Sunday, October 26, 2008

Venice Part 3

We walked around after our not-so-hearty breakfast and enjoyed observing their lifestyles
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There is this small violin or musical museum located somewhere and the admission is free of charge (rather unusual for tourist places in Europe)
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It was interesting looking at the different types of musical instruments; especially violin evolving from the traditional or old-fashioned types to the ones we use today
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It's definitely worth a visit for music enthusiasts, besides, it's free of charge and takes only about 20-30 minutes, it will not rob you of your itinerary time.

I love looking at the streets and buildings here, they are just so unique
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They have souvenirs sold everywhere, so you won't miss...all you need is money (enough cash, coz the exchange rate's killin')
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Everywhere you see water
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Oh, did I mention Venice is also a City of masks?
The Venetians love their mystique looking masks
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Stay tune for more on Venice famous landmarks
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Pizza breakfast

Al fresco dining is really common in Europe; after all, they originate from these western countries anyway and you are bound to see the locals fully utilizing the view to set up their restaurants and dining tables near the water.
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After traipsing through enough bridges and staircases getting from one place to another, we were hungry and it was definitely time for breakfast.
All that traveling can really drain you of your energy
We found this place run by (ironically) Chinese
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Great, our first meal in Italy and we started off with Chinese pizza
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They have pastries too
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Italy is definitely the place for pizza and although I had planned for pizza for lunch or dinners, I had no choice but to order pizza for breakfast as it seems to be only food served hot and made on the spot.
This was seriously a lousy place for pizza, I had to tell you....first we waited more than 30 minutes for our pizza
And when our pizza came, they got our orders wrong
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They gave us pizza with pepperoni when we ordered the sardine
The lady still argued with us and reluctantly they changed but I bet they just removed the pepperoni and replaced them with the sardine bits
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The worst pizza I've ever had!!
Tip 1: Do not ever step into this restaurant if you really want good pizzas....or any Chinese restaurants serving pizza when you are in Italy.

Venice Part 2

Being there early means we get to experience their morning market.
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Nothing much to expect really; since it is a rather small marketplace
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More canals and bridges over the water
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And of course, buildings by the water
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To be continued