爸媽的遊記: 荷蘭 , 比利時 (My Parent’s Travel: Netherlands and Belgium)

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My mother has been inspired to write a post about her journey in Europe. A first time writer, she decided to use my blog as a platform so she can share her story with her friends. This post is in Chinese, translated to English by me (sorry it’s not perfect, translation is not my forte!). Touring Europe – Netherlands and Belgium 媽媽寫: Mum writes: 由澳洲飛台北停留1個月過農曆年,再飛荷蘭坐河船。在荷蘭做了市區小遊船,參觀的風車發源地,看了風車內部構造,荷蘭有名的大木屐,荷蘭美麗的小鎮等。比利時到處都有宏偉的教堂,小鎮裡的小巷中均為石板路,兩旁的房子都是相當傳統的古歐式建築. From Australia we flew to Taipei for a.. Read More

A Day Trip To Hampton Court

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There’s much to celebrate about English history this year, one of which is the 500 years of Hampton Court , built by Henry VIII (the one who keep killing his wives for not bearing him sons) which is a leisurely boat ride (or 10 mins by train) up the Thames from where we currently live. Originally built in 1515, Henry VIII took Hampton Court from his chief minister Thomas Wolsey in 1529 simply.. Read More

5 Must-See Musicals of London’s West End

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We’ve had a couple of visitors in London since moving here and many of them have displayed a desire to see a musical as part of their visit to London. I love a good musical production, with its colourful costumes, fantastic music, and spectacular stage sets. Moving to London had been fantastic for the theatre loving us, as the West End is forever playing something exciting! Similar to New York’s Broadway, one of the.. Read More

Travel Survival Tips From The Forgetful Packer

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I have a rather logical (scientific?) method of packing, a job that I take very seriously just before the husband and I go on our long journeys. I do have my flaws however, which is I often under pack, meaning that I’d rather forego the comfort of having certain things with me for the sake of the size and weight limit for our trips. And I forget things. So I’ve learnt a few.. Read More

How To Travel Europe With Disability

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Out of all first world destinations, Europe is probably not the easiest for the disabled travellers. It’s an old world with old infrastructure and often have very limited or no support facilities for those who have limited mobility or alternative requirements. However, physical limitations and most disability shouldn’t keep you from travelling. Nancy and Nate Berger of Disabled Travelers Guide are proof of this, and say that travelling have made them believe in.. Read More

Travelling With Parents

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“Don’t touch that.” “Don’t get on the road, keep to the right!” “Stay here. Wait for me… <comes back from asking for directions>… where did they go????” “Get off Facebook and eat your lunch before it gets cold!” Remember being told of these things? Travelling with parents is kind of like that, except it’s been me telling them off for breaching the same rules we had as children. I recently spent a week.. Read More

Writers Need Friends (and a Mentor or Two)

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It happened just after our move to the UK, when I was surrounded by a hype of activities and the adrenaline of a new arrival to a massive city that I suddenly felt a lull. It was as if my mind was sucked clean of creativity and I hit that dreaded wall of Writer’s Block. Stuck in a Rut Thinking it was just a phase, I stopped serious writing for a month, waiting.. Read More