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Top Things To-Do List That Will Add Special Memories To A Trip
* Do Something Local - like going to the markets, or to the movies.
* Read the Local Daily
* Splurge On a One Grand Meal
* Have something by the roadside... but do it on your last day...so if you get sick - you be in the plane.
* BUY something to Take Home - make it a lifetime treasure
* Make a Difference in Someone's Life - be it popping your loose change at the many collection box, or collect all the hotel shampoos, cake of soaps, toothbrush kits and give to the needy...
2008 Travel Plans
March - Vientiane + Bangkok
May - Bangkok
June- London + France
September - Sweden
October - Australia
2007 TRAVEL March ~ Shanghai
March-April ~ Turkey - Istanbul-Troy-Ephesus-Kudasi-Antalya-Pamukale-Carpadoccia-Ankara
April - Penang
May-June ~ Nice-St Jean de Vence-Monte Carlo-Milan-Zermat-Geneva-Interlaken-Bern-Zurich-Basel
August ~ London-Bath
September ~ Rome-Napoli-Capri-Amalfi-Sorrento-Bari-Alberobello-Ostuni
October ~ Phuket
December ~ Macau
Jan 2006 - Jan 21 - London for VT meet
Jan 23-30 - Lisboa to meet tere1, a2lopes and Sun-Spot
Apr 26-May 7 Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Bratislava And met up with Socrates
Jun 14-19 ~ Chiang Mai - complimentary of AirAsia 4th Anniversary !!!
Aug 4-9 ~ Macau - complimentary of AirAsia 4th Anniversary !!!
Sep 14-19 ~ Siem Reap and Phom Penh with p_yenyen - complimentary of AirAsia 4th Anniversary !!!
Oct 5-9 ~ Manila - complimentary of AirAsia 4th Anniversary !!! hopefully to catch up with VTers d_pepper.
Nov 11 - Bandung with my old schoolmates
Nov - Penang
Dec - Penang
2005 TRAVEL -
Jan 6-9 Hong Kong
Feb 25-Mar1 - Shanghai
Apr 2, 9 - Singapore
May 19 - May 25 Victoria, Australia
July 9-21 Spain ~ Galicia + Madrid
Sep 1-2 Penang - Sg Petani
Oct 8-9 Singapore to watch Quidam
Oct 23-24 Penang - Sg Petani
Nov 18-20 Phuket for a VT blast
Dec 23-27 Bangkok
Year 2004 travel :
January - Kunming, Lijiang, Dali
March - early March to New Delhi with Sharrie, met up with VTer Radz, then to Jaipur and Agra.
mid March - Pangkor Laut with my nieces!!!
late March - Penang, Sungei Petani
April - Auckland, Bay of Islands to celebrate fren's birthday+Easter holiday
early May - Melaka and met up with VTer lanatir
mid May - Moscow and St Petersburg via Dubai
mid July - Melbourne - to Daylesford, Smeaton, Geelong
mid August - Pangkor Laut
Late August - Hanoi, Halong Bay on cruise with Sharrie
Mid October - Frankfurt
Year 2003 -
the Philippines in October and
New Zealand in November.
Year 2002 - Bangkok, Lisbon, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Singapore, Australia, Germany
Year 2001 - Bangkok, Australia, China, Hong Kong
Year 2000 - Bangkok, China, Hong Kong, Australia
Year 1999 - Hong Kong, China, Bangkok
Year 1998 - Hong Kong, China, Australia
Year 1997 - South Africa, Hong Kong
Year 1996 - Hong Kong, LAngeles, New York, Washington DC, Toronto
Year 1995 - Australia, Hong Kong
Jan 2004 - During the late January, to usher the Chinese New Year, my husband Seah and I spent a week in South of the Clouds, Yunnan,. travelling to the Spring City of Kunming and to Old City, Li Jiang. The most exciting part of my trip was the horseback ride up and down the snowy Jade Dragon Mountain!!! Frankly CNYear season is the WORST time to visit China, becos the entire country is on holidays, and the locals are also taking time to visit their vast country!!!
