Barcelona Cathedral, Santa Caterina Market, Montjuic Castle – Barcelona, Spain | June 2014

Barcelona Cathedral.

Free Entry.

* Nearest Metro station : Metro Yellow Line (L4) Jaume I.

For more information here.


Santa Caterina Market.
This is just beside the Barcelona Cathedral! How convenient!

* Nearest Metro station : Metro Yellow Line (L4) Jaume I.

Operation Hours :
Monday – 7.30am to 2pm.
Tuesday, Wenesday & Saturday – 7.30am to 3.30pm.
Thursday & Friday – 7.30am to 8.30pm.

Funicular –> Cable Car –> Montjuic Castle

* Nearest Metro station : Metro Green Line (L4), Parallel. Then take the Funicular up to the cable car station, you can either walk uphill from the cable car station (about 10-15mins walk) or take the cable car up to Montjuic Castle for €11.50 (two way).

Prices :
€5  – General Admission 

Operation Hours :
1st October to 31st March: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
1st April to 30th September: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm.

For more information here.


OH I LOVE TAPAS~!!! ♥ Tapas is one of the MUST TRY local food in Spain!! It was my first time having this and I fell in love! Especially having it with a jug of Sangria, PERRRFECT~!!


It all comes in small portions and so it allows you to try MORE of their varieties! Awwesome~~!


I had Sangria every single day when I was in Barcelona! I miss it so much now~!


Appetizers…


Cod Fish…..


….And PAELLA~!! Love this too! ♥

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Next up : Paris!

Snow Sledding Fun at Ttukseom Hangang Park! | Seoul Feb’13

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It was the eve of the Lunar New Year. Most of the shops were closed in Korea (except those tourist attractions). So we headed to the Han River for some snow sledding fun! =)

Ttukseom Hangang Park have a year-round theme park that operates a swimming pool in summer, an amusement park in spring and autumn and a snow sledding hill in the winter. 

More information can be found here.

Directions:

Ttukseom Resort Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2 or 3.

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Here we go…! Wheeeeee~!!! ^^

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Happily sliding down the hill until we were reaching the end I was like……… “AHHHHHHH~ OMG STOP STOP STOP!!!” Although the hill is not very high but it’s so slippery and we were going down REALLY fast!! It won’t just stop by itself and it will go straight to the wall BAMMM!!!! And it was PAINFUL if you hit on someone else while towards the end (luckily we wore thick enough so at least we have some cushion LOL) !! 

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Jjajiangmyun for lunch!!!

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Bbopki (뽑기), Traditional Korean Sugar Candy!

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Most vendors will stamp a shape in the centre of the candy and if you manage to eat everything around the shape without breaking it, you can get another Bbokki for free!

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Came in here to hide away from the freezing wind-chill!

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Had a fun filled day spent at the Han River~! Watched the sun goes down before we head off to our dinner!

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Beautiful Sunset~

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Have been taking their subway for so many times and this was my first time taking this train with all the seats facing the window. Looks like a scenic train.

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Korean BBQ for our Reunion Dinner in Seoul~!!! =) 

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Super shiok to have this during the winter and it taste even better with Soju! Mmmm~  I miss this so much now…. =(

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Birthday Trip! | BKK Nov’12

For the past 3-4years, I have been spending my every single birthday overseas and this time I decided to go for a short trip with my family instead. And then… off we go to BKK~!! Still overseas, I know but at least I spent it with my family this time! =)
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Checked into Siam Swana Hotel ! It’s very near to Ratchathewi BTS and MBK. Well, for the price I think this hotel is considered good!

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No windows though… -__-

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Yay~ Off to shopping!! ^^

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Fooooooooood~^^

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Fish Maw Soup~ *SSSLURP~*

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My little brother so happy.. LOL

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We had steamboat buffet for dinner in one of the restaurant in Central World Plaza after one whole day of intensive shopping! Tired!

