It is hard to talk about going to Egypt without being completely overwhelmed by the thought of it. Being one of the world’s oldest civilizations with 5000 years of documented civilization having taken place there, Egypt should be on everyone’s bucket list. Talking about things to see and things to do could take up an entire book; here is a far smaller list of the major things to absolutely experience when in Egypt. With companies like First Choice flying to Egypt throughout the year, getting there shouldn’t be too hard! Continue reading
We had lunch at Basileuo Salad in Greentown the other day and the simplistic cafe in green oozes fresh energy with a focus on healthy food. For starters, we had a flamboyant salad where we chose our very own 11 kinds of toppings including – beet root, enoki mushroom, tomato, carrot, pumpkin seed, wood ear fungus, edamame, pomelo, purple cabbage, black olives, chick peas with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing (RM 17.50).
Buda Castle is located on Castle Hill with mesmerizing views of the Danube River and the cityscape. There are probably only two places that will give you this beautiful view – on Castle Hill and Gellert Hill. Buda Hill has a slightly easier access as you can take the bus or the funicular up the hill while Gellert Hill does not. Continue reading
Dachau Concentration Camp was the first camp that was set up by the Nazis, originally propagandized to keep the socially inappropriate and criminals when it was actually their very first step to eradicate the Jews. The Dachau Camp served its importance as the rest of the camps that followed modeled after it.
The BMW Welt, BMW Plant and BMW Museum are all located in the same vicinity in Munich. I am not a car fan, but visiting the plant of one of the world’s top car manufacturers would have been totally fascinating – only if it ever came true. The plant tour needs to be booked, way way way ahead. I tried booking 3 months ahead, and for all the four days I was in Munich, there were no slots available. The next best thing I could do was to visit the BMW Welt and the BMW Museum. Continue reading
The Neuschwanstein Castle was the main reason that drew us to Bavaria. I saw the Neuschwanstein Castle for the very first time from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a Disney movie I watched when I was young. I was instantly wooed by it although at that time I wasn’t sure if the castle was computer graphics or if it was real. Continue reading
Viktualienmarkt of Munich is located in Marienplatz, in the same vicinity as the Rathaus-Glockenspiel. If you are catching the 11 am glockenspiel show, it would be a good idea to check out Viktualienmarkt or have lunch there afterwards – something we didn’t do as we came back to it for dinner since it was a 10 minutes walk from our hotel; only to find that most of the stores were already closed. Continue reading
Sekinchan is a beach side village blessed with fertile soils where a sea of luxurious paddy field takes your breath away. Its name in Chinese 适耕莊 (pronounced “shi geng zhuang”) is translated directly from the phonetics of Sekinchan yet it couldn’t be more apt because it means “village suitable for farming”, stating out the beauty of Sekinchan with mere three words. Continue reading
Visiting the Allianz Arena would not have been in my itinerary if it was not for Gary’s suggestion; him being a big fan of Bayern Munich Football Team. There are two ways of visiting the arena, one is by buying a ticket and watch a football match which is almost impossible because every single game is sold old months in advance not to mention that they are pricey, so we were left with the other option of taking the guided Arena tour ( 10 Euros per person).