Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

World Heritage Site

16/02/2017

What a chance! To visit the world heritage site of Petra. Visions of Indiana Jones and the trademark music come to mind. What an amazing scene! What an incredible backdrop.

Just being there makes me feel small. Indeed, the expanse and extent of the area takes my breath away. So very glad to have had the opportunity to visit. The 1.3km walk in the Siq was both unique and memorable. I would be happy to do it all over again.

Four in One

29/11/2016

Wow. I cant believe I am making yet another trip. This was one of those pre-booked from eons ago sort of trip. There was one other, but two unscheduled ones. Amazing. Thankful that I have enough leave!

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So for this one, I am hoping for meaningful conversations…. I am not one for casual talk and pleasantries Haha! Let’s see how it goes….

Pick Me Up

01/09/2016

I love this sort of start to the day.

img_7590Especially when in good company.

What more when the place is owned by good friends. Yes!

#thecrownborneohotel is where it is available

#thecrownscoffeecorner and #coffeecornerkk is where you go to order these lovingly prepared pick-me-up’s.

Ginormous Gastronomic Glee

13/06/2016

I kid you not. The prawns were huge.

But wait. I am jumping ahead of myself.

It was a free afternoon during our trip away because Hubby’s meeting time was changed. So we asked some friends at very short notice if anyone was free for lunch. Lo and behold, a group of half a dozen friends managed to meet up with us. Of these friends, there was one we had not seen for over 30 years! What a good time we had together!

We were treated to a splendid meal served at the Kampung Ku Restaurant at the Lake View Club. The signature fresh water prawn noodles was a memorable dish not just for it’s taste but also the size of the prawns!
IMG_5482Each prawn was divided lengthwise. Each half was a good 4 mouthful in size. 
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Cooked with the special sauce and noodle, it was so flavourful, I had four helpings of it! Definitely a must if you are in that part of the city! Yum!

Swanky Stuff

06/06/2016

Kid you not. This was a place which exuded “class’, “money”, “rich” and “excess”.  Initially unostentatious upon arrival, you are then warmly greeted and led down a long corridor. Leading off this passageway from both sides are rooms. Each room has at least one huge table with specific decor and table setting. Hubby and I were led to the second best room, because the top one was already booked.

With ample space for settees, side tables and more, the main dining table occupied pride of place below a chandelier.

The table setting… Quite unique.

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The dishes that were served were excellent. The was a discreet wait in between each item on the menu, but nothing that was too long. The highlight of the evening has to be the smoked and roasted piglet. The waft of smokiness which hits the nostrils and lingers at the back of the palate is both tantilizing and memorable.

This then, is the Peninsular Restaurant at the newly opened Evolve mall in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. I would love to go there again!

Pampered

30/05/2016

A free night’s stay in a swanky hotel in the golden triangle area of the capital. What a way to end a business trip away. Beyond expectations really. The room is labelled premium so we get located to near the top floor. Then we get super fast wifi for five appliances. The bell boy who attends to us is so informative and polite – obviously well trained. Wow.

The ceiling of the room is so high that one can’t help but be impressed.

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Not to mention the little touches that make it a little more special, such as extra towels without being asked.

It made this business-cum-getaway a special and blessed one!

Sound of Music!

23/04/2016

Around this time last year Hubby and I were in Europe, enjoying the weather and the scenery there. Together with some friends we made a quick hop over to Austria. The place where we stayed was where the famous Von Trapp Family lived! thumb_IMG_1317_1024

Seeing the lifestyle there made my mind wander to the famous musical/movie Sound of Music which is based on the Von Trapp Family. It made me wish I had a guitar with me to play those songs, like the Major did Ha! Ha! With hindsight, perhaps if I had squier guitar sold by Musician Friends I would not have been left wanting! As it was, I had to be content with just watching musical displays and reading history.

Still, it was a good holiday indeed. So good, I still look back on it with fond memories; music-filled ones!

Blossoming Beauties

02/08/2015

One of the greatest joys of a visit to temperate climates is the blooms that greet you after the cold, dark, and often damp winter months. Spring is wonderful… except for the hay fever sufferers.

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What incredible styles and ways that these stemmed beauties carry themselves. IMG_8978

What an imaginative way to promote colours!
IMG_9186Truly am blessed by this!

 

 

Pristine Lake

02/07/2015

A short walk to the lake and I am left speechless. It’s waters are clear. The surroundings are serene. People can do all sorts of summer water activities here and yet I am told that the water is clean enough to drink.Zell am See LakeIt’s possible to swim across the lake but you would have to be a confident and strong swimmer.

A drive around the entire lake takes about 30 minutes. That’s vast. Beautiful place to relax. Love it. This is Zell am See Lake.

Home from Home

30/06/2015

When in Austria, you can either go to the countryside or stay in the town. We opted to go to Zell am See, an hour’s drive from Salzburg.

You can also have a choice of rental – apartments or condominiums is one. The other, which we much prefer, is to get a house. This one is fully equipped (towels and toiletries, dishwasher and dryer) well maintained (lovely wooden paneling inside) and in a convenient location (minutes walk to the town centre and most places)

thumb_IMG_8352_1024A garden to relax in during the summer months. It’s cosy, it’s warm, it’s welcoming. What a life!