27 May2009

More Clues… :)

by Marketman

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Perhaps the clues in the previous post were a bit too easy… :) By the time you read this, we will have started our long journey back home. But here is another city we visited on the trip. A bit of water…

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…which should have been a nice foil for the sweltering heat atypical for this time of year. With beautiful clear blue skies every day for the rest of our trip, we were roasted by the 30+C temperatures but pleasantly surprised by the fragrant bushes of jasmine in full bloom.

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As in many cities on this continent, cobblestones are a challenge for the feet but more than looking down to avoid doggie doodoo, one has to simultaneously keep an eye up above, to avoid being target practice for a pigeon or two with nothing better to do.

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The homes here are wonderfully multi-colored and the light brings out the best for artists who sit for hours painting them…

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…while hotels have for centuries understood the meaning of “glitz”.

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I was more intrigued by the locals’ ability to pull off the most colorful pants I have seen in a while. It takes a certain sense of panache and confidence to pull off canary yellow…

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…or friends with guts larger than mine in green and tangerine…

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…an older gentleman in blood orange, while his apparent spouse has opted for cooler, neutral tones…

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…and lastly, a local gym rat in green. I own a pair of green pants, but I don’t look anything like this when I wear them! :)

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Oh, and a final clue. This dude is buried a stone’s throw from our hotel.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. botchok says:

    Italy

    May 27, 2009 | 6:43 am

     
  2. desie the maybahay says:

    Venice!

    May 27, 2009 | 6:48 am

     
  3. betty q. says:

    Yes, Venice…Church of Frari?

    May 27, 2009 | 6:50 am

     
  4. thelma says:

    you must be in padua, italy!

    May 27, 2009 | 6:57 am

     
  5. linda says:

    Venice,definitely!

    May 27, 2009 | 6:58 am

     
  6. Bubut says:

    well, hindi nga sa Sta Ana Race Track sa Makati…its Italy!

    May 27, 2009 | 6:59 am

     
  7. Martin L. says:

    MM when are you coming to New York City?

    May 27, 2009 | 7:27 am

     
  8. Laura says:

    Venice no doubt.

    May 27, 2009 | 7:34 am

     
  9. chinachix says:

    Venice?

    May 27, 2009 | 7:37 am

     
  10. sanojmd says:

    italy!!!

    May 27, 2009 | 7:37 am

     
  11. joy says:

    Italy… =)

    May 27, 2009 | 7:48 am

     
  12. millet says:

    venezia!

    May 27, 2009 | 8:11 am

     
  13. Derick says:

    I love Italy!

    May 27, 2009 | 8:12 am

     
  14. Diwata08 says:

    By the time you read this, you’d probably be back…WELCOME HOME SWEET HOME PO to you and your “girls”!!!

    May 27, 2009 | 8:20 am

     
  15. Mari says:

    you’re in Rome, Italy…

    May 27, 2009 | 8:32 am

     
  16. artisan chocolatier says:

    The only place I feel comfortable wearing them colored pants is in the golf course!!! hehehe

    May 27, 2009 | 8:56 am

     
  17. istine says:

    Venice, Italy

    May 27, 2009 | 9:20 am

     
  18. betty q. says:

    Hey MM, those Venetians…walang sinabi sila kay Don Cherry!!! He is soooo at ease with wearing those colors!!!!

    May 27, 2009 | 9:27 am

     
  19. celine says:

    Venice… well, wherever you guys at, have fun. Not a lot of people as lucky as you guys. More power Mr.MM

    May 27, 2009 | 9:41 am

     
  20. Sheryl says:

    Venice, MM. At first I thought you were living the Tuscan life, but hey, Venice is beautiful! :-)

    May 27, 2009 | 9:44 am

     
  21. Tricia says:

    Venezia, Italia

    country code +39 hehehe

    May 27, 2009 | 9:49 am

     
  22. Tricia says:

    I’m sure for this trip, you also went to Rome :)

    May 27, 2009 | 9:51 am

     
  23. GJN says:

    Tomb of Titian at the Santa Maria dei Ferari, Venice.

    May 27, 2009 | 10:03 am

     
  24. miles says:

    venice? :)

    May 27, 2009 | 10:08 am

     
  25. michelle o says:

    Venice?!

    May 27, 2009 | 10:12 am

     
  26. fortuitous faery says:

    if you put all those colorful gents together, they can be an ad for benetton. speaking of which, is it italy?

    May 27, 2009 | 10:17 am

     
  27. baby says:

    venice!

    May 27, 2009 | 10:28 am

     
  28. joanie says:

    You’re definitely in Europe. This time you’re in Italy

    May 27, 2009 | 10:34 am

     
  29. shella says:

    venice!

    May 27, 2009 | 10:37 am

     
  30. pudgee says:

    yep, sure think you’re in Venice! :)

    May 27, 2009 | 10:48 am

     
  31. ECC says:

    Definitely Venice, Italy!

    May 27, 2009 | 10:56 am

     
  32. Rob says:

    Voi siete a Venezia……la Serenissima!!!!!

    May 27, 2009 | 11:17 am

     
  33. Rhea says:

    Venice!

    May 27, 2009 | 11:17 am

     
  34. mardie c",) says:

    i join the consensus and say “venice”. i thought at first that was you in yellow MM :-)

    May 27, 2009 | 11:23 am

     
  35. Lee says:

    colored pants. woohoo

    May 27, 2009 | 11:26 am

     
  36. peanut says:

    Were you here on Sunday?It would have been so fitting as it was the Feast of the Assumption.

