Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Amsterdam free and easy : Sandeman redlight district tour

We decided to join a tour because we feel awkard walking around the redlight district alone and we can understand more about the history and details.
This time round, my tour guide is spunky girl.
She is more interesting and cheerful. I like her much better than my previous guide.
She presented everything it a chirpy and factual way so there is no need to feel shy or awkward.
I did not take photos as no photography was allowed at the redlight district and this was also basic respect to the girls working there.
After the tour, everyone was given one drink at a little pub.

Amsterdam free and easy : Sandemans NewEurope Free Tour

Join this free walking tour.
Just make an online reservation
Whether you get a guide that you like, is a game of luck.
I did not really like mine as I find him arrogant, he sounded like a strict teacher bringing  students out on an excursion. However, he is not in the list of guides anymore.
The tour was interesting and covered a lot of places and I learned a lot about Amsterdam but I do feel a bit bored because my guide was not really interesting.
The tour is free but they do accept tips.
Give more if you think they are good.
If they are not, I think a very small token for their work.

SExy land 

A hook that was found on the houses. the use of it?
haha.. join the tour to find out.

The beautiful row of houses
NArrow and closely packed houses
Who did we see in chinatown?

The electric tram.
The main transport, unless you know how to cycle
15 minutes break during the tour.
The guide recommend us to eat this Amsterdam's fast food.
Just deposit the coin and can just open the drawer to take out your burger.

Beautiful Amsterdam

We saw a ladybird.

isn't all this beautiful.. just love it..

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Amsterdam free and easy: OUr Accomodation The metropolitan Breakfast and Bed

The Metropolitan Breakfast & Bed

Just 15 minutes walk from the train station.
Location is very good.
Shops and restaurants and a shopping mall are just a few minutes walk away.
Cozy, beautiful and clean place.
Comfortable bed.
Owner just stay on the second floor.
Coffee maker.
Just a bit dark.
There is a heater but they will only on it when the weather gets cold.
However, do remind them singaporean's definition of cold is different from them

Monday, April 15, 2013

Vietnam : ho chi minh walking tour

Ben Thanh Market

Reunification Palace

Reunification Palace.
Quite a fun place to visit. We walked to the place from our hotel based on instructions from the hotel stuff.
A good place for photo taking.

Operating hours: Monday - Friday  7:30 am–11:00 am, 1:00 pm–4:30 pm
Entrance fee: 30000 dong

War Remnants Museum
Walked to the war remnants museum from reunification Palace and dropped by Window's Cafe.
There are a lot of information and photos, some very gruesome ones showing the effects of the war. If you are not into these kind of things, can skip this museum.
Operating hours: 0730- 1145 to 1330-1645.Take note that they have a lunch break timing. 
Entrance fee: Around 10000 dong

Notre Dame Catheral.
Just took photos outside.

Saigon Central post Office.

Saigon Opera house

Some of the shopping malls along the way.
Walked in just to enjoy the aircon and get some cold drinks.