Xi Tang 西塘

29 Dec 2013

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After the morning breakfast, we took a cab to Hangzhou railway station, where we bought our train ticket to Xi Tang, via 嘉善南. It was during this time I felt every single penny worth I spent on my Deuter 55+10.  Hangzhou railway station was an old station, there was this part where we had to lug our luggage down staircase, Yes, no escalator. Without it, it was just impossible for me to manage 2 trolley bags (We still brought 1 trolley bag with us).

After about 30 minutes train ride to 嘉善南, we took a cab for RMB 100 to reach Xi Tang 平桥. I knew very well at RMB 100, it was on the high side (Our cab fee from Xi tang back to same train station cost us RMB 70), but at that time, I was more than willing to pay the extra. You just could not imagine the second we stepped out from the train station, the strong wind that greeted us was brutal, it was not something a child could bare. The cab ride took about 30 minutes, about 20 over km according to the cab driver, not that expensive if you think about it.

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Hangzhou 杭州

27 Dec 2013

After the success in self-organized trip to Li Jiang, I started to get the thrill of organizing trips. Frankly, it is never an easy task. It entails endless nights of surfing travel web sites, travel blogs, hotel booking sites and of course, the forever reliable google maps. I have to say all these efforts pay off however, as with sufficient information on hand, most of the doubts one cast when touching into foreign land are cleared in advance, e.g. how much would be the taxi fare from Airport to Hotel?

It took us 5 hours to reach Xiao Shan Airport from LCCT. We already foresee the cold winter that welcome us, popping into the cab, the cab driver said today is the coldest day in this week, at about 2 degree celcius in a cloudy afternoon.

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Grand Lexis Port Dickson

5 apr 2013

Always admired those people owning private pool, my dream finally came true…..not quite, but book ourselves a deluxe suite room at grand Lexis with private pool.

I must admit i was quite taken by Port Dickson, this time- mainly because of the Water Front at Port Dickson town, supposed the project was completed recently as everything was clean and well organized, for the lease there are Mc Donald’s and Papa Rich

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丽江 22 Mar 2013

22 March 2013

早上0530,已从睡梦中醒来。今天可是咱们上梁山••••不,是玉龙雪山的大日子。0600,舒琪(其实是有点象

舒琪的客栈工作人员)在半睡壮态给我们 Morning Call。心里有些许紧张,因害怕登山时会患上高山症。现在回想起来,觉得当时也太过紧张了吧,我总共穿了六件衣服(包括外套),并带着氧气筒。不过当时可不是那么想,只怕自己会在山上出事。

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Lake Toba – Medan

14 Feb 2013

Woke up at six in the morning. This gave me the opportunity to take some shots.

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Weather was not that great in the morning. A dog stepped up to the leg rest of our rented scooter when we were about to leave the hotel. A man approached us and mentioned that was the dog’s habit when he uses the scooter to fetch children to school, the dog would follow all the way. After a while,we realized we were talking to the hotel owner, Mr Samosir.

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Lake Toba

13 Feb 2013

This year, Chinese New Year fell on 10 Feb, 2013. Felt a waste if did not fully utilize CNY holiday, I scouted for cheap air tickets last minute. Found KL-Medan return ticket for less than RM400/pax, felt it reasonably price for 1 hour travel, why not try Lake Toba this time?

After committed for air tickets, I started researching information about Toba and Medan, felt a sucker when I read some blogs where other people got return KL-Medan ticket for less than RM100, but what to do, it is CNY and everything is expensive, including hotels in Toba Lake.

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Curry Fish Head Lunch at Taman Wahyu

Well, I must say that I am confused as I do not know how to classify this meal. The cooking method is a mix of Indian and Chinese and the sign board is definitely a chinese restaurant.

Located at Taman Wahyu, Kuala Lumpur, this restaurant is famous for its Curry Fish Head. As you may see from the picture, I suppose you will agree that it is a typical Chinese restaurant, but look at the dishes served,

Yes, Curry Tiger Prawns, and

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