2014-08-14

My 10-day Trip to Northern Italy



米蘭大教堂: 16 years have passed. I revisited Milan and realized I had set foot in many European cities and I was no longer surprised by the church there.

名店街 / Theft in Milan is less rampant after 16 years. Nevertheless, visitors are advised to stay fully alert.
Venice














Venice is definitely one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. I felt totally chilled.



聖馬可廣場被拿破崙稱讚為「歐洲最美客廳」。

Gondolas are beautiful. It was a pity that there was no singer on mine.













前往拉士碧芝區,特別安排乘火車暢遊五鄉鎮 Cinque Terre。五鄉鎮又稱為「五漁村」。它於 1997年被列入世界文化遺產;1999年獲闢為國家公園。鎮上房屋層疊依山勢而建,色彩鮮豔保留了純樸民風。











Pisa: 建於1173年、歷經約200年才完工的比薩斜塔,是到意大利不能不看的傳奇建築,它以每年一毫米的速度傾斜,曾在1990年停止對遊客開放,花了 11年時間修繕,將斜塔扶正約44厘米,專家稱可屹立300年不倒塌。




Making pasta haha!

St Gimignano: 前往有「優美塔城」之稱的聖吉米尼亞諾古城。在中世紀鼎盛時期,城內合共有大小塔樓72座,是各大家族權力財富象徵,但數百年後只保存了13座。

Siena: 以賽馬節聞名於世的小山城







Under the Tuscan Sun

Perugia


亞西西: 踏足建於1228年的聖方濟各大教堂。天主教偉大聖人「亞西西的方濟各」,遺體便安放於教堂的墓穴內。




梵蒂岡: 被拉丁語稱為先知之地、全球領土面積最小的國家。在梵蒂岡博物館內,細賞古希臘及古羅馬時期雕刻珍品。其後於選舉教宗的西斯汀教堂,欣賞米高安哲奴驚世之作《創世紀》及《最後的審判》。

Holy light




I really like this photo.


白露里治奧古城 Bagnoregio 建於山丘上。又名天空之城,收納了古代伊特魯里亞人遺跡。它曾荒廢近幾百年,一度被稱為「鬼城」。動畫大師宮崎駿遊歷時,於清晨見城堡像飄浮於霧中,便產生創作天空之城的靈感。








Recommended cities: 
Venice, Cinque Terre, Assisi, Vatican, Rome, Pisa, Siena, Perugia & St. Gimignano

Famous products: pasta, wine, vinegar

The Italian English accent is difficult to understand.

Southern Italy is HOTTER than Northern Italy.

Some Italians are unfriendly to Asians.

Some Gypsies and black people are pickpockets.

I do love traveling. Every traveling experience is an eye-opener and, more importantly, an energy booster. It relieves my stress and reinvigorates me, probably because I have to run and smile a lot. As a consequence, endorphins are released and blood circulation is facilitated. Indeed, serving as an English teacher is very stressful. I am feeling burnt-out at work. That’s why I go traveling once every year. This is one of the keys to happiness.

My next target: Balkan Peninsula (東歐巴爾幹半島)

44 則留言:

  1. you have a bigger belly than before? or was it just the effect of that loose-fitting T-shirt? haha

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. Just a bit bigger! I don't care anyway.

      刪除
  2. Italy is a place where I was most wanted, glad to see you out there to play.
    Boatman does not sing, you can go to sing it !

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. 此留言已被作者移除。

      刪除
    2. I advise you to join KUONI. It costs around 30000 HK dollars. France is beautiful too!!!

      刪除
    3. My photos taken in France:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t3j4a2a2A0&fmt=18
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COAimvTVLDg&fmt=18
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzl3e7CouhQ&fmt=18
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex-mv1R60Ek&fmt=18

      Join an IN-DEPTH tour organized by Kuoni. The arrangement is excellent. Visit the northern and southern France! You will love it. I highly recommend Kuoni to you.
      http://www.kuonitravel.com.hk

      刪除
    4. You photograph of Italian Chinese map is very clear analysis combined. Your suggestion is also very good !
      I've been watching your photos provided by France. Those days you were very young.

      刪除
    5. Kuoni is the best travel agency in HK when you consider visiting Europe. Although the tours are expensive, they basically include most of the meals and visits.

      Time flies. No matter how much I want to stay young, it seems that I cannot stop the process of ageing. Maybe I should try to stay young inside haha.

      刪除
    6. When I want to go to Europe tour, I believe you suggested that inter good.
      Your mother is not too old, you certainly still very young !
      **
      想不到谷歌的英文翻譯那麼差,必須要經過人手修訂。
      上則竟譯成是"I' m going to Europe.....哈哈! 怎能不刪。看來,英文是我的弱項。

      刪除
    7. Please feel free to write in Chinese. It is a pity that I can't type Chinese.

