Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Europe Trip: Barcelona Day 1

Wake up super early (29th Sept) to catch 6am bus to Paris airport.

We are flying with Ryanair to Barcelona, which cost 23 Euro per person. Landed safely at Barcelona airport at 10.40am and here's where our Barcelona trip begin! :D

First, to check in to our hotel at Gaudi Sagrada Familia, 309 Euro for 3 nights. Also, booked room for 4. This one we just told the owner of this apartment that we have 5 because she looks not that scary. Lol In replies, she said that we should've told her earlier as in she could make some preparation. I dont kno what kind of preparation la thats what she said. Lol Phew, luckily no extra charges. Sibeh scared she said need to be charged. HAHA 

So there's One double bed, two single beds and one sofa bed, bathroom and a kitchen for you to cook. Just perfect for 5 of us! The bathroom is sibeh small la want turn in the shower got abit kang ko lo. 
5 stars rating for this apartment too! :)

The greatest architect in Barcelona, Sagrada Familia is just opposite our hotel! 
The construction is expected to be completed in the first third of the 21st century, since 1880's. Wow! That's super long ok I'm looking forward to it's completion! 

Explore around the city...

 This little yellow car is allowed to rent and drive around in the city if you're lazy to walk. Lol

There are too many good food around us and we can't decide which restaurant to dine in.
Just simply make our steps into the restaurant that we have the right feel to it LOL nonsense.

So we ordered three different kinds of Paella. All of them deliciously satisfied our tummy. 

Each person dining in must order drink or else they would charged for not order any drinks, 2 Euro per person. But goddamit it's cheaper than we ordered the drinks after we calculated. WHY I sound like so aunty now -.- But ok la better charge for nothing right at least we pay for drinks.

Ignore bf chaogan face cause I only have this. LOL

Attention seeker, sick of his pose. 

Fake reading shot. You found which page to read yet? 

Casa Batllo, one of Gaudi's masterpieces, a references point of modernism. 

You have to pay to visit inside.
We super poor no extra money for the entrance. I would definitely go inside if I don't have budget. Save cost man save cost! Lol

We only can visit the building next to it, which is free entrance, it is just as beautiful.

The one on the left.


Our ways of photo: same place same pose same spot by changing the "model" and taking idk how many times and forever not satisfied with the results. Teehee!

Is this some kind of art or what? Hmm.. sorry I have very bad sense to art. I dont understand them. 

There's legend saying that if you drink the water from this drinking fountain in Barcelona, you will come back again one day! Remember the scene in 流星花园, 杉菜 and 道明四 drink this tgt...... Lol

BUT, we dont know how does it works we anyhow turn the tap also no water come out OR perhaps this is just a "statue"? Omg sound so stupid hahaha

We continue to walk after trying several attempts also no water flow out. 

I'm afraid and my face expression explained all that. 

Pose also wait for better timing maaaa... HAHAHA

Ok now he feels like he conquered them all. 
"I'm the King of the birds!" Err sounds so wrong.

No, you are the King only if you have the feeds to them. 
There are ppl selling the feeds just buy from them if you want. 

La Rambla street.

So cute got smurfs on the ice cream! But I'm not eating that flavors HAHA

Forgotten which flavors I've chosen but still yummy :)

We were all mentally and physically exhausted and time for a good rest in our comfy apartment. That summed up our first day in Barcelona! 

Europe Trip: Halfday in Beauvais

So we left the tour the next day (28th Sept) which they went back to UK and we move on to our own trip! We were forced to stay in Paris one more night as the earliest flight we could catch is on the next day (29th Sept) 9am in the morning. 

So it means we have to reach airport effing early. Somemore we are not familiar in their country so we should be even earlier. Just in case anything happened~ But glad everything went smooth! :) 

We booked the hotel which is the nearest (not actually the nearest one) to Beauvais Airport in Paris and also with affordable price, Hotel du Cynge, 110 Euro for per night. There are five of us and I make a booking for 4 to save cost.

 Our stay for that night in Beauvais, Hotel du Cygne which I would rated 5 stars for it. 

Very spacious room and also the washroom! Also, good location, walking distance to bus stop, 
Loaded our bags and then move out for dinner. 

Nearest Kebab's for our dinner.  

Met this two giants. They are huge! 


Always love the architecture of their Cathedral, spectacularly beautiful.

Beauvais is a small town and nothing much to walk around too as most of the shops are closed.\

Very stupid thing was that we booked for 4 person right, and the 5th person have to sneak in, my bf. Lol First attempt failed, scared to try for the second time so bf and I waited outside for some time, 500meters away the hotel. We walk around the small city and texted my friends in the room if there is nobody at the counter already. THANKS GOD there are free wifi in the city, Quite exciting tho.. Loll

So this is how we went through...

