Self Drive in UK : Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire – voted as one of the prettiest village in England

Bourton-on-the-Water at Cotswolds Bourton-on-the-Water is voted as one of the most beautiful village in England.  It is about 2 hour drive from London and about one hour drive from Gloucester. This is one of the famous painting showing Bourton-on-the Water, sold in puzzle form in the souvenir shop. Tea Room/ Tea house in English Village As …

Self Drive in UK : Gloucester Cathedral – Flash back Harry Potter scene shots

Gloucester city is about 2 hour drive from London, about 113 miles.  We drove from Cardiff in Wales, just about an hour drive – 63 miles.  Why go Gloucester? This is a pretty small and quiet town which I like it very much.  I always like smaller town as there are not many people to …

Self Drive in UK : St Fagans Museum Cardiff in Wales

St Fagans Museum – Popular among local tourists St Fagans Museum is located a bit outskirt of Cardiff city, about 15 mins drive. The museum is popular among the local tourists, especially for families with young kids and school excursion.  We are the only foreign visitors on that day. The museum is an open air …

Singapore : Kusu Island a short getaway!

Want a short getaway in the short weekend?  Here is where you can explore, the Kusu Island, situated at the south of Singapore.  The name in Chinese means turtle Island /Guiyu Dao (龟屿岛) and there are few legend behind it.  No passport needed to enter this island. About 45 min ferry ride and you will …

Western Europe 6 : Cologne Germany – 4711 Cologne

The first thing I heard about the word Cologne, I relate it to the perfume.  And in fact, yes!  It has a relation. Eau de Cologne a french word meaning “Cologne Water”or simply cologne, is a perfume originating from Cologne, Germany.  Yes, we were about to explore the Cologne city.  It is Germany fourth-largest city and …

Western Europe 5 : Germany – Romantic town of Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany Where is Heidelberg? It is located 78 km south from Frankfurt.  Heidelberg is famous for it Castle and the University. In fact, the most famous reputable and Germany’s oldest University is Heidelberg University. So you expect to see many students here. In fact, one in five Heidelberg residents is a student.  Heidelberg is …

Self Drive in UK : Cardiff in Wales

Bath to Cardiff City From Bath to Cardiff only need slightly one hour plus, but we were lost in Bath and GPS has brought us to some really countryside road, really narrow.  I believe the road is only for horses so we wasted one hour in Bath to get to another decent road. Severn Bridge …

Self Drive in UK : Bath in England

Have you heard of Bath in UK?  City of Bath is a popular tourist attraction in UK.  From Salisbury to Bath, take slightly more than an hour 40 miles.  If you are travelling from London to Bath, it take about 3 hours. On the way to city of Bath, we passed by some unique houses …

Self Drive in UK : Salisbury & Stonehenge in England

Self drive in UK can be fun! Our 12 days self drive in UK, including England, Wales and Scotland, we did not cover Northern Ireland. We booked Malaysian Airline as it has a better deal but we have to transit at KL and fly from Singapore. Total of the whole journey is about 15 hours. …

Singapore Bugis : EAT, SHOP, PRAY

Bugis is a shopping paradise not only for tourists but also for locals.  In the old days, Bugis was famous for it nightly gathering of trans women, that was back in the 50s to 80s!  No more such gathering these days. You can shop, eat and pray in Bugis.  Few famous temples, one is the …