5 Top Things to do at Walt Disney World Florida

We’ve never met anyone who hasn’t had a bucket list for travels. Even if it’s local, or just a few hours worth of travel time, friends/family and strangers can be heard saying how they have a dozen places or more that they’ve dreamed of traveling to. Personally, we have dozens of destinations on our travel list. Yes, this includes both near and far destinations but on the larger scale of things, our most fantasized about locations are many thousands of miles from my hometown. We’ve dreamed of worldwide travel since our childhood.

In fact, one of our most desired places to visit is Walt Disney World, which most known is located in none other than sunny, Florida! Although we’ve been longing for pristine beaches, shady palm trees, quaint beach side eateries and marine life, we can’t deny that a day filled with pure Disney magic & fun has been beckoning to us as well. Walt Disney World has long been called the most magical place on earth, and with all of the spirit of childhood dreams & experiences meant to stay with visitors for a lifetime, it has more than earned its reputation over the last 40+ years since its grand opening.

Although we have yet to cross Disney World off of our ever growing bucket list, we know a few who have and had so many delightful stories to tell. From my loved ones and even those we’re just meeting, the stories of things they want to experience when they visit are endless. This is why we’ve decided to compile our own list of top things to do at Walt Disney World, should our day ever come to sprinkle ourselves in Pixie Dust and explore every nook & cranny of the most magical place on earth. We hope that for those who have never experienced Walt Disney, our list helps inspire them to either make or add new experiences to their list of things to do; for those of our readers who have made the trip, we hope our list can hold up to the true experience you’ve gotten to live!

1. Character Meet & Greet.

This might be something that is best suited for little ones but to be honest, meeting the Disney Characters that have brought magic into our lives as well as countless others, is among the first things we’ll be doing if we ever make it through the gates of Disney World! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Peter Pan, Ariel and more can be found around the park (check your map so you don’t miss scheduled meet ups!) waiting for you with a hug and eager to hand out autographs.

Visitors can also schedule FastPasses to be able to schedule a meetup with multiple characters at once, like Anna & Elsa. Meeting your favorite characters will require dedication and research but if you’re a true Disney fan it’ll be worth the leg work.

2. The famed Fireworks show.

Who doesn’t love a good fireworks display? We know we certainly do! If you’ve heard about the character meetups before, then you’ve definitely heard words about the world famous fireworks shows at Disney World. The best part about this spectacular shows is that there’s more than one so you’re guaranteed to witness one or the other or both if you’re paying attention/plan accordingly.

You can catch the formal shows that are done in specific areas of the park or you can catch the standing view shows that are done park-wide, featuring dazzling fireworks & an accompanying parade. If you can’t bear to settle for second best, we’ve heard that the show you want to be at can be found within Magic Kingdom, at the Happily Ever Show. Living out your childhood dreams at Walt Disney World will be topped off by the iconic Disney castle coming to life with animation, story, and song to tell some of your favorite character stories.

3. Grab a seat and Be Our Guest.

As a die hard Beauty and the Beast fan, this is one experience that Shafa can’t pass up, no matter what experience try to dazzle her along the way. We’ll have to be sure to make our reservation well in advance because as we’ve heard it be told, it’s almost impossible to get a dinner reservation unless it’s done with plenty of planning beforehand. Lunch is easier to get into, however it isn’t exactly the full experience we’re dying for.

4. Dine Around the World.

This particular feature of Disney is able to be experienced by both adults and children. Celebrated in Epcot (another park within Disney) visitors can experience the wonders of food around the world or popular adult beverages from France, Germany, etc. You won’t walk away disappointed or with an empty stomach, that’s for sure!

5. Calling Avatar fans!

We know we should have mentioned more about rides and dining options in my earlier 4 top things to do a Walt Disney World BUT we couldn’t pass this one up. If you’ve ever seen the film, Avatar, then you know you absolutely have to have to experience Pandora – the World of Avatar, for yourself. Visitors can experience 3-D rides such as Flight of Passage, wander though the floating mountains or go on to dine at vegetarian friendly restaurant locations inspired by the movie.

