Saturday, November 30, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 5 (Hallstatt)


Itinerary of today:
Wombats City Hostel Vienna- The Base
Billa Supermarket
Gasthof Bergfried Hotel
Salzwelten Salt Mines
Dinner @Gasthof Zauner

Booked train tickets online via Oebb in advance from Vienna to Hallstatt. (EUR24/ person) We took the 9:56a.m. train and arrived at 13:24p.m. Train in Austria is quite on time. Left our hostel early in the morning again. Before we got on the train, we went to Billa Supermarket and bought some ham, cheese, bread, yogurt and drinks for breakfast. (around EUR10 for all) It was so lucky we could have our own cabin and so we spread our food all over the flipped tables and enjoyed our meal on the train. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

12 months, 12 trips, 12 different ways to expose yourself in different cities with the most suitable time

I am sure most tourist had the experience travelling to other countries in wrong time.  

I have been to Thailand in July and it rained all day long, Munich in early August with almost all shops closed (still have no idea for the reason), Macau in Chinese New Year with too people which made me hardly breath. 

But for each month there's a perfect city, and conversely each city can be best enjoyed in a specific month. Here’s a year-long guide to the when, where and why according to CNN in 2012. (I think it's still valid nowadays) 

January: Tromso or Kirkenes, Norway

Why: The chance to shorten your bucket list: specifically, to mark off the Northern Lights. 
Weather report: To quote Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” 
Who should avoid: Anyone dead-set on maintaining a year-round suntan.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 4 (Vienna)


Itinerary of today:
Pension Merlin
Wombats City Hostel Vienna- The Base
Lunch @Kebap Pizza Palace
Hundertwasserhaus House
Hofburg Palace 
Dinner @Weinerwald Restaurant

Booked CK Shuttle (800kc/ person) and it picked us up right at our hostel. Could spend more time sleeping. Still got some kc and gotta spend all of them. Bought 2 cakes (30kc each) for breakfast. (Too early and there was only one shop near our hostel opened) The van was very clean and cozy. We were able to take a nap on the way.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hong Kong 1 day trip - Kai Tak Cruise Terminal


Went for a picnic at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park. It was located on the roof at the site of the former Kai Tak Airport, which is now a cruise ship terminal. 

Just opened last month, the Park is equipped with various amenities including a central lawn, a viewing platform, water garden and fountain plaza and more. It can said to be an oasis in the city as there are rarely park like this around this area. 

We prepared some sandwiches, mashed potatoes and cold macaroni salad at home. Then we headed to Kowloon Bay MTR Station to shop for more food and drinks. From there, we took minibus 86 to the park directly. 

We had a great time under such good weather.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 3 (Cesky Krumlov)


Itinerary of today:
Breakfast @Pension Merlin
Lunch @Restaurant Krumlovska Fontana
Church of St Vitus
Nam Svornosti Square
The State Castle
Dinner @Jidelni a napojovy listek

Woke up early in the morning and that was the amazing sunrise I saw from the window of my room.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 2 (Cesky Krumlov)


Itinerary of today:
David's Apartment
Cesky Krumlov
Pension Merlin
lunch @KRCMA
Church of St Vitus
Nam Svornosti Square
The State Castle
Castle Garden
Dinner @apartment 

Woke up really early in the morning at around 6a.m. and all of us started to do our wash up pack our baggage and have our simple breakfast.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 1 (Prague)


Itinerary of today:
Prague airport
David's Apartment
Prague Castle
Dinner @Kolkovna Palac Savarin

Arrived at Prague at around 1:30p.m. Immediately we looked for the counter selling bus + train tickets to the city. (32 kc) As the exchange rate in the airport was extremely unreasonable, we decided to pay via credit card and exchange money in the city. And we found our decision very right!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 0 (Prague)


Winning a competition from a photography vendor is definitely a good chance for my boyfriend and I to explore Europe, in which we longed for a lifetime.We had a really great time even we made it budget.Really wanna record where we visited, what we did, what we ate and who we met in our trip. It must be fun if I read my blogs again with our children some years later.

Flight details (HKD8548/ person)
0035 EK381 Hong Kong to Dubai
0905 EK139 Dubai to Prague

Our pre-wedding photo shoot would be done on the last day of the trip. It would be a nightmare if I didn't take care of my skin well. Brought heaps of facial masks to keep my skin in  good condition.