IT has been a long while since I last posted! While life has gotten pretty busy for me, I have no complaints. My initial plan of having at least 2 chapters posted every month seems slightly hard to attain nowadays but when there is playtime, I know I have to share it. This chapter might not be as detailed as previous times but at least I'm making an effort to show that this blog is still active from time to time. So here we go ...
As a post celebration for Hubby for accomplishing several tough work projects, we went on to book a staycation with Oasia Downtown hotel, one of the newer hotels under the umbrella of Far East Hospitality. Leaves and twigs decorates the facade of the hotel and naturally linked our thoughts to being green and eco-themed. We were glad to have booked this stay during its flash sale period and thus, managed to secure a club room at below SGD300.
Here's a short clip showing our room and the club floor with its own private pool.
After checking in, we explored the surrounding hoping to chance upon any hidden gems. Coincidentally, one of my our favourite Ramen places is just around the corner and that made us gave up our food hunt mission easily.
Located at 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Hakata Ikkousha Ramen used to be part of the Ramen Champion at Bugis+. Since then, its thin noodle in creamy-white broth had been calling me in my dream. Although, what really caught lame hubby's attention is its free-flow hard-boiled eggs.
A satisfying lunch did not keep us from going for the complimentary evening cocktail at its club lounge. Even though it was meant to be light bites and refreshments, the mini burgers, various tapas and free-flow juice kept us full enough to skip dinner.
The club level, which also has its own private pool for the club guests, is an airy, open-spaced area that is perfect for chilling with a glass of juice while you people-watch and wonder why is there no one in the pool but yet all the pool chairs are full.
The tiny 'houses' by the pool also make it extremely easy to fall asleep and had you forget why are you in your swimwear in the first place.
On top of all these, the great service we received was a nice conclusion to the stay and we are convinced that it could be one of the best staycations we have so far.
CONTRARY to many friends around me who find spa and massage revitalizing and a luxurious escapade much needed in their hectic work life, I am not one who knows how to appreciate such enjoyment though I jolly well know it is something meant to relax our minds and souls. Truthfully, I find massage ticklish and even fear the potential danger I could impose on the unwary therapist if she happens to push a wrong button. But I wouldn't mind dipping in some hot pools though or breathing humid air in the steam room.
October came quickly this year and I pondered where would be a thumbs-up place to bring my favourite man for his birthday. Food will always be the key factor for foodies like us but it will be good if there is some fun in it too. Coincidentally, Cherry pal shared a write-up with me about a few spas that feature in-house dining and hey, that woke me up! Among the few recommended lifestyle hubs, Calla Spa is the most 'atas' in terms of pricing but it is also equally 'atas' in the food category which enticed me to quickly decide on it.
There are three different types of spa entrance rates that come with different entitlement of facilities' usage duration and food menu. Non-members like us will only have the most expensive option priced at SGD98 per guest, which allows us to have full day unlimited usage of their facilities and free flow of all food items (except for special dishes) in their in-house bistro. FREE FLOW FOOD! Yes, maybe the spa will regret having this option after we patronize. Heh heh! It is not a must to book their other treatments though it seems to be quite uncommon for people to just gain admission to a spa without giving a try of their massages or facials. I would have to shyly admit that we just want to eat and chill whole day.
We were hoping that the spa would not be as crowded on a Monday and true enough, the place was empty and this was almost the case throughout our entire stay there which had us imagining we had the whole place booked.Ho-ho! Once hubby and I reached, we were ushered to separate dressing rooms and it looked like this on the ladies side. Neat columns of lockers lined up in a semi-circle and are locked and unlocked through a rubber wristband that was given to us.
A few makeup corners are set up where amenities like combs and hairdryers are provided.
The dressing room links directly to the hot Jacuzzi pool, shower rooms, steam room and the sauna room and it was "wow" at first sight when I thought this must be where 小龙女 (Xiaolongnü in The Return of the Condor Heroes) was trapped for 16 years and could only eat fruits and engraved words on bees' wings for past time. Lighting, wallpaper, fake leaves and the furnishing blended to create a mini paradise and no doubt such visual illusion did set an amazing mood for whatever relaxation you are looking forward to enjoy.
We reached before noon and thought we should check out their bistro first to have some light lunch. Ok, maybe not so light. I changed into the comfortable spa wear they provided and headed over. Excited hubby was already well-prepared to pounce on his first 'attack'!
