[:en]Travel with Parent -Part 1 ( Istanbul and Netherlands) [:zh]带着两老夏日游欧洲-伊斯坦布尔和安姆斯特丹。 上[:]

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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!

待序…

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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 5, 11 May
Took Train from Milan to Rome

The first thing that we did is check it hotel Hilton Milan and after that we took subway to Duomo.
 
Milan is a city that put the international super branded to a ancient and historical building, friendly speaking, I love it, near by Duomo is a shopping district named Corso Vityorio Emanuele ii You may find super brand at here. 
 

Milan Cathedral-Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola.

Piazza del Duomo, Milan

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II-

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy.

Exit at other side  will be a small garden, when I saw this statues, I only can think about Ninja Turtles… now I only realize why Ninja Turtles like to eat Pizza.. HAHAHA !!! 


Imust recommamd a ice cream house named cioccolat taliani is just some where around Duomo , you may see a super long “Q” that is .. I ”Q” for 1 hr plus to collect my ice- cream. You may chose you degree of chocolate and favours.
Cioccolati Italiani
Via San Raffaele 6

20121 Milan
Italy Centro Storico

“It is very conveniently located near the Duomo, just off one of the side streets.” , The gelato has excellent flavour, I brought a rose water flavours and the taste like the childhood milk candy taste, I love it..  don’t miss this is good!! I am pretty sure your will swim back, just one bite..

By the way, I think the unemployment rate in Italy is quite high so u may see a lot of people ( darker skin color) to sell the flower and souvenir to you, they are super terrible, please take caution on them. Lucky have a lot of police.. If anything happen you just run toward police lo.

We having our diner at here, this is highly recommamded by our hotel manager.. Somewhere around duomo also named Fresco, the pasta was good you must try but pizza Soso only.

Fresco & Cimmino

we meet a American guy and Germany lady at this restaurant, all of us was tourist, and we chit chat and having a great diner at there.

Day 6, 12 May

Sforza Castle -Sforza Castle is a castle in Milan, northern Italy. It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the remains of a 14th-century fortification.

this is the first time I used this, in beginning I though this just for hand wash, but I saw a little boy, stop the water from the tap, and the water shot up … Oh!! now I only knew this tap was drinking tap, Milan are very near to the mountain so in here are rich in Mineral water..
Hahaha !!! I am bumpkin on this.
took Train from Milan to Rome – Normal fare sold out, we can only travel via First Class :~~~

This serve beverage and snack, but I only took plain water.

We reached Rome -Capital of Italy, Rome is a city and special commune in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the Province of Rome and of the region of Lazio. I love Rome so much not just because of their Mythology but also with their culture, food and ice-cream.. and finally I came to discover this beautiful place.

Colosseum – this is one of the building must see !! combined this with a guided tour of the Palantine Hill after an earlier dry run.it is as impressive in the flesh as it is in the imagination notwithstanding the crowds.

Temple of Venus -I want to see this for doggie years, finally I saw it… I thought I will not able to see this in this trip. but the beauty of Temple of Venus really attract me… I didn’t enter in so, I only can fell the beauty of this temple from outside.
Trevi Fountain – Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci.

Pantheon -The Pantheon is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus and rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian about 126 AD. The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns under a pediment.

Day7, 13 May
From Rome to Florence

what can I say for this cycle country ?? Expensive!!!  the food/Stuff/Thing /Souvenir in side this cycle will be 3x expensive than outside… ok this is what I felt.
there is no doubt, prefect view at here, a peaceful and rich country, all the art work, painting and crafting inside will be prefect, can you imagine the luxury of this ”place”

Castel Sant’Angelo -The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.

Day 8, 14 May

Took Train to Florance

The Historic Centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and Euromonitor International ranked the city as the world’s 89th most visited in 2012, with 1.8m visitors. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

the first thing I want to do in Florence will be shopping -I plan to go to The mall, will I crazy shipping until I forgot to take any picture. any where is a shopping paradise for woman, if u don’t mind your Prada and Gucci will be pass seasons stuff. if you compare the price is super worse to buy it. the variety have goods will be same with Space, I am sure that you able to find your lovely stuff here.

How to Go to The Mall, will be rather easy, just go to Florence bus Station and buy return bus ticket and then you will definitely see a long Queue, just follow the ‘Q’ for the black bus will bring you there.

