Nostalgic Berlin

Today is a holiday and I was lazy in bed in the morning, laptop on my bedside table, checked FB page, scrolled and among the posts is this:   Like a speed of a lightning, memories flashed back that automatically I cracked smile with the feeling of longing to travel back in time, those wonderful days spent in Berlin…..as I navigated the FB page, I stumbled upon another post again, here it go I asked myself,  “is it Berlin nostalgia day today”? I have shared several destinations I visited on this blog site but nothing was written about Germany and […]

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Tetra Tree Hotel – Wadi Musa

Prior to our visit to Jordan, it was a series of booking and cancellation of hotels in Wadi Musa. The cost of 5* hotel was beyond our budget hence we have to stay in a cheaper hotel. Several hotels were booked and cancelled and finally, Tetra Tree was chosen. It was a new hotel operating in less than a month during the time of our stay in August 2013. Upon our arrival, we were served with a welcome drink which was really refreshing after coming from the heat. The lobby is spacious with relaxing ambiance with natural light illumination during […]

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Seeking for Refuge

Work pressure at times could go that high that you would like to escape from it, even just for a while. Junko and I has planned this weekend for a couple of weeks back but didn’t find the opportunity. This particular weekend was indeed a blessing that both of us were free hence we took advantage of it. We were sweetly taking our time that Friday morning, relishing each moment that the clock has no power over us on this particular day, when suddenly at around 11:30 AM, power supply went off, whew! Junko hurriedly rushed to my room saying […]

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Friday Farmer’s Market at Clovis CA

It was after a week stay in Las Vegas that I went along with my friend and host to visit her place in Fresno, CA. As there was not much attraction to see in Fresno, she took me to visit the nearby city of Clovis where there was a Farmer’s Market happening on a Friday night. During this event, streets were closed to vehicles to accommodate the farmers’ stalls and shoppers and were converted to a pedestrian zone.  Farmer’s Market is where the farmers or the main producer sells their produce directly to the public. In this way, the money […]

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Pike Place Market

One of the top attractions in Seattle is the Pike Place Market which was established in 1907 and also known as the The Soul of Seattle. According to history, the price of onion went up exorbitantly some time in 1906 that caused an outrage from the residents. The city council proposed a street market with the concept of “Meet the Producer” cutting  the added cost charged by the middlemen. The farmers would bring their produce to the market for sale directly to the end consumers. Today, it is one of the most visited tourist’s site in Washington State. The market sells fresh produce […]

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The Fremont Street Experience

I visited Fremont Street during a week stay in Las Vegas in September 2009, which I could say was one of the busiest and noisiest place my restless feet has ever set into. Fremont Street was very bright with glittering lights everywhere. The place was full of people walking, exploring, looking around.  The whole street is a pedestrian zone, no cars are allowed and there was no space for them even. The place is dominated with a loud noise, like a movie or a TV show. I looked up and there was a big screen, like a canopy watching over […]

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An Oasis in the Middle of Nowhere

It was in December of 2006 when a friend invited me to for weekend getaway outside the city of Muscat. The invitation was a few weeks before I finally agreed to come as I was lazy to travel a hundred kilometers and hesitant to leave my comfort zone those days. We reach the resort at dusk and after check-in we went directly to the spa for a relaxing body massage. We filled up an information sheet and a waiver, assessment was done by the Spa Manager and recommendations were given to what kind of treatment that suit us best. Our […]

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Wat Phratat Doi Suthep (March 2012)

It was said that a trip to Chiang Mai is not complete without visiting Wat Phratat Doi Suthep which is considered the most popular and most sacred temple in the area as it is believed to house a relic of Buddha.   According to the legend back in 14th century, a dream led a monk to find a relic which he did and found a bone. The bone was believed to be Buddha’s shoulder and displayed magical characteristics. The monk took the bone to the ruler of Sukothai and the king called for ceremony but the bone did not show […]

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Dozy House

Dozy House was the second guesthouse I stayed in Chiang Mai which I found through Agoda. Since my stay in Chiang Mai was not purely leisure, I was waiting for my employment visa to be processed and I have no idea how long will it take, I decided to move to a budget guesthouse compared to the one I first stayed. Dozy House is located inside the Old City of Chiang Mai, on the northwestern side between Chang Puak Gate and Suan Dok Gate. The location is more of a residential area the makes the place quiet and peaceful. The […]

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Visiting Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, built in 1130 on top of an extinct volcano and a World Heritage Site is one of the major tourist attraction in Scotland. The castle has been home to the kings and queens of Scotland whenever they are staying in city. As usual, the weather was not at it’s best that morning in June 2007 as I got out of the train station in Edinburgh. It was cloudy with rain showers and temperature was freezing for me.  Having my survival kit, the city map, I walked through the roads of Edinburgh locating the Edinburgh Castle…….. The castle is […]

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