Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rome : Day1 and the Colosseum


See my husband and I still talking about our lovely Italian room in Rome. It was a bed and breakfast (bb)located just 5-6 minutes of walking from Rome main station, Roma Termini. Thanks tripAdvisor, ok lepas ni I pula kena contribute informations =P The bb was wonderful, located at a strategic location just in front of Teatro dell'Opera, ada carrefour express lagi depan tu, 3-4 halal shops. The room was all neat and clean, the toilet was spotless. Breakfast je boring sikit sebab makan bread, cereal, fruits etc je.. Bagilah pasta ke..or pasta is too heavy for breakfast? Nasi lemak then? =)




Got this room at promo price..that's why kena pegi jalan time winter ni. Semua turun harga. Can you believe our Ryanair flight ticket to Rome adalah GBP 12.90 hehe. Bargain! Summer nanti semua melambunglah.. Oh check this out! Elevator comel


Elevator in Rome hehe..Masa tu terbayang movie Lizzie McGuire. Oh anyone here love Hilary Duff too? hee.

We took a 48 hours of hop on hop off bus tour (EUR17) Yeah I know it was very touristy but that doesn't take anything from the charm of enjoying Rome atmospehre from the open upper deck bus. The weather was very nice at 15 degree, matahari pun terang gave an extra stars to all of my photos. For day1, we had Colosseo, the Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps. Banyak sangat gambar nih.. I might want to part them in entries..

Anyway...handsome tak Aariz..bukan main lagi tau budak kecik ni..




Roma Termini- the main transportation hub. Ada busses, city trains, metro etc. Ingat tak last post dalam train? That was Eurostar yang laju gila..berdengunglah telingaku ini. The metro ticket harganya biasalah 1EUR up to 3 or 5 stations, which I think same goes to other europe cities. The city/regional train cost quite cheap, orang kata Italian transportation antara termurah. Eurostar tu memang mahal sebab dia sangatlah selesa macam kapal terbang. Guess what? We got the previlege for free! haha. Our train was delayed for 70 minutes and only to know that dia upgraded to Eurostar rasa best gile =)

Ok now Roma Roma..



I didn't plan any museum visit , unless we have an extra day, because the city itself is a museum! Macam nilah pemandangan dimana-mana pun. Nice huh?

Our first stop was the magnificent Colloseum! Sebelum pegi Rome we all siap tengook Youtube lagi about this Roman amphitheatre. Originally known as Flavian Amphitheatre, built in Flavian dynasty by the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, but later completed by his son Titus in AD 80 . 8 tahun sahaja ok the period of construction.






the Forum

Rome was built on seven hills. Talking about hills, here's tips on how to skip the horrible long Colosseum ticket que. Thanks to Poalo, our bb host on his advice.  It could take 2 hours to purchase the ticket but we skipped the line by purchasing the ticket at another counter ( at the Palatin Hills counter). The ticket to Colloseo can also be use for entering The Forum and the Palatin Hills.  Kesiannya orang yang tidak tahu.

So, as usual, it was time for Aariz taking his nap. hee dapatlah kitorang explore the colloseum secara lebih mendalam by using Rick Steves' walking tour guide. Download saja dari android market.



I'm listening to Rick Steves' walking tour. Tengoklah the marble yang masih cantik dan sejuk itu. More on the interior..






Made from marble and bricks, 4 storeys amphitheatre, capable of seating 50 000 spectators, it was built to be used as entertainment, erk..entertainment yang ganas2 tu gladitorial contest, also used as religious order, fortress. Devastating earthquakes was the cause of its damage. Sekarang jadi tourist attraction la..the icon of Rome. In 2011, Diego Della Valle founder of Tod's shoe firm sponsored a €25 million restoration of the Colosseum. Anak beranak Vespasian and Titus must thank him for giving such fortune hehe


anak beranak


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

resipi sambal ikan bilis kering




Ingat tak masa kita kat hostel dulu sambal ikan bilis kering adalah menu wajib? Sedap dan sangat praktikal ok untuk traveler..like me =) Bawa pegi Rome hari tu.