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On the 3rd day, we took a cab to Mr. Jones’ Orphanage. I love themed cafe~!!

Here’s the address:

1/F Seenspace, Thong Lor Soi 13 Bangkok, Thailand

Tel: 02 185 2378

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Looks like I’ve entered a happy land full of childhood toys and sweet treats!

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WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF PIES AND YUMMY CAKESSSSS!!!!!!! OOMG!!

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Ok let’s take a tour at the loft area!

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Happily playing around! Haha!

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Ferrero Rocher Chocolat Cake and Red Velvet Cake.

I was spoilt with choices and so I ordered many many cakes for myself!! I don’t care~ it’s my birthday!! HEHE~

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Oreo Cupcake and Oreo Cake.

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Chocky Mud Pie! Oh my~ this is heaven~!! It’s a MUST TRY!! Warm Chocolate Lava with a scoop of ice cream on top. Hmmm~

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Mum’s Apple Pie.

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So reluctant to leave this cafe! I will come back again!

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Next stop, Chinatown for Sharkfin and Birdnest!

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Here we are at Lao Li Shark Fin~!

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Hehe~ My favorite dessert!

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Went back to MBK and found that they were having a Muay Thai Event outside of the mall! My first time watching a Boxing Match Live!

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Pretty female Boxer!

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Female Muay Thai Match! Hoseh~ Cat fight!

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The Winner! Woohoo~!

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More female boxers!

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Nice Japanese food for dinner at a restaurant in our hotel! We have to queue for about 45mins and they offered to call our room when it’s our turn! So we can slack and wait in our room! Great service!

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Bye bye Bangkok~!

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Summer in Hokkaido | July’12

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Otaru Canal.

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Buy the cup they give you free coffee!

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Ramen for Everyone~ Nice Ramen here.

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The Famous Ramen Street in Sapporo.

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Charcoal BBQ with some Japanese beer! Yummehh~

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Nightlife in Sapporo.

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Cutie grilling the Kobe Beef~

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Oh mama~ Look at the fats! *Drooooolz~*

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It melts the moment I put into my mouth… and I have not even tasted any meat yet! Juice started bursting out and putting fireworks inside my mouth like celebrating Christmas!! LOL This is what you call HEAVENLY FOOOOOOOOOD~!!! =’)

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Shiroi Koibito Park.

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Am I at some fairyland or what?

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Shiroi Koibito~

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Okura Ski Jump.

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Sapporo Shrine.

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Cranberry Beer at Asahi Beer Factory. Drink all you want!

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The Seafood Market.

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Alaska King Crab!! Yeah Babehh~ I’m totally blessed with all the good food!

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Probably the best Abalone I ever had! Why you so oishii neh~?

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Scallop on fire! Okay.. so hungry now! =’)

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Sunset Near Chitose. I shall see you again Hokkaido! Sayonara~

Pisa, Italy | May’12

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Pisa-16YAYHOOOO~!! THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA!! Another strike off my travel bucket list again! PISA TOWER~  ^^


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Ok now I have to do mine too! The very tourist way….. OF COURSE I must do this since I’m here! Wuahaha~!
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So pretty~ This thing kept me excited for monthss….. and finally I see you! I just couldn’t stop taking picture of the tower! It’s my childhood dream…… 😀
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The history of the Leaning Tower.
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Construction of the tower occurred in three stages across 344 years. Work on the ground floor of the white marble campanile began on August 14, 1173, during a period of military success and prosperity. The tower’s tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight.
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This is how the bottom of the tower looks like.
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Lunch time~
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The BEST SPICY PEPPERONI PIZZA I EVER HAD! Very spicy!!
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…and Seafood Spaghetti!
All the tower candies and chocolates!
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Not cheap~
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Hehe.. Never enough…
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Last picture with the Leaning Tower of Pisa! 
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Souvenirs for us!
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Beautiful place with nice people around… 🙂
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Time to go back… I am glad to see you Pisa.
Bought myself some nice Postcards and a Mini Pisa Tower!
My house is going to be full of my souvenirs from all over the world! Hehe~ ^^
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Back to Florence and was welcomed by a flea market selling all kinds of local food!
Cheese, Hams, Pepperoni, Bacons, Olive Oil etc…. all made by the locals. I bought some chili and basil olive oil back for my mum to make some more good food for me and family! Totally Blessed!
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Dinner we had pasta again but this time we can choose 3 different types of pasta in one bowl!
Here’s our combi! (forgot all the names alr) So good that we can try so many different types of pasta in one shot! Haha. 11 Euro per plate…. Reasonably good! =)
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Sienna, Italy | May’12

