[:en]Travel With Parent -Germany, France and Netherland [:zh]带着两老夏日游欧洲-德国,法国。下[:]

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Day 5 we came to Cologne

Cologne is a 2,000-year-old city , spanning the Rhine River in western Germany, is the region’s cultural hub. A landmark of High Gothic architecture set amid reconstructed old town, the twin-spired Cologne Cathedral is also known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweeping river views. The adjacent Museum Ludwig showcases 20th-century art, including many masterpieces by Picasso, and the Romano-Germanic Museum houses Roman antiquities.

The Cathedral is still the second highest building in Cologne after the telecommunications tower.

 

the shopping district just Besides Cologne Cathedral , Summer sales season and have a great discount, I really enjoy my shopping here.

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Fischmarkt

After visiting the cathedral,our German friend took us to this area which is one of the oldest in Cologne.These colourful houses date back to the 1500s and still contain the businesses they ran then.Walk around the side streets and absorb the atmosphere.It is well worth a visit.

When u pass by Hauptbahnhof, don’t forget to grab a  curry wurst.

we use the free wifi in hauptbahnnof to find good restaurant for dinner

This is the restaurant highly recommended by traveller :-

is a good restaurant with good bargain.

Conner Hofbräu

P.Josef Fruhkg

Address : Am Hof 12-16, 50667 Koln

Wurst-Germany Wurst the best wurst in world, is a must try

Pork naga only Euro 13.90, awesome !!

Beer only Euro 1.50, ok which is cheaper then mineral water

Day 6

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond

Stands weir 2, 6041 TD Roermond

Netherlands

Can u imagine, we shopping for almost all day, and we brought Pendora, Prada … wow!! Europe is always be woman paradise.

we really enjoyed shopping here !!

http://www.mcarthurglen.com/nl/designer-outlet-roermond/en/

Roermond -The Hanseatic town of Roermond has belonged to the duchy of Guelders for many centuries and remains the seat of the bishop of Limburg to this day. Brimming with cultural and historical artefacts, the town centre has been designated as a conservation area.

Roermond is a atmospheric town.  rich in cultural heritage. you can enjoys a unique location in the “Maasplassen“ lake district, on the banks of the Meuse, the Roer and Swalm. With a population of 56,000, the town is an excellent destination for shoppers.

 

Day 7 -Heidelberg

Heidelberg is home to around 150,000 people. The locals appreciate its world-renowned beauty and idyllic setting on the river Neckar at the heart of the ‘Rhine-Neckar Triangle’, but what they value most is the quality of life that the city offers.

Heidelberg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The picturesque ensemble of the castle, the Old Town, and the river Neckar surrounded by hills, which inspired the poets and artists of romanticism, still fascinates millions of visitors from all over the world today. But there’s more to Heidelberg than romanticism.

First mentioned in 1196, Heidelberg was planned and built, together with the castle, in the 13th century. Heidelberg’s heyday as the capital of the Electoral Palatinate began not least with the foundation of the university – today the oldest in Germany – in 1386. Heidelberg was one of the few major German cities to be largely spared the destruction of the World War II.

we drove 4hours to Neuschwanstein-Hohenschwangau

(Ticketcenter Neuschwanstein-Hohenschwangau)

Alpseestraße 12, D-87645 Hohenschwangau

+49 (0) 83 62 – 9 30 83 – 0

http://www.hohenschwangau.de/ticketcenter.0.html

 

will have the pertinent information on visiting these two palaces. It makes no difference which you visit first. You pay to park in a parking lot in Hohenschwangau which sits in a valley between the the palaces. Hohenschwangau is an easy walk up to it, and there is also horse carriages going to it which park at a different place than the ones going to Neuschwanstein. The walk up to Neuschwanstein is steep and involves a fairly large elevation change..

Tickets are purchased ahead of time for both palaces in the ticket office below in the village. You will be given a choice of tour times and tour languages. Note that there is only one tour offered for each castle and it is done through this ticket office. You can also reserve tickets online for both tours. That have to be picked up at least an hour before the first tour.

http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/tourist/index.htm

 

 

Day 8

France – St r a s s bo r g

Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region in northeastern France. It’s also the formal seat of the European Parliament and sits near the German border, with culture and architecture blending German and French influences

I prefer Strassborg more then Paris, the people, the environment and so on!

Local France people are very friendly! we really enjoyed their hospitality !

Le Piano 2

Rue saints-Helene, 67000, Strasbourg

My favour brûlée

Tiramisu

Day 9

第九天-Frankfurt

Frankfurt, a central German city on the river Main, is a major financial hub that’s home to the European Central Bank

The oldest section of the town hall, bordering RomerBurg consists of three different structures with stepped gables, originally built between the fifteenth and eighteenth century in Gothic style.

The central building, known as ‘Zum Römer’ gave the town hall its name. ‘Zum Römer’ means ‘at the Roman’, referring to the Roman settlements that existed here long before the city of Frankfurt was founded. The building on the left is known as Alt-Limpurg and the one on the right is named Löwenstein.

Bridge of Sighs, Römer, Frankfurt

Bridge of Sighs

As was the custom at the time, the town hall served different purposes, both political and commercial.

Imori – Happiness dessert house

Braubachstr. 24, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany,

Altstadt

this was the place i wrote postcard …

The cake was really delicious, and the owner will be japes, hence the dessert and cake look really adorable !!

Day 10 -Back Home

Budget for 4 person ( SGD 2150/pac)

S/N Website Location Items Price Remark Total cost  ( SGD )
1 Tukish Airline Tukish Airline Air Ticket USD 1907 2780
2 Day 1 Booking.com Istanbul Le Petit Palace Hotel SGD 112 Transport Euro 30/trip = Euro 60 203
3 Day 2 Booking.com Amsterdam Trendy City Canal House SGD 592 Euro 45 cleaning 708.85
4 Day 3 Booking.com Amsterdam
5 Day 4 IHP App Cologne Holiday Inn Euro 60/night IHG point
6 Day 5 IHP App Cologne
7 Day 6 Booking.com Heideberg Ferien wohnung Familie SGD 395 400
8 Day 7 Booking.com Heideberg
9 Day 8 Booking.com Heideberg
10 Day 9 IHP App Amsterdam Holidays inn Euro 99/night 1 room IHG Point 160
11 car rental App Amsterdam Airport SGD 500 579
12 Excahnge SGD 1600 to Euro 1K 1600
13 Euro 120 balance 120
14 Food and Fuel (ticket) 1400
15 Insurance 2 person Annual 650
Total ( SGD) 8600.85

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第五天 我们来到了靠近荷兰的一座德国城市-科隆。我们从羊角村驱车前往科隆Cologne. 大约三小时半左右的车程。在科隆最有名的就是科隆大教堂。

哥特式的科隆大教堂于1880 年落成,是当时世界上最大的建筑。 由此诞生的科隆大教堂以每年六百万人次的客流量问鼎德国最受欢迎的景点。 它的两个巨大的塔楼是世界上最高的教堂双塔,站在塔上可以纵览科隆 (Köln) 及城郊的风貌!

在教堂的珍宝馆中收藏有许多无价之宝,其中包括彼得鲁斯权杖和彼得鲁斯项链以及欧洲已知最古老的大型雕塑作品:格罗十字架 。

窗户上的彩色玻璃画、精雕细刻的唱诗班座椅以及出自 14 世纪的绘画作品也定会令人目不暇接。

在科隆大教堂旁就是有名的购物街,可以逛逛走走,我血拼了几套衣服后就走向了渔人码头Fischmark.

渔人码头位于莱茵河畔,徳式小房子耸立于岸傍。渔人码头大多以餐厅、酒吧为主。当天的凉风习习吹过,嘴里轻哼着“fisherman song” 感受了弄潮儿的快乐。

沿着海岸线走,在铁桥前发现了优格冰淇淋,我选了开心果酱和水果,本以为会非常奇怪的味道,但其实味道出奇的好。

走着走着,太阳也直正当中,我们的肚子也开始闹着革命。我们回到科隆火车站Hauptbahnhof 吃当地有名的curry wurst.火车站内有免费半小时上网,我们就在那上网找女好吃的德国猪脚。

霍恩索伦铁桥横亙,搭上铁桥,入目的是一个个恋人锁。成千万恋人在这许下爱的誓言,又有多少能相守白头。此时望著铁桥,思绪不禁飘向远方。

走过了铁桥,来到了另个科隆地标Koln Triangle,程搭电梯上到顶楼是个开放式的天台。电梯费用为每人4欧元。如果你想眺望科隆,又不想爬科隆大教堂,这里是个不错的选择!

今天的天气真好。在夕阳徐徐落下间,才发现,时间不轻意悄悄的走了。我们也肚子饿了。这时正是欧洲杯之季,餐厅,酒吧,咖啡店连冰淇淋店都有欧洲杯的直播。我们选了当地有名的德国猪脚店。

Conner Hofbräu

P.Josef Fruhkg

Address : Am Hof 12-16, 50667 Koln

德国香肠是来德国一定要吃的!

这里的德国猪脚的配菜是烤马铃薯,而不是辣白菜。我觉的也很不错!价钱也不贵,Euro 13.90

德国是啤酒之乡,当然比较便宜,才Euro 1.50

第六天

这间是最靠近我们的名牌打折店。

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Roermond

Stands weir 2, 6041 TD Roermond

Netherlands

荷兰的McArthur Glen Desiner Outlet,里面应有尽有。我们在那逛了一个下午。还在里头的McDonald 吃午餐。

市中心就在外边,我们就这样踏在Roermond的市区,它的市区的老城很有特色。城内的步伐很悠闲。

广场四周有些咖啡厅和餐。游客不多。

我们在逛完超市后,就前往德国的海德堡( Heideberg) 了。

第七天

一早起来,进入眼前的海德堡。有一种慑人的魅力。海德堡是古堡之路的重城。一张开眼就是城堡,然后还是城堡。

海徳堡坐落于内卡河畔。内卡河在此处由狭窄而陡峭的 奥登山(Odenwald) 山谷流向莱茵河  河谷。

我们踏上了古堡之路,不过天不做美。前方有车祸,我们的车三小时不能动。走在古堡之路,不到几公里就会有褐色观光胜地的路牌。站在旧城的城堡上,眺望河畔的风景,美不胜收。

如果你一定要在那用餐,这间的食物会比效好吃,我们来时,这间餐厅没开,所以我们到另一间吃,并没有十分好吃,所以看官们,你们还是来过间吃吧!

售票大厅(Ticketcenter Neuschwanstein-Hohenschwangau)

地址:Alpseestraße 12, D-87645 Hohenschwangau

电话:+49 (0) 83 62 – 9 30 83 – 0

网址:http://www.hohenschwangau.de/ticketcenter.0.html

买门票时要注意,不论是现场购买还是网上提前预订,新天鹅堡的门票都要在山脚下的售票大厅内领取,售票大厅针对不同的购票方式设置了相应的兑换窗口。

天鹅湖堡/高天鹅湖堡  Euro 12

天鹅湖堡/高天鹅湖堡+博物馆 Euro 23

全馆通Euro 29.50

购票时要选择城堡的参观时间,购完票后须另行上山,花费时间不等,所以选择参观时间时要将在上山时间计算在内,否则一旦过了所选的参观时间,就要重新回到售票厅换票入场了。

从售票大厅到城堡可选择三种到达方式:搭乘摆渡巴士、坐马车或者徒步前往。

大多数人会选择搭乘摆渡巴士,等待时间一般为20分

程10分钟,下车后须步行10-15分钟即可到达城堡,途中有一个观景台可以眺望高天鹅堡。

著名的玛丽安桥(Marienbrücke),这座高百米的桥悬在两山崖之间,桥底用木板拼接,那里你可以拍到新天鹅堡最著名的明信片角度照片,可是现在还在维修,己经不能走上桥了。

城堡内部参观均有导游带领,因城堡目前仅由部分房间对游客开放,内部参观时常仅须35分钟。导游讲解提供英文和德文服务,你也可以选择使用语音导览器(有中文),但也须由导游操控。

今天新天鹅堡(Schloss Neuschwanstein)和高天鹅堡(Schloss Hohenschwangau)的所在地區,在中世紀建有四座古堡。到了19世紀,這些古堡已經是一片残垣断壁。其中一座稱為「前天鵝石城堡(舊天鵝堡)」,在1830年代由马克西米利安二世(路德維希二世的父親)所下令建造的「高天鹅堡」取代。

新天鹅堡始建于1869年,位于拜恩州南部边境小城富森(Fuessen)近郊群峰中的一个小山峰上,当年巴伐利亚国王路德维希二世以瓦格纳创作的音乐剧《天鹅骑士》为灵感,花费了17年时间建造而成。城堡在建造时也十分注重周围植被的景观变化,以确保不论在哪个季节,从哪个角度观看,城堡都是美丽的。

新天鹅堡掩映在苍林郁野间,四周各有一个湖泊,城堡白墙蓝顶,外墙由大理石构成,他的门廊,窗户、列柱廊是拱形半圆,充满梦幻色彩。建造者路德维希二世的塑像,也放在此供游客瞻仰。整座城堡洋溢着中世纪的气息,与周围的湖光山色融为一体,充满童话色彩,它之后也成为了迪斯尼乐园中的睡美人城堡和柴科夫斯基《天鹅湖》场景的原型。

http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/tourist/index.htm

目前城堡内共有12个房间及大量丰富的馆藏对外开放供游人参观,分别为:

  • 祈祷室
  • 桌球游戏房
  • 天鹅骑士大厅
  • 西恩房间
  • 贝西塔房间
  • 城堡仕女房间,曾是王后的起居室和接见大厅
  • 英雄大厅
  • 荷恩施道芬房间
  • 塔索房间
  • 维芬房间
  • 曾是个小图书室。
  • 奥塔利房间
  • 骑士房间

高天鹅湖堡里皇后和国王的卧室是分开的,而且不同层。皇后的卧室散发出浓浓的土耳其风味,那是在访问了土耳其后而改造的。而国王的卧室墙上是满满的西洋裸体任女图,就墙上和天花都是满满的油画!据说那油画的原料和上工是很繁荆的,一直到现在还未退色。问题是他不是传说中的gay 吗?我觉的很奇怪啦!