    Like we said, we know we should have talked more about rides, food, etc. but from our own bucket list and those we’ve spoken to about their own experiences, the top 5 had spoken to us. Our research also led us to so many other noteworthy things to do within Walt Disney World, but maybe our readers will get a part 2 to the Top 5 Things to do at Walt Disney World, in the near future!

    5 Best Beaches In Miami

    The sound of palm trees swaying lazily in the breeze, an endless abundance of warm sun rays on your skin, sandal weather all year around and quaint little tourist shops are just a few things that come to mind when we think of Florida, also known fondly as the Sunshine State. With its picturesque sunsets, the allure of endless beaches and warm weather, it’s no surprise that Florida is one of the most coveted travel destinations in the world. Tourists from colder states and even backpackers from overseas visit the state in troves every year just to get a taste of the Floridian lifestyle, some even going home briefly only to return months later to relocate permanently.

    While the state has a lot to recommend to travelers and those fleeing colder weather, such as amusement parks, botanical gardens, and other hidden gems, the main attraction is certainly the beaches; hands down, no contest. The first question many tourists ask upon arrival is usually somewhere along the lines of “where’s the nearest beach?” or “what is the best beach to take my family to, within easy driving distance”. Visitors are always a hurry to hit the beach, dip their toes in the warm Florida waters and work on their tans.
    Now that we’ve, hopefully, given you a tantalizing glimpse of what visitors have in store for them while in the Sunshine state, we’d love to help further the cause by telling our readers about a few locations, in particular that are the highlight of Florida’s beach scene.

    Central Florida beaches are quite the lure for tourists, however, Miami is the biggest bucket list destination for many tourists. This is due to the clear blue waters, shimmering white sands and exotic street fare offered right on the beaches. Locals and tourists alike spend their days crowded on the beaches, lining the sidewalks to visit popular eateries and soaking up the sun in the balmy Miami weather.

    There are dozens of beaches located in Miami, ranging from large to more intimate options depending on personal preference. Most are open to the public, although there are some that aren’t, and offer visitors the option of public restrooms, picnic areas and also, on-site grills. There are even on-site lifeguards who are trained to monitor the beach, use life saving measures should they be needed and who also keep beach-goers up to date with beach conditions by utilizing flags that list rip currents, wind conditions, etc.

    For our readers who have been dying to visit Florida or more specifically, Miami, we’ve done some research on the best beaches to visit and have come up with a list of our top 5. These beaches made it to our top 5 based on location, size, attractions and of course, the natural beauty factor. With that being said, let’s get started and see if any of them manage to get a spot in your Top 5!

    1. Virginia Key Beach.

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    Minutes away from some of the top tourist destinations in the area, retail hot spots and dining options, this particular beach stretches over a mile of natural shoreline and attracts both locals as well as tourists, who are able to traverse the beach/park via the miniature train that was built specifically for getting around the park itself.

    In addition to two different playgrounds, which are ideal for parents of small children, Virginia Key also boasts a historic carousal that still stands today AND a dance floor that is available for rentals for parties, events, etc.

    So in addition to a beautiful natural landscape that visitors can enjoy while being surrounded by swaying palms, Virginia Key has various other attractions with which to draw in visitors.

    2. 85th Street Beach.

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    We’re going to have to be honest and come right out to say that this one made it to our list simply because it’s one of the most secluded beaches in Miami and we’re all for relaxation without the added foot traffic, both automotive & people related. As one of the only stretches of beaches that are devoid of condos or traffic, 85th Street Beach is ideal for those who prefer quiet over large crowds.

    Due to being so far from the normal as far as beaches go, a.k.a being less populated, 85th Street is also lacking in major draws such as food carts, grills, etc. so visitors will want to be sure to bring everything they’ll need for a days worth of fun in the sun.

