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Milan and Venice Summary …

I am back to my office space now. Mee and I didn’t have a really great time in Italy though it’s still a good trip. In Milan, there were not many things to see and do except shopping. Well, the latter is no doubt Mee’s favourite. Our hotel was okay though we expect better service than that from a three stars hotel. On our last day in Milan, we left it quite late before taking a train journey to Venice. It was about 8pm when we reached Venizia Santa Lucia train station. From there we took a boat to a stop near our hotel.

On the way, I was surprised that there were still so many people wandering around in Venice especially it was raining at that time. We had no trouble reaching our hotel. The next two days were a bit of a disaster as it rained throughout the day and flooded part of Venice. We boarded a gondola as part of our tour. It was a good experience but spoilt by the rain and flood.

The final day was the best as there was no rain or flood at all. Our flight was at night, hence we still have quite a bit of time to enjoy Venice under the sun.

Going abroad

No doubt I am very excited now. I haven’t posted anything for a while and that’s because I am busy. Well, I am always busy. But there’s always a good reason to be busy. First of all, I am busy with my work and that’s always a good thing. Secondly, Mee and I will be going to Italy tomorrow! And that’s why I am excited. As usual, I like to plan things ahead and I am so busy planning things to do in Italy that I haven’t got much time to blog and to tweet. Moreover, Mee and I went to Bristol the previous weekend to meet my sister. She was there to do her yoga thing and she invited us to go there. Since we have never been to Bristol, that’s a good time to go then especially we didn’t have to pay to stay at the hotel, hehehe ….

Anyway, we are going to two different places in Italy; Milan and Venice. Just one place would keep me busy enough with the planning, let alone two. I still remember when Mee and I went to Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei. I was so busy planning and Google Map didn’t make it any easier for me as most of Taipei’s roads are in Chinese wordings. Upon arriving, I realised that Google Map wasn’t that accurate. But as with most hotels, they provide local map and now I don’t really feel as pressure as before. On the other hand, Google Map is very accurate if you are looking at European countries. So, no pressure here!

I thought about using my car gps but it’s never easy to walk around with it especially the battery dies quite quickly. At the back of my mind, I am wary of carrying too much gadgets while on travel. Though owning gps is quite normal nowadays, I still feel that it will be a target to thieves. Hence, I still like the idea of using map instead.

I think I have everything I need now and we’ll see when we get there. It should be fun!