    May 27, 2009 | 12:01 pm

     
  37. Ubs says:

    Venice. The most overrated Italian city.

    May 27, 2009 | 12:28 pm

     
  38. mojito drinker says:

    venice, why else would you have water :P

    May 27, 2009 | 12:31 pm

     
  39. diday says:

    Messing with our minds, again. My final attempt– European Tour.

    May 27, 2009 | 12:37 pm

     
  40. angelbride says:

    Hoping to go see Venice one of these days!

    May 27, 2009 | 1:39 pm

     
  41. Katrina says:

    I love it when men dress adventurously! :-)

    May 27, 2009 | 1:52 pm

     
  42. Beth says:

    Venice, Italy!Ciao!

    May 27, 2009 | 2:50 pm

     
  43. michel says:

    You’re in Milan, Italy.

    if not, Firenze (Florence)

    May 27, 2009 | 4:00 pm

     
  44. Emily says:

    Titian’s tomb. Venice.

    May 27, 2009 | 4:05 pm

     
  45. Jun b says:

    bit of water…might not be venice as it has a lot of water…Probably still a city somewhere in France.

    May 27, 2009 | 4:16 pm

     
  46. PB says:

    Hoping to go see Venice one of these days!

    May 27, 2009 | 4:39 pm

     
  47. marissewalangkaparis says:

    Viva Italia!! It’s summer so people go wild with their colors…then when winter sets in blacks,greys and earth colors set in..I like their adventurism with colors…and only in summer!!
    Am sure you had a lot of fun!! Welcome home Marketman!! BTW I found pirurutong rice in Marketmarket and made your suman…yum!!! They had wonderful pandan rice and turmeric rice as well.

    May 27, 2009 | 4:55 pm

     
  48. Ging says:

    was the first photo of canal water? hehehe

    i say Venice, Italy.

    May 27, 2009 | 5:07 pm

     
  49. cher says:

    in the southern part of italy, almost everyone is wearing the color of the year. i was there last apr/may (while the snows are melting :p). its sickening. but it also amaze me how gents can pull off a purple jeans and purple shoes

    May 27, 2009 | 5:26 pm

     
  50. panache says:

    venezia, italy

    May 27, 2009 | 5:52 pm

     
  51. Marketfan says:

    Venice. Your hotel was near the Frari church.

    Did you go by Eurail? Venice to Austria then night train to Paris via Munich? That is one very scenic route on the rail!

    May 27, 2009 | 6:45 pm

     
  52. SimplePleasure says:

    venice, italy

    May 27, 2009 | 8:31 pm

     
  53. corrine says:

    But of course, Venice! Besides the colorful pants, did you notice their hair color? I’m amazed at older people’s hair color…only Italians can pull off with hues of orange, red, etc. Even older people’s eye glasses frame come in metallic blue, green, etc. They look fashionably elegant!

    May 27, 2009 | 8:46 pm

     
  54. Tok says:

    MM: you are in United Kingdom..(para maiba naman)

    May 27, 2009 | 8:50 pm

     
  55. jade186 says:

    The pigeons of Piazza San Marco, the multicoloured houses (but could also be alluded to the island of Burano, Venezia), the Murano chandelier Veneziano-style, Italian dressers, and of course Titan – where else could but in Venezia, Italia… :)

    May 27, 2009 | 8:53 pm

     
  56. kit says:

    do you happen to have a glimpse of giro de italia and the colorful tifosi?

    May 27, 2009 | 9:14 pm

     
  57. Ally says:

    Has to be Venice with the architecture and pigeons on the plaza.

    May 27, 2009 | 9:15 pm

     
  58. Ejit says:

    As soon as I saw the colored jeans I know you’re in Italy because my italian officemates wear the same colored jeans here in the caribbean.

    May 27, 2009 | 9:35 pm

     
  59. iris says:

    You went on a European tour! I can’t wait for your posts, MM. :)

    May 27, 2009 | 10:40 pm

     
  60. ETJ says:

    Firenze???

    May 27, 2009 | 11:04 pm

     
  61. Delia says:

    Water, pigeons and the colorful lamp – must be Venice!

    May 27, 2009 | 11:52 pm

     
  62. Babette says:

    How did you like Venice MM? I thought I wasn’t going to like it but I was wrong. There is something magical about it especially at the end of the day when the day tourists are gone. I hope you took the secret itineraries of Doges palace tour, quite interesting. We spent three days there last summer and was hooked along with the other Italian cities we visited. I told my husband I wanted to retire in Italy. :o)

    May 28, 2009 | 5:30 am

     
  63. elit says:

    the water city of italy…venice! sarap dyan no?

    May 28, 2009 | 9:09 am

     
  64. shalimar says:

    Venice…. Italian men really knows fashion…. just came back from Portofino…

    May 30, 2009 | 4:36 am

     
  65. shalimar says:

    btw… the photo you have of those colourful houses.. I have this on my file… Bella Italia, we will be there for the whole month of July,, of course Naples. Capri and the Eolian Islands this round Sicily… did you buy those lovely hand blown vases?

    May 30, 2009 | 4:41 am

     
  66. sister says:

    On it’s way to you in a BBB are very similar pairs of pants in bright yellow, lime green, pink and even Nantucket red. I hope the examples pictured will give you the courage to wear them and extend your Venice holiday feeling.

    Jun 1, 2009 | 10:36 am

     
  67. terrey says:

    i have known italians, one for a boss in the office and the others as young interns. italians are really fashionable!

    Jun 1, 2009 | 12:35 pm

     
  68. chloe says:

    VENEZIA !!!

    Jun 1, 2009 | 2:50 pm

     
 

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