    3. South Beach.

    If you’re dreaming of seeing Hollywood stars and basking in all of the glamour, then South Beach is the most happening beach in town. Frequented by celebrities, South Beach is ideal for those who don’t shy away from the spotlight/crowds.

    Additionally, if you like being more active than just settling down on the beach and staring out into the blue waters, don’t forget to head to Haulover Park, which is a short distance away, to enjoy activities such as bicycle rides, tennis, golf and for fishing!

    4. Homestead Bay Park

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    Although it has a USD7 entrance fee and flotation devices are prohibited (wonderful conservationist effort on behalf of the animals & environment) Homestead Bay Park is ideal for those looking for a lowkey vacation spot. Located just North of the Florida Keys, Homestead Bay Park features crystal clear waters, a full service restaurant set in a tropical setting and a pool for those who aren’t a fan of swimming with the wildlife.

    5. Crandon Park.

    Last but not least, this particular beach is the most idea for visitors who are traveling with family. Famous for its clear waters, white sand and depths that are ideal for little ones, Crandon Park is the perfect destination for travelers with small children. Featuring a board walk, nature center AND a family amusement center, you can’t go wrong by adding Crandon to your bucket list if you’re heading to Miami in the future!

    While we can only put words on a page, we can’t do justice to these Top 5 Miami Beaches but we do hope we at least painted a tangible picture for our readers to enjoy and consider while planning a trip to sunny Florida! If our Top 5 didn’t catch your fancy, don’t worry: there are MANY other beaches for tourists that you can find or if you’re feeling adventurous, inquire about once you’ve reached Miami.

    5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Le Quadri Hotel

    Hello readers!

    It has been quite some time since we last post for ourselves.

    We have been busy with our stuff lately. Clients to meet, social medias to manage, articles to write, as well as preparing for an upcoming Webinar in November & December with Spendless Academy!

    Nevertheless, we still have time to visit our LinkedIn connection, Vincent Leong, for a quick tour around Le Quadri Hotel. Want to know what we think of the hotel? Read on!

    1. Strategic location

    Well, it is strategic if you are the peaceful type. It is in Kuala Lumpur, but not at the centre, so traffic is not as congested. Plus, there are not too many buildings around. We would say it’s quite convenient for you to hold any event there!

    2. Comfortable rooms

    The picture above was one of the rooms available for visit when we were there. The room was comfortable, with a lot of facilities available. There was, of course, television, telephone, mini fridge, international plague, kettle, safe deposit, iron, iron board, shower robe, slippers, laundry bags, and the most awesome – weighing machine! We know, holidays can make you gain weight, so to us it is definitely a great idea!

    Oh yes, and do expect that it’s a basic toilet with a standing shower. Looks good to us!

    3. Awesome Grab & Go

    Shafa was meeting Vincent at Aroma’s Coffee. It serves coffee and pastries, and if remembered correctly, Shafa was having a Cappuccino (maybe) which tasted so delicious!

    The place was beautiful, and looks very cosy. It’s a great place to just hang out and have some coffee while doing your work or chat with your friends!

    4. Western dining with a beautiful view

    Aside from Aroma’s Coffee, there is Hatton – the hotel’s Western restaurant. It offers a wide variety of prime beef and fresh seafood. You can actually see two scenaries from here – on one side is very green, just like in the picture above. On the other side, you can see the city. How splendid!

    5. Chinese food available

    Tired of the same old Western food at hotel restaurants? Worry no more, for Le Quadri has a Chinese restaurant for you to satisfy your taste bud! And don’t worry Muslims, Vincent has assured that they have attended halal food training, so that they will be able to serve only halal food for everyone. How nice is that?

    Those are 5 of the many reasons why you should consider Le Quadri hotel in any event that you are having, even how small. Just try it and share your experience in the comments section below!

