Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My latest colour block obsession

Just fun stuff here are my new glorious find of orange pink and green colour block shoes for this summer

Got a strange question today:
You've been invited to a fancy ball but the only thing you have to wear is an orange wooly jumper. What shoes do you wear?
i would wear my Steve Madden gold glitter platform hill shoes, it makes everything sexy xx

Falling in love deeply with Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Berlin I LOVE YOU! if you are a guy i've married you!
Ok sounds weird but thats how much i love Berlin, the coolest city i've ever been to, here you wont even be able to tell which one are new architecture and which are the classic architecture considering the whole city got destroyed in World War II. Such a vibrant and cultured city, full of beautiful cafes, trendy shops, clubs, bars and history.

The best way to get around Berlin is  to cycle, you can hire a bike almost from everywhere. Be very careful it is a big city so always read your map before getting on your bike. Not far from our hostel is the museum island with more than 25+ museums which is like porn for museum lovers. We decided to visit Pergamon which is an ancient history museum dated back to Byzantine and Roman age, as soon as we stepped in my jaw basically dropped and i cant put it back up, i started drooooooooling (for real) over the exhibitions

Yep the photo above is for real! its an actual size of roman temple that got excavated -> packed up to germany -> put it back piece by piece. Just plain insaneeeeee and just because its not awesome enough they also got the Ishtar gate, if you are not sure what it is you should check it out. and again they build it piece by piece and luckly enough did not get destroyed by the war completely.
Right enough about the museum, i can talk about it all day, i think you should just check it out yourself. Now for the party animals, berlin is pretty amazing from cllubs to illegal bars anything you want is there. If you are looking for crazy night out and dont mind paying for bad hangover go to the absinthe bar, where u can torture your liver and brain. however even its a monday night dont hold back because Berlin's night life is basically 24/7 which is extremely impressive. I cant show you the whole evidence, but the photo below is the  proof of crime.


Lyon and Au Revoir France

Lyon, France

Beautiful little city we only have the day/night here and obviously it is not enough!
According to some traveller Lyon is famous for its good food famous destination for the gourmet traveller. I have to say that i didnt get to experience the foodie thing but i manage to taste Lyons traditional pork sausages which is mouth watering and a little too generous on the portion.

The little hotel we are stayed at got this cute little balcony which i was very impressed at and sitting around reading and having tea on a balcony in france is one of the thing i always dreamed of and it is now accomplished, which oh la la my heart sings...

Avignon the walled city!

Avignon, France

Ever wonder how it feels like to live inside a walled city? call me a nerd but i adore 'King Arthur' and 'Robin Hood' when i was a kid. Now that im older i have some sort of fascination with everything from Victorian

So.. in order to satisfy my childhood imagination and of course tasting a bit of wine from cote-d-azure region as per my travelling friend advise (of course!) i have decided to tag along to Avignon. Funny thing is we arrived in this ultra modern train station which nowhere look medieval to me, but after a 15 bus ride from the station all i see is one big giant wall...yes i was extremely impressed, when i stepped into the city wall i was speechless, its such a different feeling and my brain is starting to imagine things on how things would look like back then.

The current Avignon is pretty modern with shops, H&M and even an Irish Bar stashed away conveniently around the corner. Plais Du Pope is very interesting however pretty expensive to get in and it takes you at least a day to get around and guarantee you'll get sore feet from walking around on cobble stone all day.

One thing i learned from it is DO NOT PAY TO SEE THE HALF BUILD BRIDGE, just the walk around outside the wall and you'll bound to have a better view of it.

There is not much night entertainment there but nice little city to relax and unwind. Therefore to entertain ourselves we did a wine tour and it was fun, the wine region is stunning and people are just very nice and friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed the little villages, i even managed to fall asleep in the middle of a public picnic table. When i look up i can see the sunshine trough the green leaves its so beautiful that i recommend you to actually have a micro sleep ...zzZZZzzz

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bonjour Nice!

Nice, France
Nice is nice hahaha! ok not that funny but the fact is Nice is very nice...oui! very very nice...

Enough of the niceness so amazing beach, great people, an hour and a bit from monaco, easy to get around and endless beautiful view im not suprised if the french dont travel! As you can see most of the beach are filled with rocks instead of sands and it is a bit of a mission to actually go for a swim. Really you dont wanna hit your head on the rocks incase you slipped.

Talking about view as i mentioned everywhere you turn around its like a post card. Beside lazing around and stuffed myself with great food i did managed to get to do a day trip to surrounding area. To make it easier i'll list it below!

Day Trip:

  • Monaco
  • Jean Cap Du Ferrat, very very very amazing view...breathtaking
  • Cannes, Old town and Stand Up Paddle in one of the quiet beach
  • Eat at Truffle Restaurant, everything with truffles from entree to dessert, if you got budget go for lunch option so treat yourself to a little luxury
  • Walk around old town, its like a maze you bound to get lost in it (literaly)
  • Cycle along the beach
If i have the chance the next trip i would love to go sailing, the hostel im staying with got a sailing daytrip again...i missed it because of course...the sad limited time..... :(

Have fun x

hello world!

Finally i managed to transfer my blog from my old one to this new blogger after few months of hiatus. So in this blog i will share my travel fave. I always think that my life is one big holiday and my glass is always half full, YES!! i know sounds very pessimistic but to me it is the only way to keep myself happy at the most difficult situation. Travel is my passion, i always booked a holiday after another one so that i have something to look forward to. 

So here are some of my verdict on my last trip to Europe in June 2011


The first city i've ever been to in Europe, as soon as i arrived i've fallen in love with it. Amsterdam will always be home far away from home for me its like colonial Indonesia. Not the main gastronomic fans destination but i have to say that their Indonesian food is the best! comparing to other european countries, the rijstafel is must is something that you must try,  it is westernised version of javanese prasmanan rich in spices and very very very tasty.

Another thing that i love the most about Amsterdam is of course the cycle way, the fact that its flat and you can cycle around the city in one day (non stop that is) its simply enjoyable. So for all the bike enthusiast ladies this is the place where you can cycle with your prettiest dress and of course looking gorgeous as usual :)

Pinkpop at landgraaf a three days camping  dance-to rock to new age concert in Landgraaf. The verdict: MEGA AWESOME! ok nuff said... awesome line up, cool crowds, great food and no queue on drinks!! ah festival fans must try! 60000 ppl rockin together im definitly a fan. However i didnt do the whole three days, sadly as we are a bit tight on schedule :(  but if there is another chance i would definitly go for the 3 days experience!