A very unplanned trip - we tried to bid for cheap fare during the annual MAS expo, but failed. But that did not dishearten us...we still went on and make headways to the Golden Triangle cities of the north, to New Delhi, Jaipur and leaving mystical Agra the last point.
VTer Sharrie gave me courage to travel to this part of the world. My husband tired from last trip to China, and also very unwilling to travel to another developing country, I am grateful to have been to India with Sharrie.
In our trip we also met up with VTer
Radz (she introduced us to a travel agent who arranged us a car and driver to travel for 7 days travel) at the Jami Mosque.
One should not miss the beautiful palaces in Jaipur, actually I cannot imagine the beauty of it in its hey days. It is a shame that a lack of fund is available to restore the majestic palaces to its glory.
My favourite nieces treated me to a wonderful rest and relax complete with spa treatment at Pangkor Laut Resort, a private owned island, which famous tenor Pavorotti once said ...how beautiful God has made this paradise...
And again in August I went to Pangkor Laut with my Aussie mates who came specially to celebrate my birthday.
Sometime early April we also went off to Penang for a short trip. I managed to feast on my favourite fried Kuey teow, assam laksa etc
I flew all the way for 4 nights for a birthday bash - my fren said she would be 90 years old already for all the birthday meals we had as we usher to her birthday on April 13.
It was indeed a very relaxing trip, we drove from the Auckland airport for 4 odd hours to get to Bay of Islands, fighting with other holiday makers during the Easter weekend, to Opua, and had a marvelous time at Cliffedge By The Sea, feasting on gourmet food cooked by chef Peter Meier and doing nothing but enjoying the lodge and the unparalleled view.
May 1st weekend was a horror drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka - it took us a hot and stressful drive, bumper to bumper 6 hours journey which normal took us no more than 2 hours. Nevertheless, it was a memorable trip, met up with VTer lanatir and feasted in his parents eatery - if you ever go there...write to him or me, for directions- best nyonya laksa...we went there 3 times!!!
I have always wanted to see all those onion shaped domes churches that is unique to Russia...and I finally have my dream came true.
We arrived Moscow and our journey from the airport to the city centre was just simply amazing; they have it all - all kinds of onion shaped domes...blue ones, blinding golden ones, pink ones as well....and the multi coloured ones...that looks almost like a lollie!!!
Of course I have to picture myself in front of the Church of Ressurection -it is to me, almost like standing in front of Taj Mahal!!!
Both the Russian cities that we visited (Moscow and SPb) had all my favourite - shopping for local crafts - wow - all those Russian nesting dolls, and yes yes lots of good food. It is just amazing the taste, freshness ...and all that culture. They serve the BEST Pork Knuckles, Pork chops, and also sturgeon fish with lots of fish eggs smoothered over it.
And there is so many churches, and also museums....NOW I cannot understand why I am not living in a country with so much to LIVE with.
During July I spent a couple of cold winter days at my best fren's home in Melbourne. As usual, we went to my favourite spot, Daylesford for more pottery shopping and also to Geelong to see the Bollards...will definetely like to go back to Queenscliffe, Port Londsdale next Easter to recharge and refuel!!!
Mid August - went to spend several nights with my soul mates at Pangkor Laut...
Just got back from north Vietnam. We arrived Hanoi, and checked out the local scene, you must see the water puppets and walk around the Old Quarters and not forget to eat all those pho and niem. What was the best part of the trip was the very cheap shopping.
We also went for an overnight cruise to Unesco World Heritage site Halong Bay....it was indeed a very short trip but very very relaxing. oooooh...i fell in love with Vietnam, and i am considering a comeback 2005 Chinese New Year....
We went to Frankfurt to burn some frequent flyers points, and spent a mere 4 nights. It was fantastic, albeit very exhausting. We went to Mainz and Gelnhaussen - the German train network is simply amazing.... Also ate lots of pork chop, knuckles, ham, and drank lots of applewine, and big time shopping for nice handbags!!!
