hahahaha but i feel so ashamed :( coz its her money :(((((

so we bought new tickets arrghhh waste of money  - with 30 minutes to spare! then we got hungry! we ate  huge chunks of pizza but i was tenesed again as our train sched wasnt on the board - so i told byiang i have to check it - and it was amazing and somewhat stupid because there arent any signs that its going to ljubljana but to budapest - i had to walk a looooong walk to ask the conductors if the train to budapest is also going to ljubljana and apprently it was!!!!!!!!!! arrrghhh so i ran back to byiang and told her to move and come with me coz its only minutes to spare! we found our coaches and there was a balkan man sitting and we said hi! after a few minutes the train rolled off!!!!!

i just cant believe that after some beautiful experiences of a true beauty - i have to put up with heebeejeebies again and dragging byiang into it! just unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wahahahahaha


lauro says:
thats the spirit ^_^
Posted on: Jan 15, 2010
boriana84 says:
im sure of it....one day
Posted on: Jan 15, 2010
lauro says:
dont worry. like what i said- you will never be dissapointed in venice - all your money will be worth it!
Posted on: Jan 14, 2010
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the grand canal between san marco …
the grand canal between san marco…
me and byiang!
me and byiang!
campanile di san marco.
campanile di san marco.
gondola in the lagoon.
gondola in the lagoon.
isola di san giorgio maggiore.
isola di san giorgio maggiore.
in accademia in the grand canal an…
in accademia in the grand canal a…
campo della beccarie
campo della beccarie
the architecture of the hostel/hot…
the architecture of the hostel/ho…
ahahahaha this bird didnt even mov…
ahahahaha this bird didnt even mo…
awww he got hungry!
awww he got hungry!
view of the otherside from the fis…
view of the otherside from the fi…
a private boat passing.
a private boat passing.
this is a bank ^_^
this is a bank ^_^
reminds me of the versace symbol.
reminds me of the versace symbol.
activity in the grand canal early …
activity in the grand canal early…
in black and white!
in black and white!
a water taxi station - so epxpensi…
a water taxi station - so epxpens…
*sighs* venezia is just beautiful
*sighs* venezia is just beautiful
in black and white.
in black and white.
early morning in piazza san marco.
early morning in piazza san marco.
campanile de san marco.
campanile de san marco.
facade of basilica di san marco.
facade of basilica di san marco.
nice weather!
nice weather!
the torre dellorologio.
the torre dell'orologio.
the mural of basilica san marco.
the mural of basilica san marco.
campanile di san marco in a clear …
campanile di san marco in a clear…
santa maria della salute seen from…
santa maria della salute seen fro…
palazzo ducale di venezia!
palazzo ducale di venezia!
a souvenir vendor!
a souvenir vendor!
one of my favorit pictures!
one of my favorit pictures!
isola di san maggiore, gondolas, t…
isola di san maggiore, gondolas, …
arte.
arte.
hazy venezia.
hazy venezia.
one of my favorite pictures of all…
one of my favorite pictures of al…
noon in venice!
noon in venice!
a gondola in one of the canals.
a gondola in one of the canals.
romantic they say.
romantic they say.
chiesa di san moisè.
chiesa di san moisè.
actual venezia.
actual venezia.
a private boat in the grsnd canal!
a private boat in the grsnd canal!
i like it!
i like it!
gondolas parked in the grand canal.
gondolas parked in the grand canal.
near the bend of the grand canal!
near the bend of the grand canal!
the bend of the grand canal!
the bend of the grand canal!
some parts can only be reached by …
some parts can only be reached by…
at the bend of the grand canal app…
at the bend of the grand canal ap…
accademia bridge and santa maria d…
accademia bridge and santa maria …
nearing san marco station.
nearing san marco station.
anywgere gondolas in the grand can…
anywgere gondolas in the grand ca…
back again at san marco! lol
back again at san marco! lol
arte.
arte.
wow! rows of gondolas!
wow! rows of gondolas!
at the giardini ex reali promenade.
at the giardini ex reali promenade.
lots of souvenir shops line this p…
lots of souvenir shops line this …
campanile di san marco from my poi…
campanile di san marco from my po…
masks of the carneval!
masks of the carneval!
ok, it is romantic! lol
ok, it is romantic! lol
haaay... isola di san giorgio magg…
haaay... isola di san giorgio mag…
the rope that ties the gate of t…
the rope that ties the "gate" of …
rialto from the vaporetto.
rialto from the vaporetto.
near the fish market!
near the fish market!
the italian mama who sells hotdogs!
the italian mama who sells hotdogs!
byianggggggggggggggggg!!!! ^_^
byianggggggggggggggggg!!!! ^_^
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