Friday, February 26, 2010
will be up as soon as i can..
God bless n take care everyone.
Edinburgh (3 nights)
stayed at Brodies Hostel which was good n very comfortable too. except that breakfast n free wi-fi not provided compared to Central Hostel, Riga. haha. here, we didn't pay to join any tour but we discovered a free tour n joined it. it was not bad i would say, very interesting as the tour guide was very knowledgeable n a nice n funny person.
The Royal Yatch of Brittania
traditional Scottish dish called Haggis.
it actually lamb internal organs with oats.
anybody up for it? well, i actually tried it.
to me, it tasted all nice at the beginning but after talking a bit more,
it started to taste weird. haha..
at a weaving factory where they make Scottish wear.
at Edinburgh Castle
the view from Edinburgh Castle
The Wallace Monument.
and also visited the whiskey factory. Scotland is famous for it's whiskey.
and we all got to taste a little whiskey,
some were even up to 35 yrs old.
but to me, it tasted horrible, coz i hate the taste of alcohol. haha.
continue on next post..
during the winter holidays, went to UK for holiday with a few of my friends. there was quite a number of us going different places in different groups. my group had 6 ppl in total: me, Saac, Valynne, Charmaine, Brandon, Kelvin.
23rd January night, we left Moscow for Riga, Latvia, which is a country located beside Russia. there we are to catch the flight to London. to get to Riga, we took the train which is the cheapest way but it takes 15 hours to reach Riga. together on the train journey, we were with Sharon, Gan, Chia Zhen n Zi Hao as well (but their flights were a different one). on the train, we made a lot of new friends, and even played mafia with one of them.
we reached Riga, Latvia on the 24th and spent a night there. our flight to London was on 25th morning. after checking in at Central Hostel (the best hostel among all the other hostels we stayed at), went to explore Riga. Temperature there was extremely cold, - 25 degrees. our hands n faces felt numb walking in the cold.
we went to the famous Occupation Museum. and even went to the National Opera House to watch ballet Nutcracker at night. the ticket fare was very cheap and very worth it.
25th morning, took the flight from Riga to London. arrived at London on 25th noon. checked in at the hostel at Northfields. it was late by the time we did so, so we just headed down the road for dinner and to explore the area which had a lot of Indian shops (we assumed it was an Indian area. haha.) finally, had dinner of fish n chips.
the fish n chips was awesome. fresh fish n potatoes with free tartar sauce n tomato sauce.
the owner of the shop was reli nice, she even gave us extra free chips. hehe..
we spent 3 nights in London before our next destination, Edinburgh, Scotland. in London, we joined the tour which consists of the hop on hop off bus tour where we could see the entire London city and its attractions, n walking tours where we witness the changing of guards at Buckingham palace n King James palace.
for our 2nd plate of Fish n Chips, we had it at Sherlock Holmes where we were given a big amount of discount through the tour that we took.
for more photos, kindly see facebook
after London, headed to Edinburgh by bus. we took the overnight bus, so we spend the night sleeping on in the bus.
continue to next post..
Friday, February 12, 2010
Friday, November 27, 2009
today, a terrible saddening accident happened at the main road just outside my hostel. it's been the 2nd accident of the month. this time, i only saw the aftermath after getting down from the bus, the dead body. based on our observations of the shoe on the road and the position of the body beside the trailer lorry, there's the possibility that the person was hit and dragged by the huge trailer. the 1st accident happened about a month ago, right in front of my eyes, just 100 meters away, when we were about to cross the road to go for class in the morning.