The menu listed all the food and beverages that we can ordered as many time we wanted except for the special dishes where we can only ordered once per guest. Not a problem to us. Having to enjoy free flow of the rest of the menu was enough to make us smile the whole day.
To set you in a pure relaxing mood, the whole was dimly lighted so it was not easy for my Sony Z5 to capture a good picture. Nevertheless, the below perhaps still managed to capture the relaxing ambience they intend to create, especially with their wavy ceiling.
Now, let's start eating! We didn't want the lunch to be too filling so we shared the Beef Fillet, the first special dish, and had some soup and appetizers. Hubby simply loved their Soft Shell Crab Salad and I like how cute and tiny their teapot is.
Thinking how good it will be to have the Jacuzzi all to ourselves, we did not spend much time during our first round of eating and instead, hopped back to our own sanctuary to enjoy a dip while it was still exclusive to us. Indeed, I was the only one throughout my Jacuzzi-steam room- sauna cycle on repeat mode! Hubby, on the other hand, had a middle-age Mister joining him in the pool, but did I mention gentlemen have 3 pools to enjoy while ladies only have 1?
After an hour of faking the life of a rich Tai Tai and enjoying the hot tub as if I do this everyday, I met Hubby back at the bistro to have a 'tea-break'. This time round, we had the Carbonara Classic and Stew Beef and of course another set of soup and dessert while Hubby continued munching his second Soft Shell Crab.
We checked out the relaxing lounge after the more-than-filling tea time and spent the next few hours alternating between movie watching and dozing off on the super comfy lounge chair. Ladies will be delighted to know there are 2 lounges and one of them is reserved for ladies only so sleep or chill as you like with that sense of security.
Soon it was closed to evening and we thought we should just settle our dinner there as well. As the whole place was empty which made us easily recognizable, I was slightly embarrassed so I texted Hubby to ask should we be leaving, only to find out he was already at the bistro smiling widely. Shyly, I joined him at the table again and I was glad I didn't give up my last meal there because their Tai O Seafood Vermicelli (our second special dish) simply hit the spot for me. I was reluctant to try it at first, thinking it could be bland and that it is quite a common dish, but the unassuming vermicelli managed to soak up all the essence of the broth and yet it doesn't break easily like it was over-cooked. Meanwhile, hubby was starting on his Soft Shell Crab again.
By the end of the day, I felt guilty for making my stomach worked harder while my mind went chilling but I also realized that having free flow concept for fine dining is possible (and dangerous!). Foodies, you know where to go now and the best part is you can add on treatment and massage away your fats on the spot! As my title suggested, this is a post with dining as the main interest so don't be surprised that we do not try out their treatments. :P
For ladies who do not often visit spas like me, Calla Spa provides disposable bra and panties or you may also bring your own bikini or swimsuit.
For an extra feel of exclusiveness and extravagance, visit on a weekday!
EARLIER in March this year, we followed a group tour to Europe which was a rather tiring trip with plenty of travelling on the road each day. Once we were back, my heart once again filled with unknown voracity and ached for another trip almost instantly. This time, I was determined to make it a relaxing trip with no restrains, even the tiniest, at all. Coincidentally, SQ launched its airfare promotion when we were still busy unpacking the luggage and shortly after, we knew we will be going to Gold Coast in a few months.
Hubby had been to Gold Coast when he was little while I will be a first-timer since my parents have never been keen on travelling even until now. Contrary to most people's thinking that Gold Coast is for the young ones with its famous theme parks, I would love to think that the sunshine city has plenty to offer to mature kids like me! And I was right after all. :) This trip was one of the best that we had experienced and we managed to conquer Gold Coast from all three aspects - 海 (the sea), 陆 (the land), 空(the air).
Gold Coast offers a wide range of accommodations, from luxurious hotel skyscrapers with million-dollar views to backpacker hostels that suit most budgets. Since my utmost priority is to ditch all rushing about, that would mean no changing of accommodation in this one-week stay so that time need not be spent checking in and out. This would also mean a fairly good accommodation that isn't squeezy (at least) will be much needed. After much googling, we decided to go for Meriton Serviced Apartment, Southport which seems to receive as much positive reviews as its highly sought-after sibling in Broadbeach.