Bawang merah, bawang putih dan belacan diblend kemudian tumiskan

Masukkan cili boh dan air asam jawa

Garam dan gula..oh I memang selera kelantan, gula membukit

Masukkan bilis yang telah digoreng garing

Siap!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

pink carnation

When we got home yesterday, my husband tanya if i still ingat my flowers...and they're blooming =)


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home sweet home!

Safely arrived in England! As much as I love traveling vs the terrible coldness in here, it started feels like a home sweet home.

Rehat dulu ya baru Roma update =)


Spanish Steps, Piazza de Spagna.


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Saturday, February 25, 2012

killing time



Went to Pompeii scavi and Sorrento for a day trip from Rome today. The journey took 3 hours one way.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

ciao!



Hello from Roma =)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

snow in Windermere : the green turned white

Remember the day Aariz meeting Peter? Well, we didn't planning on staying in Windermere that night. Thought it was only a day trip but only a few km from Beatrix attraction our car was trapped in heavy snow. It was just very sudden!

Previously, enjoying the greenish.



 the highest mountain in England

 Entering a private park..nasiblah takde orang halau..

 and the coming of snow..and we even noticed part of the lake have been iced, frozen over.





Trapped almost 4 hours in car, patiently waiting for the AA towing. And when the guy came he told us it was impossible to make our way home..Ya Allah..memang pengalaman habis la kali ni kan..

So we decided to stay at a near Bed and Breakfast. We were surprised and impressed that the AA guy siap turun sekali dan terangkan kat host BB tu what happened to us. Bersopan betul kan?


Our room..cosy and warm..
And the next morning we had an English breakfast..lovely place.







the host, Adrian and his wife Heather



the harbour..parked our car here all night..risau juga. Alhamdulillah..

So while making our way back home, SubhanAllah cantiknya..




Will come again in spring/summer. InsyAllah.

Monday, February 20, 2012

puding camera









Downloaded an application with 7 kinds of camera and setting - pudding camera. Nice eh


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new baby in coral pink



Thank you hubby for new handphone. I'm not a widget geek but am loving this phone..we both love it that he has one in black too. Lepas ni senanglah berinternet semasa breastfeed/dodoikan Aariz.

Oh yes, we went to Stratford upon Avon, the Shakespeare birthplace yesterday. Again with his university trip. Let's see if I manage to blog about it before we go to Rome. Oh my this blog really turns to a travel blog ( just like what I wanted it). Should blog more about my son soon.





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Friday, February 17, 2012

the very best of Pink



..and he knows =)
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Aariz meeting Peter and such


We loved imagination, animals characters don't we? Those wearing human costume, funny but cute voices..oh I'm still big kid at heart hee. It was only recently (what a pity) that I discovered about Beatrix Potter; best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life. The tales brought to life in an indoor recreation at the lakeland countryside, Lake District.

The world of Beatrix Potter located at Bownese-on-Windermere, oh my that place is in a spectacular lakeside with the view of mountain! I know the moment I feel in love when I said, "abg lepas ni no Europe2 dah..nak duk sini semingguuu..oh  my!"

Sebenarnya ada peristiwa happened .. but nantilah, this post is all about Aariz day out =)

 Aariz ni tidur je tau..hehe baru bangun..

 at the tea room..you know what, I celebrate tea room! hee



Masuk2 tempat tu..wahh Aariz happy sangat..macam awestruct gila..See his happy faces? I lagilah happy to see him terpegun with all those..










Almost an hour juga dalam indoor park ni, mana taknya Aariz suka sangat taknak balik!...Definitely will come again for outdoor garden pula during spring/summer nanti. Tengah berangan for cottage stay pula. But everything's wonderful in Lake District..can't decide the beachside or countyside adoi. Aariz likes sand, but he loves playing grass too.

