Saturday, 18 August 2018

FLYING BACK TO ISTANBUL

After we got back from the morning market, we packed our things and checked-out. Checking out was fast since we had cleared all the payments beforehand. There are many ways to go to the airport by public transports. Airport bus, train, taxi and so on. We decided to catch the airport bus (AE Bus)  at the main train station (Praha Hlavní Nádraží).  So, We walked to the train station. It was very near. To get on the airport bus, we need to go to this one area outside the train/bus station. When we were there,  There were other express buses too. There was one going to Hamburg. Very comfortable nampaknya, an overnight bus.

We waited for about 15 minutes. Sempatla bergambar lagi.... Seats are based on 1st come 1st serve. Tickets should be paid on board. There is a machine at the driver's area. Dah lupa la harga One way trip to the airport. Itula...lambat lagi menulis..semua habis lupa...hahaha...

At the train station
While waiting for the bus...
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On the way to the airport... duration: about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic condition. Masa kami p ni..smooth sailing ja...





Sampai airport.. there was still time.. so some of us snapped photos outside the airport..kenang2an.. ntah bila akan sampai lagi....;)

Tadi anak, ni mak pulak...hahaha...
Prague Vaclev Havel Airport...


Václav Havel Airport Prague is not very big. Since we still had time, we performed our solat at the baby room on the 1st floor. The airport has a musolla but it is quite small, so we decided to pray at the nursery since it was empty.

Bolehla kenit main2 dalam tu...

Checking in was smooth. Once again, I chose Pegasus and again, it never fails me so far. We departed on time and reached Sabiha Gokchen after 2 and half hours later. Ticket bought was around RM200 ++ and some bought for RM300++ with luggage.



In Istanbul, our airport driver dah menunggu... tp tiba2 ternampak pulak duty free shop memanggil2.. So, belikla dulu parfum sebotol dua...hahaha... nasibla pokcik driver sanggup tunggu. layannnn....

Kali ni kami duduk hotel lain.. Sebab nak duduk 2-3 hari kan..so amik hotel gah sikit... tp harganya x la mahal pon... staff pon very friendly. There are a lot of  restaurants and other shops along the lane. we checked in and rest for a while.. Malam, kluar makan dan menikmati udara segar di kota Istanbul...

Malam tu kita makan di McD. McD Istanbul very the meriah one... tryla.. jom tngk gmbr kemeriahan mcd Istanbul 😀


All sorts of sweet tooth deserts... yummeh!

Our table upstairs . Mcd @ Sultanahmet ni
besar,  2 tingkat...

Photo courtesy of Kak Yus...hahaha...:)  one set meal... 

After dinner, we had a stroll... sambil singgah2 kedai near our hotel.

Kedai2 kt Sultanahmet ni
bnyk yg tutup lewat. Ada yg tngh
mlm pon still buka... the city
never sleeps 😍 

~TBC~

Saturday, 30 June 2018

PRAGUE MORNING MARKET

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The next day, kami nak balik ke Istanbul smula. Tapi flight pukul 3 petang, so pagi tu kami lakukan aktiviti free and easy. Kebetulan ada pasar pagi, so kami pon pergi la jalan2 di pasar pagi. pasar ni buka awal.. Pukul 8 pon dah ada rasanya... Ada banyak barang-barang antik dan juga souvenirs. Harga negotiable. Sebelum tu, ada juga yang repeat ke HRC Prague, tambah collection...:)
Anyway, jom tengok apa yang ada di sini...



Besties...

Dolls and lotsa dolls

Menghabiskan sisa koruna yang ada...

Fresh fruits and berries

All sorts of souvenirs
Chocolates

Tambah lagi...

At the market be4 leaving...
Sweet tooth  savory sweets and desserts.. How i wish i could get that macaroons. 

Chocolates. Some were non halal. 

The only picture captures inside the shopp.
After that, dah kena ban dari ambil gmbr...haha

Ambil dari luar aje lah...hihihi....

Again, we bumped into the tram...

Sampai hostel, kami kemas2 nak ke airport around 11.30 am.

TO BE CONTINUED.

Monday, 28 May 2018

PRAGUE CASTLE

Our next destination would be Prague Castle. As mentioned in the previous post, the journey was a bit challenging as we had to walk uphil..uhuk..uhuk..uhuk... longgar lutut! But, we had a few pitstops to catch our breath and also to selfie...hehehe....

Cuba tngk ape yg org ni cuba lakukan 🤔🤔🤔

We spotted Starbucks on our way to the
Castle... very classy classic building right? 
Jom cross the road. 


