It’s been 2 years since my last post! Well, I admit that I was busy but moreover my blog was suspended!!! For like a year maybe, and I didn’t know what to do at first but then decided to contact WordPress team and got my blog to be reopened!
Anyway, I’m back to Indonesia for good and further I’ll post some of my vacation during my time in Europe and maybe China (Shanghai).
So, for Europe Vacation part 1, I’ll be telling you about Netherland and Belgium! I only went to Amsterdam and Brussels tho~
What’s so interesting here is that the fact that I stayed inside a BOAT! For a solo traveller like me, it’s interesting to find place that is unusual for your additional little experience. I got the info for boat staying at hostelworld.com. I stayed at a boat named Vita Nova, the room was small but quite cozy. It was just a 2D1N trip so staying there was not really a problem. Well, you might consider staying at a proper hotel if you’re staying for more than 1 night or if you’re staying together with large group.
The breakfast here was amazing! Simple but really tasty~ It’s also not hard to find because it’s near the central station. Oh, fyi I went to Amsterdam and Brussels by bus from Paris using Eurolines.
The next day I went to explore Amsterdam tourist spots like Madame Tussaud museum, Heineken Experience, and also culinary! Most of the times I used the pocket guide provided by hostelworld (they provide pdf version of city guide for some cities around the world :D). Check out photos below:
People there said that we have to go to this park where there is a huge iamsterdam letters stand on. Pretty cool huh? Amsterdam is super windy, especially if u go there during autumn – winter! It’s almost useless to bring umbrella! (Mine and my friends got broken heavily).
As most of the people know, Netherlands is quite well known for the bicycle there. Most of Hollander use bike as their main transportation although there’s train or tram that they can use. Not much of them use car because the expensive parking fee. One of my friends once told me that people there really concern about their health which is one of the reason for them to take bike and walk rather than use air-polluting transportation (well, contradict with the fact that marijuana is legal). Good job there! 😀
I also went to Heineken Museum, where they explain the brewery process and even how to drink beer properly 😀
They have horses inside the museum as well!
Things that shouldn’t be missed when going to Amsterdam is trying the local food!!! Bitterballen and poffertjes are main food that you should try if u go there 😉 You can find lots of restaurants at Leidseplein, lots of street food and bars as well 🙂 If you want to just stroll around, you can go to Vondelpark to chill (was annoyed once there cos I expected fresh air but couples of youngsters smoke marijuana and ruined the air I was breathing).
The next day I was off to Brussels, Belgium. This city is super nice but unfortunately not really much to see 😦 The food is fantastic here tho! from waffle, chocolate, ’till mussels! Oo lala~
Not much to mention about Brussels, so part 1 ends here. Click here for Brussels pocket city guide.
Next part will be about Spain 🙂
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As I’m enrolled in a luxury brand management program, my lecturers at school are actually the expertise in this field. One of them named Mr. Jean-Claude Roustant worked for Louis Vuitton before and invited us to visit the workshop of Louis Vuitton in Paris.
The workshop is located near the Gabriel-Peri station at rue Louis Vuitton. It’s the oldest workshop and they have the house that used to be lived by the Vuittons. It’s now a small museum that is used to invite the VIP and the VVIP of the Louis Vuitton to tell the story of the Louis Vuitton to the customers. The director of this museum named Margarita Zimmerman. She’s 70 years old but has a really good health and she become one person that I’ll respect all the time.
Inside the house, you can see the furniture that is portraying the strong French culture. It’s very pretty, classy, and elegant.
This is me (right) with my friend (left) and Mme Margarita in the middle. I still remember what she told us to do in our life “Be your BEST” instead of be the best. She said that there’s no such thing as the best in the world. You’ll always have people above and below you. So smart. She also tell us to read, and to believe that we can do anything that we want to do. Life is always a two-sided coin. It’s never be always good or always bad. After the failure, there will be a success.
I went to South Korea last August to have my holiday there. It was a big holiday in Indonesia so I decided to visit Korea and meet friends there. And then I went to this one place that I’ve really wanted to go but didn’t get a chance yet until that time! The place is Morning Calm.
Morning Calm is basically a flower garden, locates at Gapyeong (가평). It is very nice and very beautiful!!! I think it will be pretty if later I have a pre-wedding photo shoot there.. ;p
Here are the pictures!!!
You can go there anytime you want regardless of the season. They have each theme for each season. I kinda want to go there one more time at winter.. Hmm 🙂
ICheck the website for direction~
I’m not in Korea anymore.
Actually I went back to my country at 2011. I finished my study and got a job in a Korean company that just established it’s branch in Indonesia. I worked for only 1 year because I wanted to do my master degree. So then I applied to IFA (International Fashion Academy) in Paris, France. My major is MBA in Luxury Brand Management. I think it’s a good opportunity for me to learn new things. Hopefully after getting this degree I can get a job in a better place. Maybe back to Korea, perhaps 😉 (although I heard it’s VERY hard to get a job there, well it’s getting harder to get job anywhere)
I’m going to continue posting about whatever happened in my life. Since I’m in Paris, I should go for Europe tour and take lots of picture, right? ^^
It’s been really a long time since my last post…
I have been so busy studying ㅠㅠ
Anyway, I went to Gyeongju on April 2011 using the free shuttle bus provided for foreigners. Unfortunately they closed the line to Gyeongju. It only go to Busan n Jeonju I guess…
Gyeongju is a historical city. If I’m not mistaken, it is popular about the Shilla Kingdom. It’s a small city but it’s OK. There are 4 must-to-go places at Gyeongju.
1. The Tomb – 천마총
There are lots of tombs and one of it named Cheonmachong which literally means Heavenly horse or something like that. Inside one of the tomb they present the materials that were used by the people in their kingdom.
2. Cheomseongdae – 첨성대
Cheomseongdae is a historic astronomical observatory that was constructed by Queen Seondeok at the Shilla Kingdom period. It’s very fascinating that at that time they already have this kind of science. The location is near the tomb. I went there at Spring so there were lots of flowers blooming at that time. There is a flower garden near the Cheomseongdae.
3. Anap Pond – 안압지
It’s an artificial pond which you can found in Gyeongju National Park. I think this is the most beautiful place in Gyeongju. It’s so calm and relaxing. There is also an exhibition hall where you can see lots of Shilla Kingdom’s relics.
4. Bulguksa – 불국사
When I went there, there was a shooting for a variety program. I recognized 2 Korean celebrities (comedian) there, which are Heo Gyeonghwan (허경환) and Jeong Joori (정주리). I’m pretty shocked when I saw Jeong Joori because she look much prettier than her image in the television.
Inside the area of the temple, there is a big tree with many stack of stones surrounding it. Korean Buddhists usually stack the stones similar to Pagoda and make a wish if the stack of stones doesn’t fall down.
Come visit Gyeongju to have this experience. It’s worthy!
I know it’s been a long time since my last post… I was really busy T.T
Anyway, I went to a wonderful museum in Hongik University area called Trick Eye museum. It’s really fascinating!!
You can get there by subway, get off at Hongik University station exit no. 9, go straight until you find VIPS restaurant on your left then turn left when you find the road turn left 🙂 Go straight until you find Tony Moly on the right side, cross the road and walk through the road in the right side of Tony Moly, walk around 3mins and you’ll find the museum, located in basement 😀
Here some pictures:
It’s too much to put in one post. Why don’t you go and check it by yourself? 😀