The Mall
Address: Via Europa, 8, 50060 Reggello Firenze, Italy

Phone:+39 055 865 7775

 Open today · 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
 Florence Cathedral
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothics style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.
We having our Diner at the most famous restaurant at Florence:-
Buca Mario
P.zza Ottaviani 16r, Florence, Italy
The and pasta and dessert was awesome !! The services was good, while. Eating the waiter even sing a love song for us. And suddenly we are out of black and the restaurant celebrated birthday with customer we enjoy so much.
My advise you make a reservation before you go to avoid disappointed.
The price will be a little high but I think is worth to go. We order one langsania, fungi pasta and all in one dessert the waiter special make for us.. We are so happy with this..
Day 9, 15 May

we visited the space on second day . You need to buy the ticket from news agent, you need to buy train ticket there.

Prada Outlet (Space)
Via Levanella Becorpi | Localita Levanella, S.S. 69, Montevarchi, Italy

You need to take train to montevenchi, and take 10 minute cab to space.
We share around 7 person I person pay Euro 5.00
this is the bigger Prada outlet in the world and besides are Prada Factory, so you may spend a lot of time inside.
When you Queue and get inside you will get a small pieces of card with number, what item you want and you just scan the code will do, and the Daily limit per person will be Euro 3K
I am so sorry, I didn’t took any picture, I am just too busy shopping !!!
Took Train to Piza towel 
by the way, there have a lot of souvenir shop along the way, so we enjoy window shipping and I found a lot shop selling hand made natural soap, I am not sure good or not, so I didn’t buy  
Day 10, 16 May
took IC back to Zurich
Here we have a very important for tax return for you buy branded stuff at EU and bac from non EU countryWe need to travelled back to Switzerland is not part of EU (although they use Schengen visa), we were advised from Global Blu (tax refund agent), that the swiss custom stamp is useless for tax refund of all merchandises bought in EU countries. We need EU stamp!!! Normally, Custom office is located in all airports but If we travel by train, we need to get custom stamp at the border train station. In my case is “Chiasso”.We have direct train ticket from Milano to Zurich so we have to get off the train at Chiasso station in order to get the custom stamp, we bordered 1 hr early train, and alight at Chiasso. ( no need to buy extra train ticket, if u have sited somebody sit, you just find other sit will do). so you must look for Italy custom offer in order to get the stamp, It took around 30minute and after that you just border for next train will do.After you get the Eu Stamp, you may collect money at the Global Blue counter at Zurich Train station, which is located at the money exchange counter..Day 11, 17 May
11.30am flight back to SingaporeCost Chart for 2 person

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第五天

早上我们去看了米兰唯一的城堡Sforza Castle

15世纪建成

古代天然饮水机,水清甜可口,米兰很靠近阿尔卑斯山。
之后我们便搭Eurostar Italia前彺罗马了。这次我们座一等舱,我们太迟买票,没办法。
http://www.italiatren.com

一等车箱是有提我饮料零食的。当然车座是真皮的比较好坐。火车还有Wi-Fi。在罗马最吸引我的就罗马神话,罗马 传奇最后是Gelato。罗马市区就有如一个博物馆,充满惊喜。

Colosseum 罗马竞技场-在这个圆型外观如土的灰墙内,诉说着当时到力量的崇拜与对战俘的不人道。我站在帝王的看台上,可以想象当时的辉煌。

Temple of Venus 维纳斯神殿-这是这次来想看见的,可是我们一直找不到,却在回家整理照片时,看到了它。原来冥冥中我们已经被它吸引了。
Trevi Fountain – 特雷维喷泉 – 许愿池位于罗马,意大利特雷维区的喷泉,由意大利建筑师尼古拉·萨尔维设计。我也许下了我的心愿哦!

万神殿(Pantheon)位于罗马市中心。罗马市中心有一个中央竖立着高大的尖顶方碑的喷水池,方碑基座雕有古罗马神话场景,这一喷水池所在地就是罗马万神殿的前庭。 万神殿是至今完整保存的唯一一座罗马帝国时期建筑,始建于公元前27-25年,由罗马帝国首任皇帝屋大维的女婿阿戈利巴建造,用以供奉奥林匹亚山上诸神,可谓奥古斯都时期的经典建筑。被米开朗基罗赞叹为“天使的设计”。

  第六天
梵蒂冈城国Vaticanae位于首都罗马的国中国,为罗马教庭,最高权力机构圣座的所在地。
在城内很富丽堂皇,很精致。又很大,又要走很高很斜的梯,才能登上最高处

Castel Sant’Angelo

哈德良的圣天使城堡-The陵,通常被称为圣天使堡,是一座巍峨的圆柱形建筑Parco公司阿德里亚诺,罗马,意大利。它最初是由罗马哈德良皇帝委任为他自己和他的家人的陵墓。
第七天
从罗马搭火车到佛罗伦萨(Florance)