在这里走着走着,时间很快过。本来想去奥地利吃晚餐,但我们已经快饿的不行了,早上我们驾了七小时的车,连午饭都是在休息站的餐厅草草了事。今天可把我们大家累坏了。不过我终于看到了心恋恋的天鹅湖堡,好开心!

第八天-法国小镇St r a s s bo r g史特拉斯堡。法国和德国的边境小镇,数十多次被德国占领。今日不见战火的城市,却是带有点德国气息的法国小镇。

来到法国就是一个败家女当道的事。我们在Laffaye 开心的买包包,外面下起倾盆大雨却浑然不知。一直到钱财散尽,肚子空空时,出到外边,才发现外边已经变了天。

我们在绵绵细雨中撑着伞,来到了一间当地有名的餐厅。当时餐厅毫无一人,老板座在外边的餐椅,无奈的望着垂落的雨株。老板的不会说英语,不过他很有耐心的和我们比划,我们好像上了超级比一比,然后还是Goggle translat 救了我们。

我们点了三 course meal ,各有一个前菜,主食和甜品。

Le Piano 2

Rue saints-Helene, 67000, Strasbourg

前菜我们叫了烤鸡沙拉,面包是无限的

这是三文鱼汉堡

三文鱼義大利面

法国甜品,brûlée

Tiramisu

吃饱喝足后,我们走入了老城区,一栋栋的法式建筑在我们眼前,世界上的其他国家的法国村,可是以这里来仿制的。这可是历经风霜的历史建筑,也例入了世界文化遗产。

这里才是我想像的法国!

晚上十点的天空,太阳还恋恋挂于天际,不舍得走。像是为旅人照明回家的路。

第九天-Frankfurt – 法兰克福

罗马广场是欧洲中世纪时期修建的,是法兰克福现代化市容中唯一仍然保留着中古街道面貌的广场,位于法兰克福老城的中心。也是法兰克福少数幸免于二战的建筑。这里是德国最重要的城市广场。每年圣诞节期间,此处也是法兰克福圣诞市场的所在地。

我们路经此处,来喝下午茶。

Imori – 日式甜品店

Braubachstr. 24, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany,

Altstadt

吃着日式甜点下午茶,把满满的回忆浓缩在名信片里写下了给亲人好友的寄语。

第十天-告别荷兰,搭飞机回家了

Budget for 4 person ( SGD 2150/pac)

S/N Website Location Items Price Remark Total cost  ( SGD )
1 Tukish Airline Tukish Airline Air Ticket USD 1907 2780
2 Day 1 Booking.com Istanbul Le Petit Palace Hotel SGD 112 Transport Euro 30/trip = Euro 60 203
3 Day 2 Booking.com Amsterdam Trendy City Canal House SGD 592 Euro 45 cleaning 708.85
4 Day 3 Booking.com Amsterdam
5 Day 4 IHP App Cologne Holiday Inn Euro 60/night IHG point
6 Day 5 IHP App Cologne
7 Day 6 Booking.com Heideberg Ferien wohnung Familie SGD 395 400
8 Day 7 Booking.com Heideberg
9 Day 8 Booking.com Heideberg
10 Day 9 IHP App Amsterdam Holidays inn Euro 99/night 1 room IHG Point 160
11 car rental App Amsterdam Airport SGD 500 579
12 Excahnge SGD 1600 to Euro 1K 1600
13 Euro 120 balance 120
14 Food and Fuel (ticket) 1400
15 Insurance 2 person Annual 650
Total ( SGD) 8600.85

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This was my first time, travelled Europe with my parent. my parent are suffering with leg pain, hence we need to plan itinerary that suitable for old people. we didn’t have Istanbul in my Itinerary, but due to long haul flight hours, I plan to stop over at Istanbul , to let my parent have a good sleep.

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.
Day 1

After 10 hours flight time we Stopover over at Istanbul,  we did not have must time at here -only 13hours.

Hagia Sophia-Hagia Sophia, “Holy Wisdom”; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Sultan Ahmed Mosque-Blue mosque-is a historic Mosque located in Istanbul. A popular tourist site, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues to function as a mosque today; men still kneel in prayer on the mosque’s lush red carpet after the call to prayer.
 

We was accommodate in Le Petill Hotel, very strategic location, near old town.  walking distance to almost all attractions in Istanbul.

The Hotel was clean and comfort but rather small.

The most famous Turkish Food will be Kebab and I think this is a must try in Turkish

We arrive too late, hence unable to try Turkish bath.

we walk from Hotel to Old town and we saw few traditional Turkish Ice-cream –Maraş dondurma

But the hotel receptionist highly recommended Mado Cafe -. they said this Ice-cream is the best ice-cream in town.

 Day 2

We continue our journey and came to Netherlands-Amsterdam 

I Amsterdam is Amsterdam travel board, you can go there for all tourist information. it just allocated opposite the main train station.

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades

Tip:

buy GVB travel card in train station are cheaper than buy at tourist board -travel ticket :1 day-Euro 15, 2 days – Euro 20 , 3 day Euro 25. Tourist pass will be Euro 24/day

Smullers is a place the tourist must check in . the price and the food was good. one buger only cost about Euro 2.20.

moreover you can use Auto machines to buy your burger, so fun

Amsterdam Art Expo .

第三天

The Pancake Bakery-NO 1 best breakfast -Trip advisor .

when we alighted the tram, the local came to us and asked you are looking for pan cake house… hahhaa !!most of the Chinese come here for pan-cake. and he showed us the direction, it was about 15minute walk, not that near…

we went for 2 from Pan cake Expert , and one Belgium waffle , and omelette breakfast set.

wow!! this was the one of best of the Pan cake I ever try !! awesome !! I love it so much !!Thumb up !!!

Address –Prinsengracht 191, Amsterdam The Netherlands

After breakfast we went to Amsterdam Tulip Museum

Cheese Museum

our next station will be Zaanse Schans Windmill

we took train from main station  to Koog-Zaandijk station  (17 minute , return Euro7.20)

然後走路十几分钟抵达风车村

Zaanse Schans Windmill with a lot of museum and windmill

Inside the wind mill.  

 

 

Traditional Clog -inside the clog factory, and the clog show

Chess Museum, you can see how to make cheese here

dress: Herengracht 413, 1017 BP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hours:

Open today · 6–10:30PM

Our Fine dining Diner

 

next stop we come to -red district

can you see the window, pretty cool rite?

DAy 4

Giethoorn

Giethoorn is a mostly car-free village in the northeastern Dutch province of Overijssel. It’s known for its boat-filled waterways, footpaths, bicycle trails and centuries-old thatched-roof houses. It borders a section of the Weerribben-Wieden National Park, a marshy area once popular for peat and reed harvesting。

我们的午餐就是Fish n chip ,一定要介绍一下Klibbeling,炸鱼块,很香很好吃。我们是叫了两碟还不夠!

待序…

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这一次的旅游,让我有对生命更深的体验。因为这是第一次带着含辛茹苦把我养育成人的父母去欧洲旅行为我妈完成她的心愿。大家都说“哗,你真孝顺,带你父母去欧洲吔”可是谁又晓得,又何尝不是父母还建在,身体硬朗。让我完成小时承诺要带妈妈去欧洲的梦想呢!

第一日

这次的旅程主要于轻松好玩为主。所以我们中途停留(Stopover)土耳其的伊斯坦布尔Istanbul ,让我们能好好睡一觉。我们傍晚六时才到达伊斯坦布尔。我们的酒店地点不错,位于旧城区,步行十五分钟就能到蓝色清真寺。

圣索非亚大教堂-来到土耳其,一定要看老城区的圣索菲亚大教堂,教堂是拜占庭式建筑的代表作。

圣索菲亚大教堂和蓝色清真寺,两座古老的建筑,隔着一个广场,仿若两位历经沧桑的老者,正于土耳其共下一场天地棋。

Blue mosque-蓝色清真寺/苏丹艾哈迈德清真寺-蓝色清真寺是伊斯坦布尔最重要的建筑之一,建于1609年。清真寺内墙壁全部用蓝、白两色的依兹尼克磁砖装饰。巨大的原定周围有六根尖塔,是全世界唯一拥有六座高塔的清真寺,也因为6座宣礼塔也称为了蓝色清真寺的象征。

土耳其是世俗回教国,相对其它来的比较开放,所以肚皮舞来自土耳其。今天是斋戒月,土耳其回教徒,准备了食物在太阳下山后和家人好友分享。有一点不同于星马,他们在九点后才进食,而星马一带却是七点。星马夏天太阳比较快下山啊!

来到土耳其一定要吃当地的 kebab ,所以这就是我们的晚餐。

在伊斯坦布尔,我走入了老城区,和有名的土耳其浴室插肩而过,遇见了土耳其冰淇淋Maraş dondurma,可是我们吃的是Mado Cafe的自制?淇淋,这间可是酒店特别介绍的。

只是短短的十三小时,但对于我而言,即使只是一瞥,却也足够惊艳。

第二日

我们程搭了三小时飞机来到了欧洲水乡荷兰,荷兰前名Holand,现名Neitherland,我一直在想为什么它叫“没有地”来到了荷兰之后,才惊觉荷兰果然运河多过土地,仿如一个建筑在水上的国家,这是我开的小小玩笑,不必当真啦!

不过一定要提起的事。荷兰位于低水平地,属于低洼城市,所以有很条运河利用来疏通水流。不让河水淹没这座美丽的城市。2016的夏日是个多雨的季节,其傍边国家如法国,德国都有多个城市,淹没于雨水中。唯有荷兰独善其身,这是不是代表出身的弱点,能靠后天的努力完善?人是能胜天的?

Amsterdam Centraal火车总站-这座建筑都是由教堂建筑师佩特鲁斯·库伯尔设计的。这幢由红色砖石修建的大型建筑。1889年10月15日,火车站正式启用,其建筑风格为荷兰新歌特式。I Amsterdam,旅游局就在火车总站的前面。

Tip:

偷偷告诉你机场到火车站是可以用GVB travel card的,而且如果你在GVB机场的火车站购买travel ticket :1 day-Euro 15, 2 days – Euro 20 , 3 day Euro 25 可用于市内电车,火车,subway,轮船,巴士全部交通工具。如果你在旅游局买Torist pass 需要Euro 24 一天,包括博物馆通。

我们的晚餐,部落客必吃的Smullers汉堡,薯条和小吃。价格十分大众一个鸡肉堡才Euro2.20。而且超好吃,又是必check in点,我们把不是牛肉的食物都叫了,每一样都很好吃哦!最有趣的是还能用贩卖机买热汉堡哦!

 

公共船是免费程搭的,对面是Amsterdam Art Expo .

我们的酒店于运河傍,打开窗户,尽收眼帘的是一幅画。

第三天

这间可是全城最有名的早餐店。The Pancake Bakery,选Menu from Pan Cake Expert 的最好吃了。不得不介绍一下这间店,9点一开门就门庭若寺,我们八点半就到了,还是它的Pan Cake很特别,听说是荷兰式的,我们叫了一个荷兰式咸的和一个比利时甜的。咸的真的很好吃啊,有点像我们的咸煎饼。

地址:-Prinsengracht 191, Amsterdam The Netherlands

吃饱了之后就逛一逛靠近的郁金香博物馆和起士博物馆。免费的可以来拍一拍照,夏日也只有郁金香博物馆外种了很多郁金香可以拍照。那是因为郁金香种子被冷冻了到夏天来种,当然荷兰的夏天也只有17。C

郁金香博物馆Amsterdam Tulip Museum

起士博物馆Cheese Museum

我是来尝尝起士的,很好玩哦!

今天的重点是桑斯安斯风车村 Zaanse Schans

从中央车站搭乘火车往Alkmaar方向到 Koog-Zaandijk 站下火车 (车程17 分鐘,往返Euro7.20)

然後走路十几分钟抵达风车村


桑斯安斯风车村(Zaanse Schans Windmill)是荷兰阿姆斯特丹附近的一座欧洲工业化遗迹博物馆。博物馆展览有从荷兰各地搬迁来的各式风车30多座。另外,也拥有博物馆展示和当年这些风车相关的物品。

在这里观光客可以了解荷兰的手工艺术品作坊、木鞋工厂、奶酪作坊、风车制做花生油等。

风车里原来是这个样子的啊!

木鞋广外-拍下的照片

制造木鞋的示范,很有趣。


奶酪作坊

晚餐我们来到了好评如潮,深受英国游客喜爱的精制料理。

每道菜都是厨师的精心杰作,美的让人下不了口,不过可吃的地方也不多。

第一道是造型圣诞叶,青色的可是Wasabi口味,饼干薄薄一片蛮好吃的。

在每一道菜上桌前,服务生都会告诉你如吃。

第二道看起来像石头的东西,是乳酪纯巧克力,而且只有4个能吃,其它可是真正的石头。每一道都是惊喜或惊吓。

第三道菜,我也不知道是什么,千万不要以为是Korean Bingsu就只有青绿色的泥能吃,其它都是盐。

第四道菜,你们想不到的组合,西瓜与Tuna,味道还很麻吉。

第五道是最正常的面包。

第六道是被打到妈妈都认不得的扇贝。

主菜是Angus Beef steak,和鲜虾卷。吃完了主菜。待应生还送上一个闪闪发光,有钻石粉的珍珠,咬破了白巧克力,里面竟然有柠檬特调果汁,天啊!甜品真的好吃的不得了。

不过有很多生冷食物,我老妈就不喜欢。Euro 50/pax 于Fine Dining 来说是不贵的。我是蛮喜欢啦!因为夠特别啊!

