Actually I could say now that it was kind of a mistake to separete our trip to two different places... Especially after Venice, as it was so stunning. After that Garda felt a little lame, even though it was still a nice place. And it was also really relaxing, because we had exhausted ourselves so badly in Venice XD And this is when our actual vacation started :'D
First of all, our hotel was completely on a different level than the hotel in Venice... which was a really nice suprise as we were pretty tired when we arrived there plus really nice service, got champagne&strawberries to the room when we arrived
And also the price was quite nice, it wasn't much more expensive than most of the bad hotels in Venice, even though this was a 4-star hotel, and our room even had a lake-view balcony.
Our hotel belonged to the Romantik Hotel & Restaurant chain, and if the other hotels are even slightly on the same level I can totally recommend the whole chain, I was really pleased with the hotel, rooms and service~
Hahah and as I have a really bad sense of humor I found it amusing that the city we stayed in was called Saló. (Salo is a city in Finland)
Oh and this reminds me of getting there......It was...ok it was fun but kinda terrible as I like to panic about everything :'D I hate to travel in buses with suitcase...and of course we had to take a local bus to Saló. The bus driver didn't understand English at all, I speak non-existent Italian so we were on our own to find the right bus stop...I don't know how we managed to find it, but luckily we did : D I was just so worried that we would get off the bus in the middle of nowhere XD
And the pool was so refreshing....the weather was so damn hot everyday. Too bad I couldn't convince Ralf to swim so I had to go alone everytime ;__; oh but he did come to the poolside to smoke a cigarette XD
Ralf's dear cigarette pack :'D<3
Aaaaand we went horseback riding!
Just imagine to ride in the woods and through some really really small old-fashioned Italian villages when you see on the other side of you mountains and on the other side lake..... *__*
Ok and this is where we started to have unexpected trouble....When we were supposed to leave for Milan. The day before we were wondering why is there so many people and so much cheap beer and the shops are open until midnight and so many people partying and fireworks all over the lake (btw it was amazing to watch from our balcony when from every direction just came fireworks)....
On the next day was Ferragosto, an Italian holiday.
So we were supposed to go again by bus from Saló to the train station.....And we went to the bus stop. The bus we were supposed to take never came. We waited for an hour. The next bus never came either and again we waited for an hour.... Then luckily we saw some Italian backpack traveler who was also waiting for the bus. So glad that we found him because he could speak Italian and managed to arrange a taxi for us :'D
We were so bored while waiting that we just played with our cameras and tried to take some artsyfartsy and macro pictures for two hours..... I nearly started to lose my sanity :'D ( and I have soooo many pictures like this on my computer just taking up my memory.... :'D )
We managed to get to Milan a few hours late from our plan....And damn I was so worried that I wouldn't have time to buy anything :'D In the beginning of our trip we decided to leave all the shopping to Milan, as we didn't know about Ferragosto....
I've been to Milan two times before and never seen it so empty..... On Buenos Aires were only two fucking shops open... TWO. Our only hope was chinatown where luckily were about half of the shops open, so our day was saved~
It was just a little scary to see that big city that empty... Felt a little like an apocalypse or something :'D
Trussardi~ I just had to make a gif because those lights were so beautiful *__*
Even tho that gif is a bit epileptic... XD
This pic is from Venice but I just have to post because I were so excited about those lamps :'D You know the Venetian casinos in Las Vegas & Macao and then was....Dubais some mall(?) had a mini-Venice with those lamps and I have pictures like this from those but now..... at last I have the authentic one! : DDD
Ok I guess that's it. Or not, I think again I forgot half of the stuff and there would be tons of stuff to tell but this glimpse of our trip shall do now~
For short I could say that the whole trip was like a dream honeymoon ;'D<3
On Thursday I'm going to Seoul&Osaka so I guess next time I'll update from there~!
If I'm not too lazy...