The moment we arrived at the metro station near our accommodation in Brussels, we found ourselves amongst the Islamic region which was to be honest kind of rowdy especially when they had the flea along the road. After going in a big circle with our backpacks, we finally found our way to Meininger hotel. The reason why we booked a hostel was because we had difficulty finding an airbnb accommodation in Brussels. The hostel turned out to be quite fabulous. A mixture of rustic & modern style, the accommodation lounge area was really cosy and the bar area in another room feels more arty with some art pieces & graffiti on the wall, a pool table and a jukebox.
Utrecht, a city that went beyond our expectations. Even though I’ve done some research on Utrecht, I was still bearing the “not-very-impressed”, “see-see-look-look” attitude but wtf? For some reason, it’s a really colourful place. Maybe because it was autumn, the shades of the green & yellow made it looked so vibrant & lively even though it wasn’t crowded with people. The weather, atmosphere was so good we kinda took our own sweet time and stroll. Like a REALLY slow stroll that we only managed to visit Utrecht and missed out Delft haha. I guess it was okie to skip Delft since it’s like a smaller & older Amsterdam? *Shrug*
Happy holidays! Even though my mood for this festive season wasn’t spectacular. It felt like the everyday life except that everyone enjoys the off days at the same time. In spite of that, I like how wordpress automatically adds a subtle falling snow animation to the blog.
After the Zaanse Schans tour, we had alot of time in the afternoon. We visited the sex museum which was on our itinerary as an optional stop. Since we accidentally walk past, we might as well and believe it or not, it’s a first for me or maybe us? I thought maybe there won’t be much things to see like the museum of prostitutes but damn, it was a lot more than expected. And I really thought the Chinese glass figurines or paintings were quite nice & exquisite haha. Sorry I don’t have interesting facts for you haha. It is what you see and if you must, google the birds & the bees story or something.
We bought a half day tour to Zaanse Schans from the souvenir shop on our first night in Amsterdam which cost us 40 euros. The package included the visit to the windmills, the clog shoe making factory, a cruise ride from the market harbour to the cheese shop with a brief introduction and a lot of cheese tasting.
Preparing this post to be published excites me. Because I’m hoping that you’ll agree with me that I’ve captured the place, the essence well. I mean how awful can the pictures turn out if the place has so much vibe and character to it right?
St. Gallen is situated in the northeastern part of Switzerland in a valley about 700 meters (2,300 ft) above sea level. It is one of the highest cities in Switzerland and it often receives a lot of snow in winter. The city is pleasantly situated between Lake Constance and the mountains of the Appenzell Alps.
I haven’t had many big group trips and the trip to Hong Kong last year (for the countdown) was probably like the first all friends trip. Hong Kong is well known for being really crowded and Hong Kong in December is crazy! Everybody wants a cooling X’mas and I guess this is a nearer alternative.
So maybe a break will do me good away from the crazy month I’ve been working on… on just 1 project. It sure was relaxing but short-lived. Maybe next time, I’ll enjoy it more. The girls took a day leave off work and made me go on a spa trip with them. I have NEVER EVER gone on a spa trip. Like for real. Massage yes but spa like dip myself in milk baths girly shit kinda spa? No, so i was looking forward to it.
The last few days in Paris, we just walked around revisiting places to experience the atmosphere during the day and night. Stopped and walked into shops which we normally don’t because we were mostly going to places of interest and we didn’t wanted to waste time. Which goes to say, we really took out time during the last 3 days in Paris.
The last few days in Paris, our legs broke. Every night we went back with really tired backs and overused legs. The walk just to find a shop is no joke. I now understand how ANTM models lose their ways trying to find the agencies. It’s like one Boulevard Saint-Honore Germain can stretch from one far end to another. If only shops were to make their signages stick out, it would have been more efficient.