lundi 26 septembre 2011

Venezia ! (pics heavy)

On June 23th it was my 18th birthday ! o(〃^▽^〃)o And I went to Venice with my father (‐^▽^‐)
He actually planned it to be a surprise but I was trying so hard to plan something he had to tell me (^_^;)We have family there but since we only stayed two days, we'll go to see them another time (´_`。)

With the new airport Marco Polo, you fly over Venice ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

And with the Ponte della Libertà, you can now reach Venice by bus ! (*^ー^)ノ It even goes a bit in Mestre, my father's hometown (^ε^)♪

When we left Belgium it was like 10~15°C, and in Venice near from 30°C (iДi) HOT !

The Pescheria (fishes market) near the Rialto (^O^)/

And fruits & vegetables market (Erbaria). What I like is they sell their zucchini with the flower. Venitians use the flowers to cook fritters ( ̄∇ ̄+). I still remember when my grandmother cooked that  ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

We bought a slice of watermelon and ate it on the sea-wall

Then washing our face, legs, arms, etc

Since we're quite used to Venice, we bought this book (in Belgium, but we found it both in French and Italian there) (・∀・). It makes you go by point to point with Corto Maltese ; the places drawed in the comic, the places the writer liked, etc

1. Arsenal / 2. Piazza San Marco, the lion / 3. The last bridge in Venice without parapet ('-^*)/
There are a lot more, but just my favourites

Gondolas are not everything in Venice. Actually, only tourists use them. We use more the Vaporetto (same as a underground, but a boat).
Anyway, everything is by boats. Ambulances are boats, goods transportations are by boat, gire brigades go by boat, funerals are by boat and the cemetery is an island !

We had our hotel in Lido and in the morning what a f*cking breakfast ! I took the pictures, and almost 5 minutes later, it was filled again.

What you HAVE to eat/drink in Venice !

FIRST ! You can't pass a spritz ! Italians drink table wine with their meal, and in Venice, the rest of the day, they drink spritz

Torrone morbido. It's a cake made of nougat. Actually, you should try everything with "torrone" in Venice (☆。☆)

Baccala and polenta. You should eat polenta everywhere in Italy, 'cause they cook it differently (but of course I like it better in Venice キタ━━━(゚∀゚)━━━!!!)

Gelato (ice cream). Of course it's in the whole Italy, but you should try Venice-related name flavor, like "Doge Cream" or even Torroncino

samedi 10 septembre 2011

Another pool afternoon + wedding

First thing to say : my maths exam was a succes ! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ
And I could start school again in another year~~ ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

Lovely trail where I was walking~

I already said it some times ago, but I like to take long walks ! At the moment I'm trying to walk 5km a day
So when of my elementary school friend asked me if I wanted to go to her pool with some other friends, I told her I'd go walking (tough she came to get me by car after about 1 hour \( ̄ー ̄;))

At the end we were only three persons, but it was still a lot of fun ! (^з^)-☆

The next day I worked for a wedding. My uncle is a caterer and it has been more than 10 years I'm helping him (though he only payed me twice ( ̄^ ̄))
Showing you some courses~

prawn&shrimp, crayfish, crab, caviar, etc

3 kind of breads for foie gras, foie gras mousse and fried foie gras / trou normand

potatoes, veal and asparagus

The wedding being hold in France, the cake travelled under a bright sun and all melted ( ̄^ ̄)

Music : dEUS - Instant Street
'Cause I might find that to stroll behind is better than to score