Located in a relatively quieter district along Aqua Street, Meriton Southport is away from all the hustle and bustle of the popular Surfers Paradise, yet if we want to, we could also easily reach there by tram in just a few minutes. Nestled among many other residential apartments and homes to locals, there are quite a few food choices within reach and of course, there won't be any moment of loneliness and insecurity at all. Perfect!
Just opposite Meriton Southport is its latest new family member, Meriton Sundale, a 55-level residential tower which will be opening soon. Sundale, being the new kid on the block, also boosts some restaurants and an express version of Woolsworth supermarket which benefits all those staying around, including us!
Our first time staying in a serviced apartment on a holiday and we could barely hide our joy as we somersaulted across the spacious room and whipped up meals in their small but well-equipped kitchen. The one-bedroom apartment also includes a tiny yard with washer and dryer so go ahead and wash your clothes so that you don't have to come back with a pile of dirty laundry waiting for you. Check out our lovely apartment for that week.
WHALE WATCH with SEA WORLD 。海
Our first activity in Gold Coast started with a whale watch tour with Sea World. Besides Sea World, there are a few other Whale Watch companies that bring you out to the open water where over 15,000 whales will mingle and rest as they migrate each year between June and October. We decided on Sea World because their vessel "Spirit of Migloo" is generally larger than most other whale-watching ships which meant that it is supposed to be more stable in the open sea where waves can be quite huge and unpredictable. Also, if we purchase their combo tickets, we can also gain entry to Sea World with just an additional of AUD$11 each (yes, Sea World and Sea World Whale Watch are beside each other and one do not need to enter Sea World for the Whale Whale tour).Book your combo tickets here.
We were the earliest to reach and we enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate as we watched the crew getting the vessel ready for its first tour of the day.
Indeed, just like what we had seen before in the picture, "Spirit of Migloo" was sparkling clean as we boarded it and there are three viewing decks to ensure passengers can spread out and enjoy personal space even when one or two humpbacks decided to make appearances. Many of us rushed to the top deck to 'chope' a good seat but there is actually no need for that as just 10 minutes after heading out, we were all required to make our way down to the indoor deck as this is one of their safety requirements as we approached open sea.
"when seasickness kicks in.."
If you are wondering about the possibility of seasickness, it is definitely of a high percentage especially if the water is choppy that day. That was what happened to me and many other passengers because the waves, as told by our guide, was about one to two meter high and I finally understood what 'rocky road' means. The whole tour was 2.5 to 3 hours and we were barely 30 minutes out there and only caught a glimpse of the tail of a whale before I started to feel sick in my stomach.
The churning feeling of my poor stomach forced me to retreat back to the indoor deck, away from the strong wind and the sensation an out-of-control rocking chair can give. We were told to stay at the back of the vessel at the lower deck if we were feeling unwell as that part of the ship is usually more stable. I never know I can get seasick but I do believe one with a weak stomach may be more prone to getting it so I am surely an easy target. As I used my determination to curb the nauseous feeling that threatened to dirty the carpet of the indoor deck anytime, I noticed that I was not alone. From men to women, children to adults, people rushed in to take paper bags and as Hubby checked on me, he also provided 'regular live reports' on the latest 'situation'. The crew members were extremely attentive to all of us, checking on those unwell ones (including me) and making sure that if we wanted to throw up, at least we do not execute the action on their carpet (ok I'm just joking).
So as those strong-stomach passengers made their way around the vessels and making "ooooh-s" and "wow-s" as if the mammals just talked, I hypnotized myself into thinking I was fine and not going to throw up my breakfast by sniffing peppermint oil every 5 seconds and pressing my Neiguan acupoint (a last minute acupuncture relief I googled on the ship) to fight the seasickness. But all was not lost because the whales, a total of five of them at one time, circled around the ship and many times, they poked about 10% of their body out of the water at where I was sitting. So it was fortunate, that amidst all my internal chaos, I still get to witness these magnificent creatures.
Of course, with my condition, there was no way for me to photograph or video anything. But then here it was, a picture taken by the professional staff onboard on the day of our tour while I was somewhere in a corner practising acupuncture.
If you are uncertain whether you will suffer from seasickness, do take precaution first so that you will not let those unwanted sensations disturb your time with the whales.
There is no need to "chope" a good seat when you just board the ship as you will soon need to be in the indoor deck when the ship approaches open water.
If you start to feel unwell, stay at the lower deck and at the back of the ship. Most importantly, stay away from those who are throwing up as seeing people vomiting only makes you want to 'join in' when you are already busy fighting the urge.