佛罗伦萨每年吸引数百万游客,它被联合国教科文组织宣布为世界文化遗产,它也是文艺复兴时期的艺术代表,它的建筑和古迹广为世人所注意。该市还含有大量的博物馆和美术馆,如乌菲兹美术馆和皮蒂宫,仍然发挥在艺术,文化和政治领域的影响。由于佛罗伦萨的艺术和建筑遗产,它已被评为福布斯作为世界上最美丽的城市之一。

除此之外,它还是女人的购物天堂,Prada/Gucci制造场就在这,所以这有世界上最便宜的Prada/ Gucci Outlet – The mall 和 Space

我们倒第一时间就去那里,你只要到佛罗伦萨车站,看到长长人龙,去买票上车就会到The Mall

Address: Via Europa, 8, 50060 Reggello Firenze, Italy

Phone:+39 055 865 7775

 Open today · 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
 Florence Cathedral
大殿迪圣母百花大教堂是佛罗伦萨的主教堂,建于1296年。深受高迪风格影响。是阿诺尔福迪坎比奥的设计的,1436年由布鲁内莱斯基菲利普设计的圆顶结构完成。教堂的外部正面临着白色的边框绿色和粉红色各种色调多彩的大理石板,具有由埃米利奥德法布里斯一个精心制作的19世纪哥特复兴的外观。
Buca Mario
P.zza Ottaviani 16r, Florence, Italy
Buca Mario,是这有名的餐厅,比那里别的餐厅贵,但服务很好,我觉的物有所值。人很多,记得先订位。
第八天
去Space
Prada Outlet (Space)

Via Levanella Becorpi | Localita Levanella, S.S. 69, Montevarchi, Italy 

 
搭火车到montevenchi, 之后在搭德士10分钟(Euro5/pac)和其它游客一起搭徳士前彺。

搭火车去看大家都在扶的批萨斜塔,可以从佛罗伦萨火车站搭到Pisa.C.Le。直走半小时左右,街道两傍有很多,精致小店。

第九天
搭IC 去苏黎世Zurich

如果你买了许多名牌在意大利,有一个对纳税申报非常重要的地方需要注意,你买的东西是在欧盟国(意大利),离璄是非欧盟国(瑞士),或相反。那需要在边境的关口印上欧盟图章,才能退税
我们在Chiasso基亚索站列车下车,到意大利的海关办公室(在瑞士海关办公室对面)在退税单印上图章,我之后搭下一班火车都行了。
你得到的图章后,您可以在苏黎世火车站,货币兑换柜台环球蓝柜台退税就可以了。
之后我们就去苏黎世市中心逛街和吃瑞士有名的Cheese Fondue

Cheese Fondue

游船河-河上看瑞士的风光。

第十天

回到温暖的家

算了一下花费表,如果不包括败家名牌和扣除剩下的钱,一个人才花了SGD3K。只用了SGD3k我到了世界上最贵的国家度假哦!

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[:en]Spring time in Switzerland and Italy ( part 1) [:zh]11夜10日的瑞士和意大利之行我才用了SGD3k( part 1) [:]

[:en]Travel Switzerland and Italy 10days 12nights (part 1)

Swiss is a very expensive country especially transportation.  after we checked thousand place, we decide the easy way to go . We brought Swiss pass from Dynasty Travel( Singapore ) and booked the train ticket at the same time. Some ticket reservation fee require.

we book all the hotel from Booking.com and Agoda.com, as we compare I think booking have more choose but due to Agoda have point collection reward system so we used both.

Day 1 ,08 May
1.05am arrived Singapore Airport and we will arrive at 8.00am at the morning.
10.37 -11.52 took Train from Airport to Zurich HB station and must visit information centre, the customer services will print out the detail of train transit  for you.
10.37 – 11.52 took the train from Zurich HB to Chur
12.58 -14.58 Chur Station to St. Moritz

Finally we reached St Moritz, can you imagine a super empty place after 7pm.

we having a lake tracking, so we walking around the lake, the lake is clean, but had a strong wind blow, although just 13 degree but we feel extremely cold, but of course the pictures scenery as our reward.
we saw a lot of branded shop at this empty town, but all closed at 6pm, even our hotel reception will closed after 8pm.. can u imagine.. this kind of spooky place!!!… hahaha    !!!

 

Day 2 ,09 May
Took Glacier Express from St Morits to Zematt

The Albula Railway is a single track metre gauge railway line forming part of the so-called core network of the Rhaetian Railway, in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland.

