A whirlwind tour of Barcelona from the open-top bus gave us further glimpses of the city. If time permitted, we would have had make it a point to get down at every stop to get closer to the city, but it wasn’t the case. We only had 2 full days in the city and mustContinue reading
Not very far from where we stay lies the famous La Boqueria market. We were there for breakfast. The entrance to the market features a metal roof built in 1914 and adorned with Gothic-style signage bearing the words “Mercat Sant Josep La Boqueria”. It is a simple, yet elegant entrance with two stalls selling differentContinue reading
After a whirlwind tour of London, we took off from Stansted to Spain, which is about 2 hours flight away. Barcelona is totally different from London. To be honest, after falling in love with traditional English culture in London, we found it hard to adjust to Spanish culture – especially the language.
The rain continued to pour and the temperature continued to drop. We plied along Milford Road carefully and given all the time we could afford, safety always comes first. It was a rather uneventful drive, as the fog enveloped and visibility continued to drop. But the drama slowly unfolded as temperature finally hit freezing point and the rain droplets started to turn to snow! As we inched towards The Divide, more snow piled up on both sides of the road and suddenly, it’s winter wonderland!
Tongariro Alpine Crossing is located in North Island and it is part of Tongariro National Park. It is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. Means this park has a deep Maori cultural references and stunning volcanic structures. This park also houses three active volcanoes – Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.
Day 2: Still waking up at ungodly hours but that’s not the showstopper. After taking a nice, satisfying traditional English breakfast, we took the bus to visit the iconic Big Ben. The bus dropped us at Lambeth, where we took a pleasant walk towards Westminster Bridge for a closer view of Big Ben.