入夜时分,我们将寻访荷兰野性的一面。我们来到了红灯区探访其中奥秘。

一个个性感女郎在橱窗里,摆着挠人要骚。在橱窗上不能拍照,所以我们可是Focus 了200米拍的。通过统计这街道上,这类橱窗共有三百多个。

这些性工作者,每年都要更新执照,身体检查,缴高税。老实说,有些真的很年轻。

除了橱窗,这里还有很多的真人直播表演。我不知道里面是怎样的,我妈不让我买票啊!如果你要更深入的了解这条街,你也可以参观性工作者博物馆,了解一下当地文化。我快被这五光十色迷惑了。

在这里每条小巷的人来来彺彺,含烟吐雾的空气里弥漫着不一样的烟味。

第一次来这里的是大开眼界,长了不少知识。还有第一看到人吸毒品。那里很多大窗口,里面站着性感女郎。哈哈!长知识,长知识。

第四天

Giethoorn-羊角村

世界十大最美的村庄之一,数百年来始终如一,屋顶是芦苇草编织而成的,小河流水,绿油油的草地和五彩斑斓的花朵。蝴蝶更是飞舞花丛中,只是少了个扑蝶的我。这是书桌上的日历里的风景照吧!美的不食人间烟火。

我们的午餐就是Fish n chip ,一定要介绍一下Klibbeling,炸鱼块,很香很好吃。我们是叫了两碟还不夠!

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[:en]Seoul and Jeju Island trip[:]

[:en]This is the first time I travel with my best friends Winnie, and  her family, we signed this travel package at Nasta fair – CS travel. friendly speaking this is not a very good experience with the tour guide, because he keep talking the Korea affair and said Korea Man not good, we went to Korea for fun not married and we don’t feel good for all this affair… But this was the first travel experience with best friends, best of you this trip we great experience.

Day 1 DongHea Harbour red light tower and Donghae Seafood Market, after that we went to Yongpyong Ski Resort
 The room was extremely big, 2 room for 2 person and you can choose tatami or standard room.
  This is the show machine for winter ski
Korean drama accompany for my university life, one of the most popular drama will be “winter sonata”

Sometime I think Korean are creative , using veggie to deco !

Used fruit to deco also !

Fresh seafood at Donghae Seafood Market, the road was small so need to be very careful while u attract by the seafood  that never come across before !
   
In Korean banana milk and market o brownie are must try items so we got it one day one bottle !
Day 2
Everland theme park is an exciting festival world with thrilling rides and lively entertainment to realize one’s dream, mesmerize children and delight adults. DIY Kimchi, , you can enjoy manufacturer a Kimchi by DIY. Korean traditional custom-how to skill and colour matching in wearing. you also become the most attracting person on that day by wearing the Korean traditional wedding custom, and enjoy

Our lunch – Korean style alway come with assorted of side dish

Ice gallery is the world’s first world ‘s first indoor ice sculpture gallery that is open year-round. Visitor can also participate in hand -on scripture programs ‘  such as marking my own ice cup’

Day 3

we can see Korean famous city river, Cheonggyecheon, we shall drive past the president Blue House and notional Fork Museum. then transfer to shop spree where you can purchase Korean Ginseng, a must in your shopping list . Cosmetic shop -experience the most popular skin maintaining way, ladies can also learn how to makeup, Amethyst Factory where they showcase beautiful purplr crystal jewels which many believe brings in good luck and many other advantages make its famous all over the world. continue shopping at Dongdaemum all the fashionable shops gather here as a wholesale market which offer many items at an optimal prices. Fanta stick show, combination of Stringed and percussion instrument have become a permanent public performance here

Day 4

 we took domestic flight from Seoul to Jeju island, and for your information, no passport require, free sit basic, and please come to queue early.
the first destination to proceed in the JEJU island was Yongduam rock, this is a large rock, formation shaped like dragon head. Nest we proceed to Mysterious road.

This is the god of guidance

This was Our diner, is look simple amazing and delicious. Jeju island are famous for seafood , especially abalone and king crab. Well ! We are just simply choose one and have a good tried. But the food was really impress me .. To many side dish .. And all look so good !! Awesome !!!

Day 5

We went to mandarin farm at jeju, in here very famous for mandarin chocolate

This was the last day, in Korean, after that we will need to rush to airport and flight over to Shanghai.

This is the mountain of jeju Island, and very famous to watch for the sun rise. But we cannot wake up early and we just had a very good walking to the hill. The air so fresh which that when u having a deepest breath, and u can feel the clean air full in your lung ..

Is the time to say bye to lovely Korea . Bye bye !

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[:en]Changdu 5 days 4 nights [:zh]让人心痛的城都[:]

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We signed Korea trip at Nasta fair 2009, unfortunately they cancelled the Korea trip, we have no choice but we change to Chengdu China trip, because we have taken leave so we just don’t want to be disappointed. Sichuan just having earthquake no much people been there we still have available sits.

Day 1
We reached Chengdu at morning around 4am at Chengdu ShuangLiu international Airport. We checked in Celebrity Ruicheng hotel, this is a 5 stars hotel the facility look great, but the location not very strategic. We work out from hotel but no much thing can see, we only saw a lot of hospital doing abortiop, even I have receive brochure/ leaflet regarding abortiop( 人流)I am still thing what these 2 word meaning, after finish reading finally I release the meaning. oh my god!!! We rest a while and went for lunch friendly speaking Chengdu food not my cup of tea too oily for me.
We went to longquan mountain to see peach flower. 90% flower dropped we cannot see much, we are so disappointed sign , my bad lucky, The flower we saw all is fake one .
we reached Hua Xiang Nong Ju (花香农居)flower whole sale market), at there have a lot of flower, I do not know what the flower name, but I saw number of poet, no so bad actually.
Later on we reached Jin Li street (锦里, Jin Li is not a real old street but is a re- build building, I think this is one oft favour place at Chengdu, it is beautiful. A lot of shop that selling food and souvenir.

 

Wu Hou temple is just beside, but I didn’t go in, because we have limited of time. Anywhere I am enjoyed.
Day 2
The breakfast in the hotel very nice, but the taste of milk difference from us and drink like rabbit sweet taste. Several years later I found from the news, china milk have poison will cause cancel, lucky I don’t drink much and I have asked my tour guide why the milk so difference, she told me they are using difference type of cow.. Now only I knew is poison cow..
After having a big breakfast we went to Laotse Mount ( 老君山), this mount have a very great history, because Laotse become immortal at here, hence a lot of prayer will come to this temple. The staircase so high and so shape, need to be careful and very cool when u crime high, when you crime to the end you will see a television/radio signal receive Stesen… Hahaha
Stone Elephant Lake Ecological Resort ( 石象湖) is place the couple go to take wedding picture, because inside full of tulip and look nice, we kill a lot of film at there, this is my first time saw many tulip.
we also went to the lake, but due to earthquake the lake no longer in use, and      We saw a lot of visitor ship abandoned at the dry lake.
This is the local tipis, I saw some people buy and eat like that.
The last stop of today will be Wu mu museum, this is a special wood only grown at china and this is the museum not much to see also.
The wood is something like that, they not allow take picture inside.
Day 3
Mount Emei is quite far away from Chengdu, but if didn’t come mount Emei you will regret. In mount Emei have thousand of temple but most famours one named golden summit, because whole temple like golden at the top when the sunshine.     
We took a cable to reach Golden summit, I front of the temple will be a white elephant and a very large many head Buddha, inside is a temple for prayer to place the light and outside too.
I feel sad to saw the monk at there, because monk at golden summit is a job instead religion and believe, this is what I cannot accept.
Bao guo shi – General simo ( Taiwan ) 蒋介石staied here before, inside still have his room.
Day 4

Early in the morning we travelled to Le Shan Giant budha, we travel via Ferry and we viewed Giant Buddha via Ferry hence we able to view whole Giant Buddha Statue.  Giant Buddha is a 233 foot stone statue,  It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan.Construction was started in 713, led by a Chinese monk named Haitong. He hoped that the Buddha would calm the turbulent waters that plagued the shipping vessels traveling down the river. When funding for the project was threatened, he is said to have gouged out his own eyes to show his piety and sincerity. After his death, however, the construction was stuck due to insufficient funding. About 70 years later, a jiedushi decided to sponsor the project and the construction was completed by Haitong’s disciples in 803. (Wikipedia) the tour guide told us, after the giant Buddha build there is no flood at there.

 

Noon we visit Kuan jai alley. Kuan zhai Alley, along with Daci Monstery and Wenshu Monastery, consist of three Well-known historic preserve districts in Chengdu City. Formed by three alleys: Kuan Alley (Wide Alley), Zhai Alley (Narrow Alley) and Jing Alley, Kuan Zhai Alley is a cultural site consisting of Ming and Qing Dynasty style courtyards, modern villas and gardens.

I saw Starbucks at a very traditional old type of house and look really funny, maybe this is called mix the western to the east

Floral land (国色天香) is a playground, but I think no much people visits here, because here no longer need the entrance ticket, so I think seldom people want to travel here.

inside no bad actually, but I didn’t pay any facility. (if want to play the facility need to pay.) so I am just crazy for photo shooting.

 

we went to Chun xi street (春熙路) for shopping at night and Chun Xi Street is a shopping street you can find large shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets, street stalls, and boutiques, as well as modern cafes, and a public square.

Day 5

Giant Panda research center , this is my first time saw giant panda, the baby panda so cute and adorable, but the mature panda look very dirty. And we also watch the breeding of giant panda, and now a days become lesser and lesser so we must protect this species and the environment, human not eating panda but the human spoil the environment and cause the panda become home less and food less.
Take the flight back to Singapore

[:zh]第一次出国,本来是想去An-yong-ha-se-yo 一下的,却因为康泰取消了去韩国的旅行团,所以我们去了成都。记得那刚好过了汶川大地震一年。

这次我们不聊行程,我只聊对成都的看法。在飞机还没[:]

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[:en]Europe trip with SGD 2.3k ( all in) Berlin,part 1 [:zh]玩转德.法.英.比.四国,只花了SGD2.3K[:]

[:en]We travelled via Lufthansa A380 to Frankfurt. It was our first time to Europe. We decided for free and easy trip which was very relaxing.  Our trip was from Frankfurt – Berlin – Paris – London and Belgium.

The transportation in Europe is  very expensive, hence I advise you must know what you want first before you buy the ticket. If you are under  25 years old, you are entitled for the youth rate.  Sad to say if you are over 25 years old, you have to take some time to calculate and expect to spend a little more. You may consider to purchase euro pass or buy point to point ticket. You may compare the prices on the links below.

http://www.eurorailways.com/products/trains_passes/multi_countries/index.htm  ( Euro pass)

http://www.bahn.com/i/view/GBR/en/ ( point to point ticket)

http://www.eurostar.com/

http://www.raileurope.com.sg/train-tickets/journey-insights/article/frankfurt-berlin?lang=en&var_mode=calcul

For us we chose  point to point ticket.

Frankfurt—(bahn Train )–> Berlin –(City Night line ) –> Paris –(Euro star) –> London —(Eurostar/DB Bahn special promotion, Stop over Belgium) –> Frankfurt

1) Bahn Train – Euro 59 (First Class Spcial) this is because, economy sold off
2) City Night Line – Euro 39 ( 6 person / cabin), very difficult to sleep
3)  Euro star -B.P 59 ( Special promotion)
4) Eurostar/DB Bahn special promotion, Stop over Belgium Euro

You can save more than half if you buy from point to point compared buying euro pass.  Euro pass excluded Euro star,  hence you need to buy if you want to travel to London, moreover some countries needto pay booking fee.

Please also buy train ticket in advance in order to get the promotion price, there is a very big difference with original price, and I spent 6 month monitoring promotions before buying tickets. The speed trains in Europe are very innovative and nice. Don’t miss the chance to experience speed trains when you travel in Europe. Another important thing to remember  is to book your ticket in advance. Ensure your hotel has Air-con in summer.  All the hotels in Europe have heater but not all have  air-con. Furthermore,  you must know which type of hotel you want to stay. For example,  some of the special hotel like : jail at 13 century /castle /ice house and so on.. you must check in advance. I consider strategies and convenience for transportation  in booking a hotel. Hotels near the main station are very convenient and money saving which will allow you to travel by public transport.

Day 1
We reached Frankfurt at 6am, the weather was cold around 8-9 degree, and we weree so happy. This  is my first time to be in a country with a temperature lower than 10 degrees. Our train was 9 am and we still had ample of time so we walked around within airport area and looked for the way to the main station (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof). We were so surprised that we could use the Airport trolley to main station which is the next building. We saw  people pushing  trollies. A nice guide showed us the way. The escalator doesn’t look big but seems to have a good quality.
We thought train from Frankfurt to Berlin is more than 4 hours. We meet a local lady named  Evelyn Hubler. She’s traveling to Berlin to look after her niece. She was so nice and informative. She talked about every station we passed by. That made our trip knowledgeable though I couldn’t remember every name of the town.  I could only remembera lot of Novel Prize winners born in Germany.

We reached our hotel a bit earlier than check in time. We were surprise to have our keys that enable us to put our luggage in our room before heading to our walking adventure within the hotel area.Our hotel is strategically located. It’s just 5 minutes walk from Berlin Hautbahof. There were many guests in our hotel from different ages and races.

We stayed at Menninger hotel
Berlin Hautbahof,
Ella-trebles-str.9
10557 Berlin

Tel: 49(0)3066636-100

We went to the tourist board counter at main station to  get a copy of map and inquiry how to go to some of tourist red spot. We didn’t do any research  because  we were looking forward a adventurous  trip.

It’s so easy to travel around Berlin. If you encounter any problem you just need to look for DB Bahn information center. The best part of visiting the information center  was having free chocolates. On our first day we had Ferrero Rocher (coconut flavor) and traditional German biscuit on our second day.

