Sunday, June 12, 2011

Playing Tourist at Venice

I just landed in London after holidaying in Venice, and gosh, tired I am, but can't hide my excitement and thrills that i had to share my holiday pix!

If you have watched Angelina Jolie & Johnny Deep's The Tourist, you will know Venice.

What I didn't know is that the actual place is alot more beautiful then what I saw on the silver screen!

I wished i have smart suits, heels and coiffered like Angelina to live the scene. LOL.

Apart from the regular morning shower that dulled the sky, we were blessed with bright sunny day in the afternoon on days we were there.

Yeah, Sheen was so excited about McDonald's there... we were there for 8 days, and he grew so sick and tired of pizza, pasta and risotto. He is not a Mac's fan, but when you are desparate, you would rather opt for some familar taste.

BTW, there's only 1 Mac in the whole Venice. That's at Strada Nuovo. If you are taking the vaporetto (the water bus), alight at Ca' d'Oro and walk for 2 min. The price for a upsize meal is Euro 7.90 (~SGD16).

While in Venice, it is worth going Island hopping. Island like Lido, Murano, Burano etc, are all nearby and if you buy a tourist pass, you get unlimited bus and boat rides during the valid period. We paid Euro 23 per adult for 36hours. You can check out the full fare table here .

The magic of holidays in Venice is created by the over-the-top architecture, the ethereal, colourful Venetian glass and ubiquitous and fantastical masks. Go lose your way in the tiny street, riding a gondola down the Grand Canal (warn: this is expensive but a once-in-a-lifetime experience) and enjoy a glass of Prosecco on St Mark's Square!

Oh, the thought of it makes me feel like Angelina Jolie!


Anncoo said...

Hi Happy Cup!
Those are beautiful pictures of Venice. Hopefully I would be there one day when I make my visit to my niece in Geneva. Anyway how are you? Haven't seen you bake lately :)

Have a nice weekend.

Cookie said...

Hi Ann
Good to hear from you again. Hope you are keeping well.

When are you planning to visit Geneva? Do tour around europe if you can... sure you will enjoy!

I am dead busy here in London - working long hours on weekdays, and away on weekends to play tourists with my family... hahah, that's my excuse for not baking :-)))

MaryMoh said...

Great to know you had a wonderful trip to Venice. I was there a few years ago. It's a very beautiful place to visit. I love holidays but need rice sometimes. So I would find it hard too with just fast food or Western food all the time. Must bring my rice cooker along...haha. Hope you have a wonderful Friday! I'm sure the weather there is much better than here. It's still cold up north here.

Cookie said...

Hi Mary
My son loves and needs rice too - we didn't find any chinese restaurant in venice.

Amazing that you travel with the rice cooker - we want to travel with you!!!

I can imagine the coldness up in your backyard. Hope you had a great summer solstice!

BTW, Mary, I will be heading back home next week. How time flies!