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Italy, Venice

Day 2: Venice City Tour

August 17, 2009
Venice, Italy
We started our day with a buffet breakfast at the outdoor restaurant of the hotel overlooking the Grand Canal, now that’s what I call – breakfast at its finest. It was so serene and a really nice experience to have your coffee and hear the birds chirping above you and the splash of water from the canal joining the chorus of this melodic hymn. It was relaxing, I fell in love with my overpriced hotel right then.

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Italy, Venice

Day 1: Arrive in Venice

August 17, 2009
We departed Dubai at 0950 to start our almost 6hour (crappy!) trip to Venice. The flight was packed, lots of family traveling to Europe for vacation, taking advantage of the summer season in the continent. I had to painstakingly go through another thing I hate while on a plane ride (the first one is the fact that I have a slight case of claustrophobia and being in a capsule for more than 2 hours makes me all jitter

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Italy, Rome

When in Rome

May 13, 2008
Started the day at 8am and went straight to the Vatican City. I wanted to attend the mass since that’s the most smart thing to do when you’re in Rome and a catholic. Although the Pope is in the US at the time, so he won’t be the one celebrating the mass. But anyways, it’s the Church of all Churches (Catholic that is) so I had to attend the mass. Arrived at the Vatican square, tired and surpr

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Florence, Italy

Under the Tuscan sun

May 13, 2008
Bus picked me up at 0645 and the ride to Florence took us about 4hours with a stop at some place which sells Truffles paste. YAY!!!! Bought one for myself. The sceneries going there was beautiful. I like country-side places. If I were to choose, I’d rather live on the country-side and avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. Upon entering Florence, I noticed that all the buildings are colored yellow. Tour gui

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Italy, Rome

Au Revoir Paris, Bonjourno Roma!

May 13, 2008
Went to Charles de Gaulle at around 0730 in time for my flight at 0945 going to Fiumicino. Was feeling weird ‘coz I didnt pass through any immigration check, Schengen states silly. So inside Air France’s flight I was seated in between 2 teenage French girls who are chattering non-stop. So I had to excuse myself and ask them if they would like to be seated together, they replied in unison: OUI! Arrived a

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