Ok fine..we're going to Rome next week =)


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rome : Day1 and the Colosseum


See my husband and I still talking about our lovely Italian room in Rome. It was a bed and breakfast (bb)located just 5-6 minutes of walking from Rome main station, Roma Termini. Thanks tripAdvisor, ok lepas ni I pula kena contribute informations =P The bb was wonderful, located at a strategic location just in front of Teatro dell'Opera, ada carrefour express lagi depan tu, 3-4 halal shops. The room was all neat and clean, the toilet was spotless. Breakfast je boring sikit sebab makan bread, cereal, fruits etc je.. Bagilah pasta ke..or pasta is too heavy for breakfast? Nasi lemak then? =)




Got this room at promo price..that's why kena pegi jalan time winter ni. Semua turun harga. Can you believe our Ryanair flight ticket to Rome adalah GBP 12.90 hehe. Bargain! Summer nanti semua melambunglah.. Oh check this out! Elevator comel


Elevator in Rome hehe..Masa tu terbayang movie Lizzie McGuire. Oh anyone here love Hilary Duff too? hee.

We took a 48 hours of hop on hop off bus tour (EUR17) Yeah I know it was very touristy but that doesn't take anything from the charm of enjoying Rome atmospehre from the open upper deck bus. The weather was very nice at 15 degree, matahari pun terang gave an extra stars to all of my photos. For day1, we had Colosseo, the Trevi fountain and Spanish Steps. Banyak sangat gambar nih.. I might want to part them in entries..

Anyway...handsome tak Aariz..bukan main lagi tau budak kecik ni..




Roma Termini- the main transportation hub. Ada busses, city trains, metro etc. Ingat tak last post dalam train? That was Eurostar yang laju gila..berdengunglah telingaku ini. The metro ticket harganya biasalah 1EUR up to 3 or 5 stations, which I think same goes to other europe cities. The city/regional train cost quite cheap, orang kata Italian transportation antara termurah. Eurostar tu memang mahal sebab dia sangatlah selesa macam kapal terbang. Guess what? We got the previlege for free! haha. Our train was delayed for 70 minutes and only to know that dia upgraded to Eurostar rasa best gile =)

Ok now Roma Roma..



I didn't plan any museum visit , unless we have an extra day, because the city itself is a museum! Macam nilah pemandangan dimana-mana pun. Nice huh?

Our first stop was the magnificent Colloseum! Sebelum pegi Rome we all siap tengook Youtube lagi about this Roman amphitheatre. Originally known as Flavian Amphitheatre, built in Flavian dynasty by the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, but later completed by his son Titus in AD 80 . 8 tahun sahaja ok the period of construction.






the Forum

Rome was built on seven hills. Talking about hills, here's tips on how to skip the horrible long Colosseum ticket que. Thanks to Poalo, our bb host on his advice.  It could take 2 hours to purchase the ticket but we skipped the line by purchasing the ticket at another counter ( at the Palatin Hills counter). The ticket to Colloseo can also be use for entering The Forum and the Palatin Hills.  Kesiannya orang yang tidak tahu.

So, as usual, it was time for Aariz taking his nap. hee dapatlah kitorang explore the colloseum secara lebih mendalam by using Rick Steves' walking tour guide. Download saja dari android market.



I'm listening to Rick Steves' walking tour. Tengoklah the marble yang masih cantik dan sejuk itu. More on the interior..






Made from marble and bricks, 4 storeys amphitheatre, capable of seating 50 000 spectators, it was built to be used as entertainment, erk..entertainment yang ganas2 tu gladitorial contest, also used as religious order, fortress. Devastating earthquakes was the cause of its damage. Sekarang jadi tourist attraction la..the icon of Rome. In 2011, Diego Della Valle founder of Tod's shoe firm sponsored a €25 million restoration of the Colosseum. Anak beranak Vespasian and Titus must thank him for giving such fortune hehe


anak beranak


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

resipi sambal ikan bilis kering




Ingat tak masa kita kat hostel dulu sambal ikan bilis kering adalah menu wajib? Sedap dan sangat praktikal ok untuk traveler..like me =) Bawa pegi Rome hari tu.

