Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Route Planning 1..2..3.... (UK & Europe)

After we are done with the air ticket booking, next is making plans for our stops. No matter what, our start and end point are fixed, that's London & Vienna. For this reason, we only came up with 3 options.

Option 1:

We love to give berlin a visit, heard & read so much stories behind the Berlin wall. Not forgetting the Disney fairytale castle that we all had seen in almost all Disney production. Do you actually know its from this famous castle Neuschwanstein Castle. I didn't realise its existence until my sister highlighted to me. Its a nice little small village that require quite a bit of travelling though.

Option 2:

Paris, well who doesn't like Paris. The thought of Eiffel Tower, Musee du Louvre , Notre Dame Cathedral immediately flashes through my mind. Prague and Budapest are some countries I love to go explore. Referring info from One day in Prague & 3 days in Budapest, its certainly a place I would want to go on solo one day perhaps.

Option 3:

Geneva is a beautiful city which is close to border, a perfect location for day excursion to Chamonix or Chateau de Chillon. Milan, a place where I used to dream about, wishing to be part of when I was harbouring the fashion dream. Its famous also for historical sites like Milan Cathedral (Duomo). Florence being a perfect site in between for easy getaway to Venice, Pisa or even Vatican City. Having watched Spartacus, I got interested in the Rome Forum. Wanting to experience how gorgeous the site is like.

Can you guess which is my option?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ticket booking through Lufthansa

Planning for a trip isn't easy, it includes surfing lots of information on where to go, schedules, prices and of course blogger tips & reviews. I did went through such pain so decided to pen this down for sharing.

We made plans since last year September to set our foot on USA actually but it turns out the tickets from Singapore to USA cost almost the same from Scotland to USA (my bro was studying there). So we decided, well its not that worth for him after all. So we switched our destination to UK/Europe, big jump hun.. Glad we made the choice early, at least in time for various airline year end promotions.
London was the choice of our first stop right away as brother is in Scotland. It make more sense to meet him there first. Apart from London, nothing else was confirm.

We came across promotion from Air France, Emirates and finally Lufthansa. Airfrance had attractive pricing of SGD999 for major Europe cities and SGD1,088 for London. But it required us to fly before 31 Jan 2015. I remembered Emirates was offering somewhat close but we decided to wait abit, there comes Lufthansa.
Somehow I have pretty good impression of this airline and want to give it a try. After some googling, found these.


Navigation through the website was a breeze, as mine was different destination I would need to select search with more options on the front page. We entered our choice and here came the damage. Average S$983.50 each. Just did a check, flight with same conditions now cost $1,924.60. That's almost double of what I paid for.

1. Promotions for Europe and UK trips usually starts to kicks right after end of the year, starting from Jan-Feb, travel before Mar or till May. Usually these promotions require you to travel before the peak period which is Jun onwards.
e.g. Air France sent out mailer in Aug'14 for travel before 31 May 2015.
2. Booking through Lufthansa website will lead you to the page where you need to pay for seats option. Save your money and ignore that, take advantage of the free seat selection prior 23 hours before check-in.
3. Lufthansa is part of StarAlliance, be sure to take advantage of your miles card for accumulating points. I'm using Krisflyer, or you can sign up the miles and more card from Lufthansa. Will probably dedicate a post on accumulating miles soon.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Starter for my upcoming trip


I simply love travelling, well who doesn't. This time round, we pick London as one of our to go destination. Its a modern city with lots of history, I love historical buildings. Its like getting the best of both world city + history.
With that, we jump onto the promotion by Lufthansa, a German Commercial Carrier last December. It was a great deal I must say. We will be departing to London and return from Vienna, Austria. Isn't it wonderful to kick start our trip in London and end it in another country. Meaning, there is no repeat trail, I hate the idea of going back as its kinda time consuming.

We will be city hopping from London to Paris to Geneva to Milan to Florence to Rome and finally Vienna.

In between, we will go on day trip to Pisa, Venice, Lucca and Chamonix.

The trip is just a month away from now. All the trains and buses are booked, I'm just left with slots for place of interest which I need some help.
Do drop me a comment or mail to recommend where to go...
Chat again soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hello, a little update

Long time no see, managed to take abit off time from completing assignments and work related stuffs to log into my once loved blog. Hasn't been blogging since 2013 due to my tons of excuses. The good thing I noticed about blogging is, reading the older post seems to bring me back in time. I still remember the countless laughter and joy I gained from knowing people owning the same interest and passion for makeups.
Instead of repeating that I'm coming back which I'm not so confident of, I rather say I will drop a few surprise post from time to time. Hoping that the frequency will increase in the future.
What have I been up to?
I signed up for a 2 years course, yes it sounds crazy for working life + family but that's part of my life journey to go for. Its finally ending December this year.
Pluck up my courage to embrace the beauty of having a braces to straighten my teeth. My teeth were in complete disaster mode, it was until endless dental consultation, I decided to make the change.
Travelling! Yes, its still part of me or at least this part still remains.
Taipei-Seoul-Busan -> 2012
Seoul -> 2013
Switzerland & Paris -> 2013
Malacca -> 2014
Guangzhou-Hongkong -> 2014
another trip in the planning
I moved! my dream house which took 2 years in the making was finally ready in 2014. It is a pretty small unit as housing in Singapore cost a bomb and also the purchases to fill it up.
Let's chat again soon.


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