Amelie walked out from the room (on the 2nd floor), walked down the stairs to check if theres anyone still at the counter. Cause he did told us that it is closed around 10pm la so if we are happen to explore the city until very late, we must enter the access code to enter the hotel after 10pm. Aiya you know la in western country no where else to go after 5pm la unless you are drinker. We are not so we just sit there like old couples we used to see in the park, enjoying the views and chat. YES like that for dunno how many hours la. Somemore so cold leh. Lol

Okay back to the hotel, Amelie was walking down the stairs and passed through 1st floor, and then texted me that counter is empty we can sneak in now! I received the text and fast fast walk back to the hotel lo. Perhaps he heard some noise and open the door, this happen just AFTER Amelie texted me, (Omg he is still here in the hotel I thought he would be somewhere else, but not in the hotel. So, now we knew that he is living in the hotel too. Lol)
He then asked Amelie politely, "Anything I can help?" Friendly award for him! But Amelie was shocked in situation like this Lol 心有屎maaa hahaha. 

Lucky we make it or else I think we have to sleep outside the whole night d! It's not easy to sneak in okaaaay. Lol 

I was thinking why dont we just told him we have 5 ppl, maybe he would just let us in at he beginning instead of telling him my bf is visiting us. LOL Experience tho... But in fact we are too afraid for being asked to pay extra la hahaha! Wan save cost de ok... 

Was suppose to write about Barcelona trip but then never know my story already too long to continue. So I shall make it the next post. Lol

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Europe Trip: Paris, Eiffel Tower #14

I know its super late but still, Bonjour Paris! :D
 It's our Paris sightseeing tour and free shopping time for today. 

Eiffel Tower you're so beautiful! 
You can visit the Tower either by stairs or lift. Each floors with different prices. We got no time fer that so just keep moving.

Trying to search for a good place for a perfect shot. Apparently, not this one yet. Lol

Ok this one better! Showing love from Paris! 
and so we took alot of photos on this spot. LOL

Picked out 2 fav's out of ALOT haha

I miss them so much! 

Giant Eiffel Tower vs Tiny Eiffel Tower. WHERE?! 
Holding on our hands! Haha
Which is really cheap for 6 just keep bargain from them LOL. 

From here you can have the perfect view of the Eiffel Tower, it would be even better in night time!

and this is where my bag broken! Yes the black sling bag I was using in the photo. It was with me the whole time I'm in Europe so sad to say goodbye. Annoying bf even tear it into pieces -.- How evil is he. Yes it CAN be tear. LOL

I'm not planning to buy any bag to save cost but then this make me no choice to get a new one....... 

Continue for sightseeing tour... 

Arc de Triomphe with our tour guide! The only group photo with him haha.

Louvre Pyramid 之 回眸一笑... HAHA!

Walked to Love Lock Bridge after that. Which was just a 10-15 minutes walk from here. Aiya if you're with your lover walk how long also nevermind but we have time limit so we must be hurry. Lol 

 My perception towards the bridge is, 不重咩? 
Heard my friend told me that it was once collapsed because of all of the locks and recently I read some news online  said it's going to be taken down... It's gonna replaced it by plexiglass panel so Love Lock bridge is becoming a history. Lol Was suppose to lock our "love" too but then we forgotten to bring our padlocks out from our hotel's room. Haha!

Fake candid shot.

One of the photo I love the most :) 

 The most famous Macaroons in Paris! 
But too bad I'm not a macaroon lover. 

 Pretty pastel combination :)

and some bags? Lol

It's our free time for some shopping after the sightseeing part. 
So we get ourselves something to makan first before Lafayette. No money can do window shopping only. 

Queueing up to buy a Longchamp -.- Full with tourists everywhere! Not only Longchamp store. 
They choosing the bags like in Pasar Malam like that. 夸张... China tourists are way too rich d.

After we done the shopping, tour guide brought us to his favorite Thai restaurant in Paris, personal recommendation from the tour guide which he claimed to be very delicious and yes indeed, he did not disappointed us. Hahaha

 I also dunno what's the name in English. Lol

Hmm there's suppose to be food photos right? Err well.. too hungry for the food and forget about the photos completely. Lol 


This marked an end of our memorable 15 days 14 nights Europe Trip! We were separating as some of our friends are leaving back to UK the next day. But we are staying and travelling on our own for the following days. Will update posts about Barcelona and Santorini trip later :)