Sunday, December 19, 2010

Stonehenge - Wiltshire , England

Not enough of London, we decided to go to Bath, UK on the 2nd day. 
The driver & our ride.

On the way to Bath, we dropped by Stonehenge, Wiltshire. This place is one of the many of English Heritages, whereby these stones are believed to be there because of many reasons. Even until now, they are uncertain of the actual purpose of  the existance of these stones. One of the reasons is believed to determine the time, over 2000 years ago.


View from the car

Sapa nak beli poskad ni, 50 sen je satu
Though it looks sunny but the wind is cold

Carefully listening to the history
No, those were not handphones. We were carefully listening to the audio which were given to us on our way in. This explain clearly as we were told to press the number as we are in front of certain area, so that we can see clearly from the eyes of the researchers.

There are also an open farm beside this area. It's very huge and I was wondering didnt these sheeps get lost while eating the grass? 
Hantar kat Tony Roma's suruh masak lambchop sure sedap

Me spent a lot on coffee coz its so cold! Coffee & hot choco are my fav drink overthere

Though it looks sunny, but the weather is +- 6 degrees , which is cold, but still bearable compare to while we are in Europe.

I know it looks like just a stone to somebody or even me before we arrived. But as they are in front of my eyes, I was astonished by the history and in fact, how in the world these stones get themselves there? 

I'm starting to love English Heritages. There are hundreds of them in the UK. I made a silent promise to myself that I will tour all of them one day :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

London- Day 1

On the 16th of Nov, we flew to London via Doha and even the flight took us almost 24 hours plus the transit & we missed AidilAdha due to the exchange of time zone, we neglected all of that because we are too excited.
As soon as we reached London Heathrow Airport around 10.30pm local time, my cousin uncle fetched us at the airport to his mum's residence (my mum's aunty) at Isleworth, Hounslow, London. We stayed there throughout our stay in UK. My tok aunty has been the residence of United Kingdom for the past 38 years.

My cousin Yasmin, who's studied in Sunderland for a year, went back to our tok's house for holiday, very well versed in London show us around on the first day. The London Metro & buses are very 'friendly' I can say whereby we can understand the route & lines in a snap.

Waiting the bus near my tok's house

The travel card is quite expensive, which is 6.80 pounds (RM35) for a day card for a person, but the good thing is u don't have to buy any ticket anymore for a day and u can hop on to any public transport in London. Anyway, u can't translate every single thing in Ringgit as u will go crazy! U translate bila nak shopping je, but not makan & travelling cost. Anggap macam RM6.80..

Its my first time in London, so, tempat2 wajib kene pegi such as Oxford Street, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster.

London Eye

Big Ben

 Petticoat Lane Market

We went to this market with the perception (from Internet) that we can get the cheap deal here. When we reached there, unfortunately a lot of the shops were closed and the things sold are not to my expectation, macam pasar malam. Of course, I didnt buy anything. Maybe because it's not Sunday.

Oxford Street

Personally I really like Oxford Street. The only thing that I don't like is because the number of people there. Its too many! You can see a different types of faces around here, as I guess London is among the highest city that received visitors every day.

Oxford Street, Look at the people!

Masa kat sini I called my buddy Aida, who's staying at London for the past 2 years (aida, kat sini la aku call ko) , didnt realize that your house was so near to Oxford Street! Tapi sorry aku tak sempat pun nak jumpa ko as my time is very limited (daytime ends at 4pm!) and I also bring a 'batalion', susahkan ko je nanti :) Anyway I guess u r busy too entertaining your lil sis kan..

In front of H&M wit cousin &sis

To be continued...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I'm home !

Probably tak ramai pun tau that I was away on Europe holiday for 2 weeks, but heck, I'm home! Gonna update our journey stories soon...