This was the first place we visited. It’s interior and external design were both beautiful. It’s a long way up to reach the top but worth trying. The view was so amazing.

Berlin Cathedral

Address : Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Automobil Forum Unter den Linden, Street Unter den Linden 21

We walked around and saw Bugatti in the show window. We walked in and saw luxury cars that we rarely see in Singapore. Of course taking photos with the beautiful cars was a must.

This is a coffee shop inside the Automabill Forum. Thumps up to this coffee shop. We tried champagne cake. It has a strong champagne fragrance with very smooth filling  covered  with chocolate. It would only take you just one bite to remember it’s taste for a lifetime.
This is the Brandenburg Gate

Located in no-man’s land between East and West Germany. During the Cold War, this famous monument was built in 18th-century  during the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm II. It’s been a defining symbol  of Berlin.

Address: Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Architectural style: Greek Revival

Reichstag building-
The Reichstag building is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Imperial Diet, of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until 1933.
All the buildings and attractions we visited were just a walking distance. You don’t need to worry about the transportation, just enjoy yourself.
In Germany there’s no any gate at the station. You could also travel for free but we still bought our tickets for all the transport in Berlin town.

The Kaufhaus des Westens usually abbreviated to KaDeWe, it is the second-largest department store in Europe; trumped only by Harrods in London.
The store is located on Tauentzienstraße, a major shopping street, between Wittenbergplatz and Breitscheidplatz, near the center of the former West Berlin.
Address: Tauentzienstraße 21-24, 10789 Berlin, Germany

Day 2
we wake up at 8am and having breakfast at hotel, after that, we went to the Bahn information counter, because tourist board not open at Sunday. the customer services have showed us where, how and take what bus to berlin wall. she lead us the faster way, her information super clear, she even told us how many stop to alight.
Berlin wall
The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off  West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, fakir beds and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the “will of the people” in building a socialist state in East Germany. In practice, the Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that marked Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period.
besides that, we went to the world war museum, I watched the video people espcape from Berlin, hope for freedom.
After all we went to Carlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg), I looked for toilet urgently but I cannot found any toilet at there, no choice we went to a turkey restaurant to look for toilet and having lunch there, Berlin have many turkey restaurant selling turkey food, if compare with other crusine, the price rather cheap

Charlottenburg is the largest palace in Berlin and the only surviving royal residence in the city dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family. The palace was built at the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It includes much exotic internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles. A large formal garden surrounded by woodland was added behind the palace

Address: Spandauer Damm 20-24, 14059 Berlin, Germany
Hours:
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
 Berlin have one very famous food, and my friends told me only at Berlin, Curry Wurst, and the most famous wurst will be Curry 36, Wurst = sausage, in Germany unable to find hot + Spicy curry, Curry Wurst not taste will curry much like Tomato saucer + herb /spice . the taste not bad actually. 🙂
The last station will be worldtime clock,  The World Time Clock is one of the Alexanderplatz’s most well-known features. It was constructed in 1969 as part of the square’s redevelopment and has become a popular meeting point.

Weighing 16 tonnes and 10 metres tall, it features a revolving cylinder with the world’s 24 time zones bearing the names of major cities in each zone. The mechanism constructed in a way which enables the current time in each zone to be read.
The clock is topped by a simplified model of the solar system, and is a astronomical clock.

we took the City night line to Paris, you reached early, unlike Singapore /Malaysia Train system, Germany train system very puncture and move very fast, we brought economic ticket, 6person in cabin, we meat a French at Train, and he told us nowadays the public security very bad in Paris because employment from country side cause they move to city and they have no money to survive at Paris, the living cost is very high at Paris. Besides that I saw a lot of people ( but I don’t know, Frence or other nationality, they all not look like Frence) ask u to write in the book and force you for donation, they are so terrible can even follow u for whole street.

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我用了SGD2.3K 逛了西欧四国,全程住二三星房有浴室的打折好康酒店。新加坡到德国-法兰克福的飞机票SGD950(LFA380),最大的用费就是这个了。贵有贵的玩,省钱也有省钱的玩法,绝对是舒服不委屈的快乐旅游哦!
欧洲的交通是很贵的,由其高速火车(high speed train)是真的不便宜。所以旅游计划和提早购买是必要的,因为计划能让你知道,你要怎样的旅游?要买欧洲火车通行证(Euro Pass,),各国交通通行证(Eg:Swiss pass/ Ger Pass/Italy pass…),还是定点火车票(point to point ) ?还有年龄有超过25岁吗?如果没有超过有youth rate折扣。学生不超过三十岁也有学生折扣。再如果你和我一样没折扣,那我们一起来精打细算吧!我们可以在有折扣时,购买高速火车票,因为价格真的差很多。
我的行程:-
德国。法兰克福–(bahn Train )–> 徳国。柏林-(City Night line ) –> 法国。巴黎 –(Euro star) –> 英国。伦敦 —(Eurostar/DB Bahn special promotion, Stop over 比利时) –> 徳国。法兰克福
我选了定点
1) 法兰克福到柏林Bahn Train – Euro 59 First Class
2) 柏林到巴黎City Night Line – Euro 39 ( 6 person / cabin)
3)  巴黎到伦敦Euro star -B.P 59 ( Special promotion)
4) 伦敦到法兰克福Eurostar/DB Bahn special promotion, Stop over Belgium Euro
我算过了买定点比通行证便宜了一半的价钱。有些国家的高述火车须要订位费的。
特别推荐网站,在计划时,超好用!
欧洲火车/通行证能在这里买票,我没在这里买票,价格会比效贵,不过客服超好。
德国火车公司,常常有好康,我的票大多在这买

http://www.bahn.com/i/view/GBR/en/ ( point to point ticket)

到英国只有这间Euro Star
http://www.eurostar.com/

注意事项:-

1)火车票最好是,早点买票。
2)如果是夏天来欧洲,在订房前,记得巡问酒店有没有冷气,夏天在欧洲是非常炎热的,而且不是每一间酒店有冷气,有些酒店只有暖气哦!
3)在房里有没有浴室。这个对我来说很重要。
4)住靠近火车站的酒店,会比效方便。
第一天
我们早晨6点就到了德国-法兰克福机场。8,9度的秋天,飘着枯黄的树。让这片土地染上了金黄,有另一种带有贵气的苍伤美。火车站就在国际机场对面,能使用机场的手推车,把行李推到火车站。因为我们的第一站是柏林。
4小时的火车很有趣,我们在火车上遇见了一名徳国女士名叫Evelyn Hubler。她为我们介绍了火车经过的小镇名人与事。在头等车内的搭客,知道我们第一次来欧洲后纷纷买了当地食物让我们尝。
我们订了在火车站傍边的酒店,SGD76-晚,房间简单舒适。
Menninger hotel
Berlin Hautbahof,
Ella-trebles-str.9
10557 Berlin
Tel: 49(0)3066636-100
在德国DB Bahn的服务中心比旅游局还好用,早开迟关,资料足,而且还有巧克力拿,也能在那购买游客车资卡。

每一个成市中心都有条河,可能人类的文都起于流域的关系吧!我们到了柏林的中心,步行于河的两岸,窥探这历尽二个世界大战的中心点。其实明早酒店有步行团,从酒店出发到下午。可是我已经等不及,投入柏林的怀抱了。
柏林教堂
Berlin Cathedral
Address : Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany


我们有进去教堂参观,也了爬上了顶端。千万不要小看,看起来不高的教堂,但爬起来真的很累。不过是值得的,放眼无际的柏林真的很美。

菩提树街的汽车城

Automobil Forum Unter den Linden, Street Unter den Linden 21
和超级跑车合个照希望有天把你驾回家
汽车城里有间MOVENPICKcafe,在没有人加不起眼的店,竟然有好吃的巧克力香槟蛋糕。
勃兰登堡门
Brandenburg Gate
Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
德国国会大厦
Reichstag building

如果有兴趣能上网报名参观从徳国国会大厦

上述的景点都在附近,不需要另搭交通。我觉得去旅行时,到了一个陌生国度。每一到风景都是新鲜的,所以无处不是风景!
最后逛一下KaDeWe,看看德国的高档百货公司。
Tauentzienstraße 21-24, 10789 Berlin, Germany
第二天
吃了早餐后,来到了栢林围墙,从火车站搭巴士7个站就到了。现在的围墙被拆的只剩下几面共游客游览。附近有个柏林围墙的世界大战博物馆,入门票是免费的。里面记载着德国战败后栢林被分为东德与西德的黑暗历史。
过后我们就到了柏林皇宫
Carlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)
它是柏林最大的皇宫,它是在17世纪建立并在18世纪扩建。

Address: Spandauer Damm 20-24, 14059 Berlin, Germany

Hours:
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
晚餐我们来到了柏林著名小吃curry36,在柏林最有名的小吃就是curry wurst,Wurst就是徳国香肠。在德国curry并不是我们叫的那种,我觉的他是番茄酱和香料混合成的。味道很特别,是可以来尝尝。
在柏林的最后一站,我们来到了世界时钟Alexanderplatz’s,是当地约人见面时的聚点,这钟在1969年建成是太阳能的钟哦!
我们搭了City night line 去巴黎,6人车厢很小很难睡!

Day 3

八点早上我们到了巴黎,Gare De East (Paris) station,第一件事就是去Paul买早餐。在巴黎到处都是Paul。
可后当然是到客务部买旅客套票,就是能在城市(zone1-5)自由搭交通的票。我们在早上9点就check in 酒店了

Gare De East火车站

推荐这间酒店,打折时Euro75 一晚,地点很好,邻近火车站,巴士站。

Libertel Gare de L’Est Francais
13 Rue Du 8 Mai 1945, 10. Gare du Nord – Gare de l’Est, 75010 Paris

来到巴黎时上之都又怎能错过名牌呢,不过省钱女王,这次女王决定去Branded outlet。
搭RER 去Lavallee village,然后步行15分钟就到了。
Longchamp 很便宜,而且Euro 180 还能扣税。在女人的天堂,决对可以让你嗨翻一整天。
Day 4
今天我了世界三个博物馆之一的罗浮宫Louvre Rivoli and Palais Royal Musée du Louvre
RER A Chatelet Les Halles 下车就行了

一来到罗浮宫,尽收眼帘的是座璃玻金字塔,此塔于1989年于华人建筑师贝津明所设计的。

罗浮宫有三大镇店之宝:-
1)蒙娜丽莎
2)胜利女神
3)维纳斯

罗浮宫的收藏丰富,如果有时真的可以慢慢观赏。

为大家介绍一下这幅画,那姐姐捻着妹妹的乳头,代表她怀孕了,后方的仆人正在缝制小孩的衣服。
这4个女神雕像是从雅典抢来的,法国人来时,觉得很有艺术就常了回来,原来的神殿变成了五根柱子。还有根女神雕像在大英博物馆。
凯旋门和香榭丽舍大道
kaishunmenArc de Triomphe, and Champ-élysées .
入夜后可以到凯旋门和香榭丽舍大道,让我印象最深的是香榭丽舍大道开张时那台飞机飞下了香榭丽舍大道,你可以想象当时盛况。香榭丽舍是巴黎有名的名牌街,所以不管你想不想买,都可以体验一下排队进LV参观一下。当然也千万不要错过Laduree,买盒Macaron来当零食。
凯旋门是巴黎知名建筑,它就在大道西面的尽头,今天的凯旋门还有二战的记念日。
大道两旁的高级餐厅看起都很贵,省钱女王在麦丹劳解决了晚餐。在巴黎麦丹劳看起来都十分健康呢!
Day 5
温暖日光撒在脸上的早晨,让我有感而发的想到公园喂鸽子。我们带了我们在面包店买的早餐,到了公园同鸽子分享!
巴黎圣母院
Notre Dame de Paris-Notre-Dame
我们从酒店门外就有巴士到圣母院,今天我特意搭巴士,因为可以游车河看风景。在圣母里没有见到钟楼陀侠,但是里面有圣女贞德像。圣母院里的装潢棒枚了,值得进来参观。
Location
6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
相信大家一定有听过贵巴黎之一的厕所贵,所以巴黎政府建了很多这样的免费公共厕所,如果十五分钟不出来,门会自动开哦!这厕所还会每一次开门之后,自动洗厕所,所以无论如何,你还是要出来的。
我有一个习惯,每一个旅行,我会到当地的超市,体验一下,当地的日常生㓉,我的午餐就在Carfour解决了,只花了Euro2买了个三文冶和一杯果汁。
到了巴黎,有一个非到不可的巴黎秩塔The Eiffel Tower ,Champ de Mars It was 它是Gustave Eiffel 设计和建的。
tip
记得上网订票,不然需要排一两小时的队,另一个方法就是订上面的餐厅吃饭,那就不用买票了啰!
 Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris
巴黎歌剧院,不听歌剧的我也被这华丽的建筑物吸引了
This is the Opera house,Galeries Lafayette 的前面

重点来了,我本来打算来老佛爷百货(Lafayette)带个小香回家的,我傍晚到时,我还以为老佛爷没卖包包呢!一个都不剩了,想买包包的美人,请早点来。在这里买名牌比较容易退税。法国Euro180才退税,如果你在别的地方各别牌子要买到Euro 180,在这里有很多牌子,可以加起来,一起退税。

第一六
开心的日子过的快,转眼今天已经第六天了。本来是计划去凡尔赛宫的,但害怕来不及赶上欧洲之星去英国,所以沒去。
Tip
去英国的海关是很严的,不像其它欧洲国家,所以要早两小时去Gar Du Nor 火车站,每一趟都有不少人赶不上火车。也因为大家都赶不上高速火车,大家都能上下一趟高速火车,只是可能沒有位子座而己。
我们6点傍晚到达英国伦敦,英国和法国时差一小时。
Tip
英国餐厅是很贵的,不过在网上,不时有好康,我们吃的Pizza Express就是1 for1deal,上网打印的vocher.
93一95 Euston Road,NW1 2RA,就在火车站外的前方。超好吃pizza还是现做的,女王的推荐pizza 1 for1 之后才7.9 pound。

那在King’ cross Saint pancras火车站有什么好玩的吗?大家有一定有看过Harry porter ,对Kingcross的9 3/4月台不陌生吧,那里可以去魔法学院哦!大家可以去找一找

火车站的外观
第七天
逛早市是融入一个国家最好的方法,所以一定要去Borough Market,吃当地的食物水果。
8 Southwark St,London SE1 1TL
那里有间著名咖啡店Monmouth
2 Park St London SE1 9AB,咖啡很香很滑是一名前新视艺人和朋友开的。虽然需要排队,但是绝对值的。
Borough Market 必吃的小食:-
1)土耳其甜食,很贵所以来时可以试吃看看。要蛮好吃的。
2) 现开现吃的生蚝
3)Monmouth咖啡
4)各种甜品与水果的试吃
我们逛完了之后就去市中心(City Hall)了,看看小时的儿歌“London Bridge is falling down”英国人嘲笑美国人的儿歌
话说有一天美国人用高价买了London Bridge,他们以为买的是这个,结果收到石头和铁才知道,买错了。那座桥叫London Towel Bridge 。

London Towel Bridge

在很久很久以前,河的对岸是个王宫的监狱,关王子公主的。
来伦敦一定要和电话停拍拍照,用昭片写下了到此一游。
如果没拍到大笨钟,那不是白来了吗?

