Discovering the Welsh life – St Fagan’s

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IMG_0652IMG_0663It’s a pity that I haven’t visited this place sooner during my time at Cardiff university. St Fagan’s, ah I remember the days when I visited with school on a Welsh trip, this place is a perfect spot for family day out, educational tours for discovering the ancient Welsh life. I think it’s the biggest open air museum in Wales, and of course the best thing about this place to visit is that it’s free, besides the travel expenses which I paid £3.00 catching the bus from Cardiff Central station.

It is indeed a wonderful place especially on a sunny day, as you can see, there are picturesque sceneries almost everywhere you go. For nature lovers or photography fanatics like myself, this  is heaven.

 

 

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The Mediterranean’s Hidden Gem – Malta

Malta was the very first family holiday I went on and we haven’t stopped travelling since haha. What an impact Malta must had right ? 😉

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My acquaintance with one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Prague

”Tented Gothic towers and baroque domes is silhouetted against the sunset. This is Prague in a nutshell. The city’s extraordinary charms lie in the painstaking detail of its architecture – a gabled roof, an ornate railing, a sculpted house sign, a pair of Atlantes supporting a portal, a votive  statue ensconced in a niche…”

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( view towards Tyn Church, one of the vista to be enjoyed from the tower at the Old Town Hall)

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Four days in paradise – Santorini

In July 2012,  I travelled to Santorini in Greece,  it was the prettiest, romantic place I’ve ever been! If you wonder where are those ‘iconic images’ of Greece; usually portrayed especially on Greek yoghurt those blue roof white washed walls over looking to Aegean sea? Santorini is the place where you can indulge yourself in the beauty of that along with various beauty it has to offer!

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Re-living the film ”My life in the ruins”. My Travel journal – Central Greece

My visit to Greece dates back to 2010, during which many riots took place and my family were having second thoughts about cancelling the holiday prior to our visit. Luckily, the riots only took place exclusively outside Parliament Square which is located in the city center and after 7 pm the street would be cleaned so it wouldn’t distract any traffic on the next day.
when we arrived at the airport, you can book any boat trip at the local travel agent’s counter and from what I can remember, dad booked the boat trips for a day out to three nearby islands ( Hydra and the rest I can’t remember) However, if you just want to stay in Athens then all the historical buildings are close by so there is no need to spend extra money on expensive tours. We stayed at a 5 star hotel called ”Classical Athens Imperial” and it had very pretty views on the rooftop at night!
Sites worth to see at Athens
The Acropolis and the Parthenon
I’ve visited these sites below by booking a tour at a Greek travel agency:
Ancient Greek theatre at Epidaurus
The Lion Gate
NOTE: my holiday in central Greece only lasted about 4 or 5 days so it was a rather short trip and everyday’s agenda was jam-packed so I had to get up pretty early in the morning to wait for a tour bus outside the Hotel to pick us up. Though since I’m into sightseeing or cultural experiencing,  it was worth it!!

Tips: Taxi drivers in Greece sometimes don’t use their meter for tourists and often the price they demand for the journey will be ALOT more. Beware, my family and I were lucky enough to met an honest Greek man who told us about this scam.