Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Europe Trip: Italy - Rome

After hours and uncountable hours of flight by Emirates to Dubai and then to Italy, I was drained. Managed to take forty winks on board but the seat on Emirate economy class was too small! Nevertheless, I have to compliment the food Emirates served on board, it was much much much better than our "homegrown" airline, I swear.

We boarded the night flight and reached Rome in the late morning. Checked in to Forty Points by Sheraton Hotel, went to Carrefour and had dinner. Didn't have good appetite because of the long haul flight, we bought lots of tibits because we were gonna stay in this hotel for 2 days.

The first stop for Italy is Rome, and how can we miss going to the Colosseum! The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.

I liked this picture the most. The blue sky, the plane, the building structure.

Trevi Fountain. A Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. I was told that if you throw 3 coins into the fountain (one after another), your wish will certainly come true. I didn't throw 3 but 1. I am not a greedy person, I am happy with what I already have. What more could I wish for? Good health to everyone.

Ceiling of Victor Emanuel II Monument. This is the place where we see the tomb of Victor Emmanuel II at the Pantheon.

On the same day, we went to Vatican City, the world's smallest state. And this is the place which Kevin and I were most interested. Obviously since Kevin is a Catholic. The Vatican City has an area of approximately 44 hectares, and a population of just over 800. Stay tune for more about Vatcian City - The Holy See.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bye Paris!

Tomorrow will be my last day in Paris. Back to reality. Believe it or not, I am glad to be back. A 16-day trip is way too long, so much so that I missed the buss on my cheek from Ziv, the char siew rice near my house, my smelly pillow, Coby's barking... And more.

The 2-week trip burnt a big hole in my pocket. 2 bags (no luck with Birkin), watches, accessories, 4 pairs of shoes, clothes... I am going to eat bread from today onwards.


Monday, February 14, 2011

My Best Travel Companion

Women always carry their handbags everywhere they go not just to complete their looks, a handbag will not only add to your confidence, it will also add spice to the way other people see your style. Especially when I am travelling, I often choose a single handbag that is so universal that it will match every outfit it is paired with. Needless-to-say, the handbag that you have on your shoulder reflects your fashion personality and style.

My best travel companion is undeniably my Chanel Jumbo. The classic beauty is a desideratum for many and a statement piece all on its own. Whether I'm heading to Jungfraujoch, one if the highest snowy mountains in Europe, running on the cold street of Milan (3 deg) or simply sitting on the coach, my best travel companion is always by my side.

For the past 12 or 13 days, she shared my "secrets", braved through harsh weathers (snowfall, rainfall, sunshine and extreme coldness) with me. And I hear no "protest" (damage) from her. She always seems to be by ymy side, no matter what I decide to take on for the day, be it the lipbalm or trash.

I am the kind of person who could not be bothered about dirt on bags, putting bags on the floor etc, so my companion is definitely ideal for me and my impetuous and tactless usage.

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