Poppey day – 是为了记念世界大战的战士的节日

走走就来到了西敏寺大教堂,这是威廉王子结婚时行礼的教堂,而其父母却在圣保罗教堂举行婚礼的。
大笨钟傍就是国会大厦
Tip
来到伦敦一定要去Burberry 的Factory 扫扫货,29-31 Chatham Pl, Lindon E9 6PL
价钱超不可思义的,如我买给老爸的Polo Tee才25pound,老爸超喜欢,说品质超好,红色都不退色。
晚餐我们来到唐人街,正座落于伦敦市中心,我们来一间香港人开的中餐厅。是英国最有名的烧腊店,重口味,但很好吃,一定要烧鸭,超级棒!

文與酒家

12 Gerrard Street, China Town London W1D 5PR
吃了晚餐后,可以去附近的 Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square。
Tip:如果你有什么忘了带记得去Primark (Oxford Street)那里的货品很值得买些用过就丢的货品
 第八天
早上到白金汉宫去看阅兵。场面很壮观。
值得一看

路上看见的古典徳士,在维多利亚建筑傍。有点穿越了时间的长廊的感觉。

我们慢无目地的逛街,欣赏就不同的健筑。拍着伦敦街头的街景,和美丽的邂逅不期而遇。
今天的晚餐Fish and Chip-Rock & Sole Plaice .我们选了外带,因为堂食和外带价钱差很多。
最开心的是世界最有名的大英博物馆是免费的。所以你一定要来参观。当然在大英博物馆最有名的就是木乃伊。
第九天
最后一天在伦敦,一定要吃英式早餐吧(English Breakfast)。 在传统的英国早餐店享用英式早餐后,我们就前往火车站了。
火车在比利时首都布鲁塞尔转车,所以我们有半天在布鲁塞尔 。
Tip:记得自备地图,这里的旅游局是不提供免费地图的。
半天的时间有限,秋天四点黑了,但是还是夠游玩重点的。我例了在布鲁塞尔要做的事。
1)吃比利时华夫饼(Belgium Waffle)一定要来比利时吃的嘛!
2)看小的不能在小的撒尿小童。他在不同的日子会换不同的衣服,不过我们看到最原始的。
3)比利时广场Belgium Square 与王宫 Grand place ,这可是欧洲数一数二漂亮的广场哦!
 4) 买当地有名的巧克力,下面路过的巧克力店的巧克力蛮好吃的比在傍边的Godiva好吃。
终于来到了今晚的酒店Holidays inn Express
Elbestra Aye 7,60329 Frankfurt
地点不错:7分钟到岁S  Bahn和U Bahn火车站
晚餐只有Macdonald,果然每个国家的Macdonald 都很有特色啊!
第十天
法兰克福不大,景点不多,而且不像其他的欧洲国家,有很多古典欧式建筑。法兰克福是个摩登城市,因为很多建筑都在第二次世界大战时被毁了。
法兰克福火车站
Romerberg -徳国的广场,这里有间著名的德国餐厅。Weinstube im Roemer.就在这广场。记得来吃正宗的徳国菜啊!
在法兰克福只有一个广场还没被砸毁,从火车站大门正走就会到了。在广场有几间古老的著名餐厅
 每一个城市中心都有条河,河上有座桥,桥上情人桥上锁!
广场中的正议女神
在德国购物公司是星期天不开店的哦!
在徳国常能看见童话故事中的人物-格林兄弟是德国人啊!
歌剧院

法兰克福股票行外的牛与熊。

Cafe Liebfauenberg
 Liebfrauenberg 24, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
我们更用代表德国的黑森林蛋糕和我爱的蜜糖蛋糕为这此的旅游划下了完美的句点。

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[:en]Day 3
we reached at Gare De East (Paris) station at 8am something, we went to Paul ( a Bakery  shop very famous at France) to having our breakfast, I just remember their sandwich quite expensive, and look hearty, and both of us choose the 2 less expensive bun.

we went to the ticket counter to buy 2days visitor pass.   I have request for early check in, and lucky they allow me to do so. I was extremely exhausted, I took a nap after all.

 

Libertel Gare de L’Est Francais
13 Rue Du 8 Mai 1945, 10. Gare du Nord – Gare de l’Est, 75010 Paris , this hotel are very strategic, opposite is Gare du l’Est main station , Gare du Nord staion  only 400m away .

I travel via RER to Lavallee village, if other option you may refer to the official web site
Longchamp are very cheap at there 1 medium longchamp only Euro 45 outside will be Euro.
don’t forget only Euro 180 at the single receipt can claim for tax return.

 

Day 4
we went to Louvre museum in the morning after we having hotel buffer breakfast, there is few way that you able to reach there by Metro or RER.
The closest Paris Metro station to the Louvre Museum is Louvre Rivoli and Palais Royal Musée du Louvre, both on Line 1 (yellow) which travels underneath Rue de Rivoli.
The closest RER station is Chatelet Les Halles on line RER A.
Louvre is the one of three biggest museum in the world, extremely large unable to view item per item, so we must view the most important one.
The main entrance of Louvre is a glass pyramid, completed 1989, designed by a Chinese Architecture , Ieoh Ming Pei. liked Eiffel towel, this glass pyramid not acceptable by the Paris resident in beginning, but now a day Glass Pyramid become one of the landmark in Paris

 

 

Lunch at Louvre, so so.. only, if you have enough of time, I think you may dine in outside, but I love to visit museum so much and hope to have more time in Louvre.

I want to showed you my must see pieces in Louvre, first is the big three of Louvre

1) Winged Victory –  no head, no hand no pretty face,  I just don’t why this is the big three, but when you view its with 360degree, I feel the power , the freedom the victory.


2) Frank paused at the Venus de Milo statue at the Louvre , this is another handicap series, no hand for this venus

 

3) Mona lisa – is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. Mona Lisa, display at Louvre since 1797. Mona Lisa famous with her smile, I keep gazer at this picture, but still unable to view her secret.
What you think ??
We spend quite long time at Lovre,  around 4pm we went to Arc de Triomphe, and Champ-élysées . The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.
we saw there are having immemorial event for second world war because we saw a lot of body society member, old fork wearing black and secondary school student wear uniform from far away and run to the direction of  Arc de Triomphe, and gather at the ground floor
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we are crazy for Macdonald at Paris, because Macdonald  having the millionaire games, and we brought quite number of set and wish to become millionaire. hahaha anywhere is good fun.

we saw a queue outside a shop, (we stay at Singapore for long time, we also have Singaporean behaviours, like to “Q” ) so we also queue to buy macaroon. the packaging look great and I hear from some other people this is the most famous Macaroon at the world, but the price was expensive too.

Day 5
We brought Opera cake and pie at a traditional bakery shop and went to the garden near by to ate  our breakfast at there, just like the TV show, throw the pie to the pigeon and so many pigeon around us, and we also walk around after breakfast. we took bus to Notre Dame de Paris-Notre-Dame, we just simply don’t want to travel by metro because all the metro station look very dirty. in my opinion if you travel via Metro, you cannot feel the beauty of Paris, because the impression will not good, travel by bus better.
Notre Dame de Paris, is a historic Catholic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, the interior really look awesome, and it is free, so I highly recommended, if you visit Paris.
Location
6 Parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France

There is only 1 limitation , less toilet at surrounding area, WL need to go to toilet urgently and we found only 1 toilet infant of Notre-Dame, we have no choice need to other place look for toilet, we simply took bus and alighted if we saw a public toilet.

we don’t know where we alight actually, but we saw this … Automation Public toilet, we just want to tasting this public toilet hence we alight the bus just for toilet.
there is a Carrefour new by, we went inside and look for our lunch, we brought 2 bun with just Euro 2, and some beverage, the bun at Carrefour was cheap, and I saw a lot of resident brought the grocery, so we did, and having our lunch at bus stop.
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
 recommend you buy ticket in advance, because the queue very long I think the waiting time for us around 1-2 hrs , maybe you book the restaurant in advance and having diner there. I think this will be more enjoyable.
Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris
This is the Opera house in front of Galeries Lafayette we didn’t go inside the opera house, we just pass by, and I think this building look great, so I took this picture.
we planed to buy Channel handbag at here, unfortunately we went to Lafayette at afternoon, all the handbag gone, and whole Lafayette have territory by People from China, I saw them crazy to buy all branded stuff.so if you want to buy Chanel please come at morning to queue.

Day 6

Actually we plan to go Versailles today, but I promise my friends to help her to buy Longchamp Handbag, but yesterday night to crowed and we have no chance to buy so I decide to let go Versailles, and we back to Lafayette and Printemps to continue shopping, unfortunately the design she want have out of stock so we request the sale girl to help us to check where have stock, lucky still have 1 pieces at Paris so we went there for collection. 

We still thinking we have ample of time and hang around, we do not know that Eurostar need to go 1-2 hours before, because in Euro Star station need to have custom check, I thought will be the same like other Europe Country we no need to go thought formality process. We       So scare we cannot catch Eurostar, we quickly fill the custom declaration card and we told the officer we have no enought time to Q and we need to cut Q because the Q was so long we afraid we cannot catch the train, and we found a lot of people same train with us have same problem, after passed the custom clearance process, the process was so strict, man need to took out all the shoes bell and so on. only left 8 minute, we ran like hell to the Euro star, and we cannot found our sit because we just simply enter to the nearest train door, and simply sit. A lot of people unable to took the train also and we found a lot of people is from last train, they unable to took last train too.

We reach UK around 6pm, time difference for 1 hours from Paris and London. Fee Dee meet us at King cross and took us to Pizza Expess for diner. This pizza was freshly made, the skin was awesome, and ingredient was rich, can u imagine I finish whole pizza myself. FeeDee told me live in Lodon you must be smart there alway have a great discount online, so you need to print out the online discount advance in order to enjoy the great discounts. Eg: Pizza Express, you print out discount coupon advance to enjoy 1 for 1 deal.
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Have u watch Harry Poter ?? They need to go to platform 9 3/4, here it is. Can u see half trolley already into wall?? The station on renovation at at time, so this platform have move to the back, if you unable to find this platform, you may ask he official . 
This is outside of King cross saint pancreas. 
 
Day 7 
Early in the morning we came to Borough   Market, the market look clean and a lot of grocery that you able to find at here, for myself this is another type of wet market experience. inside you may see a lot of variety of vegetable, example:  I saw I store selling tomato, only tomato, but with more than 10 variety of tomato. beside that inside with a lot of local food, which is closer to the local life style.
 
 
I would like to special introduce a coffee Monmouth at Borought Market, of course  we need to Q for coffee and I feel the owner put a lot of effort in the coffee, we coffee very smooth and fragrance. 
 
  I saw a pre channel 5 artist ( Singapore) brewed coffee inside the coffee, FeeDee told me he is one of the owner too. 
 
we proceed with City hall of London, at there we saw the London Towel bridge, this is London Towel bridge, have you remember that our childhood song, London Bridge is falling down ….
 
the story began with American want to buy London Bridge from London, because the price was good so London sold London Bridge to USA, at the end USA receive not the London Bridge they want,  They actually want to buy London Towel Bridge not London Bridge this is 2 difference bridge.. because of this Story so we have this Song.
 
 
 
FeeDee told me this is a palace too, but more to prison the royal family, this is a sad palace I think
 
 
took picture with traditional London Public phone is a must, so am I
one of the most iconic place in London This is most definitely one of the most easily identified architecture in the world.
 
 
 

 Few day before we saw the Second World War immemorial  event in France, today Whole London was celebrate Poppy day, eveyone wear the poppy flower and all over the garden with fake poppy, I specially took the picture of fake poppy flower from Malaysia (my home country).

 
 
 
After that we went to the very famous church In London sone of the Royal family will having their wedding at there.  
 
 
Diner time, we went to China town for food, this is a Chinese restaurant owned by Hong Ki, which selling Hong Kong Style roasted foods, highly recommended fro this restaurant, the taste even better I ate at Hong Kong. W.L. don’t like to eat roasted duck, but this restaurant we ate quite a lot. hahaha   
 
 

after Diner we walk around Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square,  all these shopping district just near by, you may walk along the street, and all the road are full of  Christmas lighting, even we walk very far but still very excited, besides Christmas Lighting this Elephant was for Charity, we saw thousand of difference design along the street.  
 