Singapore for A day-
Took the first flight in and last flight out of Singapore. ..... wonderful Xmas light display on Orchard Road...the best in many years...looks like economy is picking up. Did nothing much, besides feasting on my favourite food - my Chatterbox chicken rice and seafood kuey teow...something I ate since I was a kid at the same spot!!! hahahha. I have picture sof myself there since a young teenager!!! And had to doggy back some wife biscuit for my husband!!!
Dec 2004 - Hong Kong to visit some old school mates, and then perhaps to take day trips to outlying islands like Peng Chau or Cheung Chau or Tai O..... and of course, buy myself a new pair of shoes for Xmas!!! Or course I will not resist the best fish balls, best century eggs, best pork chop rice over vege rice, best best best roast goose ...the list goes on
AUDREY VT Meets
VT members that I have met
2rs in Shanghai
airasia in KL
asrangul in KL
alleli in Manila
aminah in KL
anees in London
ardeni in KL
asianbelle in KL n Manila
alusru in London
Anne12 in Melbourne
ATXTraveller in Melbourne
aussiejen in Melbourne
a2lopes in KL, London and Lisboa
ayurinhiro in KL
banditleader in KL
barbskie in Zurich
beachdog in London
B_lacombe in KL
black_mimi99 in KL
bumiputih in KL
canadacutey in KL
campi012 in Phuket and KL
cassy_kc in KL
catpeople in KL
carmela71 in London
cat_y88 in KL
cess8 in Manila
cheekychic in KL
chiabh in KL
chingbee in KL
city_guy in KL
cokes in KL
cyberhunk in KL
D_pepper in Bangkok n Philippines
dar_76 in KL
daryll in Kuala Lumpur n London
dfactor in KL
dmirebella in KL
dragontml in KL
dreks in KL
devmicha in KL
deuter in KL
dopey_ping in KL
elisabeth in KL
gone_with_wind in Lisbon
heywinks in the Philippines
hez28 in KL
l_joo in KL
Jack001449 in Phuket
JamesWtc in KL, Manila, Basel, Zurich, London
Jenniflower in London
Jenniferchin in KL ~my first VT meet - and in Phuket
jingles in KL ~ my first VT meet
joysweet in Manila
kaplan in KL
kaynisa in KL
kenboy in KL
kenyneo in KL
kishore7 in KL
kookiedough in Manila
lanatir in Melaka and KL
libra12 in Manila
lukluk_wajan in KL
lrsorr in Basel and Zurich
loisl in KL
MaosRedArmy in Shanghai
maneulEB in KL
mary2u99 in KL
masonwong in KL
marimar72 in KL
manyana in London
mel_bee in Vienna
millablake in KL
mizzzthanggg in KL and Phuket
mylife in KL
muddybok in KL
nizman in KL
pancake_my in KL
pehsan in KL and in Penang
petertktan in KL
peerapa in Phuket
p_yenyen in KL, Phuket, Cambodia and Manila
press_16 in Manila
pierangello in KL
Quero in KL and in Phuket
radz in New Delhi
ray_d in Melbourne
restless-in-kl in KL
rezeik in KL
roongrot99 in Phuket
rosie235 in Melbourne
rozehill in Christchurch
Sam_I_am in KL and Phuket
sahlenare in KL
Saraheg77 in Melbourne
Sharrie in KL,Vienna, India, Hanoi
sha_stallion in KL
shintarojon in Manilla
Shelly 6622 in Phuket
socrates_07 in Vienna
Stephanie in London
storm_rider in KL
Sun_Spot in KL and London and Lisboa
suzaila in KL
suzyq40 in Melbourne
syllybabe in Bangkok and KL
Tina-Perth in Phuket
tongzhi in KL
tattugran in KL and Penang
tere1 in KL and Lisboa
teevee in KL
ukisari in KL
waalwiener in KL
we2364 in Shanghai
Wild_Orchid in KL
wibisono in KL
wongchunwai in KL
yen_2 in KL
yellowcab in Manila
yurijade in KL
zender in KL
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