Pisa, Italy | May’12

Pisa-4Caught this early in the morning, while we were boarding the train… Poor chicky…. 

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Pisa-16YAYHOOOO~!! THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA!! Another strike off my travel bucket list again! PISA TOWER~  ^^


Pisa-10Look at what all these people are doing! HAHAHA!

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Ok now I have to do mine too! The very tourist way….. OF COURSE I must do this since I’m here! Wuahaha~!
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So pretty~ This thing kept me excited for monthss….. and finally I see you! I just couldn’t stop taking picture of the tower! It’s my childhood dream…… 😀
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The history of the Leaning Tower.
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Construction of the tower occurred in three stages across 344 years. Work on the ground floor of the white marble campanile began on August 14, 1173, during a period of military success and prosperity. The tower’s tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight.
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This is how the bottom of the tower looks like.
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Lunch time~
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The BEST SPICY PEPPERONI PIZZA I EVER HAD! Very spicy!!
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…and Seafood Spaghetti!
All the tower candies and chocolates!
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Not cheap~
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Hehe.. Never enough…
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Last picture with the Leaning Tower of Pisa! 
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Souvenirs for us!
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Beautiful place with nice people around… 🙂
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Time to go back… I am glad to see you Pisa.
Bought myself some nice Postcards and a Mini Pisa Tower!
My house is going to be full of my souvenirs from all over the world! Hehe~ ^^
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Back to Florence and was welcomed by a flea market selling all kinds of local food!
Cheese, Hams, Pepperoni, Bacons, Olive Oil etc…. all made by the locals. I bought some chili and basil olive oil back for my mum to make some more good food for me and family! Totally Blessed!
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Dinner we had pasta again but this time we can choose 3 different types of pasta in one bowl!
Here’s our combi! (forgot all the names alr) So good that we can try so many different types of pasta in one shot! Haha. 11 Euro per plate…. Reasonably good! =)
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Florence, Italy | May’12

FIRENZE~! ^^

Checking in to our apartment in Florence. Its a very old apartment and it looks a bit eerie….

This is their main office and the apartment that we stayed in is at another building.

Here we are!

Very old building with antique lift. Everything so manual and it took us quite some time to figure out how to use this lift. Interesting experience!

Can you see the lift coming down?

Tada~ Our HUGE apartment! This is the walkway to the living area and 2 bedrooms at the right side.

We’ve got 4 bedrooms with a total of 8 single beds, 2 bathroom (with 1 bathtub), 1 kitchen, 1 laundry area (with washing machine) and a living room! So so big but too bad we only spent 2 nights here…

The living room.

The dining area and another walkway to the other 2 bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen!

The bedrooms…

The one at the right is the master bedroom and also my bedroom for our stay here! 🙂

The bathrooms.

The kitchen and laundry area.

A selca before we head out! ^^

We have to lock and unlock so many locks everytime we go out. Probably the safest door I’ve ever encountered! LOL

Santa Maria Novella Square.

Beautiful day with beautiful weather…. Enjoyed strolling down the street in Florence with all the old and nice buildings.

Florence Carousel in the Piazza della Repubblica.

Decided to have our dinner here!

Having some pink wine with pastas…! Yummy~!

Mushroom Penne.

This thing they called it ‘soup’….. I was surprised and I can’t find any soup! I was craving for CREAMY SOUP, THE REAL SOUP! LOL

Hehe.. my favorite bake potato!

Vongole Spaghetti.

Beef Pappardelle.

At first we thought they’re having some events but at a closer look, the locals were actually having a protest here. Ermm…. not sure what were they protesting about though but this is my first time witnessing a protest!

Shopping again~ 😉

Santa Maria Del Fiore.

Look what I’ve found…. Condoms vending machine! Very convenient huh~

David by Michelangelo.

Hercules and Cacus.

The famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge!

It was built in 1345, was the only bridge in Florence to escape destruction in WWII. Amazing~

Golden Ponte Vecchio…

On the bridge…

Why is the moon so big and round…? I don’t understand…. Are we nearer to the moon here? o.O?

It was too dark and  couldn’t take a good picture of it…. Perseus cutting off Medusa’s head.

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Okay… That’s all for Florence! 😉