 
There is a department store named Primark, very good bargain, one winter cloth 15 pound. can u imagine ??? just go, wouldn’t be wrong.
Day 8 
 
 
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch, this palace with best location, perfect view, good scenery, helpful artworks. and very good and wonderful place to visit
 
 
We are looking coffee shop for a short break, and I look the design of shop houses, look great right ?  
FeeDee told us, this is the most famous Fish and Chip in London, they are using peanut oil to fry Fish and Chip, and inside was so crowed, we only able pack the food and dine while walking.  
British is FOC, although is FOC but the collection are awesome, and the most famous collection will be mummy, inside with so many mummy from children to adult, from which king to which king, and really make my eye open.
 
 
Day 9 
This is last day in London, FeeDee bring us for breakfast.
Menu : USA /British -but both look the same rite??? hahaha I found no much difference. after all we went to main station to travel to Frankfurt via Belgium.
 
 
after having breakfast we took Taxi back to train station

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我回来时大家都说,你好幸运哦!能看见北极光。你拍到北极光啊,好美哟!其实北极光没有大家想象的难看见啦!只要选对地点,时间,和跟对的团,是很容易看见的。我问了带我们追光的追光猎人,他说以他七年带团的经练,只有一次看不到,其它每一次都可以看见北极光,只是看见的是多是少而已。
极光的英文以罗马黎明女神「Aurora」命名 。极光是在高纬度的天空中,带电的高能粒子和高层大氣中的原子碰撞而造成的发光现象。在北半球的北极圈观察到的极光就叫北极光。太阳的活躍週期为十一年,即每隔十一年就到达到高峰。所以2014到2016间正是观赏北极光的最佳时间。心动不如马上行动,所以我在今年2月27日至3月10日去挪威与冰岛看北极光。来一次寻找幸福之旅,听说如果看见北极光,就会受到黎明女神的眷顾,得到幸福哦!
第一天搭飞机转机Doha
这次北极光之旅锁定Tromso-特罗姆瑟,北极圈里最大的城市,相对其它北极圈城市,气候稳定。是其中一个观赏北极光的最佳城市-Tromso可是有极光之乡的美名的小镇。看见北极光的几率也较高,是非常高。
第二天到达挪威。奥斯陆(Oslo),揶威是一个非常昂贵的城市!而且我的最终目地,也只是看北极光,所以只在奥斯陆停泊一天就飞往挪威的-特罗姆瑟(Tromso)
酒店-City Box Oslo 是间自助酒店,check in by machine, 拿房卡。第一次有点失措。
我走在奧斯陆的城市大街,可以感受到这座城市还很年轻,很有活力。年轻人在公园,溜冰。。
Tip

从奥斯陆国际机场(Oslo Airport Gardermoen)到市区共47km.最方便的方法便是Flytoget 直通火车便可到市区,NoK 180,20分钟便可以到达。不过我个人觉得搭NSB ( Norwegian State Railways) NoK 92 ,30分钟车程最合算。当然如果你想搭巴士Flybussen Nok180也可以。您可以发现这里的交通真的很贵。

奧斯陆官方旅游网
我们在火车站(Osl Center)下站,第一件事我们就到火车站里的旅游局(Visit Oslo)买明早的火车票(和旅游交通卡(Oslo Pass),可以在1和2区无限使用(电车,巴士,地铁)而且还能免费进入博物馆。当然如果想参加活动或旅行团,也能在这里报名。

走过了国家剧院,来到了皇宫。以下就是挪威皇宫,相比之下还是蛮简单的一点都不奢华。

第三天奔向挪威.特罗姆瑟(Tromso)
天还没破晓,我们就离开了酒店,搭飞机来到了-特罗姆瑟。那个传说中,最容易看见北极光的地方-Tromso。它是挪威北部和北极圈里的最大城市。
Tip:-
市区巴士40和42号可以到达市区。价格为Nok50,如果在机场的便利店购买就有折扣Nok14,所以才Nok36。不过需要步行15分钱到机场外的巴士站。徳士其实不贵,从机场到市区酒店才Nok200。我们选搭机场巴士Flybussen。NoK90一趟,Nok140往返。特别推荐一下Flybussen,因为搭客不多,所以司机都会把你载到你下塌的酒店前。记得找sentrum到市区,另外一辆是去医院的。
特色车站。我觉得很有趣。所以留下了倩影。
Smarthotel Tromso是当时最优惠的酒店,我们前一个月才订,Air BnB 也没剩什么hotel 了。不过这间酒店还蛮不错的。

Check in酒店之后呢,一定要去特罗姆瑟旅游局(Visit Tromso),因为你可以在这里订各种的追北极光之旅。这里的追光团都很专业。我选的是九小时追光团,如果特罗姆瑟看不见极光,他们一直追到芬兰去,就会尽可能不让旅客们失望。

特罗姆瑟本来是个默默无闻的小城,是挪威的一个小岛。但是最近以北极光而声名远播!也让纯朴小镇愈来愈繁荣。特罗姆瑟其实还蛮小的,大多旅客都是直奔北极光,当时如果真想看北极光,那就需要住三到四天。大多极光团,在天气不好时是不营业的。所以多呆几天,就比效容易看见极光啊!当然在白天也可以去玩些终季活动。如:滑雪,狗拉雪橇,圣诞鹿拉雪撬,出海,雪鞋等都可以在Visit Tromso报名,而且价格也不错。

Visit Tromso 的外观,白色小木屋,有湖水,又有雪山,景色愉人,美不胜收。订了北极光的追光团,我们就去吃午餐了。其实如果你有租车,可以自己去追光,如果人数比较多会较便宜。可是这次我是一定看见北极光的,所以选择了考业九小时,无定点的追光团。就是那里有,就去哪里,会一直追到芬兰,所以要带护照的那种。我们也买了Tromso 5 days pass-可以五天无限搭巴士,我觉的天气太冷时,搭巴士看风景是一种享受。

追光团有很多种:-
多人小巴士,MPV,定点到北极光屋,出海在海上看都有,只要远离光害,少云,天气晴朗就可以看见了。

A Dagon AS 在 Tromso市区的餐厅,我很喜欢。因为餐厅内有一个很小的水族馆,里面有多种在餐厅内有售买的鱼产。所以你所以看见活生生的雪鱼在我傍边游来游去。还有帝王蟹在抢地盘。

从餐厅看向窗外,灰灰色的天,白白的雪,如诗如画的一幅风景。

这个是我的鱼饼包,很好吃哦。Nok69.在那里这个算不贵了。

私房好介绍:-

Europa (一间到处都有的超市)Danish NoK11,很好吃,又便宜。有时我们会到那里找打折早餐。

Coop超市的价格比Kiwi和Europa贵。不过Coop的Salad 很好吃哦!

由于墨西哥湾流的暖流影响,特罗姆瑟的海峡并未冻结,而且比同一纬度的其它地区更温和。不过身在北极,还是觉得非常冷啊!

  Arctic Cathedral -北极大教堂,Tromso的著名地标,在市中心对岸的一个小山坡上,北欧最大的彩色玻璃教堂。我觉得最美的部分就是外观了,可进可不进。上下山坡的路很滑,我刚想完,傍边就有人滑倒了。
The Art Museum of Nortern Norway  北挪威艺术博物馆.其实我们是去上厕所的,在挪威也是很贵的,免费入场的博物馆其实就是厕所啊!
这是在博物馆拍的,能在厕所找艺术其实也是门艺术。
 我想用千万粿爱的型来拍下 ,Tromso最美的夜景。每一个灯,每一个点都是心型。
我们座42号巴士环游了小岛和内路,看着依山而建房子很有北欧风情,落地窗很大,可以看见房子的摆设。
第四天( Tromso)

Polar Museum 极地博物馆

Polaria-极地博物馆 polar museum 和polaria就在傍边而且,不用太早过来,十一点早上正好。里面有水旅馆和海豹表演,很不错一下。

接下来我们就去餐厅前的冰雕拍拍照,哈哈!不用入门票的冰雕,真开心。有人问我,Tromso冷吗?我回答,当你走在街上都能看见冰雕,而且还不会融化,你说冷吗?

傍晚5点要去集合,今晚就要去看极光了。所以我们午餐去吃buffer,吃饱点,今晚要以天地抗冷。pepper pizza是当地连锁店,价格比效便宜,不过味道没有太好吃。不过我先说明是比pizzahut好吃很多的那种,但是就不能和Mozza比啦!不过环境是很不错一下的。
最精采的时候到啦,我订的NoK850/pac的追光团,12 人的MPV。我们和精炼丰富的追光猎人Peter,他是位来自波兰的追光猎人。我们很高兴和他一起追逐北极光。追光猎人会检查会每小时的天气状况,然后到最容易看见极光的地方看极光,我们很幸运,当天的老天很赏脸,连追光猎人都觉得我们看见的极光很盛况。
我们并没有到很远,也没有等待极光。因为极光好像知道我们到来,丝毫不吝啬的一直在发光从七点一直到十二点。在十一到十二点更到了今晚的高潮。用肉眼看见的极光是灰白色的,但是发光发到最亮时,连肉眼也能看见青光,当地人叫她“green lady”
追光团都会有准备食物,有鲑鱼,蛋糕,热可可,咖啡,和一些小食物。然后在雪地上烤火,有点像营火会,第一次在雪地营火,蛮好玩的。

看见整个天空布满光,清楚可见一粒粒的电子在天空游移。变幻这不同图行像只大水母般,在这片天空是青澈的,星星是蓝色的,还能看见银河的线,果然不负此行。我们一直观赏到临晨一点。回到酒店已经3.30pm了。我们可是早上才睡啊!当然是因为太激动了发脸书啊!当时是KP3哦!这可是KP1地区,所以是满天青光哦!

拍北极光调的相机。
光圈愈大愈好-我用F3.5
Iso我用1600
快门十秒
最重要的是三角架。(这个真的很重要)
第五天(Tromso)
我们可是睡到下午才起身,今天一定大吃特吃,庆祝一下。我们去逛了Tromso少有的卖场Nerstranda。而且还在那里吃午餐。

Ra Sushi

Nerstranda 9 Nerstranda Kjoepesenter,Tromso
9008

nok179的超值午餐,鲑鱼超新鲜,超好吃!如果来到一定要来吃。

Tip

Ra sushi有2两一间是Bistriol晚上才开,价钱效贵。一间是在商场的餐厅,我们选了在商场的吃特价午餐。

Jordbaer e Nerstranda As,
Nerstranda 9,9008
Tromso
之后去楼上来个sweet ending -这里的蛋糕真心不错。Nok45一片
吃饱喝足了后,在逛逛市区。

特罗姆瑟大教堂-最古孝教堂,不收门票。小而巧,很北殴。朴实无华。

过后我们去逛了Tromso大学,走一走大学之路。大学在郊外,我们就这样搭了20分钟到那里。一路去上去课的莘莘学子,让我觉的回到了大学时光。

大学外的天文博物馆

时光飞逝,又是晚餐时间。这间餐厅是酒店小姐特别介绍,连当地人也爱吃的餐厅。
Arctanadria
Verthuset Skarven AS
Strandtorget 1
9008 Tromso

这间餐厅就在海峡傍,需要订位,客人很多。

Torrfish-,Grillet 是当地挪威独有的当地口味,把雪鱼用自己私房方法,加工加香料晒干。然后还原再拿来烤。那雪鱼就外脆内软,肉的味道也很独特。

helt Set 就是住在北极动物的肉

其实冰岛和挪威当地人很少吃鲸鱼,比较多的是游客在尝试。捕鲸业也因日本商业萧条而导致鲸鱼肉难以售卖。
老实说鲸鱼肉佷难吃,很难咬,味道又重。所以还是不要吃它比较好。
第六天(Tromso)
最后一天在Tromso了
在酒店吃了早餐后,就步行去集合点。

酒店的早餐很好吃。有些东西我们那还真没有,如:-很像cheese的焦糖块。

Show Shoes雪鞋,我们参加了三小时雪鞋树林探险。本想才三小时,最后三小时,就把我累到半死。
价格:Nok550/pax
用特制雪鞋走上玻,比普通鞋容易走。看树林的风景。我们还遇见了当地育儿园学滑雪的小孩,可爱极了。

我们的团友在雪中做雪天使。

Tromso图书馆

Jekta Storsenter是位于机场傍的百货商场。我们到哪里走走逛逛。

最中目地是到A。Dragoy As吃晚餐

雪鱼排才Nok109-现在是雪鱼季节

椰子咖喱鱼汤Nok99里面有大块的桂鱼和雪鱼哦!
今晚我们很早就睡了,明早6.30am飞机,我们3am就要起身了。
Tromso 的其它活动介绍:-
如果有兴趣也能去试试看哦!

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[:en]Europe Trip with SGD 2.3k (all in) half day Belgium stop over , part 3[:zh]寻找幸福之旅-冰岛[:]

[:en]We reached Belgium at noon, and still have half day to go, there is no free map at Belgium Tourist Board and need pay for it, and not cheap either. the best way, please bring your own map. we put all our luggage at  locker, and have our half day tour at Belgium. do remember bring your own map, the map selling in tourist board damn expensive and not for free.

Don’t forget to try their true Belgium wafer . 🙂
 
 
It’s the icon of Brussels, but that’s about it. Nothing more than that. The statue is so small, I have passed him so may time still unable to discovery it. and because of its iconic status in Brussels city, there are so many tourists surrounding it.
 
There are several legends behind this statue, but the most famous is the one about Duke Godfrey III of Leuven. In 1142, the troops of this two-year-old lord were battling against the troops of the Berthouts, the lords of Grimbergen, in Ransbeke (now Neder-Over-Heembeek). The troops put the infant lord in a basket and hung the basket in a tree to encourage them. From there, the boy urinated on the troops of the Berthouts, who eventually lost the battle. (Wikipedia)
 
 
 
Belgium square Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.
 
 
This is the handmade chocolate shop that we brought for, haven’t reach Frankfurt all chocolate have gone ( in our stomach) , can you imagine how delicious of the chocolate, I think better than GODIVA  
After than we took a Taxi back to the station, we actually plan to walk back but we lost, and no choice we took a taxi back, overall is a good experience in here.