    5 Alaska Destinations That Will Blow Your Mind

    By Nikki Spitzer

    A vacation to Alaska is one you will never forget! There is so much to see that will ultimately astound you, but I would like to share my favorite 5 Alaska Destinations That Will Blow Your Mind!

    1. Juneau

    Famous for being the state capitol, Juneau has much more to see than the small and not so typical capital building. Juneau is unique because is only reachable by boat or seaplane.
    Mount Roberts towers over town and you can take the tramway up for beautiful views. Once at the top, you can choose to take the tramway back or hike down.
    Juneau Icefield above the city contributes to the areas many glaciers, but Mendenhall Glacier is the big attraction here. My favorite, and the best way to see Mendenhall Glacier in my opinion would be the “Paddle & Trek” excursion. Start out paddling across Mendenhall Lake, explore the glacier’s gorgeous ice caves and then trek up the glacier with crampons on your boots. Quite the adventure!

    2. Hubbard Glacier

    Most cruises include Hubbard Glacier on their itinerary and it is a sight to see. As you sail past small icebergs in the water a massive 400-foot-tall wall of ice awaits. The glacier spreads more than six miles where it meets the ocean. The best part is the calving. Once you hear a crack, look for a large piece of ice to tremble and listen for the coming thunderous roar. It is incredible!

    3. Talkeetna

    Along the way to Denali, this tiny town at its base is what you would think of as an idyllic small Alaskan town. It is filled with art, yummy food and fun outdoorsy adventure opportunities. Being close to Denali, flightseeing is popular. Float trips and fishing are also options since Talkeetna is located where three rivers meet.
    Eat a delicious lunch or dinner at Wildflower Café and visit Nagley’s Store, established in 1921. Besides being part of Talkeetna’s history, Nagley’s was also home to Mayor Stubbs, a famous cat who was named Mayor in 1998 and remained mayor for 20 years!

    4. Denali National Park

    Denali National Park is a must see on any visit to Alaska. Mount Denali is the tallest mountain in North America at 20,310 feet. Appropriately, the meaning of the Athabascan word Denali is “The Tall One” and it is an amazing sight to see. The park itself consists of 160 miles of a beautiful landscape consisting of mountains, valleys and rivers. This is an incredible background for wildlife viewing with over 37 species of mammals and 130 bird species. There is definitely a lot to see here!

    5. Anchorage

    This is Alaska’s big city complete with its own Hard Rock Cafe. Although to most of us, it isn’t so large but just big enough for a wide variety of cultural, entertainment, food and adventure options. Anchorage is a perfect Alaska “base camp” and was named one of “The 10 Hottest U.S. Destinations for Summer 2018” by TripAdvisor.
    Within walking distance is Ship Creek where you can rent fishing equipment and fish for Salmon right there in the city. There are over 135 miles of paved trails for walkers and bikers. For hiking, horseback riding and even dog sledding there are more than 300 miles of unpaved trails. All sorts of daily excursions are possible as Anchorage is a short drive, boat or plane ride to many wilderness adventures including fly-fishing, gold panning, ice climbing, glacier exploring and much more.
    Anchorage is also home of the starting line of the “Last Great Race on Earth” – the famous Iditarod, dogsledding at its best. The race is scheduled for March 2, 2019 and making it a fun time to visit. While in town, be sure to kiss the statue of Balto the famous sled dog for good luck!

    For more on Alaska and other travel destinations, please visit my blog at www.travelalatteblog.com

    About Author

    Nikki Spitzer is Travel Agent specializing in Alaska, Hawaii and Europe. Her love of travel began when she was small and since then she has been totally addicted! She and her family value travel and vacation time together and she is always planning their next adventure. Nikki especially enjoys working with families and groups to create personalized itineraries that exceed their expectations. By taking care of all details, she saves clients time and stress so that they can enjoy their time together.
    To discover more about Alaska and other travel tidbits, check out her website at https://www.magicalmomentsvacations-nikkispitzer.com

