爸媽的遊記: 法國, 巴黎 (My Parent’s Travel: Paris)

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Dad’s turn :) 爸爸寫: Dad writes: 法國人浪漫崇尚自由,巴黎被稱為浪漫之都. 艾菲爾鐵塔,凱旋門,羅浮宮,凡爾賽宮,塞納河,紅酒左岸咖啡,這些名詞都是我來巴黎之前所學到的. The French are romantic and adore freedom, and Paris is known as the romantic city. Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Palace of Versailles, Seine river, red wine and coffee are some of the words I associated with Paris before our visit. 這一次的歐洲之行,是女兒幫我們規劃的,法國是我們造訪的第四個國家. 我們從德國法蘭克福搭火車三個小時到達巴黎,女兒的朋友 Ching 已經在火車站等我們了,他將負責導引我們在巴黎三天的旅遊. This European journey was planned by my daughter, and France is our fourth country on the itinerary. From Germany’s Frankfurt.. Read More

爸媽的遊記: 在德國的一周 (My Parent’s Travel: A Week in Germany)

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媽媽寫: Mum writes: 女兒女婿親子來荷蘭接我們,由阿姆斯特丹坐快車到德國的科隆.科隆有世界著名的古教堂,高大宏偉壯觀是世界古蹟遺產之一,也有很大的廣場,在廣場的酒吧內第一次喝到了德國啤酒. My daughter and her husband came to pick us up after the cruise in Amsterdam, and we took an express train to Germany’s Cologne. Cologne has the iconic historical church, tall and grand and is one of the world heritage sites. 科隆的小餐廳並非以華麗取勝,而是有很多典雅的擺飾. 店內只賣啤酒和一些傳統的食物. 客人多為喝酒而來,侍者均以小杯呈上,不過會推銷無數次的續杯. Cologne’s small pubs and restaurants are decorated with many classic and traditional decorations, but only sold beer and some traditional meals. Many come mostly for the.. Read More

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