Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hong Kong 1 day trip - Discovery Bay


Wanna go to Discovery Bay for long but had no excuse to visit there as it was quite far away. It came to my boyfriend's last single birthday in January. With me having a half day work, I decided to just having a nice dinner there by the seaside, where we could watch the fireworks of Disneyland from there together.

There are 2 ways to get to Discovery Bay, either by bus or ferry as taxi and cars are not allowed to get into the area. Finally, we chose taking bus from Sunny Bay to Discovery Bay. (HKD10/ person) The bus terminal is just right next to the Sunny Bay train station.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 14 (Paris)


Itinerary of today:
Breakfast @apartment
Notre- Dame 
Lunch @Glace de la Mansion
Sainte- Chapelle  
Musee du Louvre 
Arc De Triomphe du Carrousel 
Jardin des Tuileries 
Place de la Concorde 
Galeries Lafayette 
Dinner @Poissons Coquillages et Crustaces
Centre Pompidou 
Supper @apartment

Cooked our own breakfast in the morning to save some money for a nice dinner. Actually I remembered we packed some sandwiches as well so that we could have them on the go.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 13 (Paris)


Itinerary of today:
breakfast @train
Chateau de Versailles 
Port Alexandre III 
Musee de l'Armee Invalides 
Rue Cler  
picnic @Champ- de- Mars 
Eiffel Tower 
Arc de Triomphe 
Avenue des Champs- Elysees
dinner @apartment

Woke up at 8a.m. and we were not able to cook our own breakfast. Gotta take a long trip to Chateau de Versailles, so just bought a sandwich and a big cup of yogurt (EUR12) and had them on the train. 

From Rambuteau, we needa take the metro to Gare Saint- Lazare then changed train to Versailles- Rive Droite. (EUR4.1) From there we got the direction from staff in the train station. They got a handy map for us and told us it was like 20 minutes walk away. It wasn't a heck to us even we got the wrong way and finally reached there in more than half an hour. The quite street with trees along the way and nice sunshine did't bother us too much.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 12 (Paris)


Itinerary of today:
Apartment @ Rambuteau
Musee des Arts et Metiers
Lunch @Caffé Soprano
Archives Nationales
Hotel de Ville
Notre Dame de Paris
Pont de L’Archeveche
Aux Grands Hommes la Patrie Reconnaissante
Afternoon tea @Soufflot Cafe
Dessert @Amorino
Jardin du Luxembourg
Dinner @Léon de Bruxelles

Taking night train from Munich to Paris was a kinda good experience despite what happened to us. We saved the cost booking accommodation for a night and at the same time, saved the time on transport. We had quite a good sleep though the train went jiggly. (Maybe we were way too tired) At around 8am, there was an announcement waking us up for breakfast and wash up. But as I mentioned, sharing a washroom with a whole lot of people was a nightmare, so we had our breakfast first before we could get a chance to do wash up.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The World’s Longest Place Names

Just remembered how hard I could remember the name of the places while travelling, especially for those I couldn't even pronounce them. Then came across this interesting article:
The World’s Longest Place Names
Ranked From Long To Very Very Long Indeed

กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยา มหาดิลกภพ นพรัตนราชธานีบูรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์มหาสถาน อมรพิมานอวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยวิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์
Thailand’s capital Bangkok boasts the rather unwieldy official ceremonial name Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit. Long, but lots of words right? Here are the longest single word place names.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 11 (Munich)


Itinerary of today:
Lunch @Paulanla Im Tal
Tea @ Copa
Viktualien Markt 
Dinner @ Augustiner am dom
Night train to Paris

Here's our last day in Munich. Didn't think of much to do as most of the shops were not opened due some some reasons. (that were still unknown) 

Went to Rimowa with my friends again. Finally they got their lovely baby suitcase back home. See how happy they were! They took heaps of photos with it as if they met a super star... crazy!