Lps crossing the road, mmg jln ke castle is going uphill... amik ko!

Not so sure which pitstop this is... 

We walked pass
Mala Strana. 
While waitimg for the
Aunties to catch up their
Breath, jom masok
Gingerbread museum.

Another going uphill road. 

At last.... beautiful view from the top 💃💃💃

A brief info on the castle...
Prague Castle  is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, occupying an area of almost 70,000 square metres (750,000 square feet), at about 570 metres (1,870 feet) in length and an average of about 130 metres (430 feet) wide. The castle is among the most visited tourist attractions in Prague attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually. (Wiki)


Adjacent to the main entrance. Very beautiful government's buildings
Pedestrians passing by.



Front gate.. tapi kami x masuk ikut sini, ada entrance khas untuk yang nak masuk.. kena check bag bagai...hehehe....

Beautiful autumn at Prague Castle


Summer Tourist Season (April 1 till October 31)
Prague Castle complex
6.00 - 22.00

Historical buildings
9.00 – 17.00

Winter Tourist Season (November 1 till March 31)
Prague Castle complex
6.00 - 22.00

Historical buildings
9.00 – 16.00

Types of tickets

Prague Castle – Circuit A
St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Rosenberg Palace
Prague Castle – Circuit B
St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower
Prague Castle – Circuit C
Exhibition "The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral", Prague Castle Picture Gallery
Exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle"
Exhibition "The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral"
Prague Castle Picture Gallery
Great South Tower with a View Gallery
Admission Fee to Historical Premises of Prague Castle managed by Prague Castle Administration
Type of ticketFull AdmissionDiscount (*)Family admission (**)
Prague Castle – Circuit ACZK 350CZK 175CZK 700
Prague Castle – Circuit BCZK 250CZK 125CZK 500
Prague Castle – Circuit CCZK 350CZK 175CZK 700
Exhibition The Story of Prague CastleCZK 140CZK 70CZK 280
Prague Castle Picture GalleryCZK 100CZK 50CZK 200
Powder Tower (temporarily closed until cca 08/2018 due to reconstruction)CZK 70CZK 40CZK 140
Exhibition The Treasure of St. Vitus CathedralCZK 250CZK 125CZK 500
Great South Tower with a View GalleryCZK 150


Tapi kami x masuk pon.. memadai ambik2 gambar kat luar pon dah ok sangat dah...hahaha...



Jadual concert
Lepas jalan2 area castle, kami pun menapak turun ke bawah...menurun tak rasa sangat sebab menurun kan...hehehe...


Bila dah sampai bawah, kami x larat dah nak jalan kaki...hahaha...actually larat aja tp malasnya yang lebih.. so, kami naik metro from Malostranska to the city. X lama, kejap ja... rasanya 1 stop macam tu aja...

Underground Subway station.


Sampai dah kat old city.

In no time, we were already in the old city.

This is where we started this morning. 

We walked back to Rosemary to perform solat and rest. At night, a few of us went out to find halal food to eat. Some of them were already sleeping and didnt bother to join...hahaha... penat sangat jalan kot siang tadi...

I didnt know what happen that night but it seemed like our GPS was not working. The location of the restaurant looked so near yet we couldnt find them. We stopped and asked a few people. Lps pusing2, dah rasa nk give up, skali kami nampak tanda halal...Alhamdulillah, dapat jugak ler kita makan...heheheh....

Beberapa ketol Ini aja yang larat... hahaha....
 After dinner, we walked back to the hostel following the same route. It was drizzling and the temperature had dropped a Little bit compared to day time.

Drizzling...
 We walked for about 10 minutes tapi x terasa macam 10 minit pon... lalu bangunan-bangunan lama yang sangat cantik.... Tiba2 ada nampal street show...

This man was using glasses filled with water to make his own music. 

Overall, inilah perjalanan kami pada hari ini...



All in all, lebih kurang 5 km la kami jalan dari pagi tadi...slow2 jalan x terasa sangat.... x termasuk metro yang kami naik dari Malostranska ke Mustek.   Actually, area yang kami jalan ni hanyalah di area Praha 1... Ada 10 districts di Prague.  Basically, Praha 1 is  the home of the best known tourist attractions; many buildings in Prague 1 date back to the 13th century.

The map of Prague
Ok, that's all for today... Esok pagi kita p Prague Morning market pulak ya...bye

FLYING BACK TO ISTANBUL

After we got back from the morning market, we packed our things and checked-out. Checking out was fast since we had cleared all the payments...

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