As we returned from our whale watch tour, my stomach got better and we went on with our plan to visit Sea World.
It was a beautiful scene the moment we entered into the theme park - visitors chilling on the grass, eating their fries as the water show performed right in front of them. The view looked a bit like in the 90s but it was no less captivating. By then, my stomach had fully recovered and was asking to be fed.
The weather was perfect at about 18 degrees with plenty of sunlight and eating ice-cream without any rush was just as comforting.
GOLD COAST HELITOUR。空
Our "Air" (空) element of this trip lies in this short but super memorable helicopter ride with Gold Coast Helitour.There are a few scenic flights to choose from - from the shortest 5 min flight where you most probably complete your flight before you got your seat belt on to the longest 45 minute flight. I believed the 10 minute flight which we had opted for is the most popular one as this is one option that (tries to) strikes a balance between enjoyment and the thinning feeling on your wallet. heh!
We pre-booked the tour online and the check-in procedure was quick and straight-forward. Before we started on the flight, we were shown a safety video and life jackets in the form of a pouch were also worn on us. We won't get the chance to take selfies in front of the helicopter but the staff will do that for you. After which you can choose to buy that precious photo (or not :P).
Here's how Gold Coast looks like from the top!
You will get to keep your bags in their lockers so don't forget to bring along your camera or phone if you want to capture those lovely views from the top and keep them forever!
CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Many years before when we visited Melbourne, one of the biggest regrets we had is not having the opportunity to get up-close with Koalas. We went to a conservatory where Koalas were hiding high up in trees and we almost sprained our necks just trying to catch a glimpse of them. Needless to say, we didn't get to hold them or rub my fingers on their soft fur. This time, we made it a point to clear those regrets and planned a trip to Currumbin Wildlife Santuary.
We pre-booked the entry tickets online and were lucky to get their Wild Deal general admission ticket at AUD$29 per person (usual price AUD$49.95).
Upon reaching the sanctuary, I frantically searched for the sight of koalas like they were my lost children and just near the entrance is where the Koala Photo Booth stationed. Even on a Sunday, the home to many animals was rather quiet without tourist crowds which was much to my relief. The Koala Photo Booth presented no queue at all and we hurried over to pay for the photo before we were greeted by a sleepy furball.
"happiness in the form of a furry sleepyhead.."
The lady guide let us touched its fur before handing the rather heavy national treasure over to me. I took a quick sniff of its head and it smelled of dusty carpet ... heh heh .... not too pleasant of a smell but it was still as therapeutic.
The sanctuary is not of too large a scale and a half day visit should be quite sufficient. There are many animal shows and also opportunities to interact with kangaroos that seem to prefer chilling out than hopping around.
Check out their Wild Deals before buying the tickets and you may get to save quite a bit.
If you are staying at Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach, there are some companies that offer transfer service to CWS with a rate at approximately AUD$20+ per person. Check out the information here and you can request your hotel to book the transfer for you. Alternatively, if you stay elsewhere like us where transfer services do not include our area, it is still not too hard to travel to CWS by yourself. From Southport to CWS, the journey is about an hour.
1- Take Tram (towards Broadbeach South station), alight at Broadbeach South station (last station), cross over to Bus Stop (they are at the same place) 2- Transfer to bus 700 (34 stops) , Click here to see actual route
NUMINBAH VALLEY ADVENTURE TRAILS。陆
Having experienced Gold Coast by Sea and Air, we thought horse-riding sounds like a nice way to explore the hinterland while completing the "Land" (陆) part. Having no prior experience in riding a horse, it was not an easy task to find a tour that offers horse-riding to beginners but Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails is one of them, if not the only one, that welcomes inexperienced riders. Besides horse-riding, Numinbah also offers camping and some other activities in the beautiful wild. Although there were mixed reviews about Numinbah, we went ahead with it and did not regret at all. We booked the 2-hour horse riding tour with them just 2 days ago through our hotel Meriton and it was a breeze! Meriton helped us booked the tour including the transfer service and we can even pay the tour through them. My love for them is once again strengthened. :P
It was, however, quite a long journey from Meriton to Numinbah and took over an hour. If you are not driving, then the transfer service would be essential as going there by public transport did not seem any easy. When we finally reached, we were served tea and bread first, probably because the next 2 hours proved to be energy straining. I was excited to start and did not eat much.
