Friday, June 3, 2011

The Tourist

this post will be a bit personal :) I finally have the time to actually write properly during this long weekend. For the past 5 posts I did on my holiday, I never actually did have a chance to actually tell you guys my adventures. So I owe you this long worded post (feel free to skip if you're bored by my words - no offense will be taken ;).
I don't want to ramble all the way from London. If I do I think I'll have some sort of extended essay here on my blog. So I'll write about Venice since that's what this post is about. By the time I finally reached the Venice parking port at Trochetto after a stressing morning of trying to fit the baggage into the car, I felt happy and sad at the same time. Happy that I finally made it to Venice along with the other 8 people I was traveling together with and also happy that I managed to get there when the GPS device decided to black out in the middle of the highway. Why sad you may ask? Well, Venice was my last destination in Europe. My last 3 nights in that continent. Well, I had another four nights in Dubai, but still, I love Europe way more ;)
Alot of you might associate Venice with the famous movie, The Tourist. Well to be honest, Venice isn't exactly like what you see in the movie. Like what the film is titled, the city was bombarded with travelers from all around the globe. We even had "human traffic" because there were too many people in a small alley so we have to take turns walking. Anyway, despite that, the city is simply unique and pretty. My favorite part would be the little gourmet shop near my hotel where the guy grabs parma ham for midnight hunger pangs and I would buy cheese.

My second day there was pretty much walking and strolling randomly. I know you might be sick seeing me in these beige repetto flats, but the truth is that they're the comfiest shoes ever made. I can imagine myself changing the flats with a pair of lace up boots instead. My lunch and dinner in Italy ALWAYS consisted of spaghetti vongole (or aglio olio). and at about 3pm, I buy any gelato I encounter on the street. I was relieved that I actually lost weight instead of gaining some when I returned back *teehee*
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MIX said...

nice hat !!! and everything :)!! kiss!!

Marla Singer said...

awww love your hat so much <3

Tiffany said...

nice trip in Venice and I agree with you, Venice is simply unique and pretty too, loveley outfit and love your red hat :)

Little Berries

Ice Pandora said...

Pretty Michelle ^__^
I'm glad you enjoyed the EU! Venice is one of the places I want to visit. Same for Dubai! The gourmet shop sounds appetizing haha.
When will you visit Holland btw?


Raspberry Jam said...

Love your hat!

Nice photos!


The Fancy Teacup said...

I loved Venice, it was a beautiful city in the water. But I agree, it is very crowded there. I love the vibrant colors in your outfit, and the hat is super pretty!
much love.

BARESTUDY (Janelle) said...

i want to see venice one day.... it's in my list soooo hopefully i can blog about it soon! hahha


Yoanda Pragita said...

Love all pictures! You are awesome as always :D

YUI said...

it's a simple outfit but you look great as always dear! <3


Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Venice is one of my favourite cities in Europe- such beauty and the food mmmm! You look so stylish-I love the red hat paired with the teal shirt!

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Lumpexoholiczka said...

i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AlvianaKalin said...

so true about Venice!! that's why I love it there.. :)


janet said...

such a beautiful place. venice. and I love the tourist movie too! :)
the food pic looks so yummy!!

Zorannah said...

love the hat! gorgeous as always!

Elizabeth Hope said...

Such a cute outfit!! I want this hat!!! :D


Melina said...

Love the hat paired with that top! Such fun colors to mix together!!

xx Melina
.but i like it.

Dressing Up For Me said...

Cute hat! I also wear flats when I travel because I´m sure that there´ll always be lots of walking when sightseeing. ;)

Dasha said...

I'd love to visit Vinice one day!

Gorgeous pictures, and I looove youe hat!


tee said...

Hi! Long time follower here. I been slacking on blog reading lately and I just checked out a few of your more recent posts and I've definitely noticed a style change. I'm used to seeing you more dressed up; a lot of your recent outfits have been more cute casual. I adore them all the same but I was just wondering if you noticed the change yourself? Just something I noticed. Haha. Much love! <3

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

your red hat is super cute girl!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Thu said...

Your floppy hat is cool!

Thu said...

I really like this post. You're beautiful!

Tara said...

i like ur red hat !!!!
Wowwww nice trip , i'm so envy with u :)

Anastasia Siantar said...

Oh GOSH I want your floppy hat so bad <3

Steffi Santa said...

love your floppy hat! it's totally perfect for a trip esp when you go to Venice. I've been searching for that kind of hat,where'd you get that? :D

Cindy Karmoko said...

i love your floppy hat mich! will definitely go to Venice someday!!

