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48 Hours in Melbourne (Part 2)

May 21, 15 at 10:18 pm

After dinner, some went back to the hotel to call it a day, while some of us went to check out the night scenery.

Starting at Southern Cross Railway Station, we walked towards Crown Casino and its surroundings.

Melbourne CBD

Melbourne at night

48 Hours in Melbourne (Part 1)

May 14, 15 at 11:56 pm

How do you spend 48 hours in Melbourne?

We have limited time in the city and we pretty much wanted to do as much as we could from sightseeing to having the best coffee in the city.

We have not planned things out to the exact details. Meticulous planning is considered a taboo to me nowadays – I prefer to decide my next destination on the spot as it excites me (although we have decided on the major destinations to cover). Something I should even do more often. But all in all, the key important thing to have, is a bunch of travel buddies that ride on the same wavelength as you, if not something bad is gonna happen.

I won’t share with you the negative side of the trip – that’s not the point of this blog anyway.

So, 48 hours in the city?

Join a free tour! Yes, it is totally free!

We joined the 2:30pm crowd and it was totally worth. Although it’s free, we decided to pool some money as a token of appreciation!

As the meeting point was at the State Library of Victoria, we took the opportunity to check out the ultra cool library. I’d totally chill here the entire day if such library exists in my own country.

Victoria Library

State Library of Victoria

10 Things I Did in Bangkok

Apr 13, 14 at 1:14 am

Probably this has been blogged to death but Bangkok is unique in its own way and therefore, deserves another mention again. Of the things we did there, here are my top 10 picks.

1. Visit the train market in Maeklong

The train market in Maeklong is uniquely one and the only market that runs around a rail track. The stall setup is so close to the track that each time a train passes through, these traders have to re-position their goods a bit further from the track to avoid getting crushed by the train. It’s dangerous but at the same time, it is exciting. It’s getting crowded due to tourists but, it still guarantees an exhilarating fun. Maeklong is about an hour’s drive from Bangkok.

Maeklong

Maeklong Train Market


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Maeklong

Traders at the market

Landscapes of Japan

Apr 12, 14 at 12:27 am

Whether you are in the metropolitan city or outskirts, Japan has never cease to amaze me. There is always something to feast my eyes when I walk out from my hotel. Presenting to you, the landscapes of Japan collected from cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

1. Evening at Dotonbori Canal, overlooking the famous Glico Man

Dotonbori Street

Dotonbori Canal

Macau/HK 2013 – Tung Po Kitchen 東寶小館 and Lee Keung Kee North Point Eggette 利強記北角雞蛋仔

Feb 9, 14 at 5:01 pm

One of the highlights of the trip was the visit to “dai pai dong” 大排檔, HK’s heritage as proclaimed by the locals. Given the fast paced development in the land scarce HK, this culture is fast diminishing. Most of the “dai pai dong” that used to operate by the road side are centralized and moved to much cleaner food markets.

There are many food markets in HK, to be able to find good food in these food markets is another seemingly impossible task for us visitors unless you have done extensive homework. Having previously visited food market in Mongkok for delicious congee, we targeted another food market which is located in North Point.

Having enjoyed the day in Sai Kung, we reluctantly left the place by bus to the nearest MTR station that took us to North Point. We settled at a stall called Tung Po 東寶小館, and seeing that we were still full, we just ordered three dishes, which happen to be Tung Po’s signature dishes as well.

The first, wind sand chicken 風沙雞. Crispy on the outer and tender inside, this was one the best roasted chicken we ate in a long time.

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wind sand chicken 風沙雞

Macau/HK 2013 – Sai Kung 西貢 Excursion and Lunch at Chuen Kee Seafood 全記海鮮菜館

Feb 8, 14 at 2:33 am

Click here for trip summary.

From Wong Tai Sin temple, we took MTR to Diamond Hill station, where we boarded KMB bus number 92 to Sai Kung 西貢. The excursion to Sai Kung turned out to be one of the highlights in our trip because we could see what locals usually do and we also get to eat at one of the famous seafood restaurants in Sai Kung.

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One of the piers in Sai Kung