I Must said, you may try at least one in your life to take Gracier Express, this is the slower speed train in the world, the price is expensive, but I think you will not regret to have this as once in your life.
we took a lot of picture via IOS 7000, but I am so lazy to process all picture so I just took picture from IPhone else you can see very beautiful scenery via professional camera
can you see, wow!!!
finally we reach Zematt, an don’t forget to get the certificate once you arrive” Glacier Express Certificate’

this is a small and beautiful town in Swiss, is a petrol fee town , can you ever imagine the fresh air at here, no much thing to do, we saw a gang of young lady from Taiwan, they can took the same picture at same place with difference people, they almost spend 30 minute for one scenery ..  oh!! my god!!

This is our hotel, no lift so need to carry all the way to third floor, lucky the stair case not very high, we still can manage.. this is the main street and at the ground floor the bakery shop very nice.. so may try it.. Swiss baked …

Don’t be surprise this is one of the tourist spot ..

This is the methahon, view from Zematt town
Day 3, 10 May
Went to Garcia – methahon

Took Train from Zematt to Bern

Zytologge-The Zytglogge tower is a landmark medieval tower in Bern, Switzerland. Built in the early 13th century, it has served the city as guard tower, prison, clock tower, centre of urban life and civic memorial.

Surprise !! this is Toilet .. no door just a wall to cover… save the cost !! save the earth ??

DUFFEST is an acronym for Duffyfield Unity Family Festival, and for the past 14 years we have truly lived up to the meaning insomuch as we have united families together from all walks of life for a day of celebration.
We reached on 10 May which they clelebrate Duffest, they closed the Main Street for marathon and every shop flagged with own family flag.
  Took Train from Bern to Lucern

The Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in central Switzerland.

we came to Lucen because of this bridge, very beautiful and I remember this bridge just newly built because of the fire.

the teenager was very happening, they did the gamers at the bridge.. oh my god they even brought the sexual  doll to camera and baby car and played at the bridge.. it look fun !!!

Day 4, 11May
Took Golden pass Express from Lucern to Interlaken – I am asking the SBB and Tourist board why the Golden pass Express have changed colour, from Gold to red, this make me feel disappointed.. can u imagine u want something gold, but people give u red… but the official told us, the company have changed Golden pass express to Company colour beginning of this year.. so sad…

I love swan so much… look white and beautiful..
This is the outlook of train station in Lucerne. took train to Brig , this is the picture at Brig, but I felt all look same actually… Clean Lake.. Fresh air … and I must say : bye bye my cool beauty !!!

Took IC to Milan

To be Continue ….

[:zh]这次我们来到了世界上消费最贵的国家-瑞士。也因为瑞士很贵,所以我又到了邻近的義大利。相比之下,瑞士真是太贵了!可是在義大利败家女当道,也没法省钱,所以我们只能做个精明的消费者。当你来到瑞士,你会发现,原来书中如诗如画的风景,原来是真的。走入瑞士的我们,好像来到了仙境。在山水湖中,呼吸的清新的空气,净化了心灵。

Tip:
在瑞士一定要买Swiss Pass千万不要买Euro Pass(不包景观快车),但 Swiss pass包括火车,巴士,有些缆车,如果没包括也会了30%-50%的折扣,最后还有观光例车(黄金快车golden pass Express 和冰川快车Gacier Express)冬季只需CHF13的定座费,夏季就比效贵CHF33
注意事项:-
新加坡的SwissPass可以在Dynasty Travel 购买。Clark Quey MRT 对面。有传人负责,而且可以直接订位和打印票给你。SwissPass还能用在Swiss 到Milan的这一趟火车。
在欧洲的酒店Booking.com的价格会比效好,不过你也可以用Trivago.com来确认一下,如果你用booking订酒店,记得用creditcard的名子和带credit card。

和大家分享一下,Hotel.com/Agoda.com当你订酒店时,钱已经付了。Booking.com只是以信用卡订了房而已。

第一天
我们早上8点到了苏黎世机场,然后搭火车到苏黎世火车站(Zurich HB Station),一到达火车站,我们就前往火车客务,因为客务可以帮你打印出火车的行程表,我们买了SwissPass,今天我们要去Saint Moritz需要转火车。

10.37 – 11.52 Zurich HB –》Chur 12.58 -14.58 Chur Station –》St. Moritz

6点我们就到St moritz. 这里是冰山快车的起点。

在瑞士草地连着湖,湖色连着天。急风象急着驱走寒冷的冬,迎接春的来临!
傍晚六点,天空还是白昼,但是这个小镇,已经人去楼空了。本女王想试一下在大马路扑街,结果试了两分钟,然后还爬上橱窗拍照。漫步无人的街道,躺在无人的路上,沿着无人的湖走着。
Hotel Sonne
Address: Via Sela 11, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

这里可是被例入了欧洲文化遗产的哦!

