Western Europe : Top 10 things to do in Paris – The City of Light!

When you think of Paris, you would relate it to Eiffel Tower, the fashionista city, luxury shopping, the museums.  The city is also associated with romance and lovers and it was first known as ‘The City of Light’. 1.Eiffel Tower It was drizzling when we arrived in the morning. The Eiffel Tower was originally built as …

UK Self Drive Itinerary Covering England, Wales & Scotland, the entire Great Britain!

If you have  a group of 4 and you wanted to see more of UK, not just London, then self drive is a very good choice to explore the whole UK.  Driver seat is on the right hand side which is same as all the commonwealth countries. Things to prepare before your trip: Book your …

Top 15 Artifacts in London British Museum – Learning World History and Seeing Treasure Around the World in This Incredible Museum of the World!

Most of the sites in UK need expensive entrance fees but visiting British Museum is free!  I was actually so shock at the vast collection of treasures in the British Museum.  It is considered one of the top museum in the world.  It is as famous as Louvre Museum in Paris, except Louvre has more …

UK : London Free & Easy with London Pass

We have returned our rental car once we reached London because catching bus and tube is more convenient.  We lived in Leonardo Hotel near Airport. There is a free bus shuttle U3 just outside our hotel to the Heathrow airport terminal then take tube to London City. Heathrow Airport Train Station As it was still …

Self Drive in UK : Windsor Castle – Home for Her Majesty, the Queen Elizabeth II

I know I have been to a few castles during my stay in UK but I am still not bored of castles.  Each castles is unique in it’s own way.  The next castle we are going to visit is Windsor Castle! After parking our car, we needed to walk a little up slope to reach …

Self Drive in UK : Oxford University Walking Tour

From Cambridge to Oxford took us about 3 hours, it was a dizzy trip as there are so many roundabouts.  I know in UK it is a land full of roundabouts, almost 10,000 big and small roundabouts!  Some are so big you can even find a pond with some ducks, a windmill or even an …

Self Drive in UK : Finding Great People’s footsteps in Cambridge University

Cambridge University Town is the place that I most wanted to see in England. The buildings here are so ancient and a study place for many great people, including Sir Issac Newton, Founder of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew and early 20th century Chinese Poet, Xu Zhimo/徐志摩, Steven Hawking and many more.  The prestigious university also …

Self Drive in UK : 2000 years of History and Heritage of Lincoln City, England

Lincoln City was not in our planned itinerary, it was another impromptu visit in England.  After our first discovery in Jedburgh in Scotland, we believe UK has so much treasure hidden in every corner which await us to explore. This is a small town which is about 150 miles north of London, a Cathedral City. …

Self Drive in UK : York in England

York is an old city with its cobbled streets and beautiful architecture, about 4 hours drive from London. From Edinburgh, the distance is also about 4 hours drive. York is also an important historical city in England which is believed to be the most haunted place in Europe.  Many Ghost Trail, Ghost Walk you can …

Self Drive in UK : Newcastle England

I always wanted to find out how does Newcastle in England look like?  Is it similar with Newcastle in Australia?  I did my undergraduate at University of Newcastle in Australia and during my student exchange program to Japan, students from other part of the world would ask which University I came from. The minute I …