Syrious said...

i'm italian darling!!!
i'm happy you like our cuisine ;) and you enjoy the trip!!!
amazing outfit really love the red hat!
hope you'll follow me so i'll do the same

Syriously in Fashion

nadyagita said...

chelle, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog dear! I'm so flattered :)
anyway, I've waiting for your europe story and finally! thanks for sharing :) love your red hat and your sunnies, you really look pretty! ah and that spaghetti, too. yummy!
I don't know why I'm still waiting for another story (and more pictures, chelle!) :D

la femme

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Loving the hat and I can imagine how crazy it was to even attempt to blog while traveling. Your days of pasta and gelato sound divine. I don't know if I'm getting to Italy this year, but soon enough!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

airam said...

hey i'd like the photos
i'll wait you :)
PS: you'r so pretty !

Becca. said...

love love love your hat & shorts, you look amazing!

thanks for the comment on my blog

little moon lover said...

love your hat!!!

Sukhwa Yoceline said...

love your hat!! <3

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Great shots! Looks like you had a lot of fun. Venice is a great town! Love your hat a lot X

Cara said...

You look gorgeous, love your touring outfit, that hat is perfect!
xo Cara

the-caramel-lady said...

So nice photos,

KD faustino said...

that hat is adorable beyond words! x

Tanvi said...

What a chic tourist you are! :)

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Mom Fashion World said...

I like your outfit a lot.
Oh, who doesn't like Europe anyway.
I hope to visit this place someday.

Aki No Yuutsu said...

Wow!!! sounds like you had a great time! love the red hat!

Susan said...

love your hat mich :) and your trip looks very fun! Can't wait for my own Europe trip. hahaa

riestya arum permata said...

i love this look dear <3
and i love the outfit <3
esp you red hat :)
you look so pretty dear :D


Shirley Wijaya said...

awesome pics and that makes me wanna go to europe, love your hat

Brenda said...

I love it!

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Brenda said...

I love it!

Join the vintage give away on my blog if you like :)

Lena said...

I really love colour of your top! And that hat looks gorgeous!

The Cat Hag said...

Your photos always look so amazing, and your hat is uber cute! :)

The Cat Hag

fhenny said...

such a simply lovely outfit. i adore the hat much! and mich all of your vacation photos are adorable. cant wait to meet u soon! <3

Vale ♥ said...

Perfect, you have great style and I love your blog ! Following definately with Bloglovin ! Kisses

Fashion and Cookies

Kiki's Book of Dreams said...

I am glad to know that you had a great time, the pics are great and I love your red hat and the outfit of course! Sorry for not being able to comment you sooner!
xoxo Kiki

Aleksandra said...

oh I'm totally in love with your hat... and, of course, you look stunning

Becca. said...

love your top! x

thanks for the comment on my blog :)

Kate L. said...

Lovely hat and I love red!

Fashion Cat

Ashley said...

I LOVE your hat so so much! You look so gorgeous in these pics! And you're making me want to go to Venice now!


YennyDwiPutri said...

hai michelle, thanks a lot for commenting on my blog.
ga nyangka banget kamu mau komen di blog ku yang masih seumur jagung hihihi, that's very kind of u *kisskiss*

thanks for sharing your traveling story dear, i love it. i love your casual style and your red hat. cute!

i wish to read the dubai part!


fashiongamble said...

great hat!
Would love to have you as a follower

Mary said...

Amazinh pics and the blog :)

fashion provocateur said...

i love the hat! i need an summer hat like that where did you get it?!
andi I CANT WAIT to go to italy
must tell me the best places to go

look fabulous doll!


fashion provocateur

Kristel Louisa said...

Totally love your floppy hat! You look simply stylish.


monica said...

ur such a pretty tourist! love it!

Laura Tenshi said...

Love the combination of colors here. The floppy hat looks amazing with your top and denim shorts.
I am so glad you liked my continent, come back soon.
I love pasta too, but I rarely eat it since it's such a calorie bomb.

wulanasihsetyarini said...

sounds such a great trip chelle.. ih enak banget sih bisa jalan2 ke sana.. you're such a lucky person..

this is my fave euro-trip-look of you..

Carolyn said...

that pink hat is adorable!

Deni said...

I totally love your hat!!


Adora Mehitabel said...

amazing photographs on your blog