Day 2 ,09 May
每一天有一趟到二趟从St Morits去Zematt的冰山例车,需要提早订票。

我个人觉得Chur-Brig 和,Dovo-Andermatt是我最喜欢,不过一定要到Zematt。其实真心话,没必要去Saint Moriz,从Chur出发就好了。
世界上最慢的快车,传载着世界最美的风景线。“冰川快车”历史悠久,连接多处瑞士旅游胜地,是瑞士著名的旅游观光线路,从St Moritz-Zematt全程7小时,经过91条隧道、291座桥梁,游客可以在全景观车厢里欣赏瑞士阿尔卑诗山区壮丽的景色,路程千变万化,游客还可以通过耳机获取多国语言的相关信息。

如果你来瑞士,冰川快车绝对是你必加景点。也别忘了在到达目的时候到当地的information counter 领取冰川快车的证书。

环保小车-这里只有这种车

终于来到了世界最美的小镇,当你走近你会认为自己身在画中,尽入眼廉的是一种不真实的梦幻美。
在这个无气油小镇,是干净,天然的。连绵的山,覆盖着白皑皑的雪,让人有雪糕的甜蜜感,沉腻于大自然的怀抱中。
我们的酒店
Hotel Helvetia

Bahnhofstrasse 72, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland 
很棒的地点,保有旧式风貌,很典雅,价格公道,只有一点美中不足就是没电梯,需要自己搬上二,三,四楼,这个快要了我的命啊!
楼下的面包店的派,面包都很好吃,有经过,不要错过。

坟场都是一个景点,我到当地旅游局,那美丽的小姐介绍的。

沿街走着,无一处不是风景,绝对可以拍照到忘我的境界。才不辱世界最美的小镇之一。

当地的Macdonald

第三天

今天来到了高潮马特洪峰- methahon
Methahon马特洪峰,当地人的滑雪胜地。瑞士的是老式滑雪场,不过不会滑雪的我是看不懂的。我在山上堆雪人,玩雪,山上的太阳很毒辣,风吹,天气又冷,很难发觉,不过很容易晒黑。大家都涂很多防晒霜。Swisspass上山有折扣。
收拾行囊我们直 奔Bern。瑞士的首都。这个联邦大厦的所在地。景点有钟楼、老城区及喷泉、伯尔尼大教堂、玫瑰园等…

钟楼Zytologge-Bern 的路标。

  • 来到伯尔尼市,从顺正义街走到阿尔河弯曲处过桥,就到了伯尔尼最古老的地区。在伯尔尼老城区,古迹处处可见,这里保留了完整的历史风貌。
我们到达时DUFFEST 正在举行,大街小巷挂着自己家族的旗。好不热闹。

伯尔尼大教堂

我们之后又来到了Lucern琉森,到达时天色以晚。

The Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) 卡佩尔桥

琉森,一面湖光粼粼、碧波万倾,一面山色葱茏、峰峦起伏,而罗伊斯河从这座城市中间流过。将琉森分成了旧城和新城。建于1332年的卡佩尔桥连接两岸,它是世界上最古老的木制廊桥。卡佩尔桥在1993年的火灾后进行了重建,一直通往琉森最具代表的留念景观——呈八角形的水塔。

第四天

今早我们订了黄金例车Lucern to Interlaken – 为什么叫黄金例车,因为这例车路线云聚了瑞士最美的湖光山色所以因而得名。
我一直以为白如雪的天鹅在湖里游来游去只会出现在童话里。哪可能有那么洁白的天鹅(空气污染)?可是亲眼所见,在这的天鹅真的洁白如雪。
不过告诉天家一下黄金例车换了颜色,变成红白了。
这次的行程没机会上处女峰,是个遗憾,不过又何常不是为下一次能来瑞士伏笔?
今天我们需要到Brig转火车到米兰,再见了我的冰山美人。

米兰Milan我们住在Hilton Milan 然后我们就去米兰大教堂了

轻铁到Duomo站下车
在Duomo站除了有米兰大教堂外,还有Corso Vityorio Emanuele ii,买名牌的地方。米兰可是世界时上之都,在这里买到最新的款式。

Milan Cathedral-Milan Cathedral 米兰大教堂

Piazza del Duomo, Milan米兰广场

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II-世界最古老的名牌街之一。这条街可是国王的名字啊。
来到Duomo有两件事是一定要做的。那就是到Cioccolati Italiani吃雪糕,很出名最少排一小时才能吃到啊!和去Fresco & Cimmino
Cioccolati Italiani
Via San Raffaele 6

20121 Milan
Italy Centro Storico

Fresco & Cimmino

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