    5 Places In Malta That Will Make You Travel

    By Lily In The World

    1. Valletta

    The capital of Malta, Valletta, is one of the most beautiful capitals I’ve ever seen! Old buildings and new buildings are composing this amazing city. In 2018, Valletta was European Capital of Culture. Film festivals, theatre, music, live show… the city was never sleeping. Visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens, you will have a stunning view of the “3 cities” of Malta (Birgu, Senglea, and Kalkara) and of the Grand Harbour. Have a walk in the cute tiny streets and don’t forget to look up. All the houses have these typical colorful Maltese windows, called the bow windows. The city is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, which offers very nice views everywhere. If you’d like to know more about the country and its history, stop at Malta Experience. A short movie will explain you the roots of this incredible country.

    2. Birgu

    Birgu is one of the 3 cities and it’s the most important one. It’s a very important city in the Maltese culture. Indeed, during the Great Siege of Malta in the 16th century, it’s there that the knights were based. They were sleeping in hostels that you can still visit nowadays. You can also visit the Fort St Angelo, a very important place. You will learn more about Malta.

    3. Mdina

    Mdina is the ancient capital of Malta. It is called the “silent city” because it’s very quiet. Only 294 people live there. In the city, there are just a few bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. And of course, a beautiful cathedral. Nowadays, lots of people visit Mdina to see Mdina Gate, the main entrance of the city. Why? Because some scenes of Games of Thrones were filmed there, the Mdina Gate was used as the entrance of King’s landing.

    4. Marsaxlokk

    Marsaxlokk is totally different from the 3 other places. It’s the fisher village of Malta. The bay is full of “Luzzu”, the typical Maltese fisher boats. Every Sunday, there is the fish market. For lunch, stop in a restaurant and try the fish of the day, or a seafood platter. Delicious!

    5. Gozo

    Maltese people often go on holiday to Gozo, the 2nd biggest island of the Maltese archipelago. Gozo it’s a paradise for nature lovers. You can do a lot of activities there: diving, snorkeling, climbing, hiking, cycling… You can reach Gozo by ferry from Malta in 30 minutes and the ticket costs €4.65 back and forth.
    Now I bet you want to book a flight to Malta, right?

    About Author

    Behind Lily in the world, there is Linda, a young woman of 25 years old. Born in Belgium and raised by Italian and Moroccan parents, she lives now in Malta. She traveled a lot (Italy, France, UK, Hungary, Sweden, USA, Ireland, Spain…) and her travel wish list is still super long!

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    Top 5 Places To Visit In London For Family Travellers

    London is one of the favourite cities in the world. It has so many options for tourists to visit, you have no idea where to start! Below are some guide to the top 5 places to visit for family travellers while you’re in London.

    1. Piccadilly Circus

    As you can see in the picture, Piccadilly Circus is a busy meeting place, and a famous tourist attraction. The place is famous for its video display and neon signs, which are displayed on its buildings.

    From this location, you can easily walk to Piccadilly, Leicester Square, Shaftesbury Avenue or Regent Street. Piccadilly circus can be accessed via the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines.

    2. London Paddington

    Welcome to the town of the famous Paddington Bear! For the fans of the movie & books, you will love the Paddington Station. There is a bronze statue of Paddington Bear under the clock on Platform 1. Looking for Paddington Bear souvenirs? Head over to the Paddington Bear Shop in the station!

    Paddington station is the London terminus for the Heathrow Express train to London Heathrow airport. It also has two separate tube stations providing connections to the Bakerloo, Circle, District, and Hammersmith & City Lines.

    3. Coca Cola London Eye

    Looking for a great overview scenery of London? Head over to the Coca Cola London Eye! The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel, on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.

    You can buy the ticket on the spot, or you can buy it online, and save 10% off the price. There is also a combination package with other London attractions, so you may want to check their official website: https://www.londoneye.com/tickets-and-prices/

    The nearest London Underground station is Waterloo. It is also within walking distance from Charing Cross, Embankment and Westminster.

