Here’s my first try of choosing some of my photos for the weekly photo challenge! Enjoy! I had lots of fun trying to capture a nice shot of a little squirrel scurrying around St James’ Park in London. This playful … Continue reading
Had been dreaming to go to visit this landmark one day ever since I was awestruck by my schoolmate, M’s boyfriend’s romantic proposal at this place ,which was shown on video years ago. Finally, my lovely dream was fulfilled in December 2010.
We had to buy tickets to take the lift up the tower and to our horror, the queue was extremely long. It didn’t help when it was freezing cold. The wind was extremely strong. We were shivering in the cold and fervently hoping that we could get the tickets quickly. Even buying some hot drinks and food from the nearby stall didn’t help at all. I think we queued for an hour or more. Meanwhile, the only thing that made us laugh were the police suddenly coming to chase away the large group of people who gathered at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower selling the souvenirs and how quickly they all dispersed to hide from the police. Actually there were already some sellers along the streets who were eagerly selling their souvenirs to the tourists even before we had reached Eiffel Tower. Within minutes, they happily returned and began their illegal business all over again.
For those who have a dilemma deciding whether to visit the Eiffel Tower in the day or night, I would suggest going there around noon and then going for lunch in one of the nearby restaurants after the visit. As the day was short and passed by very quickly during winter, we walked around after lunch and to our surprise, we actually got to see the Eiffel Tower in the evening again. How mesmerising!
Just watched the latest episode of “The Amazing Race” online and they are still racing in Belgium. Cool, I love how this show brings back some lovely memories of the countries that I’ve been to.
Guess what, one of the detour challenges in Belgium this episode that got me so excited was the Waffles challenge that required the teams to set up a waffles shop and make waffles! Other than lots of chocolates that we tasted in Brussels last December, we ate warm and freshly baked Belgian waffles along the shopping street when it was quite cold in the morning. Couldn’t resist buying some to eat when we saw the queue. With different flavours available, I remember trying the green apple and strawberry ones. Not bad, though I think I would have preferred the chocolate ones.