i come to grow quite fond of this city.upon arrival, i was pleasantly surprised to learn that people there are very good english speakers. the tv programmes also offer an awful lot of channels from uk and us. talking about my sole reason of arranging a trip to amsterdam, which was to visit the world's biggest flower park, one day is never gonna be enough. subhanallah,i was mesmerised by the different colours of tulips and ultimately pleased to have seeing them with my own eyes. at first, i was not really sure if the tulips are in full bloom and it scares the hell out of me thinking that we were going to see nothing. but surprisingly, it was nothing like i had expected. most of them were blooming and the spectacular view of ME and the garden made my aunt menjerit-jerit kat rumah.hehe.
totally stunned by the beauty evrywhere i managed to made a total ass of myself by asking quite a handful of tourists to take some photos of me with every single type of flowers.okay, exaggerating.huhu well, what more can i say for a friendly and welcoming place like amsterdam. there are very few cars on the road and the least thing u should worry about is to get run over with a bike. mind u, it's the city where bikes rule! it's pretty much twice of a life time thing for me, so never mind then.
one thing i can assure u. the souvenirs are offensive. and they are quite evrywhere. so i wouldnt recommend this place to any of those with a bunch of kids or grandmom (especially mine, huhu). if u r a person who are not very fond of getting offended by dirty images, this is really not the place for u.(i know i sound pretty much like sumone who juz got fired from amsterdam travel agency)
as many of u know, i recently took a trip to paris.but the disaster part is yet to come..not being bias, but speaking from experience, english is not widely spoken and understood in this city of love. perhaps this is the main reason of me being frustrated due to some occasional pragmatic failures. maybe it was not their fault if my french sucks. did i tell u not that they love looking at people? i mean starring. i dunno if they have issues with us, but it's really creepy and considered rude in current city which i live in now....
by the way, i have to say that the metro system is quite intimidating compared to the one in amsterdam. u can simply take a visit anywhere in paris using a visite card that valids for certain days and find no problem at all finding ur way in paris! (despite several funny occassions of me crawling under the exit gate, for my ticket didnt work for the last few hours of my trip!)
no building symbolises paris better than the eiffel and the best part is, i was there! hehe..and a visit to paris is not complete without disneyland too. it's a star attraction for everyone (depends on how young u are)especially for a girl with a deprived childhood like me.( well, i couldnt afford to go to cameron highland since i was kid). so here's the news, i went there too. and guess what i bought for myself? yes. a minie mouse ears so that i'll be able to appear cute in photos and get the chance to tell my kids later in life 'ur mom was in disneyland, n how cool is that?'
Thursday, April 8, 2010
eiffel during midday. i mean, guys, i was there!
the famous notre dame cathedral. the entrance is unsurprisingly free.hence, the big crowd. (i did get inside and there was not really much to see especially if u r wearing something over ur head)
the only monument name i cant really remember, and the only different pose i could think of that time. look carefully, and u'll see the paris hard rock shirt! hahaha(evil smirk)
musee d louvre. we patiently wait till sunset to get the night view which if u ask me, really worth the waiting.
palace de versailles. it looks rather like museum. they should consider again the idea of changing the name.