    4. South Bank

    South Bank is situated just beside the River Thames. There are usually events and street shows happening in the area, so the walk is very lively! From here, it is walking distance to the iconic landmarks of London, such as Big Ben and Coca Cola London Eye.

    5. M&M World London

    If you are the type of person who likes cute colourful things, selfie at instagrammable spots and happen to have a sweet tooth, M&M World London will be the perfect place to visit!

    Situated in Leicester Square, it is spread across 4 floors, with exclusive M&M’s chocolates and merchandise. If you have a London Pass, show it in-store and enjoy 15% off all purchases made at M&M world London.

    These are the top 5 places that are fantastic for family travellers. Enjoy your stay in London!

    Top 3 City Destinations That Will Make Your France Road Trip Perfect

    France is definitely a great country to visit. Not only because of its beautiful landmarks and sceneries, the people are also very friendly and helpful. However, be ready with some very basic French vocabularies, such as “combien” and “un” to “dix”, as well as “tout droit”. These words will give you such a big help!

    For a road trip with very limited time, Below are three top city destinations that you should include in your itinerary.

    1. Lille

    Perfect for old city lovers, Lille is a historic 17th century city. It offers historical landmarks, museums, heritage sites, shopping, art, great hotels, and restaurants.

    You don’t want to miss this city, especially since it is so easy to get to via Eurostar from London (only 90 minutes from London). As for us from Den Haag via Ouibus, it takes a mere 3 hours 55 minutes ride. Both of these will arrive at Gare Lille Europe (signboard in the picture).

    The building in the picture is Garre De Lille Flandres, the main Railway Station of Lille. It is a terminus for SNCF Intercity and regional trains. It is only 500m walking distance from Gare Lille Europe, and both stations are adjacent stops on one of the lines of Lille Metro.

    2. Rouen

    Rouen is a vibrant city with beautiful architecture. The buildings of Rouen shows elements of a Norman architecture, such as half-timbered houses and Gothic cathedrals. Below are some of the buildings worth visiting in Rouen.

    The picture is of Le Gros-Horloge (the big clock). It is a beautiful astronomical clock set within a Ressainance arch that stretches over the street bearing the monument’s name.

    Other beautiful places and buildings include Historial Jeanne D’Arc, Old Market Square, Grande Pharmacie Du Cntre and the churches.

    3. Paris

    Visit to France is incomplete without visiting this city of love! Paris has so much to offer it’s visitors. The main one, of course, is the Eiffel Tower. You can choose either to pay more by taking the lift to the first or second floor, or you can pay less and use the stairs! You can skip the long queue by booking online, but be sure to book on a much advanced date, as it is always sold out! Alternatively, you may book your visit with a tour group, which is the fastest way to go up (with a bit more to pay, of course)!

    The city is best explored by riding the hop-on-hop-off buss. It will take you to the tourists attractions around Paris. You can then visit Arc De Triomphe and Champs-Elysees, the best shopping place in France!

    If you are an art lover, or just want to see the Mona Lisa, head over to the Louvre Museum! The museum is very big, you may want to use the map provided to visit the highlights of the museum, if your time is very limited.

    These are the three cities suggested for the city lovers who are having road trip to France. Happy planning and have a great trip!

    Europe Trip Day 2 Part 1 – London to Manchester

    Our 2nd day of Europe Trip was quite a journey. Both of us are total suckers for public transport, so we decided to have our 2nd day trip by bus. Woohoo!

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    Since we planned a lot of transportation & accommodations during our whole Europe Trip, we decided to use technology to organise ourselves. In this case, we used TripIt app.

    TripIt is so useful when you have a lot of bookings on hand. Below is the print screen of how our 2nd day trip were planned in TripIt:

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    As you can see, on 17 September at 7 a.m., I will be on board National Express NX540 to Manchester Coach Station. Then we will have another journey at 6.15 p.m. to Blackpool Central Coach Station, on board National Express NX333. I have also booked a 4 star TripAdvisor-rated B&B. All this in 1 single page.

