All posts tagged: europe

Lemon Shakers

Lemon Shakers Like I said, we visited the Effiel Tower everyday! So on our last night there, we went to the Effiel Tower to try to get some polaroid photos of us in front of it. After the trek, we were so thirsty and saw a line outside of this booth so we decided to get some lemonade. I really wanted to get strawberry, but there weren’t anymore left. The guy working was very sweet and talkative. He knew so many languages and was Ukranian. I thought the process of making lemonade was super cool also, they used a machine to press down on the Lemons! He told us that everyone here was basically a tourist and that all the french people have gone on vacation during August since August is notorious for having so many tourists. The lemonade was sooo good that we drank all of it within 5 minutes of getting the drink. Nothing better than freshly made lemonade. We were also able to choose how much sugar we wanted in our lemonade, …

Princess Crepe, Paris, France

Princess Crepe Honestly, what would be the whole point of going to Paris if we didn’t have any crepes? We actually got to have crepes in amsterdam but those turned out horribly bad! I thought I had written a post on it… but guess I didn’t! Anyway, back to the marvelous crepe place in Paris…. We found this place on YELP , so were excited to try it and it was near the Van Gogh Museum so we didn’t have to walk too far out of the way. The outside didn’t really look like anything special, but compared to the shops in Paris it really stood out, so it didn’t take us too long to find it. I took a quick picture of these cute little crepes on display for those who were passing by. The workers were all so cute and I loved that they spoke Japanese with one another. When we went, there was only one couple inside the store that was patiently waiting for their crepe to finish – which was fine by us because we customized our …

Visiting the Arc De Triomphe in Paris

And finally… we were in Paris! How we got there:  One of the things I love about Europe is that every country is so close together! I can’t even begin to imagine how different my life would be – if I were living in Europe and flying for free. I would probably have gone to 30 countries by now! But, instead I live in California and usually just make a couple of trips a year (if I’m lucky) to fly to Asia. It never interested me to go to Europe until this year, and I really regret that now. To get to Amsterdam, we took the Megabus and that only cost us 12 Euros. Ridiculous or what?! If you’re going by megabus, make sure to buy tickets in advance (the day before might be fine). We didn’t know it would sell out (silly… don’t blame us! We were having too much fun!) and so, when we wanted to buy it day of… it sold out! Our original plan was to catch the bus leaving at midnight so we could get to Paris at …

At the top of the Effiel Tower

At the top of the Effiel Tower Cost: 15 Euros (for elevator) Can you guys believe that I went to see the Effiel tower everyday that I was in Paris?! We got to visit the Effiel tower right after visiting the >> Arc De Triomphe << and it was really easy to get to. Just a quick walk from the subway and we were there. And boy, do I have plenty of stories to tell you guys!  We both wanted to buy keychains, but after seeing that they were about 4 euros at the Arc Souvenir shop, we decided not to buy any souvenirs. Too expensive, I mean who would pay that much for a keychain? So, as we exited the subway we saw an amazing sight.  There was a man, selling 5 keychains for 1 EURO. I kid you not! This man was sprawled on the sidewalk, selling 5 keychains! Vicky & I swooped in and grabbed 10 keychains each and paid him before leaving. He was speaking spanish, japanese, french and english! Talk about a talented salesman! …

Leaving my heart at the Pont Des Arts

Declaring my love at Pont Des Arts Could anything be more dreamier or romantic? I mean, I guess if Brandon went… it would be better hah! But, this was the second most exciting thing we did after the Effiel Tower! We heard that the main bridge for locks was torn down, so this was another place we could go to leave our locks of love. As you can see, it’s pretty popular but there were still some space to put our locks. Of course, I put Diana <3’s Brandon, and don’t worry I’ll be back here with him soon to update it ! We knew we wanted to go here, so we were able to buy our locks at Target, but if you forgot to buy yours… then don’t worry! There are plenty of vendors that are right next to the bridge. Heck, you could even get yours customized if you wanted to!  I took a look around and found some cute locks that I liked. These are pretty cute, and I especially love the “She said yes!” one. What …

