Thursday, October 22, 2015

Repekaneuro - Paris

Okay, a quick one. After Porto, we went back to Amsterdam, chuck our stuff at the Centraal's locker and took the bus to paris!

We drew LV on our shopping bag, posed in front of the boutique and send the photo to our mom :P
Our host, Pierre (he got a lot of names, Polish name, English name, taktau lah if dia sampai Malaysia kot ada nama Melayu juga haha)
Arc de Triomphe
Pyramide du Louvre
Amelie's Cafe! 

Hey sister go sister soul sister
Going to Paris, i only wanted to check out 3 places: Amelie's Cafe in Montmarte, The Louvre and The Versailles (which we didn't get to go because quite far and we only have 1 day in Paris). I'm sorry Paris, i totally forgot about including Eiffel Tower in the list!
Until Mili reminded me, heh.
Trip duration: 28 Aug - 7 Sept 2014

Repekaneuro - Porto

I am laughing out loud as i'm typing this because this trip was a year ago. We went to Porto from Lisbon (refer to the previous post). Here's a few good photos.
Just because Mili is wearing something that sounds like Azambuja.
The bridge was design by the same guy who was involved with the Eiffel Tower. I think.
Our host, Miguel.
Porto at night.
Meeting point. 
Had a cuppa at the cafe where J.K. Rowling spent most of her time drafting the Harry Potter series.
So we asked Israel if it's normal to wear colourful clothes here in Porto (because we got some weird faces from passerby) and he said "It is not normal"
Miguel made some time to take us & a Polish couchsurfer for a seafood dinner. They cooked rice together with the seafood.
Trippy passion flower in front of Miguel's apartment (to which i later found out actually a good medicine for BPD)

In the train from Lisbon to Porto. 

Porto is famous for their port wines. 
Our walking tour guides who were excited we're asians because: Selfie! 
Pringle's vending machine!
Trip duration: 28 Aug - 7 Sept 2014

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Repekaneuro - Lisbon

Every Metro station has different tile arts, it was amazing.
Diniz's place.
I can't remember the name but the filling tasted something like tuna with spinach. It was at this restaurant that we took a ride with the waiter back to our guest house, which was actually just 10 minute walk away. When dropping us off, in his english-portuguese slang, he said, "Good night girls! Enjoy your stay, take care & don't take any rides from strangers". Which we just did (sebab dia handsome. Teruk.)
Lisbon (or Lisboa) is Portugal's capital, also the largest city.
The streets in Lisbon are 99% very steep and made of slippery cobble stone.
Aku tak faham.

Tile-arts are EVERYWHERE, i was happy. There's even a tile museum but we didn't go.
We didn't get to join any walking tours in Lisbon so we took the bus instead. This is Belem.
Portugal was actually the main idea of the trip. It was Mili who suggested the place and while i was searching for flight tickets, i saw most of the flights' transit is in Amsterdam and since previously Mili insisted we HAVE to go to Amsterdam (it was in my bucket list too, i think i blogged about it here, somewhere) so i decided, Why not. It was an odd journey starting with Amsterdam-Lisbon-Porto-Amsterdam-Paris-Amsterdam. Trip orang kaya (yang miskin).
We didn't stay long in Lisbon, arrived on Aug 31 2014 and on Sept 2 we took the train to Porto.

Trip duration: 28 Aug - 7 Sept 2014

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Brunch at GRab Cafe

Sunday morning, I received a text from a high school friend (of a different school). An invitation I'd be stupid to refuse. A secluded cafe in Damansara Jaya, I like.

"You should try the rib set. It's heavy but of course you can tapao"
She managed to finish the whole thing except for the breads
(which she left in my car heheh)

He suggested for me to get the Benedicts but with beef bacon (not written on the menu) but I can have it with salmon if I want.
I said, "I want the salmon".

A kenyang college-mate, a confused high school friend from another high school & a very comfortable 'makcik'.

GRab Cafe

There's a lot to choose from, only that you can't choose on Mondays sebab close-lah. I think next time I'll try Lamb Bizkit, just because.

Repekaneuro - Amsterdam

A post so overdue (because i'm lazy) and lazy still. Our sorta Euro trip, end of August 2014.
While waiting for Alisa.
Alisa'a bedroom.
We didn't get to Rijksmuseum, so yeah. This was taken before our flight to Lisbon.
However, suddenly today (Mar 6) i feel the urge to blog a lil bit of the trip. I flew in Amsterdam from KL alone (transit in Dubai) and arrived at Schiphol about 7am, Aug 29. Mili was supposed to arrive on the same day, around 4pm (currently she's staying in Jeddah). I was in charge of accommodation, at first i looked through for backpackers' hostels but it was just the same price as Airbnb and so for our first part of Amsterdam, we stayed at Alisa's beautiful one-room apartment in Wibaustraat, 3 metro stops from Centraal. It was magical, it's like meeting another you (tie-dye shirts, boho stuff, Moroccan drum, etc). The bedroom is attached to the backyard and the glass door was left opened so when we wanted to go out i asked if i should close it but she said it's okay to leave it opened, the neighbours won't bother. Ah, okay. Alisa was the one that brought me to Kokopelli and from our conversation, she was quite new to this whole healing organic thing (or i've misunderstood her. Can't really blame her because i have an attention span of a 5-yo). After munching on 2 energy bars, she had to go check out her new apartment and i was left alone wandering the streets of Amsterdam. Of course, i remembered to check out Patta store so at least i can get lost a lil bit in the alleys to kill time for Mili's arrival.
The next day, we joined a free walking tour (Europe's famous for that, i don't think we have it here in Asia). It was my first experience and i really like it because it was casual and Amsterdam's history is just, wack haha. Apparently Amsterdam is under sea-level (wack right?) and guess what? Marijuana is not legal, it's just that there's no bill stating whether it's legal or not. We walked until we came to an old church which is ironically situated opposite a brothel. So the story was that prostitution started waaayyy back for sailors and merchants because they wanted the good ladies to stay, err, good and the church? Well, if you hung out with a prostitute and you feel guilty, you know what to do. At the end of the tour, we tipped our guide (who's not Dutch by the way, she came from Arizona or something like that) for the effort and the fun tour we had. Things you can do in life: be a tour guide somewhere else besides your country. After the tour, we roam around the city where i can never remember the alleys, it was crazy (reasons why i can't travel alone). We then walked back to Kokopelli and bought some magic beans, uhuh. The next day before our flight to Lisbon, i saw a baby elephant in the backyard, trying to climb next door.

Okay, i don't know when i will blog about our Lisbon-Porto trip so, don't count on it.

Trip duration: 28 Aug - 7 Sept 2014