Thursday, June 30, 2011

Switzerland Tour: Mount Titlis (Day 6- Part 2 of Chan Brothers Europe Travel)

Finally, after the cable rides up the breathtaking scenery, my Dear and I, together with the rest of the tour group reached the top of Mount Titlis! When we stepped out of the cable car, we proceeded directly into a storey in Mount Titlis building.

My Dear and I felt giddy. This was understandable as we were 3,000 m above sea level. We took the lift down to have our lunch at a restaurant. We gobbled up the large hot dogs (the largest we had ever eaten) and the spaghetti.



After lunch, we felt giddy still but we proceeded to the top of the building to do what we were here in Switzerland for: that is right, to play with snow!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mount Titlis, Switzerland Tour (Day 6- Part 1 of Chan Brothers Europe Travel)

 

After a hearty breakfast, it was time to bid farewell to Milan and to Italy after spending 4 days visiting Rome, Vatican City, Pisa, Florence, Venice and Milan. This morning, we would be heading to Switzerland and the first stop of the itinery was to play with snow at Mount Titlis in Engelberg!

Mount Titlis was the highlight of our Europe Tour in Switzerland! To prepare for what the tour manager told us to anticipate on Mount Titlis, my wife and I spent days prior to our tour, purchasing good leather good, leather jackets and other winter ware.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Milan Tour (Day 5 Part 2 of Chan Brothers Europe Tour)-Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

After our Venice tour in the morning, it was already late afternoon when we arrived at Milan. My wife and I have already heard how Paris, New York and Milan are the fashion capitals of the world. We reached Lombardy and visited Duomo di Milano. The cathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente.


Our tour group was amazed at the Gothic Cathedral which took nearly 600 years to complete and is the 4th largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy. The architecture and the interior design is truly amazing and intricate! On the top of each high point of the church is a god or an angel. We were told that the church is the highest building in the vicinity of a locality and hence it seems to me that Italy is a city of gods and angels with the gods and angels looking after the thousands of people living below them in the cities.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Travel to Florence

I have been sharing my travel to Florence. I embed great travel video on traveling to Florence for you to enjoy!:





Saturday, May 28, 2011

Chan Brothers Europe Tour: Venice- Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square)and Gondola Ride :Day 5-Part 1

Today is the 5th day of our Europe tour in Italy. Our tour group proceeded to Venice, the second last destination in Italy. I have also been wanting to visit Venice- a city which is sinking! Since young, I have knew about Venice the unique city and hence it is with great excitement that we embarked on our journey to Venice.

We went to a pier after alighting from coach and boarded a cruise to Piazza San Marco of Venice.


Upon setting foot on St Mark's Square, the St Mark's Campanile,  the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica struck a great impression on me!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chan Brothers Europe Italy, Switzerland and France Travel- Departing back to Singapore (Day 11 and 12)


On this last day of our Europe tour, the morning call came at 9am, not the usual 6.30 or 7 am as on this day, we would just need to concentrate on the 20++ hours to fly back to Turkey and to Singapore.


My wife and I woke up early at 730am, ate breakfast, back to hotel to pack up and rest. Lunch was on our own and my wife and I ventured to a Chinese café called Veng Heng where we saw the tour guide there eating. His presence told us the food must be nice there and hence we ate there. The pork chops were fantastic and prompted my wife to ask the cook whether there is any special recipe.