Our 2nd day in Bologna happens to be ‘Labour Day’ in Europe. Many places were closed for 2 days, so we decided to head for a road trip to Sienna!

Poppy flower.

Dropped by an unknown shop for our lunch. So lucky! they served some free food for sampling…!

And so we decided to have our lunch here!

The name of the restaurant.

Free wine sampling too!

Nice wine~

Free flow of beef and free flow of wine….. All these for only 50€ per person! The boss was so so nice that he actually gave us discount and only charge us for 30€!!! Too blessed~!

Good food good wine~ even the bug looks lovely to me..! LOL

My first time having raw beef…… So fresh and superbbb~!

Haha. Having fun!

Well entertained by him throughout our meal. Wonderful service!

Raw pork lard!! o.O

Snap Snap!

End of our FOUR HOURS LUNCH~! First time of my life I have my lunch for FOUR LONG HOURS!! A very good experience…. THUMBS UP~!! ^^

Had fun partying after the fantastic lunch!

So this place is famous! wOw~

Everybody’s enjoying! Wonderful place….

Espresso~

Heading back to Bologna…

Rest stop.

Good time flies fast. Enjoyed ourselves to the fullest with all the good wine, good food, good scenery and good company! Goodbye Sienna~ you are amazing! Hope to see you again….

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Bologna, Italy | May’12

Going to Italy and Paris is one of my “impossible to come true” childhood dream I had since young. I always dreamt and think of what I will do if I am able to go there someday. Dream do come true…. =‘ ) 

Our first stop – Bologna, Italy.

While transitting in Amsterdam.

The view from our hotel room.

Alloro Suite Hotel.

My Aunt and her ex schoolmates. Met up with Margaret and Anea and we had so much fun! All thanks to Margaret and Anea for bringing us around Bologna and all the good food that she had made for us! Blessed!

Basilica di San Francesco, Bologna.

Coffin. Tomb.

Bologna Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune), Piazza Maggiore.

Piazza Maggiore.

Basilica of San Petronio. The fifthteen largest church in the world.

Snack time! ^^

Butcher in Bologna.

My favourite Tortellini~!

Spring time! =)

 

Nice Gelato! Thanks to Margaret for bringing us here! =)

 

Ordered wine and comes with some nice finger food for free~!

My first sunset in Bologna…

Lovely place..

Did some cheap shopping! Good buy…! ^^

The train station in Bologna.

Margaret buying meat to make some italian dinner for us!! How AWESOME~!

At Margaret’s place for dinner….!

Anea serving us  SPAGHETTI~!

Superrbb~!

Good wine good food…. Once again, all thanks to Margaret and Anea for this Awesomely Delicious Authentic Homecooked Italian Dinner! My stomach is so so blessed~ 🙂

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Margaret brought us to this nice place for some beer and supper! Nice ambience and good weather, love it! 

If you can understand the menu….

Food again! The Authentic Beef Bolognese~! Yum yum~

Somewhere near the University area.

One of the 2 towers (Towers of Bologna). Pisa is not the only leaning tower in Italy…

Ice cream again! Yummy~!

Piazza Galvani. Located at the back of Basilica di San Petronio.

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