    If you click further, you will have more details. Below are the examples:

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    Well, that’s our sharing for today. Will write again soon!
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    Europe Trip Day 1 Part 3 – London

    Here goes the 3rd part of our Day 1 trip. We have no idea why the picture uploading didn’t work for the rest of the pictures in the last post. Probably there was a limit? Let’s have a test today.

    Ok, let’s continue to the rest of the journey that we had during the rainy day trip (yes, it rained for the rest of the day).

    So here goes the rest of our London visit!

    1. St James Park

    The first picture was that of Shafa & her brother at St James Park. The scenery was beautiful, even in rainy days! This is Shafa’s favourite picture of Day 1, as it potrays perfectly a brother-sister bonding time.

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    We are both animal lovers, and so we specifically love this park because of that. Just look at how adorable the ducks and swans at the below picture!

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    And of course, one of the reasons why we love London so much is the fact that one attraction is located at a mere walking distance to another. As proven in below picture link.

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    2. Trafalgar Square

    Some travel books would suggest you to start your journey from Trafalgar Square. While it still depends on where you are based in London, starting you journey from Trafalgar Square may be a good choice. For us, specifically, we’re more than excited to take pictures with the lion statues, being a big fan to the Night at the Museum movie. He he.

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    3. The National Gallery

    We heard the National Gallery was good, but our time was too packed to explore. So we decided to just take a picture of it.

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    4) Night View of the London Eye & Thames River

    London at day is spectacular, but night view is even better! Below are the pictures taken at the Embankment, with view of the London Eye & Thames River.

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    5) Tower of London & The Shard

    Our first day was too packed! We did not have the time (nor the budget) to visit the Tower of London during the day. So we just had a stroll around the Tower of London at night. It was magnificent! And the view of The Shard just made it complete.

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    6) Tower Bridge

    Last but not least, the Tower Bridge. During the day, the Tower Bridge looks perfect. At night, the lightings made it look even more grand. In this particular picture, the Double Decker bus made it look even more London. 😉

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    And so that completes our 1st day journey, Phew! Still long way to catch up.

    Till then!

    Europe Trip Day 1 Part 2 – London

    Hi Everyone!

    In our last post, we had shared some of the pictures taken when we had our Emirates Stadium Tour. Before we start to continue sharing pictures of the rest of our Day 1 London tour, let us share a bit on how we booked our stadiums tickets.

    Well, as all of you would have known by now, Yusof is a big football fan. Yusof’s favourite is actually Manchester United, but the rest of his family supports Arsenal. So we decided to visit both stadiums.

    We initially planned to book the tickets separately at the respective teams’ websites, but then we found this great website called Visit Britain Shop (www.visitbritainshop.com – the site where we also mentioned in our previous post that you can buy your Oyster card).

    No price reductions, however (we had searched the internet extensively for a discounted entrance fees to both stadium). Prices were standard, no matter where you buy it. Only thing you gain when you buy at Visit Britain Shop is the convenience of buying them at one place! Not to mention you can also search for other places entrance tickets (together with promotional prices, if available). We would highly suggest this website if you do plan to buy any entrance tickets in the UK.

    Enough said on this, let us now share with you the pictures of the rest of our Day 1 trip!

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    Us, in front of the House of Parliament, its clock tower is also famously known as Big Ben. It was raining and traffic jam, so ignore the background 😛

    London Eye

    Shafa in front of the London Eye. Also still raining, but Shafa didn’t mind being drenched.

    Buckingham Palace

    Yusof, Shafa & Bang Shah (Shafa’s brother), getting all happy wefie-ing in front of the Buckhingham Palace. With the hope of bumping into any of the royalties, but no luck.

    Well, we do plan to upload more pictures in this post, but something went wrong. They couldn’t be uploaded! We will continue again in the next post. Till then!