Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Travel Diary: Bella Italia

For our very first holiday abroad as a family, we chose to go Venice, Italy. That's another destination off my travel bucket list! How did we end up travelling to Venice? We were invited by a relative.

Before travelling to a destination of your choice, why not trace your family tree first? Having someone who you can fully trust and knows the place very well will make your holiday less stressful. We didn't have to book for a transfer since they offered to pick us up at the airport. And for our first 2 nights, we stayed at their house (that saved us some euros).

In choosing an airline, it really depends on your budget. We went via Ryanair, (1) because it's a good value for money and (2) it's the only airline that flies from Standsted Airport (the closest airport to us) to Venice. My Ryanair experience wasn't bad at all, to be completely honest with you. It was okay. Although our flight to Venice was a little delayed. Just in case Ryanair left you a bad impression, easyJet (another budget airline) also offers flights to Marco Polo Airport which is nearer to Venezia St. Lucia (for about an hour or less, I think).

Let me share you some photos from our trip. 

View from our flight to Venice.