Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Slept and woke again at about 7 am and get myself ready and packed my luggage and ready to head to the airport.
It time to for boarding , walked towards the gate and finally saw the tail of the plane.... MAS. Hahaha... HOORAY... I am going back.... 10 minutes before I board the plane, Dearie Suki called me and check whether am I on the way to board the plane. Off course I am on my way back home.
Overall it is quite a nice trip to these 3 countries but travelling alone is not FUN. How I wish my Dearie Suki is travelling together with me. Coming ANUGA Fair is in year 2009, if I were choosen to attend this fair again, I will extend my trip to Vienna.
***** coming up next- What Did I Buy From This Trip ? *****
Look at this shiny diamond *wink*. The sales girl kept asking us to try and some more say politely " No money to buy nevermind, just try it and give yourself a feel of the expensive diamond ". Imagine if is in Malaysia, once you try, there will be 10 CCTVs shooting straight at you.
No money to buy diamond, but at least a souvenier from GASSAN diamond lah. hihihi.... LOL
While waiting for the rest to get into the coach, I went to the cafeteria at GASSAN Diamond Factory for a free drinks and bought myself a packet of Lay's Potato Chips to munch. Get this from the vending machine at EURO 0.70.
The coach send us back to the agency and the next tour will start at 2 pm and it is only 12.30 pm and I have 1 1/2 hour to walk around. By not wasting my time, I went to Madame Tussaud aka the Wax Musuem. I wanted to go to this musuem so much when I was in London about 9 years go. At that time I only have 400 POUND with me for the entire trip in London and Paris. Due to tight financial end up I didn't go and save the money to buy the EUROTRAIN ticket to Paris Disneyland. At that time I was in my final year in UNI and its a semester break. Instead of staying at home I bought the air ticket to look for LBA in Exeter, UK. S0 I am just another POKAI backpackers travelling alone.
The queue is so long and the ticket to go in is EURO 19.95. At last I make it to go in and it is an experienced for me at least I have been to the wax museum.
Amsterdam City ( taken from the Madame Tussaud )
The second partof the tour is to the North of Holland whereby our first stop is at the Windmills near Volendam which we will visit 2 places the wooden shoemaker and the cheese factory.
The next stop is to the fishing villages in Volendam and Marken. It is a beautiful fishing village and the entire town looks so peaceful. Weather is very cold here. We will be on a cruise to another fishing village and while waiting for the boat, I walked around the peaceful town.
Smell something nice from a nearby stall selling fried fish fillets. I get one to try out and didn't bother to ask what fish is it but it sure taste good to me.
The tour ended at about 7 pm and drop us off at the Amsterdam Central Station. I did some last minute shopping in Amsterdam and my last place to visit is the SEX Museum. I have been passing this place for the past 3 days and I am so curious to know what they have inside. Entrance fee is EURO 3.00 and not so expensive ya but no female inside la all also male one. Don't care la, walked straight to the counter, pay EURO 3.00 and started my excursion in the museum. Alamak nothing much to see also, mostly the porno pictures, some sex toys, ......
Very long "DICK" hor
Took a tram back to the hotel at about 10 pm and after taking bath went down to the receptionist to get some hot water for my MAGGI HOT CUP. After so many days I still think the MAGGI HOT CUP is the BEST.
Tomorrow I got to wake up early to catch the 12 noon flight back to KLIA. I am so excited to go back now. I miss Dearie Suki, I miss my kids, I miss the foods in Malaysia.... I WANT TO GO BACK!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Eve, warned me not to be late when I go for the tour cos she herself experienced it in Frankfurt. She was late 1 min when the coach stop for toilet break and left without her. I am in rush and by the time I reached the agency it is about 9.55 am and the coach left to Belgium exactly 10 am. Wah very punctual hor. The coach is full and only about 4 Asians including me in the tour. From Amsterdam to Antwerp is about 2 1/2 hours drive and from Antwerp to Belgium is another 40 minutes drive.
Here are some random pictures taken in Amsterdam while waiting the coach
The Cathedral in Antwerp
The City Hall in Antwerp
We are only given about 1 hour to walk around and have lunch in Antwerp Market Square. In order to save up the time, I 'ta pau' the famous Fleming Fries with over 38 types of sauces to choose from and also some fried Chicken Nuggets for lunch. The fries is so nice and the portion is so huge can last me till dinner! The whole thing cost me EURO 5.50, also not so cheap ya after you convert to RM.
We reached Brussels at about 2.30 pm and was given about 2 hours to walk around. Weather in Brussels is sunny but it is so cold. The tour guide recommended the famous handmade chocolate to us and it is a must buy cos Belgium produce the BEST CHOCOLATE in the world.
The Grand Place is the most magnificient square in the world. The buildings is constructed in medieval fashion with decorative gables, gilded facades, and brilliant gold accent. The strcture of the building in Grand Place really amazed me. Besides from buildings surround the area they have a busy shopping street and you can get lots of stuff like chocolates, lace , tapestry, souveniers, waffles, cafe and many more.....
The Brussels UniversityAtomium The sky is getting dark by 6 pm and its time to head back to Amsterdam. It is quite a worth while trip to Belgium and for this trip I booked on-line and it is about USD75.00. No regrets going to Belgium indeed it is a beautiful country.
Reach Amsterdam at about 10 pm and took a tram back to the hotel. Again it is a scary walk while walking back to the hotel. It is quite and cold but atlast I reached the hotel and took a hot bath before I go to sleep but the weather outside is real cold and I think it is about 2 DC at night. Cold, cold , cold....
***** Amsterdam - Day 7 coming up soon *****