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Parisss my love

23 Feb

Our final stop before heading back to Glasgow. It was love at first feel.:) I love the hustle and bustle of the place. And yet in the midst of all this, u cannot  ignore the romance and serenity it radiates.

I guess i have a penchant for happening cities:) hehe

Day 1

First stop was the famed Notre Dame.

img_87771well. another mandatory jumping pic:P

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another very gothic church. The music that echoed throughout the building was so haunting it gave me goosebumps:P

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Found a park behind the church. A very pretty one indeed

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embracing the inner child in me:P

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the sand here is soo whiteeeee

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To many, Eiffel Tower was just a piece of steel crap. To us it was underrated. It was just as grand as how it was described. It actually looked intimidating haha. esp when ure right next to it. It was too windy that day so we just took the lift all the way to the peak:) But it drizzled, sadly to say, so our piccies were gray and overcast.

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haha i know we jump alot:P

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view frm the peak

img_9167It was indeed a pretty sight when the whole building lights up:)

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Day 2

Musee du Louvre

If you are truly a huge fan or art or history, one day wouldnt suffice. U will need the 3 day pass at least. For us, 3-4 hours cukupla ahaha.

It houses collections from all dynasties and eras from all over the world. My favourite was particularly the ones from Egypt and Napoleon’s apartment.

img_9321the Grand Sphinx

img_9335blue hippo haha

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Hieroglyphs- the ABCs back then

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papyrus

img_9361Jewelleries frm diff empires

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mirrors, sangguls and combs

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img_9396that is HOW they wrap a mummy. So guys next time if u want to dress up for Halloween thats how u do it:P

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Hammurabi code- the first ever written law created in ancient Babylon

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Up close

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with the mirror in Napoleon apartment. Evrything is made of gold and the chandeliers probably cost more than my house

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Chandeliers in the hallway

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chandelier in some room

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chandeliers in the dining room.

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even the dressing table is made of gold

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his bed

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go figure:P

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with the famed mona lisa

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place de la concorde- one of the major squares in paris

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the picture says it all

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every girls’ dream-not to pose in front of the building. to get something inside:P

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arc de triomphe

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macaroons from laduree. didnt have the time to search for pierre hermes..sigh

img_0013returned to the louvre for the night view. It stood out like a diamond in the dark. If i post more pics on these  i will definitely have nausea ahah.

Ok thats all for our summer trip LAST YEAR:P

Been a good one. Hope this year is gonna be good as well, if not BETTER:)

Time to start my cpp essay. sigh.

goodluck to me and all my assignments!

xoxo

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Vatican City

22 Feb

We queued for almost 40mins to get into the buildings surrounded by these concrete walls. We had so much time waiting we had to do something productive.

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and the sky was impossibly blue that day…and yet

img_8229this girl’s thermoregulation has gone haywire:P

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bored was written all over my face haha

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i dont remember what obelisk this was. Everybody was just taking pictures with it so we followed suit.

on our way to the famed Sistine Chapel through a maze of Vatican museums and the picture galleries. The paintings and designs u see on the ceilings and walls are just breathtaking..Most were painted to exude 3d effects. How cool is that.

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and some art pieces we ppl dont know how to appreciate. All we could say was ‘ thats nice’, ‘aww pretty!’ etc.

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the balcony in the centre is where the Pontiff imparts blessing to the faithfuls who throng this place.

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St. Peter’s chair done by Bernini ( the gold seat in the middle not those wooden ones:P)

img_8552Famous Michaelangelo’s statue of the dead body of Christ lying on the lap of his Mother

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swiss guards. the color reminded me of one of meiwen’s scarf ahah

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Some random cute tourists:)

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That wraps up Italy…We huddled OUTSIDE the Rome Ciampino airport for the whole night in the cold and i swear thats the worst experience ever. Esp holding the bladder part PPfttttt…When morning finally beckoned…

Off we go to….

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Pariss!!

outdated (venezia)

22 Feb

I was looking through pics of my summer trip and then realised, hey i havent blogged about these! I think i only mentioned Milan:P I truly missed Italy and Paris and will definitely go back if i have the chance to. And cash of course:P

I know its like 2 seasons past summer  but its never too late right. Its nice to look back.hehe. And a lil reminder of what i did in case i get Alzheimers 30 years later haha

I have the tendency to korek things to blog about when i am subjected 24hours in front of my laptop doing my assignments. sigh.And making sense out of my nonsensical lab results. double sigh

Ok. Now lemme talk about my trip. or whatever bits i remember from it.hehe

From Milan we took the morning intercity train to Venice.Yes we mainly travelled by water here.

Firtst stop, Murano. Its an island famous for glassmaking as well as lampmaking. The glasses-by products were indeed breathtaking. But the locals not very much so. They werent the most friendly ppl we met mainly afraid that we would smash their glasses. Pfftt.

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We were licking this huge icecream only to realise at the end it was a rubbish bin ppfftt

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another interesting one

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glassmaking factory

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dinner time.yummylicious pizzas we had.

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Piazza st Marco. Very romantic:) The band is unforgettable:)

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speed limit aka lamp post:P

BURANO AHoy!!! Our FAvourite-est island of the lot!!

Famous for its lacemaking, the island also boasts the most colourful houses ive seen in my life.

The locals were amazingly friendly. Too bad we only had few hours to kill here. Was so reluctant when it was about time to leave.hehe

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a house with our  national flag colours:) Must respect 😛

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the famous squid ink risotto. its damn good i tell u. as yucky as it may look

p1020009No it wasnt a gondola ride. its like one minus the musician and comfy seats and decors. This is a traghetto. only 50cents per ride. for cheapskates like us LOL. And we didnt go ALONG the canal. Just ACROSS  it. We just wanted a gist of a gondola-ish ride cos was  too ex:P

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How can one not love Venice?