Thursday, November 27, 2014

Giveaway result!

Hi!

Thanks for supporting my blog (my travelogue especially) and the recent giveaway.

Here are the eligible participants (with 2 correct results):
Note: Montenegro and Bosnia is not a CITY, it's a COUNTRY =)

1. Princess Ribbon
2. RealGunners
3. Lek
4. J Sky
5. Shu Cyan
6. Nux V
7. Eunice Qing Fen
8. SK
9. Eugein
10. Celine yeeting
11. Jess
12. Rose
13. 美云
14. Huai Bin
15. 小影



Using the 'pick random' apps in my phone, the lucky reader is...........


#4 J Sky!

Congratulations J Sky!

Please leave your email in this post so that I can contact you ;)

To the rest, there's another giveaway next month so make sure you keep coming and comment ya! ^^


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Eastern Europe: Hotel & food (the end)

Warning: post loaded with photos!
 
During the 10D7N trip, we stayed at a total of 5 different hotels. Changing hotel has its pros, like we can experience different hotel and the service, but the most tiring part is unpacking and packing the luggage >.<

Anyway, at Zagreb, we stayed at Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.



 The room is very spacious, this is one of my favorite!


 Bathroom is huge too, with 2 washing basins


 And bathtub and a separate bathroom


 As well as big closet with mirrors


 We walked around the hotel the next morning...



 Nice and well maintained flower field


At Dubrovnik, we stayed at Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel.


 This is my top favorite hotel of all. I love that they prepare so many pillows!! ;) One for my head, one underneath my knees, one as my bolster, haha! xD



 Room is big too!



 There's a small balcony too~







 It's by the sea so scenery is very beautiful


Next, the third hotel is Le Meridien Lav Split Hotel.


 Room is quite big as well~


 Hmm I wonder what's the chair for? Not high enough to reach the mirror also....





 This hotel is also by the sea, we get to breath in fresh sea air in the morning~





At Zadar, we stayed at Falkensteiner Club Hotel.
According to the tour leader, there's not many hotel in Zadar since it's a small town, this one is consider one of the best already.


 Not sure if you can tell but the room is quite small, with only basic necessity


 Bathroom is small too~

 No toiletries are provided, just a dispenser of shampoo with body wash


Last but not least, at Slovenia, we stayed at Grand Hotel Union.






 Room is ok, no complain from me ;)






Overall, the hotel rooms are clean and odorless, that's my main concern when comes to staying at hotel.


Food wise, we do have a mixture of local and Chinese cuisine throughout the trip. Chinese food, nothing much to shout about, of course cannot compare to what we have here, but I appreciate the management's effort to arrange a few Chinese meals for us.

You may wonder why Chinese cuisine since we are already there? Must try their local food right?
Here's my guessing, about 80% of the guests are elderly (aged 50 and above), I think if you ask them to eat European food everyday, sure they won't used to it.

Anyway, for hubby and I, we din't have much complain since we are not picky eater :p But I must comment about their rice..........
Below are some local food we had, just a few to share:
 A plate for 2 person, chicken, fried squids, fish and rice (at the bottom)


 So the thing about their rice is, half of them is like 'half-cooked', taste very hard, unlike the rice we had, all cooked and soft. May be it's their way of cooking and serving the rice, but I just cannot used to it~


 The 2 pieces of bread tasted like our 'yao char kuai'. By the way, cheese and butter are something very common there, as well as cold buns (forgot to take photos), buns and breads are on every tables

 Curry beef and mashed potato


 Can tell what is this? ;)


 Actually what I shared here are consider main course, of course they served appetizer first and finish with dessert. No photos of appetizer and desserts cause they were quite normal. Appetizer usually is salad or fish soup/mushroom soup, dessert is cakes or ice cream.


 The pork knuckles is quite good, just a bit salty


 I remember this drumstick is good til I want another piece, hehe!


 Don't ask me what kinda fish, I have no idea~


 Wine, liquors and beers are served everyday, but I was a good girl, I din't had any :p


 Hehehe :p

 The lobster is so fresh and juicy! Lingers lickin' good!


 While in Zadar, we came across a shop selling local famous candies and chocolates



Their ice cream looks good!

 A plate for 4 person, chicken, beef, fish, potatoes and rice

Notice the ketchup on the top left corner? The management bring the ketchup all the way from Malaysia =)


During the last night, they had a surprise birthday celebration for those born in October and yay, I was one of them

 Then they requested the partner to kiss the birthday ladies *shy*

Phew, so this is the last post of my travelogue this year. I am happy that I can finish writing about it this fast! xD
I hope you enjoy all the photos I've shared, and due to time constraint, I din't manage to write in Chinese, but I must thank you all for the comments and supports! Muacks!

In case if you miss any of the posts, here's the link:
Part 2: Dubrovnik
Part 5: Slovenia