      刪除
    8. 我以前只為小學生教過中英文及數科,英文程度一直就停留在這個幼稚的階段。
      以前我在一家公司做廠務,兼負責打英文信,有兩年之久。(做中東生意)
      在開博之前,在社區中心開班之前,我已經學憧中文打字了。這和英文打字一樣,注意指法就會打得很快。
      聽說若用手寫板寫,用得多是會用壞,又要再買新的,很不划算。若學會用健盤打字,就方便省錢得多。不過,Kenji 你薪高糧準,金錢不是一個問題啊。

      刪除
    9. 抱歉!上文的「學憧」不對;應為「學懂」。打得太快是會出錯的,haha !
      Kenji 身為英文教師,應多使用英文。使用英文正是你的特色。

      刪除
    10. Thanks for your sharing. The purpose of learning a language is to communicate. If you understand me and I understand you, the languages used do not matter. I do want to learn how to type in Chinese, but I just don't have the time. Many years ago, I learnt how to type in Chinese, but I forgot how to do so because of the lack of practice.

      刪除
    11. 明白。俗語有說:「曲不離口,拳不離手。」每一樣技能都要常用多練,否則就會忘記的了。你多用英文是好的。

      刪除
    12. 更正上兩則留言的錯字:應是「鍵盤」,不是”健康”的”健”字。

      刪除
  3. 回覆
    1. I join a tour organized by a travel agency. 3 years ago, I went to Eastern Europe for 14 days. I was very tired haha. I personally think 11 days are enough. THANKS so much for your visit. I should try to update my blog more often.

      刪除
  4. Very nice pictures! I went to Roma in the spring, love it... will return someday.

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. Agree, but I often had to beware of pickpockets especially in Rome and Milan.

      刪除
  5. 在16年後重遊一個地方,感覺一定很特別。
    五鄉鎮很漂亮!這個鎮也可以用作動畫背景。
    原來比薩斜塔已經重開呢!我也去過。
    making pasta ~是真的可以試造嗎?
    我喜歡 聖方濟各大教堂及你拍的「Holy light系列」照片!
    工作辛苦,幸好還可以每年去旅行。好老師,下學期加油啊!

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. Thanks Gi! Agree with you 100%. As for making pasta, I used an egg and flour. I really made it! Of course, we did not eat what we made haha. It was fun!

      刪除
  6. 好美!但願有機會可以到這些地方一遊 :)

    回覆刪除
  7. 歐洲嘅風景同亞洲好唔同............好幾個意大利嘅城巿都好靚~~~~

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. I felt as if I lived in a fairy tale.

      刪除
  8. Wow! These photos are absolutely beautiful. Seems like you had a blast there!

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. I did!!!!!! I need a break and I swear I won't allow myself to burn out again in the coming school year.

      刪除
  9. amazing holy lights, it may holy spirit too! a nice country and places to visit! happiness can see in you faces!

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. It was a great experience. The world is huge and beautiful.

      刪除
  10. 十分喜歡意大利這個地方,今天又來欣賞了。謝謝Kenji 的照片分享! 你的伙伴拍得真好哩!
    請你代表我多謝他/她!還有最後的一張相,很可愛啊!看了真開心!

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. Thanks for your visit again. I feel bad since I am unable to update my blog often. Sigh... In fact, I really love sharing photos. They speak louder than words. ^^ Thanks Auntie Autumn Leaf.

      刪除
    2. If you have no time to do the blog , please do not mind . I just like to see you in Italy photographs in the process. This series of photographs looks really good !

      刪除
  11. 其實去呢D地方要幾多洗費(包括機票酒店)?

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. I joined a tour agency. It costs 30000. All meals are included.

      刪除
  12. 每次見到意大利就會想起電影心計。

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. Long time no see! What a great film!

      刪除
  13. Kenji, 快到年尾,你會否寫今年的十大電影?

    回覆刪除
    回覆
    1. Yes of course I will. I am unable to update my blog often though. Sigh... I am too busy in my workplace. I feel upset. I don't want to abandon my blog.

      刪除

    2. 知道你很忙,可以像以往般將看過的戲打星並放上來。還是,你忙得連戲也沒時間看?
      等著看你和其他blog友的年尾十大,我覺得這「活動」像個blog友派對呢~
      (我如往年一樣,miss了不少好戲。我已選了十大中的九大,還有一個名額,要點時間想想。)

      刪除
    3. 今年好多好電影,仍在掙扎哪部電影排第一~
      (我都等看大家的十大呢!)

      刪除
    4. 可惜我花太少時間睇戲,miss了很多好戲。所以我的十大比較易揀。

      刪除
    5. I still have time to watch movies. I think I have watched 85% of the films I am interested in.

      可以像以往般將看過的戲打星並放上來 - I will consider doing so in the new year. I am just wondering if people still come here and look at my ratings. At least I have two visitors haha.

      The list is ready and I will post it on 28 / 12.

      刪除
    6. Kenji, 祝你聖誕快樂,過一個快樂溫馨的聖誕節,好好享受假期!
      期待你的十大。
      (我應該將我想看又未看的戲記下,現在只想到《Kano》。)

      刪除