I know I haven’t been updating my blog a lot lately but I will start to as of now. And this is a long post.
Last month was a really great month for me because I’ve spent 12 days with my family back in Bangkok. Family time is precious to me. I could easily tell how much they miss me by looking at their expression when they saw me and I miss them a lot too.
Also, my loved one brought me to ITALY! Yes, that was my very first time there. Thank you my love for making one of wish list comes true. Honestly speaking, it was the best trip I’ve ever had so far. I appreciate the thoughts, the efforts and the good times. -hearts-
So I’m going to share about my Italy trip right now. We’ve covered 4 beautiful cities in 9 days, starting from Rome, the greatest open-air museum in Europe. This city is full of history and culture.
This place is one of the town’s most famous landmarks and particularly position along the shore of the Tiber River.
Ok this is pretty random and funky stuff I saw over there. And I insist on sharing this with my readers. haha.
I should have bought one for souvenir.
Saint Peter’s Square (Piazza S. Pietro)
It represents the greatest basilica of the Christian world as well as the core of the Vatican city, the smallest state in the world.
The Janiculum (Gianicolo)
This is one of the best locations in western Rome for a breathtaking view outside the ancient city yet it’s close to the historic center. I simply enjoyed the silence from the top.
One of Rome’s most impressive and popular squares, features more than three magnificent fountains.
Fountain of the four Rivers with Egyptian obelisk.
We also had our lunch there. Simple Italian food of course.
Do you know that Pizza originated in Italy?
It was simply one delicious meal. I’m satisfied just like that.
p.s.- Thank you mum for this beautiful bright dress.
Be back real soon for Part 2.
Another great thing about shopping in Bangkok is that there are many places you can shop until late at night, at least 9pm onwards. Also, you can benefit from the incredible bargains. Here’s a list of some cool markets in the moonlight.
Khao San road
A lot of foreigners usually go there for drinks and supper. Shopping is also available but mostly for backpackers (or beach lovers); t-shirts, sandals, shorts, trainers, fisherman’s pants, sunglasses, bikinis, accessories and more. However, you’d probably need only half an hour to tour around that place. Do take note that the traffic nearby that area might give you a headache. I think it’d be more fun to go with a big group rather than a few of you.
Opening hours: 19:00 until late (everyday)
Saphan Phut Night Market
Along the Rattankosin side of the river, is packed with men and women apparels such as shirts, dresses, sneakers, jeans, accessories, and entertainment items like DVD’s, CD’s, video games and more. This place is popular amongst local teen shoppers as the prices are amazingly cheap. Do take note that you shouldn’t be wearing any value items (or jewelry) to avoid unwanted incident in that areas. Ladies, try not to wear something way too sexy.
Opening hours: 20:00 until midnight (closed on Wednesday)
Major Ratchayothin Market
This is my most favorite of all. Most items are womenswear and trendy. There are quite a lot of dresses, casual wears, heels, bags and more. Another good thing is, you can either catch a movie, go bowling or have supper at the shopping center right next to the market called ‘Major Cineplex Ratchayothin’. This market is pretty much like another Siam Square.
Opening hours: 18:00 – 23:00 (closed on Monday)
Train Market Chatuchak
It’s all about secondhand, vintage, and rare items. This market is huge and divided into 2 zones; front and back. Most items are already amazingly cheap so try not to bargain. It is newly opened and not many people know about it. Make sure your taxi driver knows where it’s located or you can just copy this in thai “ตลาดนัดรถไฟตรงข้ามทางด่วน อ.ต.ก, ถ.กำแพงเพชร”, and show him.
Opening hours: 18:00 – 23:00 (open on weekends only)
Hope this post helps to answer some of your questions. Have a good holiday and enjoy your shopping.
My last day in Hong Kong was pretty easy-going yet it was the best part of this trip. Because I had such a great time exploring the beauty of Hong Kong’s culture as well as some masterpieces of their architecture ON THE TRAM, also locally known as ‘Ding Ding‘!
Excited of course… It was my first time taking a tram ride even though this was not my first time to Hong Kong. I felt like a local!
These pictures tell a thousand words.
Spent around half an hour on the tram then headed to Stanley Market road, located on the south coast of Hong Kong Island.
For sight seeing and a bit of shopping.
Had this delicious chocolate cake at Stanley Plaza before I went back to the hotel.
Then Teochew cuisine for dinner.
I honestly have to say that I’m not really into Cantonese or Teochew food though.
But I really loved this dish, Cold crabs.
And this is where I had one of the best desserts ever!!!
Really miss the taste of it.
ps.- I’m going to miss you loads, Hong Kong.
I have so many reasons why I’m still in love with Hong Kong ever since my first time there.
This cosmopolitan city is a paradise where I can experience great views from the mountains, chilling off the coast, admiring the beauty of architecture, enjoying a few Cantonese dishes (I’m not a big fan) and a lot of random street snacks, and of course shopping!
It was a short trip, 3 days and 2 nights. Good time has began during the departure because it was a great flight. No crying babies, naughty active kids and loud talkers. This sort of thing doesn’t happen everyday.
Oh yes. The meal was delicious.
4 hours plus from Singapore to Hong Kong and another half an hour from airport to The Ritz Carlton.
The Ritz Carlton is located on top of Hong Kong’s tallest building (488 meter tall) where you can get the best panoramic views of the whole city.
Day time view from my hotel room.
Breathtaking night view from the lounge.
My first day ended at hotel room. Comfy time.
And the next day was all about SHOPPING! (Thank you for awesome weather at about 18-20°C too) First location was Causeway Bay, one of Hong Kong’s major shopping districts.
Then to Ladies Street. (similar to Bugis street in Singapore)
A lot of cheap and funky stuffs. However, most of the shops sell similar things.
Would you buy this underwear for your friend or boyfriend? I wonder who created this.
Last place, Mongkok. It was my most favourite shopping spot so far.
And also one of most crowded place.
I happily spent on these things like H&M clothing and accessories.
Cosmetics from SASA, much bigger and better than the Singapore ones.
Shopping was really fun but the best part of this trip was something else…
Share with you more about it in Part 2.
Hello Shanghai. The city of lights.
First of all, it was such a great time I had over there. To be honest, I thought Shanghai wasn’t that impressive at first but I was wrong. The beautiful night lights, shopping experience, and their unique culture, have amazed me.
I was staying at “The Puli” hotel and it was great. Spacious, comfortable, convenient location (in Town), and excellent services.
My favorite spot goes to this comfortable bathtub with an amazing view whether it’s a day or night time.
I can spend a few hours there.
Walking distance from the Puli hotel. The temperature was down to 5°C. One jacket is not enough for me though..
I love this areas.
I like their market streets a lot.
Happened to spot one so called “Fake Apple Store” that was on the news once. But they named it “iLife” this time round.
I won’t say no to luxury goods in Shanghai too, especially from Plaza 66, my most favourite shopping center so far. They display all the latest masterpieces from world top brands.
The temptations, it’s growing.
The madness of nightlife
From what I know, the clubs in Shanghai are always full-house, everyday. I don’t know how they do it. I had too much fun and I couldn’t bother to take a lot of photos.
here are some random shots I took with my Thai friend who has long moved to Shanghai.
That’s all for my very first Shanghai trip.
I’m going back there again for sure! Awesome city! Freeze me with excitement.