We finally reach Frankfurt Main station and we book hotel near by ( Holiday inn Express)  

 
This is our diner at Frankfurt, too late no much thing to eat, after all we went to Macdonald again  
 
Day 10
we meet Evelyn Hubler at Frankfurt main station, she want to showed us the beauty of Frankfurt, she is not tour guide, but she perform even better than professional tour guide.  
 
she bring us to a newly build shopping centre, she told me this bidding design idea from Black hole, can you see this, very special, and we just don know how to clean this building? maybe design like this no  need to clean ?  
 
we also go up to the top and view the whole city, if you not the resident I don think you know which building can enter
 
this is the square in Frankfurt, look like the fairy tale story, this is because Brother Grimm (Wilhelm Grimm and Jacob Grimm) is from Germany and believe fairy tale story will help the children to grow healthy
 
This is the older restaurant at Frankfurt, most of the building have been bombed  while second world war, only these square survive, this restaurant around 800 years  
 
this is special wine only at Frankfurt, apple wine, and must dink  using this type of glass.
 

Wurst from Germany, no doubt the taste very good and difference sausage with difference taste.

 
 traditional Frankfurt dish, very special must try, like soup and also source.  
 
  
 
all the city must have the river, I don know why, maybe let the tourist to take the picture from boat, at the bridge , I saw a lot of lock from couple. so romantic !
 
the maiden of justice
 
 no shop open on Sunday, remember this, we are too use to go to shopping on Sunday, but don’t do so at Germany.
 
 
Guess what this Statue mean?? is a Fairy tale story
 
this is a opera house, she told me that resident in Germany like to watch opera
 
 

infants on the stock market exchange, hi bull keep hard ok, don’t let bear take over from you.

 
 
we closing our Europe trip with a very nice dessert, and thanks for the hospitality od Evelyn, we will miss you always.
 Black forest cake
 
Honey almond cake
 
 

we took metro to the Airport and back to Singapore.

[:zh]冰岛是一个在照片里,不食人间烟火的仙境。大自然的魅力感染着旅人,是个人间的世外桃源

第七天(Iceland )
小时候看记录片时,就知道冰岛很美,所以小时候的其中个梦想就是来冰岛。别小看这小梦想,当时座飞机去北极可是大大的梦想啰!有这种梦想还会被的爸爸妈妈骂“做白日梦的啰”!今天就是美梦成真的一天哦!
冰岛的天汽是变化是快到你不敢相信!在冰岛有个笑话,如果你不喜欢冰岛的天气,等多五分钟,就会有你喜欢的天气哦!
在冰岛自驾比较好玩,车座是左驾。租车不贵,汽油和新加坡差不多,没有公路收贵,只有海底隧道要收费。90km/hr,不过真的要很小心,下雪和刮风雪时,可见度等于零。我们可是驾20-30km/hr。在冰岛除了买车险我们还加了GPS和sand and Ash protection。我们驾车时有2台机GPS和Google map在走着。以防万一。
Tip:-
用iphone -Car rental App租车
我选Green Motion,前一天租车,价格不贵。而且还有机场接送。Green Motion 们工作人员会接你到租车的地方。5天车加保险加另外刚sand and ash protection 加GPS SGD 427, Wolkwagen Golf/Hundai I30.  5人medium range .
有一点很重要就是时时注意天气,还有过桥时要小心,因为桥上只有一条路,前面有车就会撞在一起了。
最后是停车位,不是每间酒店都有停车位,所以在订住宿(air bnb/hotel)记得问一下。市区停车费是很贵的,而且到处可以看见-拖车图!
来冰岛一定要泡温泉,所以记得带泳衣。不要像我忘了带,blue lagon在机场附近,一下机场就能去了。只是我忘了带,所以先去买。穿租借的游泳衣,我会不习惯。
冰岛币是很难换到的,因为它是世界少有破产国家。在机场的钱币对换商只收日本(yen),美金,Euro … 几种而己,新币/马币都不收。旅游局是可以換钱但是也只收几种通用货币。只有银行是有收的,但是银行是迟开早关,常常假期那种,所以记得带信用卡和换些美金/Euro。
在冰岛虽然要自驾,黄金圈,黑沙滩,蓝湖(blue lagoon),自驾省钱又方便。可是有些地方是需要跟团的如出海看鲸鱼,进冰洞冰山,直升机鸟瞰冰岛等。来冰岛是要计划的,但是计划永远赶不上变化。

在冰岛可以跟什么团,有什么可做,我做一下说明:-

北极光的团是不用参加啦!有几种选择。
1)自己驾车到山上看光
2)住北极光旅馆
3)泡温泉看光(Secreat lagoon, Largarvatn Fontana)又可泡美美温泉,又可看光
黄金圈也不需要,一人价Isk8900-1100,到不如自己驾车去,还可以顺道去传说的黑沙滩。黑沙滩加几个瀑布的行程可是Isk13900一人价,加起来多贵啊!
我选了出海看鲸鱼,想一想可以在北极看鲸鱼,多酷!Isk8900
去冰山里的冰洞(into Gacier),没有当地导游是不能进冰山的,而且很多路需要4×4四轮驱动。越野在冰岛是犯法的,有事发生,保险不会赔。最重要,进冰山是真的很危险。所以我们选择参加团,有专人比效放心。
直升机俯瞰冰岛,有钱的话是OK。但是我也觉得贵啊!ISK 189400/pac还是去别的地方座比效便宜。
用吉普车进国家公园-如果自己,你也可以慢慢走进去,不过进得不深。

去看看火山!我对这些真的没什么兴趣吔!这些地方就需要吉普车,才能到。如果想去,为了安全,还是需要跟团。

这些团都可以在visit Refjavik订。发生什么事就在那里退钱。

Visit Reykjavík, Adalstraeti 2, 101 Reykjavík, Tel: +(354) 590 1500

如果你要环岛游,可以选4×4四轻驱动(如果要走内路),如果环一号公路,那二轮驱动车就可以了。不过为了安全起见你需要在电话装112-App,ICE-SAR 。发生意外,当局就可以知道你在哪里。

第一天来冰岛,当然是到旅游局订喜欢的团。在附近走走。过后就出发去买泳衣了。
如果你和我一样忘了带泳衣Kinglan Shoping mall,买一件吧!那里很多牌子都有出售泳衣。
在Hagkaup和Bonus超市买些零食和食物。去到郊外,饿了也很难找餐厅啊!所以我们都到Reykavik24小时买Danish啊!
看见这照片时,有感而发,真像我们在Blue lagoon泡的时候啊!

今晚我们就逛着雷克雅末克(Reykavik)
晚上我们来到了Hallgrinskirkja大教堂,在教堂正门的雕像是冰岛独立之父Leifur Eiriksson.

雷克雅未克是冰岛首都,是国家政治经济文化中心,冰岛百分之八十人口集居在此。城市里靠地热发电,被世界誉为无烟之城。

第八天(Iceland )
来到你会发现原来有一个地方叫无一处不美。我在这开发了一条从西到南部沿途可观赏各各有名的精典路线。把黄金圈和黑沙滩沿途走完。介绍一下黄金圈,它是被冰岛誉为最美的风景,所以有黄金圈的雅号。辛格瓦德拉国家公园(Pingvellir National park),间歇泉(Geysir)和黄金大瀑布(Gullfoss)

Pingvellir–> Geysir–>Gullfoss–> Seljalandsfoss–> Skigafloss–> Reynisfjara – Black Sand Beach–>Vik

沿途可以看见Viking Hoses ,很可爱。我还喂它们吃蛋糕吔!可是我也不敢喂太多,怕它们闹肚子。

幸格瓦德拉国家公园Pingvellr (Thingvellir) national park 拥有特殊的地型,集合了奇山怪石,山野湖泊,温泉瀑布等美景。
间歇泉Geysir  这里很多间歇泉,最有名的是Stokkur,十多分钟就会喷一次15-40m的水枉,在冬天地面的热泉出,遇到了冷空气,就化成水蒸气。一片露水。一片白茫茫。

黄金大瀑布

Gullfoss- waterfall
居徳瀑布,又名黄金瀑布,它是欧洲最具力量的瀑布也是世界最惊艳的十大瀑布之一。宽2500米,高70米,为冰岛最大的断层峡谷瀑布,塔河在这里形成上、下两道瀑布,下方河道变窄成激流。

瀑布的源头为Hvita River,这个大瀑布可有几个故事,冰岛人捍卫大自然的故事,第一任冰岛总统的故事,还好有他们,不然这里就变成发电广,我也看不到这能感染我的大自然了。。

1975年农庄主人将它送给政府作为自然保留区。在阳光的照射下,瀑布喷溅的水珠折射出一道彩虹,散发着锻金般的光彩,瀑布也因此得名。
Seljalandsfoss- waterfall
Skigafloss – waterfall
Reynisfjara – Black Sand Beach 黑沙滩
风很大,浪很大,很神秘的黑沙滩。在之前,可是需要4×4才能到来。现在的
路比较好了,所以我们就来了,不过一路程蛮惊悚的。悬崖没有栏杆啦,大风雪到看不见路啦!来这一定要加Ash insurance,因为车门很容易被风吹走。而且有时驾着就看不见前方.我在那真的被风吹倒了。前几个星期,还有两个人被浪卷走了。那里常发生意外。
风琴岩峭壁是一根根琴柱整齐排列而成,宛如大自然雕刻而成的大风琴。这天然的大风琴是火山爆发时,喷出的岩浆,流入海水中迅速冷却后,瞬间收缩而形成柱状的玄武岩。
Vick维克Town 找间餐厅吃晚餐
Suour Vik
Suourvikurvegur 1,Vik 870

笋汤-好特别峨!是青色的。

第九天(Iceland )
冰岛的日子过的很充实,今天二十点要到旧码头集合,所以我只能在附近走走
Harpa Concert and Conference Center冰岛国家歌剧院
旧码头的鱼市场。去旅游一定要当地市场走走。

今天我们就到北极看鲸鱼哦!

底层有大衣,还好我穿了,真的很冷!
出海时天气晴朗。很难想象15分钟后,来点暴风雪又下大雨! 我觉的去看鲸鱼蛮好玩的!北极的雪一点都不客气,狂拍我的脸,那船是摇倒不像话,大伙都进船舱里了。我们却在船板享受承风破浪。
Blue Lagoon 蓝湖
蓝湖似乎已成为冰岛标志,许多人来到冰岛,都会选择在这里好好的泡个澡。蓝湖的水中含有许多化学与矿物结晶,这些结晶已被冰岛医学家证明能舒缓精神压力及具备其它一些疗效,因此从蓝湖中提练出来的各种产品也受到肯定。

泡温泉时别忘了涂一些硅土泥在脸上当作面膜,这里的硅土泥是火山泥,里面有许多矿物质,对皮肤非常好。我们来时还下雪了,身体浸在温暖的水中,抬头看漫天飞舞的白雪,感觉非常不一般。

不过告诉大家一定要上网订票,因为每一小时有固定人数。所以订愈早愈好。
泡完澡8.30晚上出来,本想吃个晚餐。结果看见北极光。当晚KP7的北极光吔!好吧!把车停在路边和大家一起看北极光吧! 其实我是比效想吃晚餐的。
结果十点半才回到市区,所以只能24小时无休的Hagkaup买晚餐了。
第十天(Iceland )
 旅游局和Trip advisor的早餐第一名。
The Laundromat Café -one of the best breakfast in Reykjavik
Austurstræti 9 9, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
名字很怪叫Dirty Breakfast …musli yogurt超好吃!三片pan cake 真的很多。
今天出发去Husefell, Get intoGacier 的集合点。

沿途的山很美,小雪一直吹!

就是座这种车才能去雪山山脚!轮要大而且愈多愈好。
Barnafoss-传说中的瀑布,冰岛有很多神话都关于这。最有名的是有两个小孩掉下了这里
The Setlement center restaurant – Borganes 最好的餐厅。很棒的一间餐厅。这间餐厅是依靠着火山熔岩石而建很特别。

傍边就是旅游局,里面有着冰岛最老的火山岩(Lava)

第十一天今早从冰岛飞Oslo

我们在被誉为冰岛最好喝的咖啡店,吃完早餐后就搭飞机去Oslo了

Reykjavik Roasters
Brautarholt, Reykjavík, Iceland
Oslo Vigeland park -有很多奇怪雕像!
我们只是走马看花!
Tip:
收集行装-来北极圈真的很冷,大衣一定要带零下十多度的,最好是Down 鹅绒的。围巾可带多几条不同颜色的,长裤二三条因为冰岛下午容易湿!毛衣几件,卫生衣裤,热袋,热水壶,雪鞋防滑的,还有雪鞋丁。
第十二天回到新加坡的家
冰岛是世界上最幸福的国家,也是这世上少有的破产国家。那是不是说有钱和幸福是两码子事?有钱不一定幸福!在冰岛看了篇杂志,文章写着:-冰岛的GDP40%来自渔业,俄罗斯是冰岛第二大渔产进口国。因为俄罗斯侵略乌克兰的土地,冰岛投了对俄罗斯制裁票。俄罗斯禁止了冰岛入囗的鱼。总结成词更是让我惭愧!最后是这样写的,虽然俄罗斯的举动,让我们商业受到很大的冲击,但是我们还是能活下去。侵占别人土地是不道德的,我们谴责不道德的行为。 幸福是种选择,选择善良的活下去!我爱上了冰岛,所以冰岛变成了每年拜访一次的地方了。
下次我一定要来个环岛游!泡在大自然的温泉里。

再去Gacier lagon看看

环岛游,泡温泉,看冰洞!哈哈!

