Chapter 3: Out of sight foggy Venice
13 December 2013
Our train ride from Rome to Venice was early in the morning.
I love the train rides because it allows me to see the country and city at a closer look. Its also a good time to catch up on sleep or reading but unfortunately I cannot do both due to my motion sickness so I could only look out the window and enjoy the view.
I also love how the train seats allow us to face each other. Separating us were the folded tables.
You know you are almost in Venice when you are surrounded by waters.
The boat ride to the hotel was scary. It was really foggy and we could hardly see anything. As the boat moves on further and further from the train station, all we could see were fog. It reminded me of scary movies of the past where people often gets lost in the fog or appeared somewhere else like in another dimension.
I know. I was a big fan of twilight zone as a child.
The boat stopped at a few stations. Venice is the only country in the world where there aren’t any cars or land transport. Everyone walk or take the boat ride.
Our luggages were heavy and to drag them in and out of a crowded boat was not easy. Thankfully our hotel was near where we alighted!
The view next to our hotel.
It was still so foggy but people were still walking around.
I was also wondering how the people in the boat could stand the cold.
We started to walk to Saint Mark’s Square and saw a gathering or pigeons and over excited tourists.
Trying to take a selfie but I think failed and here Bon looks like she is starring in a music video. Hehe.
The cathedral was huge. Wow.
After dinner, we walked back to Saint Mark’s Square and entered the cathedral.
It was a quick visit. The sun was starting to set so we decided to walk around the area.
Venice is really too pretty. Even with the fog and hardly visible views, we were still able to enjoy the sceneries of waters everywhere. I wanted to take photos of everything, thus my walk was slow as I scanned and memorised the beautiful scenes around me.
We almost wanted to stop by every corner to take photos. It was THAT pretty.
There were so many pastry shops and the giant meringues caught my eyes! #greedy #fatty
We finally arrived at the Rialto Bridge but because of the fog, all we could see was this.
The love locks! They seem to repeat this everywhere I go. Don’t people realised that this is a myth created by the lock sellers?
Anyway this is my favourite photo in Venice! The fog gave this picture a mysterious feel.
Its still pretty. I am pretty sure the view is way more spectacular without all this fog clouding it.
It was getting dark but the fog seemed to make the day darker even thought it was only 4 pm.
The narrow streets were lined up with shops.
Seafood that do not need to be in the fridge because its colder outside than inside.
Seeing so many amazing things was such a wonderful experience. It has always been my dream to be here.
Our legs were getting tired so we decided to stop by for coffee. It was almost dark but it was only 6 pm. We stopped by the place called Coffee Brasilia and here, I tasted the best coffee ever! I think Bon will agree with me because we ordered the same thing.
It was getting dark but the fog seemed resistant to leave.
But we refused to let it affect our good mood.
We grabbed a quick dinner to bring back and the bestie said she wanted to look for THE bookshop. The bookshop that was listed as one of the most beautiful bookshop in the world.
I wanted to go too so we started to walk. It was getting colder.
We actually walked quick a distant but could not find it. There were a lot of people strolling too. With the mist, it is actually kind of romantic to simply walk around Venice when its dark.
After asking some shop keepers, we realised we walked too far, the bookshop was actually really near our hotel. When we finally found it, we were relieved that it was not closed!
There were books everywhere, in bath tubs, shelves, under the tables. Everywhere.
I really wonder how they look for books in this shop!
At the famous corner….but since it was dark, we felt that we did not manage to capture the rustic beauty of this place.
At the back of the book store there was a tower and staircase of books. It was actually so beautiful but again, being there at night, we were not able to capture the beauty of it.
The staircase was made up old books and encyclopedia. It looks sturdy and strong so I decided to climb up.
We did not even buy any books, only some postcards but the owner was really nice and hospitable.
We are leaving Venice tomorrow, hopefully we have some time in the morning to come here again and see this place in daylight.