My 2016 Japan travelogue so far:
Osaka Day 1: Ana Crowne Plaza & Sennichimae Doguyasuji
Osaka Day 2: Osaka Station, Kuromon Market & Dotonbori
Nara Day 3: Todai-ji, Cheeky Deer & Fall Foliage
Osaka + Kyoto Day 4: Nishiki Market & Len Kyoto Kawaramachi
I woke up to a beautiful Kyoto on day 5 at 6.20am.
Breakfast at common room of Len Kyoto Kawaramachi. I ate tuna and egg sandwich again with a cup of green tea. So good! Sandwich cost 220 yen from Daily Yamazaki.
Been wanting to revisit Melaka for quite some time now. Finally I get to give Melaka a go on 29th September. We (as in my family and I) choose a Monday to beat the crowd and tourist. Whilst my growing up years to Melaka were more about the attractions, the trip this time is all about the glorious food of Melaka.
In total we visited 8 eateries in the time span of 8 hours and had cendol at 3 different shops (we didn’t plan for this) while my dog is vacationing away at a home in PJ. Haha
First thing we did upon reaching Melaka is to have breakfast at 486 Baba Low near to Jalan Tengkera. Not in picture is the glorious cendol. Do click the link to read more about 486 Baba Low. In fact, whenever you see a link, click it to read more about the eatery because I blogged more details about them in my food blog.
Few weeks back I went with the family to Fo Guang Shan – Dong Zen Temple at Jenjarom. I’m sure some of you must have heard about Fo Guang Shan as this temple attract lots of visitors during Chinese New Year for their beautiful lanterns. I never visited this temple during CNY because I hate crowds. 😛
We spent a leisurely 1 hour there with only about 4-5 groups of people. Basically we own that place! Hahaha
Kuan Yin Statue at the entrance of Fo Guang Shan.
Do check out Hong Kong Day 1: Airport Express, Thematic Lantern Exhibition & Heritage 1881 before reading my day 2 adventure.
On day 2, the fog continue to smoother Victoria Harbour. I have expected it. This is the kind of ‘weather’ you get during January/February in Hong Kong. At 10am, we walked to Star Ferry pier, Tsim Sha Tsui which is just few minutes from YMCA.
Boarding Star Ferry.
This is my first time on board the famous Star Ferry.
Here’s Day 1 to Day 3’s recap:
Siem Reap Day 1: Khmer Kitchen Restaurant & Artisans d’Angkor (Part 1)
Siem Reap Day 1: Angkor Temples – Preah Khan & South Gate & North Gate of Angkor Thom (Part 2)
Siem Reap Day 2: Center Market (Phsar Kandal) & Red Piano
Siem Reap Day 3: Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm (Part 1)
After Ta Prohm, I still have to make one more stop even though it’s urgghhh SCORCHING HOT!!! There is no way I’m going to miss the beautiful Bayon temple.
On the way to Angkor Thom (that’s where Bayon lies), we passed Ta Keo again. Here’s a snap shot of it from the moving tuk-tuk.
Don’t bother visit Ta Keo if you are pressed for time. This temple lacks carvings and the steps are more dangerous than those found in Angkor Wat.