Spell Saab

We took a 4-hour train from Rome to Venice. The Rome train station was pretty chaotic for newbies like us. Planning to take a train from Rome? Here’s a tip: If anybody approaches you without a proper ID or uniform, do not listen to them. Stick to the guides you’ll see on the screens all around the station. If you get really confused, like we did, ask the customer service desk for help. Apparently, we couldn’t find our platform number on the screen because we were there too early. It shows up just minutes before.

We arrived in Venice past noon.

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From the train station, we only had to walk a little over 5 minutes to get to our hotel where we were to meet the rest of Jim’s family who flew in from their trip to Prague.

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When we all reunited, we agreed to take a gondola ride to the most famous public square in Venice, Piazza San Marco.

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Can you believe those clouds

Can you believe those clouds

Chelo, papa Gerry, mommy Bing, ate Mia

Chelo, papa Gerry, mommy Bing, ate Mia

Kunwari candid, guys

Kunwari candid, guys

Okay, sakit na mag-elongate ng neck

Okay, sakit na mag-elongate ng neck

Kaya pa!!

Kaya pa!!

Ayan nanaman yung clouds ?

Ayan nanaman yung clouds ?

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Jim got all the prime shots because of where he was seated

Jim got all the prime shots because of where he was seated

Here I am in protest

Here I am in protest

Okay, fine, pwede na rin to

Okay, fine, pwede na rin to

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Jim initially just wanted to take one of his jumping photos near the pigeons but some guy grabbed his hand and put bird seeds in his palm

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Right after we had this fun (apparent in Jim’s face LOL), the guy came up to Jim and demanded for 20 Euros. 20 Euros?! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! For bird seeds we didn’t even ask for!! We said no, and he kept insisting, even calling his friend to scare us into paying. Of course we wanted to stand our ground but these guys looked like they could stab us. Not being a racist or anything but they were acting really aggressive!! We gave 10 Euros and quickly walked away. Beware of scammers.

At least the place was so beautiful, we forgot about the incident soon after.

Picturesque!

Picturesque!

HEYAA!

HEYAA!

We ate at Al Chianti and I must say, it’s the best restaurant of our entire Europe trip. It trumps Dar Poeta in Rome. I’ll leave you with photos. Sorry to make you hungry.

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Walked off all the carbs by going around the plaza some more

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Love this photo cos you can see Chelo taking an OOTD in the background ?

Love this photo cos you can see Chelo taking an OOTD in the background ?

Girls

Girls

Grabbed some dessert and coffee before heading to bed

Can't take the Pinoy Piece out of the Pinoys

Can’t take the Pinoy Piece out of the Pinoys

Gelato nightcap

Gelato nightcap

The next day we woke up early to catch a water taxi to the Venice port where we’d embark on our cruise!

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Daming emote, di ko na kaya hahaha

Daming emote, di ko na kaya hahaha

A quick gelato moment LELZ

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And then we arrived at the port. It was my first time aboard a ship and I couldn’t comprehend how HUGE it was!! Our ship was called the MSC Musica.

Thanks to @keepitmnl for The Keeper ?

Thanks to @keepitmnl for The Keeper ?

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Neighbors!

Neighbors!

Deck 13

Deck 13

Guys.....

Guys…..

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Because we had been in Europe for a whole week and because we really missed rice, we pigged out in the Japanese restaurant aboard the ship.

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It was a perfect first night on my first cruise :)

♥,
Saab

November 18, 2015

Saab

17 Comments

  1. Reply

    Marionne

    November 25, 2015

    Ughh. Saabellyyyy I love love love your pictures <3
    So happy for you and Jim for your 2nd honeymoon. And also good decision on not spending on gifts but instead saving for traveling annually. :)
    Belated Happy birthday by the waaaaay! <3<3 :)

    PS. Why was Nunki not with you guys during the trip?

    • Reply

      Saab

      November 26, 2015

      Hi Marionne! Thank you very much!:) The in-laws decided to let Nunki stay home because she is too young to enjoy a cruise around Greece and would just be too tired from jet lag.

  2. Reply

    Jewel Clicks

    November 26, 2015

    Ang kulit ng mga candid kunyari and emote photos! :D I like your new header: Spell Saab! :D

    • Reply

      Saab

      November 26, 2015

      Hehehe yay, thank you!!:)

  3. Reply

    Anne

    November 26, 2015

    Love your photos. Makes me want to just go and travel! :)

    • Reply

      Saab

      November 26, 2015

      YAY!:) Do it!

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    barby simbajon

    November 26, 2015

    Awwwwe I love it ang I love your lipstick! ??

  5. Reply

    Wyt

    November 27, 2015

    Thank you sa mga pictures, Sabbyyyyyyyy! Para na rin kaming nakapunta dun! :)

  6. Reply

    Dre

    November 30, 2015

    The evening pictures look lovely – the a6000 must really work well in low light :) is it the lens (wide aperture) or youre using a particular setting in the camera (high iso, etc.)? It doesnt look grainy at all!

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      Saab

      November 30, 2015

      My lens is just the basic kit lens :) 16-50mm. I make sure to shoot in raw mode so it’s easier to adjust the brightness, etc. on Lightroom. Thank you :)

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    Grems

    December 1, 2015

    OMG IS THAT LIKE A GALLOON OF NUTELLA?!?!?!?!

    • Reply

      Saab

      December 3, 2015

      YUP

  8. Reply

    CAIXXXY

    December 4, 2015

    Everything was so beautiful, it made me cry… #hormonal. But seriously, there’s so much love emanating through the photos. Thanks for sharing Saab, Keep smiling! ?

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      Saab

      December 4, 2015

      Awww thank you!! Will do!!

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    Aira Moragriega

    December 9, 2015

    Hi Saab!!!!!!!! You’re the best blogger I know since I started reading blogs !!!!!!!! Your photos gave me travel envy! :DDDD HAHAHA I will soon, like you, travel the world! :)

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    Christine

    December 10, 2015

    I need to go to Venice next time I go to Italy. I only went to Rome and Naples!

    Dar Poeta is my fave though :)

    -Christine
    http://www.christinelovestotravel.com

  11. Reply

    TRINA

    December 27, 2015

    Saab what preset do you use? LOVE THE PICTURES!!

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