Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Holiday in Milan, Italy (December 2013)

Hey everyone,

After a day in Venice, the next day was a plan to stroll around Milan. With the Metro station just a few minutes away from the hotel, hence, it's easier for us to start our journey. The Metro will cost you €1.50 1-way.

Places to go in Milan:

Take the Metro and get off at Duomo to visit The Duomo Church.
Reminder : At the Duomo Church, you will find a few African guys trying to tie some stupid thread bracelet on your hand and he will definitely say it's a gift. After they tied it, they will ask for money and only God knows what he will do to you if you don't pay. So, please be careful.
Shopping at Galleria Vittoro Emanuele II if you like branded stuff. Don't forget to claim for the 13% VAT if you do shop here. It was a window shopping for me as I was planning to buy mine in Paris (yes, I'm that lazy to carry my stuff hahaha).
On our way to the 'fashion rectangle' (we walked all the way there) for more window shopping, we found this lovely park which is called Parco Indro Mortanelli. How I wish it was spring time.
More window shopping at Quadrilatero Della Moda. 
Jimmy Choo
His dream car... Maserati
Louis Vuitton
Milan city.........

Monday, July 13, 2015

Holiday In Venice, Italy (December 2013)

Hey everyone,

It's been a while since I wrote a post in this blog. So this post is a super long due post that I should have written in 2013 (yes, you do the counting). This post about my holiday will be in several different posts as I went to a few places which are Milan, Venice, Rome and Paris.

As I hate transiting, so we took a direct flight to Paris and took a cheap flight to Milan (Easyjet).
We took a bus to Milan Central which costed 10 as our hotel was only a 2-minute walk from the central.

Milan Central
We stayed at Hotel New York. Would really recommend you to stay here if you are looking for a cheap and descent hotel.

On the 1st day, we took a train from Milan Central to Venice (day trip) which took us about 2 hours to get there. Purchased the ticket earlier online to get a cheaper price.
Travel by Waterbourne in Venice which costs 7.00 1 way
Things must do in Venice:
1) Ride the gondola ((40 for 40 min)
2) Visit the Grand Canal

3) Strolling at Piazza St. Marco

4) Take a picture in front of Hard Rock CafĂ© Venice 
p/s : An important reminder. Please be careful and hide your cash as best as you can as there are a lot of pickpockets especially in Milan. You'll be surprised at how professional they are.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Weekend in Penang

Hey everyone,

A few weeks ago, I accompanied my husband for 1 of his running event in Penang. So, converting it as a holiday, we decided to stay in Hard Rock Hotel Penang for a new experience.
Hard Rock Hotel Penang

This is the Lagoon Suite. You can jump into the pool straight from your room. So nice.... The room rate will be around RM700-800 per night.
That night we had our dinner at Hard Rock Cafe. The food was ok. You may listen to the band performance which will start from 10.30 pm onward  Lazy to get up from the bed? Never mind, you can watch it from the TV in your room. There's also a jazz performance at the hotel lobby but you will have to fight for the seats as they are limited.
Some of the views at the hotel:

This is the swimming pool area. Look at how big and fun the slidings are!
We had a wonderful time in Hard Rock Hotel Penang. Swimming, listening to the Jazz Band at the hotel, watching the free movies provided, strolling around the hotel compound. Would love to come back again.....


Monday, October 7, 2013

Miranda Kerr ... Or Is It Her Twin?

Hey everyone,

I have written a few posts on plastic surgery in South Korea but this is just amazing and ridiculous. A girl from South Korea had undergone a plastic surgery to make her look like Miranda Kerr. 

She said, "I didn't do my forehead. I only did my eyes and nose. Besides that, I haven't touched anything. I didn't put anything in my cheeks and it's all fat".

She continues, "When I said I wanted to get surgery, everyone around me tried to dissuade me. In fact, people often asked if I had surgery even before I got it. I wanted to look like Miranda Kerr so I decided and went ahead with surgery".

This is how she looks like :

Do you think they look alike? In my opinion, not really......


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Places To Visit in Bali, Indonesia

Hey everyone,

As you all know, my husband and I celebrated our 1st year wedding anniversary in Bali, Indonesia. As the public transportation there is not really good, so we hired a driver to go around Bali. It costed us about Rp 800,000 for a day tour and airport transfers. Well in my opinion, there's not that much to see in Bali but you may visit these places when you are in Bali:
Our first stop was having seafood in Jimbaran. The driver brought us to Blue Ocean Seafood.
We arrived during sunset so we had our dinner whilst watching the sunset.
We ordered shrimps for 2, squids for 2 and a fish. I costed us abour Rp 900,000 or RM300. I must say, it's very expensive.
Bali has a lot of temples but we decided to only visit just 1 temple and it's Tanah Lot Temple. It's about 30-minute-drive from Seminyak. This is how it looks like when the sea water recedes. Hence, I suggest you to go in the morning so that you may go closer to the temple.
Tanah Lot Temple.
For lunch, we went to Budesa for halal food. 
We had our lunch in a gazebo.
Having Bali Fried Rice and Seafood Fried Rice with Mango and Watermelon juice.

A must visit place for us...Hard Rock Bali in Kuta.
Not far from there is the Kuta Square where you can do a little bit of shopping.
We were told that Krisna sells cheap souvenirs. 
Seminyak Square is only 15-minute-walk from our villa. We went there at night for a stroll.
There we went to Cafe Bali to have some coffee.
Cafe Bali.
This fried shrimp is RM20. It's RM5 per piece!
Our hot chocolcate and mocha........
On our last day, we went the DFS Galleria in Kuta where you can buy tax free goods. You may also find DFS Galleria at the airport.
One of my good friend gave me dried mango all the way from Bangkok as a gift. So I became addicted to it. Bought 1 in Bali when I saw it. The airport is selling it way cheaper.
Please save Rp 150,000 per person for your airport tax. You will have to pay just before you check-in at the airport.

Bali is basically a place to go if you like spas and beaches. Also, a lot of places to visit there are the temples and ritual places . Since I don't really like beaches, thus, it was not our main priority to go there. Having dinner at the beach was adequate for us. I don't need to go to the spa as I am already seeing my Aesthetician every fortnight.

In opinion, the villas in Bali are nice and cheap. We may consider to go to Bali again should we want to try out other villas there.