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[:en]Bintan 2 days 1 night with uni friends (31May2014) [:zh]民丹岛周日两天一夜行-Pulau Bintan[:]

[:en]This is a trip that we scheduled for few times, because we need to gather 3 beautiful lady to join this trip.

the total Spending will be coupon from deal.comSGD 99 + SGD 46 ( other expenses) + SGD 50(pocket money)
the deal included :-
2 way ferry
2 way land transfer
1 night accommodation at Sahid resort
City tour
Lunch
60 minute massage
Kayaking , Cycling , Karaoke
daily breakfast
we alight at Tanjung pinang ferry terminal –Tanjung Pinang is located on the southwestern part of Bintan island and is the capital and largest town of the Indonesian province of Riau Islands.
The First stop will be Bintan town, so we just walk around but look like 1960 Malaysia , so we just walk around, the weather was pretty hot, and we just walk walk and see see only.

Below picture will be next stop, can u see the plant?? this is all dragon fruit plant, we still not in season so we still have no dragon fruit to eat.

Chinese temple at Bintan –

This temple were built in 1900s when mainland people who lived in Guandong, Hainan and Fujian Province in China escaped to Indonesia due to war and unstable living condition in China. They only moved out from China but they also brought their culture and believe to Bintan Island.
Many overseas chinese will pray twice a month which are 1st and 15th every lunar calendar. Main festival is Mid Autumn Festival (15th of the 8th month in lunar calendar). It is a 3 day festival with plenty of local culture, celebration and even a lion dance.
Be there if you can catch up this event and you will feel something different between overseas chinese and chinese who were born in China (Trip adviser)

after having our lunch we went back to our hotel, our hotel extremely quite and no much people, I think because the location not very good, and with a lot of mosquito.. the diner at hotel was extremely horrible also.

At night no much thing to do, maybe you may arrange a massage, we did arrange for Karaoke session, but the karaoke is on open space.. alamak!! I have nothing to say.. but we all few funny lo..

there is no Wifi at room and very low signal at Lobby .. by the way Lobby areas with no air-con are full of mosquito, at the end we chit chat at room only, but I think is was good to have a girl chat at this moment .. and we keep eating and chit chat for me.. I am enjoy with my uni friends.

 

the next morning after breakfast, we plan for cycling but can you see the bike look so huge and the road not so good so is was a big challenger for 3 cute and sweet lady rite ??
Cycling but the road not very good , up and down so I just ride for 15 minute and gave up..

lucky the swimming pool look ok

This is our room exterior .
beach is not connected with resort and we need to travel by a golf car, and the beach not so nice as we saw some where else.. but at least clean, because this is a private beach that only resort customer are allow to enter, near by with a small restaurant but no much variety to eat also.

but 3 of us still doing a kayaking under a extremely hot sun..

3 pretty leg, guess which one is my leg ??

we back around afternoon and bye bye Bintan.. is not a nice place but because of both of you and cause the meaningful of this trip.. thanks Mei yen for all arrangement and yenchiu invited us to join this trip..[:zh]

从窗前眺望远处的海,天很蓝,海平线平静的没有一丝波涛。这里的海滩,沙不细,水不蓝,不是你想像中的美丽海滩,却是我周未,远离喧哗都市的一个选择的方式。这里慢节奏的生活方式,感染了我。让我放慢了脚步,才真正有机会享受沿途的风景。谁又能说,乡间的黄泥路,奶黄的海,公路两傍的杂草,不是一道风景?不感动人心?看到小时的糖果,有如程搭时光机,回到了七岁的自己。

那这次就用一棵童年的心,来畅旅这一个印尼小岛吧!小时候的我,不需要花很多钱,只要有好朋友,几棵糖,自己做的玩具就很开心了。今天我们有三个大学的同学室友一起出游,所以我们一定玩的很开心。

从新加坡购买民舟岛两天一夜的旅行团。船票+酒店+半日游+ 60分钟的按摩和午餐共SGD99/pac 然后就出发啦!我们比较了价格,套票真的比较划算呀!

第一站我们来到梅峰寺。印尼华侨还是有很多信奉佛教的。从主殿前眺望远处的牌坊。一粿粿还末结果们龙珠果装饰着梅峰寺。

其实这间寺院并不大,却很民风,是当地善男信女供奉佛祖的胜地。

我们的午餐在一间当地的Ayam Penyet 餐厅用餐。

 

这是一道印尼的当地美,特制的炸鸡。搭配着密制辣椒(Sambal)和炸豆腐。很不错哦!可以来尝尝看。

吃饱喝足之后,当然就是市区游,压压马路,消消化。民丹岛市中心不大,走着走着看见了一间店,然后就在街上和我同名的店合照一下。不为什么,只为了用倩影写下到此一游。

接下来就是60分钟的按摩了,导游带我们到一间专业的按摩中心,帮我们安排后,我们就被带到各别的独立房间了。

下午三四点左右我们就到Sahid Bintan Beach Resort check in了。

我们就在度假村里悠哉的逛来逛去,游游泳。

划划船,看日落,然后一定要做一件到海边必做之事,喝椰水。而且我们喝的椰子水可是刚从树上摘下来了。

以友同游,就是最好的享受。记得英国电视节目问了一个问题,什么东西就好玩?结果几年,型型色色的答案,却没一个人答对,最后被一个小男孩拿到了巨额奖金,他的答案是:和好朋友一起玩。

在这可是有免费脚踏车,可让住客来使用的。

第二天吃了早餐后,我们就收拾行李回新加坡了。

我想每踏上一个旅途,都有它的意义,这次我们的目的很简单,就是和好友一起玩。很多年不见的朋友,相聚一起还蛮开心的。

人生是一场旅行,一路上有太多的未知数,不过最重要的是这场人生旅途你要的是什么,有什么目的,完成你要的,就是完美的。旅行和人生一样,这次的旅行是和大学好友,一起寻找失去的童年美好,那海蓝不蓝,食物丰不丰富,其实也没那么重要了。[:]

[:en]Legoland Malaysia [:zh]位于柔佛的乐高乐园[:]

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Legoland Malaysia is a theme park that has opened in Nusajaya Johor Malaysia on September 15, 2012 with over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. It is the first LEGOLAND theme park in Asia.
Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini,, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-597 8888
http://www.legoland.com.my/

Chrismas around the corner and, our company giving a free ticket to Legoland Malaysia. My advise is go early, you can see the crowd, if you go early you may go to the water Team park also, at the time the water team park yet ready so we just went without water team park .

LEGOLAND is a theme park that suitable for whole family because consist ride for Children and adult. Children most probably will love it.

Do remember to bring umbrella, weather Malaysia either too hot that burn your skin or raining, bring umbrella you wouldn’t regret.

We went LEGOLAND at 12.00pm after lunch and 300pm start to raining.. sign we quickly shuttle our self at 4D movie.

This Lego Chrismas tree at the entrance welcome us to LEGOLAND Malaysia
Lego Academy -I found this is fun, and I did go to ask can I join the children, but they are not allow, so, I saw they using computer to design what they want and the computer let them know how to construe the model.. is really like our revert engineering but they are using Lego…

Would-be captains can take the wheel of their very own battery powered boat.
LEGO TECHNIC-too long Q I have no change to play this
This is Under Lego Kindom

we are Q for the Dragon, if you look at outside, you really can see much thing, but you take this ride, you able to see all the beautiful Lego in the Lego castle, you can see the King, Queen, princess, Prince doing what at the castle. and you must try this!!!

DUPLO Express
observation Towel – you may take this to have a full view of Lego land is 360degree.
Designed for LEGO® fans of all ages, IMAGINATION is where creativity knows no bounds. Inventors big and small can bring their imaginings to life, while young children will marvel at the life size DUPLO® Express.
LAND OF ADVENTURE _
Lost Kindom
we waiting Q to take the car Laser ride, but inside we didn’t took any picture, because we are busy shooting.
Mini Land

See the world in an amazing new way in MINILAND, the centrepiece of every LEGOLAND Park.  It took three years and more than 30 million LEGO bricks to recreate some of Asia’s best known landmarks in detailed miniature.Stroll through famous scenes from 17 Asian countries, including the Petronas Twin Towers, the Merlion Statue and the Taj Mahal.The whole of MINILAND is animated, and guests – big and small – can bring the models to life at the touch of a button.

I went to Nata fair Singapore, they was 2 old lady around 70+ years old, they ask the person in Logo land boast, what can they do at Lego land, is for youth only, the person in charge told them, you go to take a look for Mini Asia and Mini Malaysia la… look nice….

Johor Bahru – I am johorian I am said 90% similar even the signboard look so great
PETRONAS twin towel
Eye of Malaysia
PETRONAS towel is look so real at night
Pretty cool, can you see the Lego building with lighting, it look real and  especially at night.
The team park closed at 8pm and around 7.40pn the night coming and it make the Buidling look even attractive and make me feel I at Kuala Lumpur.
This is the Lego land hotel, it look great, but I never try before.
We wake up late and we have so many ride have no change to play due to long ‘Q’, I plan to visit water world next time. see you.

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小时的我永远觉得外国月亮比较圆。马来西亚各方面,都不如外国,要去乐园,一定要去美国,德国,法国的,再不然就日本。马来西亚建不出世界著名的乐园,看云顶就知道了啊。马来西亚的乐高乐园,位于柔佛Gelang Patah.和我家只要短短的20分钟距离。但是它的美却是从,国外朋友口中所听见。他说我来马来西亚一定要去新山,去Legoland,这让我很傻眼。

其实这个乐园让我们柔佛子民一次次,一场欢喜,一场空后,在千百万次雷声大雨点小,的情况下,健成了。记得当时,隔壁auntie ,朋友,老爸老妈在我初中,一直讲一直讲到读完大学才建成。而且从本来的Disneyland 建到最后变成Legoland。不过好歹也建出了个乐园来吧!

建好时,公司就送全体员工入门票,所以我就去啰!那时我带着十分不屑的心情入园的,不过要说的是,它比我想像中,要好的多。也不是因为它的东西有多好玩,而是对熟悉的景,有种怀念的味道。其实大部分的娱乐设施适合不超过十岁的小孩玩。但是这个地方却让我流连于迷你世界。。

我去过很多著名乐园,但是不会有一个,有我熟悉阿富街,陪着我走过中学生涯的第一个,人生交会点。我很仔细的去看每一条街,店铺,招牌。无一不像,我还会幻想我走在街上的感觉。

我在七点亮灯时又跑过去了双峰塔在看了几眼,这作品无一不精细啊!我没去过万里长城,泰姬陵,不知道是不是做的很美,但KL,双峰塔,看到了制作者的用心。。

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[:en]3 days 2 nights Bangkok Company trip[:]

[:en]Day 1

October is the raining season and unfortuature flood at Bangkok so we have changed our travel date from October to December. We travelled by Thai airway from Changi Airport to Bangkok at 12.30pm and arrive at 1.45pm.

Our tour guide named Mei, and she can speak a little bit of Chinese cause she worked at Singapore for number of years. We went to hotel and check in at Arnoma [email protected] Phathuwan, this hotel is very strategies just opposite with the Erawan 4 face Buddha. I bring along my mother for This trip and this is second trip that I traveled with my mother.

After we check in at 3pm, there no much times because we need to meet up at 7pm to have a diner together at the hotel.   Our hotel was very near to Central work plaza and Isetan, the fist station that we went to Nuraya Boutique, and went we went inside we found a lot of our company auntie was over there, they really did a lot of contribution to Thailand bad industrial. I did brought few for my relative and my sister. after all we did a window shopping at Central world Plaza. we back hotel at 7pm for dinner @ Buttercup Coffee Shop.
after Dinner we took THE Christmas decoration picture a surrounding  area, I am so regret that I am wearing high heel to Bangkok, no choice I brought another slipper at Bata, I must said the price was expensive even more than Singapore, I brought my slipper at SGD 45.00, but no choice my leg was pain ….

We have charted 2 van to derived us to Asia hotel for New Calypso cabaret Showed, the performance was well organize, but lady boy look old. this is because now a day the Bangkok have developing and not much family send their boy to became lady boy.

Day 2

Today is the half day tour to Chaophaya river, this is the view that we shoot from the boat.

we reached our destination Temple Arun after 20minute boat ride. this is a nice temple, not very big and we have no time to go inside the pagoda.

this is the picture for passed and present King of Thailand, in Thailand  you can see the their King picture

Wat Arun Temple

people believe if you see the white colour fish, that you will have good luck, but due to the flood, the white colour have missing for couple of month already.

The Tour guide bring us to the Jewel shop, and I don really what we do now, I just remember the free ice Thai tea not bad…

after that we went to a honey firm to buy honey, bee pollen and royal jelly , the honey is from poppy flower, so the taste bitter than normal honey, but very good when u sore throat

the having our lunch at ban Khun Mae Restaurant

458/6-9 Siam Square Soi 8, Rama 1 Road, Patumwan

Tel: +662 2501 9523 This Restaurant are very famous with the mango rice, and dessert .. must try ! but too bad we didn’t and not included at company prepared set lunch… yeah Lay went back to buy after all, I should do this so…

The Restaurant very near Siam Paragon, we walk around that area, Siam Paragon surrounding with a lot of fashion Boutique  with some of young and new designer, you may crab a good bargain there.
we walk from Siam Paragon to MBK, but not my cup of tea so I am just doing window shopping.
Day 3 This is a free and easy day, I and mummy wake up at 8pm and having breakfast at the hotel, after that we went to Titanium square, no fitting room at there hence I didn buy anything also I just walk around and I saw Fong Keow and her husband at the entrance, and I told her nothing much to see and asked her to go to terminal 21 with us, I went to terminal 21 in order to help Jeffrey to buy his blouse.
Terminal 21 use the airport design theme, and suitable for teenager or youngster to look for fashion design.

Most of central Thailand, especially provinces north of Bangkok like Ayutthaya, Nakhon Sawan, Sing Buri, Lop Buri, Uthai Thani, Chainat and Pathum Thani, are heavily flooded, so this trip we cannot go much place.[:]