Category: 01 Irene and Dominic

Dijon, France, Europe, 22 Apr 2007


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We had a pretty relaxing time in Dijon visiting gardens and some pretty government buildings.

This is part of our 2-week French language trip in Lyon.

Bourgogne, France, Europe, 21 Apr 2007


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Bourgogne is of course famous for its wine. Here we visited some wine yard and tasted some wine, we had a very knowledgeable local guide to explain to us and show us round. Learn more about what it means to be Grand Cru wine.

This is part of our 2-week French language trip in Lyon.

Beaune, France, Europe, 20-21 Apr 2007


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Beaune is a small town with some historical site such as Hotel Dier Hospices de Beaune which was builr in the 15th century and was once used as a hospital. We had a very nice dinner at a local restaurant (rather expensive) but was well worth it, it is called Le Jardin des Remparts.

This is part of our 2-week French language trip in Lyon.

Koh Samui, Thailand, Asia, 4-8 Apr 2007

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We went to Koh Samui for a short Easter break in 2007, nothing like the usual back-packer trip, this one is a relax, stay-in-the-hotel type of holiday as this is also a working holiday... Anyway, the weather was very hot and sunny, we enjoy swimming in the pool and eating at restaurants by the beach. We stayed at Bandara which is not in the town centre but not too far. The town has plenty of small shops for gifts, clothes and handicrafts.

Macau, China, Asia 19-20 Feb 2007 (Chinese New year)

Click photo to view albumSpent 2 days in Macau over Chinese New Year, not a smart choice actually, because there were so many tourists in the street and the pier was very crowded, hotel prices were expensive. Since we don't gamble at all, we went after the food and window-shopping. Enjoyed lunch at Don Alfonso 1890, a new Italian at the new Grand Lisbao Hotel and also a delicious dinner at Kita No Daichi at the Fisherman's Wharf. There was a pleasant surprise, we went pass this Culture exhibtion place and discovered there is a "small" library displaying the great work of Jin Yong, some in foreign languagers like English and Indonesian, some in comic book format.

Taipei 26-29 Jan 2007

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Visited Taipei again with my parents and we enjoyed the local food very much. Also visit the observation deck of Taipei 101 Building (the tallest building in the world). Impressed by the lift that took us from 5th floor to 89th floor in just 37 Secs. You can also see the gaint damper to reduce swing induced by the strong wind.

Also visited the Museum that housed the treasures taken from the Forbidden City of Beijing, the museum has been revamped and is very nice.

Nargarkot, Nepal, Asia - 28-29 Dec 2006

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We spent a total of 12 days in Nepal around Christmas time. It was an eye-opening trip. You can see a panoramic view of the mountain range in Nargarkot.
Fran?aise: Vous pouvez voir la vue panoramique de la montagne.

Chitwan, Nepal, Asia 22-24 Dec 2006


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We stayed at Sauraha for 2 nights, the village is calm and traditional. We saw elephant baby drinking milk, crocodiles, rhinos, dears and different kind of birds. We enjoyed the sunset a lot.
Fran?aise: Nous sommes restes 2 nuits dans un petit village pr?s de Chitwan National Parc. Il s?appelle Sauraha, qui est calme et traditionnel. Le parc couvre 932 sq km. Nous avons appr?ci? le coucher du soleil beaucoup. Nous avons voyage a dos d??l?phant. Nous avons vu des rhinoc?ros, des ?l?phants avec leur b?b?, les cerfs communs, des crocodiles et beau coup d?oiseaux. Il y avait un b?b? ?l?phant buvait du lait de sa m?re. Ils aiment aussi les biscuits.

Pokhara, Nepal, Asia - 25-28 Dec 2006

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We stayed a few days in Pokhara where you can do mountain fight, go hiking, boating etc. It is by the lake and it's such a relaxing time to read and eat at Boomerang restaurant. We took a 2-day hiking to Dhampus where you can get close to mountains of 8,000 m. This village has good facilities (hot water and electricity).
Fran?aise: Nous sommes arrive ? Pokhara, le base de randonnes. Se reposer sous le soleil pr?s du lac ?tait agr?able. Nous avons marche pendant 2 heures et demi et nous sommes reste ? Dhampus, 1750m. Le village s?appelle Gurung, d?apr?s un militaire de La Grande-Bretagne. Nous avons ressenti que nous ?tions tr?s pr?s des montagnes de 8,000m.

Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia - 21 Dec 2007

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We spent an afternoon here after lunch. This old town, though similar to Patan, has no car and I like wondering around here.
Fran?aise: il est similaire a Patan, mais il n?y a par de voiture. J?ai aime marcher l?-bas.

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