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First solo trip to ChiangMai, Thailand (March 2015)

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I just need to pen this down here because I just don’t want to forget my first solo trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand.  It was a wonderful journey .. and I love every bit of the time I have spent there.

Photos that I took on my phone during my trip…

Reception counter of my Inn. Helpful girl at the counter though with limited English.

Reception counter of my Inn. Helpful girl at the counter though with limited English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the many travellers that had spent their time at Tree Residence, Chiangmai

Some of the many travellers that had spent their time at Tree Residence, Chiangmai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small but cozy and comfy.

Small but cozy and comfy.

 

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It’s queen-size bed..really nice..

 

Since I alone, I took the tour package from the Inn.  I took a day tour-package ChiangMai – ChiangRai (Baht900). There are four couples together with me (one couple from Malaysia (yaay), two couples from China (honeymooners & mother-daughter) and one couple from England).  The whole experience was just wonderful, except that I forgot to tell them before hand that I’m a Muslim and lunch was arranged at pork restaurant (delicacy of ChiangRai). So,  I skipped lunch.  It’s ok but yup, I’m super hungry until back to my Inn, cook instant noodles that I bought from home, and grilled prawns at the Night bazaar.. hehehe..

 

Hot spring..

Hot spring..

Hot spring

Hot spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Temple

White Temple

White Temple

White Temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Temple

White Temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black House..

Black House..

Inside the Black House..

Inside the Black House..

Inside the Black House

Inside the Black House

Black House..

Black House..

Huge compound surround the Black House..

Huge compound surround the Black House..

Some of the collection by the late owner of the Black House

Some of the collection by the late owner of the Black House

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Tired but still want to take a snap with this statue..it’s kinda scary when see in real life tho hehe..

 

 

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Some of the collection as well..it’s more but I’m just tired to take pictures lol

 

The most popular small pineapple in ChiangRai area-really sweet and crunchy..

The most popular small pineapple in ChiangRai area-really sweet and crunchy..

Jakarta..sweet escape

After 4 years, I am back to Jakarta for a short break with friends. Well the main reason to be there was to meet and see world star korean artist, Kim JaeJoong!

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I missed Jakarta. Its a gorgeous city with so many similarity with Kuala Lumpur but what I miss especially is my favourite ‘Nasi Ayam Penyet’..simply delicious^^..but I did not manage to eat it this time because of time and places we went don’t have in their menu 😦

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But I did try other food tho..hehe

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Nasi Ayam Hainan (Hainan Chicken Rice) served a bit different from our local Malaysia..its a bit dry but I like the soup. We tasted some dimsum with prawn filling..yummy^^

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The spring rolls were filled with chicken meat..no minced carrots or beansprouts and its not too bad although I preferred all mixed together in my spring rolls:-)

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Me and two friends stayed at Aston Marina Jakarta..it look a bit like Penang Island and still a lot of development going on. View from our room.

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Food was good at the hotel. Breakfast not so widely spread and more to western selections. Well for me, I will always take omelette with croissant for breakfast when on holiday..haha

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Before we leave for airport, we just had to try the ala carte keke..so I tried the Fried Rice. Its good^_^♥♥

So long Jakarta…till we meet again. I missed my new friends already huhu….

Blooming Tulips In Istanbul, Turkey

Ooo I was really lucky because able to go to Istanbul and what’s made it much memorable it was during tulips blooming..it was gorgeous..gorgeous..gorgeous 🙂 🙂

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Just looking at those vibrant colors makes me want to dive in it hahaha…

Honestly it was my first time seeing tulips garden and it think where someone lives in a country that can grow tulips and carnations are very lucky indeed^__^…oh and the ones that lives where sakura blooms;)

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Just look at those cuties…having great time with friends at that age was the best *ahhhh those were the days..*

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I wish I could bring it home but 10 hours journey back to Kuala Lumpur..hmm I preferred to remember my tulips while its blooming beautifully rather than withered when I open it back home heheh…

But one thing that makes me screaming with joy was when I found this little big fella 🙂

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Look at him ~ lazed around on those cushions with poker face haha..omomo I really want to hug and kiss him but didn’t dare‥but I managed to stroke him a bit ^_^

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Another wish came true ^_______^

Taling Chan Floating Market, Bangkok~

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This is entrance of the floating market that I went visiting with my girlfriends on my short trip to Bangkok..its about 30 mins by taxi but our taxi driver was not familiar with the area it took us about 45 mins heheh..We had breakfast at the hotel before we came so imagine how frustrated as we cannot try a lot of local food because we ate a lot at the hotel 😦 😦

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Customers actually sit themselves at the floated seating area while food were bought from ‘aunties’ that sit in the small boats along the floating area.

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Look at the fish…it was a big as my arms hehe..and some of the local throw bits of breads as food and the fishes will flock around it..its amazing! Just amazing!

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Anyhow we managed to taste the grilled king prawns with spicy sos..oh my it was really delicious^___^

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Next time I going to Bangkok, I’m going to make sure I skip my breakfast before going to Taling float market huhu…

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Also along the way to the entrance were more stalls (blue roof) that sell various things like food, flowers, herbs, local gifts, etc.

Argghhh wish I could go again in the near future….grilled king prawn..grilled king prawn..grilled king prawn..*wipe saliva* haha

Madame Tussauds Bangkok

If you in Bangkok you just got to visit Madame Tussauds at Siam Discovery, Rama Road. That is if you know you never gonna have a chance to visit it in London or Hong Kong. 

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At the entrance we were welcomed by the beautiful wax figurine of the King & Queen of Siam. Some of famous wax figurines are~

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Even the wax figurine of Madame T is there^_^
Before exit the museum there is a small gift shop which you can buy some sourvenirs which you cannot buy anywhere except there..oh even Doreamon is there hahaha

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I love food :) :)

 

While in Istanbul, Turkey I managed to try few local cuisine and this chicken kebab was one of it.  It was delicious.  Tasted a bit like chicken tandoori but with more nicer herbs hehe..

And there are also sweet local delicacy that I tried.  Hmm, I’m not a sweet-tooth person so this is not my liking but my friends love it so much she finished it all by herself heheh..

Breakfast @ Ciragen Palace, Istanbul

Here some of the food that I tried too.  I’m not a picky eater so I enjoyed all the food that I tried.  Well, maybe some that I don’t really favor but while in foreign country why not give it a try.  You don’t know when will be the next time you can taste it again…right?

This Turkish yogurt taste really nice.  It’s tastier than Tutti Frutti..seriously ^^…

Sometimes I love to try new recipe…and most of the time, I modified it myself haha…well, sometimes it does taste really delicious..sometimes it taste less here and there..but it a great satisfaction to me because I try to taste different kind of food just for the sake that I love to eat 😀 😀

Prawn curry and vegetable soup..delicious^^

Instant curry noodle that I put some cabbage kimchi to make it extra spicy..yummyyy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I’m really hungryyyyyyyyy………..

Random…

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Photo grid of food that I tasted during my trip to local and overseas restaurants during few months back..
Still can taste the deliciousness of grilled prawns at float-market in Bangkok..yum yum yum
I will share more later^^

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