Our lady guide started assigning us horses that suit our abilities, although I do not think hubby and I have any to speak of. There were 9 of us that day and I finally got assigned with "MaCloud" girl and hubby got his "Puddles" boy. All the horses were tame and well-behaved, although my MaCloud girl did seem a bit slower, not to mention that she likes to poo and pee a lot and also often stopping by to take a sip at the river. But still, she managed to keep me safe and sound throughout by not galloping into the wild or jumping off the cliff with the signature pose. Hubby and I do reminded ourselves though not to say "驾" as this word seems to be the trigger that sends horses dashing off in those Chinese dramas. Anyway, that did not happen because we believe Australian horses wouldn't understand Chinese. By right :P
We were soon all saddled and ready to go! Quite to my surprise, the only instruction given to us was how to make the horses "go", "stop" "turn left" and "turn right". Tada! and that was it, you are ready to ride ON YOUR OWN! Yes, there were two guides with us throughout but you will be the only one the horse will listen to so be careful what signal you give him/her. Heh Heh, talking about the free spirit of Australians and I'm also starting to love their independent way of teaching already!
Fortunately, all the horses were well-trained and I did not have to do much other than trying hard to balance myself - definitely more effective and authentic than Osim iGallop. But that was before the trainers spontaneously asked us to trot. TROT! Once the first horse started trotting, you can do nothing and the horses behind will just follow suit. And that was when I had to hang on to my dear life as I felt I will be thrown off anytime.
After going through hills and slopes, streams and farms, we approached the end of the challenging 2-hours. Despite having aching butts that lasted a week, hubby and I strangely missed the mild thrill of horse-riding in the wild. Maybe some days we will really gallop along the seaside like professionals. :D
It is a must to wear long pants and covered shoes.
If you are not driving, request for their pickup/return service at only AUD$10 per person and save your energy for the horse ride.
Bags and bulky items are not to be carried along so to be safe, hang your camera or phone around your neck and if you manage to ride with only one hand on the rein, you still have the chance to take some pictures of the horse in front of you (not your horse). At least you won't have to worry about dropping your phone because the guide did mention that they won't stop to pick up anything. With that, try not to fall off from the horse too.
HARBOUR TOWN OUTLET
Shopping is not the key factor of this trip but nevertheless, it shouldn't be left out entirely so we kept a day for it. Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre reminded us of Japan's Chitose shopping mall we visited years ago with its open concept shopping space filled with rows and rows of endless stores. I'm especially drawn to such shopping experience since this is highly impossible to find in our hot and humid island.
"..shopping in the breezy sunshine.."
Lunch time came and this Ispa Kebabs successfully reminded me of my hidden craving for kebabs! Food serving can be quite generous in Gold Coast and small eaters like me can save your wallet a bit by sharing food.
Plus you get to eat more often and hence try more variety since you never attempt to eat till your maximum capacity. Try the Churro and hot chocolate in between your lunch and next hunt for that pair of boots.
If you are a tourist, make their Tourism Lounge your first stop of your shopping trip. Besides providing a discount card for tourist, they also offer complimentary refreshments, wifi etc. Check out here.
Free shuttle service is provided to those staying at Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. See here for details.
I guess any trip to Gold Coast will not be complete without a visit to their iconic Surfers Paradise so kick off your shoes and soak your feet in the sand or play catching with the waves.
Nightfall happens early here even before 6pm but the coast looks even more stunning in the rapidly darkening sky.
Turn your head the other way and the hippest precinct is just right there.
Hubby found this Ben's Fish and Chips on google map before we came to Gold Coast and couldn't stop talking about it since then. We fulfilled his dream and found this Billy Bombers lookalike (minus the jukebox) store with black and white tiles, just opposite the iconic signboard of Surfers Paradise. I always prefer battered to breaded and this signature fish and chips really won our thumbs-up with its crispy batter without the oiliness.
Tips when travelling to Gold Coast
Just like any part of Australia, Gold Coast practises strict rules on the items that we can bring into their city. To save time at the custom, avoid bringing restricted items listed here.
Being a touristic city, Gold Coast indeed portrays a more welcoming aura as compared to its cosmopolitan sibling, Melbourne. Most likely, their people recognised us as tourists coming here for a short stay and are happy to treat us nicely and politely by greeting us "How are you?" everywhere we go. We may be shy Singaporeans but don't shy away from their kind hospitality. Return them a big smile or simply reply them "Good! Thank you!" will further enhance their impression of us!
