Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Praha

I was about to post everything into one post but thought it would be too many pictures but this city needs a little more spotlight than just one post. So here you go, more pictures :)














Sunday, July 12, 2015

Prague, Czech Republic

In this trip I packed very lightly and by lightly I mean one small luggage so it could fit the back of the car--along with 4 of my friends' luggages--since we had a road trip. So my strategies were to maximise the usage of each garment so they could be mixed and matched in repeat without having to wear the same outfit twice.


When we arrived at night on New Year's Eve, I felt Prague was… not pretty. We had a lame New Year celebration as well, on a boat with horrible buffet and on the countdown we went up to the top deck and saw terrible fireworks and people on the bridges throwing beer bottles to the river, which was very dangerous because boats were passing under the bridges! However, it was still memorable because it's not where you are, again, it's WHO you are with and I felt grateful I got to spend that New Year's Day 1 January 2014 with amazing friends!

In the morning, we actually scheduled to leave Prague and headed straight to Stuttgart, but we drove around the city for a while after looking for a restaurant (which was hard to find since it was a New Year's day, so we ate Chinese food!) Then, we decided to roam around the city that turned out to be beautiful and postponed our journey to Stuttgart. We went to
Little did we know, the Czechs celebrated New Year's Day with loads of fireworks on the night of 1st January, not at midnight between 31st December and 1st January! So when we left the city, it was practically traffic jam because people are standing in the streets watching fireworks! It was weird, but it's interesting to know that different culture celebrate a common event differently and that's what I love about travelling; you always find out something new.

This is the view of our New Year, okay? Imagine how in disbelief we were when we see only one firework every 30 seconds.



















Dress - W.O.M.B.
Sweater, leggings & scarf - H&M
Boots - Clarks
Bag - 3.1. Phillip Lim

'Til next time!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Vienna, Austria

Back again in this lovely country. I just realised this road trip was mostly around Austria. While we were at it, my friends and I didn't forget to try their traditional food which are schnitzels, sacher torte--tried it in Hotel Sacher where it was one of the two places the sacher cake first served, and bratwurst hotdog (this was actually originated from Germany, but they're like siblings so the Austrians also sell a lot of bratwurst hot dogs!) Anyway, Schloss Schönbrunn was beautiful, one of the most beautiful palaces I've ever been to. I still think Versailles in France is the best so far. Oh, and we also watched the opera in Vienna State Opera! People do dress up to go to this kind of thing and it felt so cool, although my seat was not perfect. I don't mind going to one of these shows again. I don't remember what show I watched, which I feel is ridiculous because I can't seem to remember anything at this moment, but it was pretty cool. We only got a day in Vienna so didn't do much except visiting the very touristy sites and just sight-seeing.




Schloss Schönbrunn











St. Stephen's Cathedral


Wiener Staatsoper


Top - Giordano
Dress - W.O.M.B
Leggings - H&M
Boots - Clarks
Bag - 3.1. Phillip Lim

'Til next post!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Budapest, Hungary

People favour this city so much, they'd say it's the most beautiful city they've ever been to. I have my reasons for not putting it on my Top 5. However, there are some attraction points which elegance I agree with such as the New York Cafe--crowned as the most beautiful cafe by The New York Times--and also St. Matthias Church on Castle Hill.
P.S. I felt so embarrassed to mention the wrong city on my previous post (AND I put it as a title)--which I've edited directly. Usually my memory of a city is not bad, but that's what I got when I've delayed posts for two years! But I did go to both cities--Melk and Metz, one is in Austria and one is in France respectively--and they're so tricky because their names started with the same two letters! I apologise.










Chain Bridge

St. Matthias Church


New York Café

Turtle neck - Giordano
Cardigan - Depression
Shorts - Forever 21
Leggings - Unbranded
Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim
Boots - Clarks

'Til next post!