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venice – tips and travel advice..


it rained this morning and it was chilly..but now the sun is here, bringing warmth to the day..alhamdulillah, rain or shine, there’s oxygen for us to breathe in..aside from the annoying noise coming from the construction site just in front of my flat, everything else is doing fine, i’Allah..boyfriend is down with a little fever but i get him under control..i’ve just fed him with some warm chicken porridge and hopefully he’ll get enough vitamin C from the fresh mangoes we bought yesterday..

let’s continue with my journal from the previous trip i had..well, we had..jack and i i mean πŸ™‚ the first destination was venice..

if we managed to get into the first flight, we would have arrived in venice earlier that day..but unfortunately, we had to take the longer road..hence we arrived around 7 that evening..instead of arriving at the much cheaper airport (treviso) we arived at marco polo airport..

from marco polo airport we took water taxi to get to san marco – the heart of venice..the ticket was EUR15 per person one way but it’s advisable that you take the return ticket which will cost you EUR28..i did not take that ticket because i did not use the same airport to fly back home..it was a long 2-hour journey and the water taxi stopped at several stops..here’s another thing..water travel is expensive as the fare is EUR18 per person per day so if you plan for a longer stay in venice, do stay nearby san marco as you will be able to find bridges to cross and avoid using vaporetto..so the only vaporetto ticket you’d need after that is vaporetto line #2 as it will take you either to the car park, train station or the bus station..

here’s more on the guides to use vaporetto that’s very useful for pre-departure preparation http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialsections/ricksteves/Getting-Around-Venice-by-Vaporetto.html

**the article is a bit out dated but it pretty much describes the vaporetto service perfectly well**

there are several halal kebab shops in venice but you have to explore a little to find them because most of them are not rightfully situated in san marco..we found one in san polo and we met a few fellow malaysians there πŸ™‚

what else about venice..?oh, do check for the weather before going so you could bring appropriate clothes and enjoy that place despite the weather..

it was raining, and this was a photo when we were in the boat, overlooking the island as we were approaching it..the boat had to make ways to the passing speed boats and that made the journey much slower, other than having to stop at several stops before reaching the main stop..which happened to be the last stop (san marco)..
it was raining, and this was a photo when we were in the boat, overlooking the island as we were approaching it..the boat had to make ways to the passing speed boats and that made the journey much slower, other than having to stop at several stops before reaching the main stop..which happened to be the last stop (san marco)..
the canal as seen from one of the bridges..this is the bridge in front of the train station..and it's sunny!
the canal as seen from one of the bridges..this is the bridge in front of the train station..and it’s sunny!
the gondola ride is EUR80 per ride and that's the cheapest it can go..pair up with fellow travelers so you can split the cost..and that's also the way to talk about the trip and exchange some very useful information!
the gondola ride is EUR80 per ride and that’s the cheapest it can go..pair up with fellow travelers so you can split the cost..and that’s also the time to talk about the trip and exchange some very useful travel information!
it got a bit warm especially if you come from the cold UK and europe's temperature was such a blessing for you..if it gets windy, settle for cupped ice cream and not conned ice-cream..you don't want the wind to melt your ice cream and fly on some stranger's clothes..no, not during your short and highly anticipated holidays..
it got a bit warm especially if you come from the cold UK and europe’s temperature was such a blessing for you..if it gets windy, settle for cupped ice cream and not conned ice-cream..you don’t want the wind to melt your ice cream and fly on some stranger’s clothes..no, not during your short and highly anticipated holidays..

 

 

 

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