Bawang merah, bawang putih dan belacan diblend kemudian tumiskan

Masukkan cili boh dan air asam jawa

Garam dan gula..oh I memang selera kelantan, gula membukit

Masukkan bilis yang telah digoreng garing

Siap!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

pink carnation

When we got home yesterday, my husband tanya if i still ingat my flowers...and they're blooming =)


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home sweet home!

Safely arrived in England! As much as I love traveling vs the terrible coldness in here, it started feels like a home sweet home.

Rehat dulu ya baru Roma update =)


Spanish Steps, Piazza de Spagna.


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Saturday, February 25, 2012

killing time



Went to Pompeii scavi and Sorrento for a day trip from Rome today. The journey took 3 hours one way.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

ciao!



Hello from Roma =)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

snow in Windermere : the green turned white

Remember the day Aariz meeting Peter? Well, we didn't planning on staying in Windermere that night. Thought it was only a day trip but only a few km from Beatrix attraction our car was trapped in heavy snow. It was just very sudden!

Previously, enjoying the greenish.



 the highest mountain in England

 Entering a private park..nasiblah takde orang halau..

 and the coming of snow..and we even noticed part of the lake have been iced, frozen over.





Trapped almost 4 hours in car, patiently waiting for the AA towing. And when the guy came he told us it was impossible to make our way home..Ya Allah..memang pengalaman habis la kali ni kan..

So we decided to stay at a near Bed and Breakfast. We were surprised and impressed that the AA guy siap turun sekali dan terangkan kat host BB tu what happened to us. Bersopan betul kan?


Our room..cosy and warm..
And the next morning we had an English breakfast..lovely place.







the host, Adrian and his wife Heather



the harbour..parked our car here all night..risau juga. Alhamdulillah..

So while making our way back home, SubhanAllah cantiknya..




Will come again in spring/summer. InsyAllah.

Monday, February 20, 2012

puding camera









Downloaded an application with 7 kinds of camera and setting - pudding camera. Nice eh


Published with Blogger-droid v2.0.4

new baby in coral pink



Thank you hubby for new handphone. I'm not a widget geek but am loving this phone..we both love it that he has one in black too. Lepas ni senanglah berinternet semasa breastfeed/dodoikan Aariz.

Oh yes, we went to Stratford upon Avon, the Shakespeare birthplace yesterday. Again with his university trip. Let's see if I manage to blog about it before we go to Rome. Oh my this blog really turns to a travel blog ( just like what I wanted it). Should blog more about my son soon.





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Friday, February 17, 2012

the very best of Pink



..and he knows =)
Published with Blogger-droid v1.7.2

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Aariz meeting Peter and such


We loved imagination, animals characters don't we? Those wearing human costume, funny but cute voices..oh I'm still big kid at heart hee. It was only recently (what a pity) that I discovered about Beatrix Potter; best known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life. The tales brought to life in an indoor recreation at the lakeland countryside, Lake District.

The world of Beatrix Potter located at Bownese-on-Windermere, oh my that place is in a spectacular lakeside with the view of mountain! I know the moment I feel in love when I said, "abg lepas ni no Europe2 dah..nak duk sini semingguuu..oh  my!"

Sebenarnya ada peristiwa happened .. but nantilah, this post is all about Aariz day out =)

 Aariz ni tidur je tau..hehe baru bangun..

 at the tea room..you know what, I celebrate tea room! hee



Masuk2 tempat tu..wahh Aariz happy sangat..macam awestruct gila..See his happy faces? I lagilah happy to see him terpegun with all those..










Almost an hour juga dalam indoor park ni, mana taknya Aariz suka sangat taknak balik!...Definitely will come again for outdoor garden pula during spring/summer nanti. Tengah berangan for cottage stay pula. But everything's wonderful in Lake District..can't decide the beachside or countyside adoi. Aariz likes sand, but he loves playing grass too.

Ok fine..we're going to Rome next week =)