European Wanderlust 2016: London (Part 1)

Dec 11, 16 at 3:09 am

London – Barcelona – Sevilla – Madrid – Toledo – Manchester

16 days, 2 countries and 6 cities. A life long dream realized in 2016.

Day 0:

A red-eye, uneventful flight brought us to Jordan, where we had to endure 7 hours transit before making it to our intended destination. We zonked out very early that day but in reality, we caught in jetlag.

Day 0: Transit in Amman

7 hours transit is no fun!

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

Eat Drink Macau/Hong Kong 2013

Mar 9, 13 at 5:11 pm

Here is the summary of my latest version of HK/Macau chapter, my best HK and Macau trip so far in terms of food hunting. More to come and links will be added from time to time. Remember to check back again for new updates!

Day 1
– Eat: Margaret’s Cafe e Nata (玛嘉烈蛋挞)
– Eat: Cafe Tai Lei Loi Kei (大利来咖啡室) @ Ruins of St Paul
– See: The famous street of Rua da Felicidade (福隆新街)
– Eat: Gelatina Mok Yi Kei (莫義記) @ Rua do Cunha, Taipa
– See: Taipa Houses – Museum (龍環葡韻住宅式博物館)
– Eat: Casa de Pasto Seng Cheong (城昌饭店)
– Stay: Hard Rock Hotel
– See: City of Dream’s The House of Dancing Water (水舞間)

Day 2
– Eat: Breakfast @ Hard Rock Cafe
– Eat: Dimdimsum Dim Sum Specialty Store (點點心點心專門店) @ Mongkok
– See: Starbucks (星巴克咖啡) @ Mongkok (Starbucks with movie theme)
– Eat: Kam Wah Cafe (金華冰廳) @ Mongkok
– See: Apple Store, Hysan Place @ Causeway Bay
– Eat: Wing Kee Noodles (榮記粉麵) @ Causeway Bay
– Eat: Se Wong Yee (蛇王二) @ Causeway Bay
– Eat: Lucky Dessert (發記甜品) @ Mongkok

Day 3
– Eat: Mui Kee Congee (妹記生滾粥品) @ Mongkok
– See: Wong Tai Sin (黄大仙祠) @ Wong Tai Sin
– See: Sai Kung Waterfront and Public Pier (西貢公眾碼頭)
– Eat: Chuen Kee Seafood (全記海鮮菜館) @ Sai Kung
– See: The streets of Sai Kung
– Eat: Tung Po (東寶小館) @ North Point
– Eat: Lee Keung Kee North Point Eggette (利強記北角雞蛋仔) @ North Point
– See: Ding Ding Tram from North Point to Central
– See: Lan Kwai Fong
– See: Star Ferry

Day 4
– Eat: Australia Dairy Company (澳洲牛奶公司) @ Jordan
– See: Tian Tan Buddha (天壇大佛) @ Lantau Island
– Shop: Citygates Outlets
– Eat: Yue Kee Restaurant (裕記大飯店) @ Sham Tseng

Day 5
– Buy: Duck Shing Ho Egg Rolls(德成號蛋捲) @ North Point
– Eat: Good Hope Noodle (好旺角麵家) @ Mongkok
– See: Lamma Island excursion
– Eat: Rainbow Seafood Restaurant (天虹海鮮酒家) @ Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island
– Eat: Tao Heung (稻香) @ Carnavon Plaza, Tsim Sha Tsui
– See: Ozone Bar @ Level 118, The Ritz Carlton, International Commerce Centre

Day 6
– Eat: Kam Wah Cafe (金華冰廳) @ Mongkok
– See: Starbucks (星巴克咖啡) @ Central (“Bing sutt” theme)
– See: Pottinger Street (砵典乍街) @ Central
– Eat: Tai Cheong Bakery (泰昌餅家) @ Central
– Eat: Sing Heung Yuen (勝香園) @ Central/Sheung Wan
– Eat: Lan Fong Yuen (蘭芳園) @ Central
– Eat: Kwan Kee Store (坤記糕品專家) @ Sham Shui Po

HK/Macau in Summary

Nov 19, 10 at 12:43 am

Heelloo peeps, I’m back from my 3rd trip to HK and my 2nd trip to Macau. This time, I made the move by bringing my parents around on foot (without travel agents of course!), visited quite a number of places and more importantly, ate a lot of food. I shifted a lot of things which were initially planned as part of our itinerary due to insufficient time (aka shopping overload) and also to accommodate my parents as they were quite tired from excessive walking.

Here’s the summary of the things we did. Contents and links will be added later.

Hotel (HK): Stanford Hotel (118, Soy Street, Mongkok)
Hotel (Macau): Metropark Hotel (Rua de Pequim, Macau)

Day 1: Ocean Empire, Ladies Market @ Tung Choi Street

Day 2: Australia Dairy Co @ Parkes Street, Ocean Park, Kam Wah Cafe @ Bute Street

Day 3: Law Fu Kee @ Des Voeux Road, The Peak, Tsui Wah Restaurant @ The Peak Galleria, Star Ferry from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui, Chee Kei @ Lock Road

Day 4: Ocean Empire again, Ngong Ping 360, Tian Tan Buddha, Citygates Mall, Dai Pai Tong beside Stanford Hotel

Day 5: Kam Wah Cafe again, Rua do Cunha (Gelatina Mok Yi Kei, Pastelaria Fong Kei), Venetian Macau, Grand Lisboa Casino

Day 6: Wong Chi Kei @ Senado Square, Ruins of St. Paul, Yung Kee @ Central

Day 7: Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum

Stay tuned for detailed updates!