Breakfast in Amsterdam

Broodje Bert Singel 321, 1012 WK Amsterdam, Netherlands I had forgotten how horrible food was in Europe (Rome, England), until this trip. Food was so horrible that we actually ate Indian food 3 times in Amsterdam, and even the burgers were bland and lacked flavor. Although Amsterdam is known for their “frites” we just didn’t like them! I much prefer Mcdonalds fries. I know, call me crazy.  And, everything was served on top of a plate of fries!! Example: Lamb meat served on top fries and their idea of a salad is literally two slices of tomato and some sliced onion!  Anyway, we were so glad we stumbled upon this gem even while it was raining. Since the place itself was tiny, we were forced to sit outside which on a normal sunny day would have been perfect for people-watching , but instead it was raining! Vicky & I were seriously craving anything with eggs so we were seriously so excited that sitting in the rain didn’t bother us. We thought the waitress would bring out …

Heineken Experience, Amsterdam

Heineken Experience ! Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam,The Netherlands Cost: 18 Euros I’m not much of a museum person, I went to the Picasso museum in France and just didn’t have a fun time. I don’t know why… but I just don’t ever seem to have a great time. So, the Heineken experience was one of the only things I was looking forward to, other than the Anne Frank Museum.  We ended up coming here after seeing the Amsterdam Signs, and because it was rainy it was the perfect time! Luckily, the line wasn’t long at all so we were able to see the exhibit after just waiting about 10 minutes. The guy at the front forgot to give us our wristbands but thankfully, my friend caught it right before we went inside so we were able to grab our wristbands. Don’t forget your wristbands, it entitles you to 2 drinks at the bar.   I really had such a great time at this exhibit – it was pretty big. This is basically the floorplan of what you go through, the first part …

Delta Airlines – Best Airplane Meals

 Delta Airlines has the best meals, hands down! Well, of course I might be a little Bias, since I only fly Delta but still – I love airplane food regardless.  Back in December and January, I traveled from Hong Kong to LA, then LA to England, then back home, then finally traveled from LA to Rome then back home. Needless to say, I felt like I spent my whole month traveling and getting sick. Even as a frequent traveler, my immune system always acts up. But I digress. During those traveling periods, the only thing that stopped me from going insane was all the movies I got to watch and all the delicious food I got to eat. Here’s a collection of some of the best airplane food I’ve ever had! Even though first class / business class offers alcoholic drinks, I’m not much of a cocktail girl. So, I always make sure to just get juice, though my sister always get Mimosas! I especially love how there are three courses; the appetizer, the entree, then dessert! The …

England Vlog

Watch my England Vlog ! In January, I was able to go to England to visit my friend Tom for a week. It was really fun though I wouldn’t really want to go again. London was way too overpriced and I prefer Rome instead. If you want to catch up on my England travel posts then you can view them here 🙂 This was my first ever video that I made so I’m very proud of it, although you can obviously see how “new” I was at making videos! When I travel in the summer, then I’ll be sure to post up even more videos! My rome files were erased, so all the clips I took were lost 😦  1. On the way to England – See all the yummy food I got to eat on the plane! 2. Brighton Pier – Regency Restaurant – My first time having FISH AND CHIPS. Delicious! 3. Ultimate favorite – Bourough Market – A Marketplace for freshly made food, everything was so delicious – also featuring my HUGE burger. See the rest …

Chocolate Dipped Gelato in Rome

  Gelateria Frigidarium Via del Governo Vecchio, 112, 00186 Roma, Italy After the borghese gallery, my sister told me that there was an amazing gelato place that she wanted to take me to. Of course, I was super excited but at the same time pretty iffy. We had already found our favorite gelato place! What could be better? But, trusting tripadvisor, we decided to stop by since it was close to our hotel and the center.    This gelato place had a lot of good things going for it. Not only was in a popular area and near plenty of shops, it was also attractive outside and we noticed quite a few people waiting outside also. There was a young guy working in the front and he was very friendly, even smiling when I went to take a photo of all the delicious flavors. Thanks for not judging me! Unlike the other place that we visited in the beginning, he didn’t seem angry or irritated when I asked for a free sample so that was a plus. It was …