Saturday, December 28, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 10 (Munich)


Itinerary of today:
Breakfast @Ristorante Cadoro
Football match @Allianz Area
West gate
City Hall
St Michael's Church

After a long day yesterday visiting Neuschwanstein, we slept in while my friends went our early hunting for Rimowa suitcase. She said it was like 40% cheaper than buying in Hong Kong. Here's our hostel in Munich Jaeger’s Hostel. For a 4-bed-ensuite, it cost us EUR26/ person/ night. That's was reasonable and we didn't need to share the bathroom with others, which was a credit for travelling in group. But the drawback was, we gotta take turn using the bathroom, which was quite time consuming. Overall, the service was good with excellent Wifi in our room. Location was more than great as train station was just at the corner. (within 5 minutes walk)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 9 (Munich)


Itinerary of today:
Breakfast @on the train
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Dinner @ Ludwigs
Jaeger’s Hostel

We booked our train tickets on DB bahn directly (EUR35 /person). It took us around one and a half hour to get to Munich. We planned to arrive at 10:30am, dropping our baggage at the hostel and got back to the train station to catch the 11:52 train to Fussen. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Top cities for International tourists are... (released in 2014)

The London-based marketing research firm, which released its 2012 report this week, spent more than a year analyzing data from official sources. 

Asia Pacific cities dominate the list with six of the top 10 and 32 of the top 100 spots. Twenty cities are from Western Europe. Hong Kong's popularity comes largely thanks to its northern neighbors. 

Euromonitor predicts that by 2017, China will be the leader in international departures followed by Germany and Russia. Currently, Germany, the United States, UK, China and Russia are the top five countries for international departures, according to Euromonitor.

Let's see how many cities you have been to!

Top city destinations by arrivals and growth
1. Hong Kong, China

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 8 (Salzburg)


Itinerary of today:
Breakfast @apartment
Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains
Salzach Cruise
Dinner @Alter Fuchs

It came to our second day in Salzburg. Finished our breakfast at the apartment and went to the bus terminal right away. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 7 (Salzburg)


Itinerary of today:
Breakfast @Gasthof Bergfried Hotel
Beinhaus the bone house
Hohensalzburg Fortress 
Hohensalzburg Fortress cable Railway 
Fortress Museum 
Marionette Museum 
Mozart’s birthplace
Mirabell Garden
Dinner @Corner am Bahnhof

Had a buffet breakfast at our hotel again early in the morning. Then we attempted to take a look at the famous Beinhaus the bone house (EUR1.5/ person) before we caught our boat. We were quite curious on how people there put all the skulls together in a chapel. That's kinda scary actually. Unfortunately, as it was too early to get into the chapel, so we just took a tour around the cemetery at the hillside. 

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 6 (Hallstatt)


Itinerary of today:
Breakfast @Gasthof Bergfried Hotel
Boat trip in the lake
Dinner @Gasthof Bergfried Hotel

Had a breakfast buffet at our hotel early in the morning. It's very hearty that they assigned tables for those who stay in the hotel.