It is easy to get around Gold Coast with their Tram and Bus network that is fairly user-friendly. If you expect lots of travelling done everyday, consider getting the Go Explore card that offers unlimited bus and tram travel with just AUD$10 each day. The only down side is that tram stations do not sell them and you can only get them at selected hotels or retailers. But topping up of day pass can be done at Tram stations. Check out here to know more about Go Explore card or where you can get them.
A love-hate relationship always exists between me and my shoes, or perhaps this is the case for every lady out there. Every now and then, a pair of glistering shoes catches your attention and after trying it on for a 3-redundant-minute, you decide that this is the pair for you. Only to find out that it starts to 'bite' after that 3 minutes and it becomes highly possible that it will soon join your existing collection of shoes with the label "it's there but can't wear". To match design with comfort is easier said than done and most than often, I leave it to destiny.
In recent years, I tried my luck through online shopping but the outcome remains pretty much the same when it comes to shoes. The excitement when I first see something I like; the unbelievable affordability and the anticipation of receiving it; yet all these combined doesn't make up to the disappointment when the shoes once again prove how much damage and hurt it can cause to your feet.
The hunt of that perfect pair continues as I thought I should head back to real world shopping. Years ago, I used to be a loyal fan of Skechers but the memory of it blurred out as I became immersed with the digital shopping world. Last week, I proved my loyalty once again with my latest pair of their navy slip-on sneakers in the GOwalk 3 series. Enough of sore feet, I just want to walk like a breeze.
The Skechers store was packed with people like me who wish to find new confidence in their 'sole-mate' again. I was slightly overwhelmed by the vast amount of designs and choices and was lucky to be assisted by a young, patient lady who put up with my capriciousness. Torn between a few choices, I ended up choosing this pair of easy sneakers coated with a reliable tone of navy blue and white scratchy design.
Features Goga Plus+® Technology with high-rebound cushioning. Designed with Skechers Performance technology and materials specifically for athletic walking...
To read more about the science behind it in technical language, click here .
Simply put, the Skechers GOwalk 3 is meant to take athletic walking to the next level. I am no athlete but just a commoner tired of walking in pain and discomfort. It no doubt passed the 3-minute test as I slipped it on and hopped around the store but I was not fully convinced. I wore it out the next day and the result was incredible as my feet seem to nod with approval. Furthermore, this pair belongs to the Hand Crafted Collection which up its notch in terms of comfort and wearability.
its slip-on design and how comfortable it is walking in it.
the bouncy feeling when you walk in it and the shoes seem to absorb all your weight. I think when they said “high-rebound cushioning”, this is what they meant.
that it is super light-weight.
that it doesn't bite at all (at least until now).
its casual yet trendy design.
But it could be better (for me) if:
it has a heightened sole ......... need I say more?
its sole is of a darker shade. Personal preference as I do think that white soles get dirty much faster which make the shoes look aged and worn sooner.
it is cheaper? So that I don't have to decide which pair to give up. :P
This pair is slightly more expensive in its series because of its handcrafted properties and retailed at SGD129. If you too, have a pair of "the-princess-and-the-pea" feet, this might be the one for you or perhaps your entire family. :D
Seine River Cruise 让人轻松地欣赏巴黎的景色，不用费力气走动，沿途也可以尽情拍下无遮挡的风景。巴黎天色多数是阴阴的，太阳没戏唱，灰蒙蒙地让空气更是冷飕飕。船的底层是室内的座位，第二层是露天的座位，要看到无遮挡的景色，当然得要在第二层。Seine River Cruise 全程约1小时，接近尾声的时候，我们被冷风吹得受不了了，跑到底层躲去。底层越来越多人，想必也和我们一样，想“避避风头”。
11天的旅程结束了！这趟旅行让我们游了中欧6个国家，可想，每个地方就只能短暂 see see look look 一下而已。曾经参加过旅游团，知道行程多数是满满的，但这次有两位老人家随行，旅游团还是较佳的选择。不过，这次的旅行仍是最累人的一次。每早，几乎5点30分就得起床，是旅游还是受训有时真的会混淆。梳洗后就得赶紧把握时间整理行李，毕竟我们不会在同一间酒店待超过2晚。所谓，live out of a suitcase 应该就是这样吧。。