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Unforgettable Summer

June 3, 2010

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Beach, apartment and pool, bridges and gondolas, pizza and pasta…Guess where were we one summer time? ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ve had fun trips mostly during summer especially when we don’t have plans of visiting home (read: Philippines). Italy was one of those memorable summers we had…though Pinas would have been more enjoyable since we get to spend time with the family not to mention that the money spentย  anyway for flight and shopping is the same amount spent for a week at the coasts of Italy. I bet we’d have the same fresh seafoods too!

The apartment we rented in Lignano is in a small compound with it’s own pool and a few minutes away from the beach. When we’re not so ecstatic going to the beach then we let the kids play at the pool. Since this is Italy, where pasta and pizza are originally from, we maximized the opportunity and ate with much gusto…Pasta ala pesto, marinara, carbonara, tomato-based, topped with shrimps, with salmon, ground beef or simply just the sauces, they were awesome. Since pasta can be used/cooked everyday for a year without repeating a dish there’s an endless choice to which we would stuff our selves next. Pizza topped with almost everything edible, cooked by the modern oven or the traditional one…they’re all a delight. We didn’t forget risotto (little rice) too! Chicken, shrimp and anything on it is like eating during a feast at home…and the Gelato of course, pistachio, strawberry, vanilla, straciatella, gum and chocolate, name it and they have it for as low as 0.80โ‚ฌ per cone!

The highlight of our trip was when we visited the City of Bridges, Venice. Armed with a map and our two cameras, hubby and I toured the city well, as real tourists.ย  Weย  bought Murano glasses, some souvenirs (no masks unfortunately), we witnessed a musician playing on wine glasses with water and we reached the Grand Bridge and finally ate canelloni just at the foot of it. We got lost once but got back on track and ended up at the Piazza Sanย  Marco.

This summer we would be home for my brother’s wedding. Surely, we’d be having new memories, new photos to take and new friendships to rekindle.

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  1. Kelan kaya ako makakarating ng Europe?Sana tumama ako sa lotto,for sure that’s gonna be an all-year summer for the whole family. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. HI yah! thanks for visiting! =)

    Yeah i hope they will remember not just by looking the pics but how they felt when where there.

    WOw! Sossy summer vacation….nice place and food! WHo would forget that?! =P

  3. Willa says:
    June 3, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Kelan kaya ako makakarating ng Europe?Sana tumama ako sa lotto,for sure thatโ€™s gonna be an all-year summer for the whole family. ๐Ÿ˜€

    @mommy willa: tumataya ka ba? =P

  4. Italy is such a lovely place to spend summertime, lots of pasta, lots of pizza, and interesting sites to visit! I sure would love to go there one day!

  5. Ahhhhhh ITALY ~~~~ so lovely !!!!!! One day ,, makaka visit di kami ,, we would love to visit that place ,, since my hubby has an Italian heritage ,,, he is itching to visit his root!!!! But we need to save for it …. Good Summer holiday!!!!!!! Family , food , water fun !!! Ahhh solve!!!!!

  6. my mom and all my siblings have been to italy except for me and all i heard was beautiful memories! I wish we could spent our vacation there sometimes. (Makataya na nga sa lotto! hehehe)

  7. wow sis, super blast and grande naman ang summer vacay nyo. Im so sure super enjoy ang mga kids, esp you and your hubby.. parang nag honeymoon na rin kasi kayo dba, romantic din daw kasi sa Italy… wish maka-travel din kami dyan.

    happy weekend =)

  8. I would love to visit Italy too.. Next time pag bakasayon nyo ulit, papabitbit ako hehehe…

    I am late but hoping you could still peek at my Fun at the Creek post. Thanks.

    By the way sis, I would like to invite you to join my Nostalgia meme I am hosting at Nostalgic Marveling blog. It is every Thursday. Hope you can join the fun!

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