04 November 2007

12,000 kms later ...

I've been travelling loads lately, and some of you who've been following my blog the past few weeks would have noticed that.


By straight line distance, I've travelled around 12,000 kms. But of course, if we consider all the taxi-ing the planes do when they reach an airport, and how many times I've been taken for a ride by taxi drivers, I've obviously travelled much more than that.


First stop was to Beijing, where there was the Forbidden City revisited, as well as the Great Wall, amongst others.


Next stop - Shanghai - home to the famous Bund. However, I found the Yuyuan Gardens nicer, as was Zhouzhuang, which was nice, but unfortunately, infested with tourists like me.


After scrambling through the haze (also called a fog by the Chinese government), I managed to reach Taipei via Hong Kong.


And from Taipei, I went on to Guangzhou via Hong Kong (again). You see, these politicians think that they are making a really strong statement by not letting direct air traffic go from China to Taiwan. Amazingly, due to the timing, I didn't even manage ONE photo in Taipei.


And finally, I stayed a night in Hong Kong before coming home.


It was one heck of an eye opener - and the food wasn't that bad too. Highlight would be how I've eaten Shanghai crabs 3 times during the trip !!! On the final stop, in Hong Kong, I actually had the most expensive meal ever in my life !!! Good thing someone belanja ... =)


I'll blog about this trip, as well as the previous Japan trip too, very, very, soon once I stop all these travel mumbo jumbo.

10 comments:

Jemima said...

Welcome home, Moz. :)

Jemima said...

Btw, a friend of mine just came home (on saturday after being away for under 3 weeks) from the same places you had been.. makes me wonder if both of you are on the same business trip. ;)

Winn said...

ur mummy got say, shuei jai, seh tak fun lei ler meh? hahaha..

aiyo ..so many places so many good food.

student, i expect to see one post update per day from today onwards!

laundryamah said...

fuiyoh the shanghai crab looks fierce!!

hahaha laughing at winn's comment...but yesterday only just mentioned about u leh about ur travelling..

Chen said...

did u take a ride inside the tram in HK?

piak u for eating so many shanghai crabs.. i only get to eat malaysia crabs :(

Che-Cheh said...

So how much did your most expensive meal cost?

moz monster said...

jems: I travelled with another colleague from Hong Kong ... so your friend just happened to be having the same itinerary !

winn: Actually, mum was asking how come I come home so soon !

I am registered in another school lah, teacher ... so no need to pass up homework everyday one !

laundryamah: The crab in the photo is already deshelled one, that's why look so fierce ! Soli couldn't make it ... too tired from all the travel !

chen: Nah, my friend drove me around in his Lexus. Malaysia also can eat one ... it's called 大閘蟹, and it's sold here too, but it's more expensive, and not sure if you know how to eat it as well !

che-cheh: That meal costed aroudn RM1,000 per person ...

khengsiong said...

If I were not mistaken, aside from Zhouzhuang, there are other, less touristy 'water villages' near Shanghai. But you need to search harder.

Che-Cheh said...

WAHLAU EH!!! What you ate? Diamond?

moz monster said...

khengsoing: There are many more water villages, but I only really had time for this one, and the timing and packages available to me only really forced this choice upon me.

che-cheh: Shark's fin, 2 Shanghai Crabs of the finest quality, 1 Loong of the finest Siao Loong Bao, Toast with Shark fin spread, Lor Mee with Crab Meat & Roe sauce, Ginseng Oolong tea and Fresh Fruit Platter. Hong Kong price is like that lor ... somemore famous chef in famous restaurant mah ...