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Day 5(last day) in Firenze.... a visit to Venezia!!

I barely keep up our travel speed w/ my journal n' blogging at the same time in between cities in Italy.... and I barely have the strength to keep my eyelid open as I am typing right now. lol  But memory is the freshest and will be kept the longest if I "capture" them at this very moment, thus, I stayed up!! 


Today we drive ourselves to Venezia and again, it is quite a challenge. As you see, trucks, tunnels, fogs especially on the way when we entered Bologna. Apple I-pad is the best navigator but we have to download the map first and let it cached to be able to navigate us later on when we need it!!!

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The same way to Milano and to Venezia.... until it splits!

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We probably past 10 tunnels on our way to Venezia.

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The fog and trucks are very persistent all the way till we passed Bologna!

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 Finally ~ yeah~ after we drive through this big "river??", yet another totally different vibe of city in Italy--Venezia!


Venezia: A city w/o cars driving through between the alley, a city limits its air pollution to the minimum, and a city that I have never been to until today!


DH and I were talking about how different this Italy trip to us compared to our Paris trip in 2008. By then, we have our parents' help and we stayed 9 days in Pairs only in the apartment in St. German. That was quite a relaxed vacation for 7 of us. This London and Italy trip, however, is more like an adventure and quite an amazing experience for my 3 kids too. 
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The only transportation goes into Venezia and in between its alley is by boat and gondolas.  


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Ponte di Rialto


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My new Chanel gigantic tote and pearl brooch 10/11'.


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DH bought a down vest from GAS - an Italy brand, made in Italy (not their jeans though).


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Even me likes pigeon feeding... 
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Campanile 


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Piazzetta


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Basilica di San Marco 

Today we are taking EuroStar to Milano, where everyone can enjoy a palpable sense of fashion. Before we head down for our breakfast buffet in Westin Excelsior, I took last picture outside our hotel room to capture this very moment!! We don't know when will we be back but surely I always can mesmerize all the places through our photos.
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Doesn't this back drop looks like a painting to you!!?

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I think my Chanel cruise 2011 brooch is a perfect match w/ my TOPSHOP beaded shorts!



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On me, RL camel turtleneck, Topshop beaded shorts, black tights, GAP vintage 05' felt hat, Ethic moss/taupe leather w/ shearling boots, Chanel 10A marron tote (not show), Chanel 11' cruise pearls, floral applique brooch.



Gotta run again~~

See you in Milano!!
xoxo Rachel 

Comments

ceci said…
Your London and Italy trip is definitely adventurous! Thanks for sharing your photos & thoughts! I'm very enjoy your amazing time over there! Cheers!

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