day 1 & 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6
day 7, we depart the Italian fashion capital after a complimentary breakfast at the hotel for Venice. Along the journey, we stopped by Padua – 30 min away from Venice.
We arrived into Padua train station, dropped our bags at the baggage storage and then discovered that the tourist information counter was closed. We ended up getting lost in Padua without a map nor any inkling where to go. We survived, though with little success, on bushyhead’s sense of direction with the help of his phone.
I love getting lost!
this will be the first of our many encounters of what we now refered to as "the abandoned city - did we miss the evacuation signal?" during this duration of our winter honeymoon in Europe.
there was barely anybody around, and of course, that made bushyhead very pleased!
we stopped for lunch
i still think i had the best italian meal here
St. Mark's Lion Column
Torre dell'Orologio astronomical clock dating from 1344
arriving into the largest square in italy, Prato della Valle, after exploring aimlessly for the past 1 hour
by the small canal that runs round this small island that bushyhead is standing on
countless statues bordering the square
sculptor at work, though i prefer my grimmer take that involves a torture devise
this poor guy not only had his wings clipped but also have to bear the weight of a giant stone book on his face
Basilica of Santa Giustina
nativity scene. every year it's different. and it involves moving mechanical parts and sunrise/sunset simulation! it's quite amazing
we started to see signs of life here....
in fact, a lot! where did all these people go to when we were getting lost in the afternoon! It was like a whole different city altogether.
shops are open.. where they were previously closed. nobody told us the siesta lasts a whole afternoon!
red carpet on the waling street! glamorous people started pouring into it... this city itself really is as different as night and day!
We hurried across the city to get to the train station with our jaws open to catch our next train to Venice. We still couldn’t believe that the city came alive after a whole afternoon trying to figure out where everybody was.
arriving into our Venice apartment after a long boat ride and snaking through its many alleys. Door was locked and we have to try a few calls before we reach the landlord, who told us to get the keys from the bar beside us
our room was on the 3rd floor and it opens up to this stairway that leads to a small kitchenette. t's also here on this stairway, with an exact image like this that was the last i saw before i slipped and fall with my overweight backpack while we were checking out 2 days later
out for dinner
we decided to have our dinner here at the smallest hard rock cafe in europe.
We went strolling round Venice’s alleyways for a considerable while after dinner.. only because we couldn’t find our way back to the apartment. It was drizzling wet and cold, but i thoroughly enjoyed its quiet, lonely maze at night.
Next day, we set off intending to lose ourselves in Venice! Stay tuned for the next post! Do drop me a message too, I love discovering your messages in my comment page!