Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Travel: US Visa Application

This visa approval deserves a special blog post! After posting this online, several friends of mine sent random messages congatulating me for having this and curious questions as well on how to apply for a US Visa. Well, will definitely share with you more detailed steps to make sure you're US touris visa will be approved without a hassle. Due to the recent visa technical difficulty across various US embassy around the world, this visa was delayed for almost 22 days before the issuing date was updated. Definitely worth the wait, considering the multiple entries with a span of 10 years visa validity, this for me was such a great blessing. Having that American dream, it's finally making it's way to a dream-come-true-moment for me! I don't have a tentative date yet for my US trip, hopefully this year but will surely be one of my travel highlight thus far! Happy weekend to all ;)

Friday, 26 June 2015

FOOD: Pizza Tivoli

When it comes to French pizza, this restaurant located along La Fayette area name Pizza Tivoli is one good food spot after your shopping therapy. Not only serving the best pizza in town, they also serve risotto and wide selections of pastas too. Even seafoods, french breads and antipasti selections are also available on their menu. Nothing so special about this place but they do provide authentic french cuisines and excellent food dishes worth dining for. 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Travel: Love Lock Bridge Paris

Welcome to Love Lock Bridge Paris! Commonly known as Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts, this iconic bridge in Paris located along Seine River. This tourist spot is obviously popular for dating couples in Paris attaching padlocks (love locks) with their names engraved or written on it.

I was lucky enough to have placed my lock on it (even if I'm single though) so just need to be creative enough and replaced it with Mr. Right for now. Haha! But recent news showed that Paris officials removed it due to possible damage to the bridge structure due to locks weight, in fact just this year 2015 almost one million locks were placed weighing almost 45 tons.

But this place still a place worth visiting. Evenif locks are not allowed anymore, you can still take selfie though and practice their latest campaign #lovewithoulocks. I was so amazed looking on the locks placed on the bridge it various dates, sizes, design and romantic words, Love is indeed Universal. Can't wait for mine. Lol! Happy Thursday guys ;)

Sunday, 21 June 2015

FOOD: Pierre Herme Paris

A trip to Paris wouldn't be complete without a taste of French macaroons. There are so many varities and brands to choose from but Pierre Herme Paris still stood out as one of flag bearer macaroon brand in Paris. You'll find awesome flavours to choose from whether you like to have the basic traditional flavours or you can even try the newest experimental flavours if you have an adventurous tounge. They also have French chocolates as an alternative option for their infamous macaroons. 

We found this branch in La Fayette located in the shopping area of Paris. Lucky enough we disn't have to fall in line for so long. We brought it back to Eiffel Tower area were we had our first taste of it. It was heaven from Earth, the chewy, creamy, sweet and sugar rush in your mouth bursting in super flavours was really worth every calories you have to digest. 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Travel: Eiffel Tower Paris

 Eiffel Tower in Paris having various shots taken in different angles and perspectives. If there's one travel bucket list that we consider in life, I'm pretty sure Eiffel tower will always be on top list. Some may have seen famous Statue of Liberty or the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu but nothing else will beat the romantic & self- fulfilling touch of this world's renowed architectural wonder.

Eiffel Tower in Paris is no doubt the most visited tourist atteaction in France. It symbolizes the French architectural mystery and rich historical progress. By simply sitting with it's view, you can spend hours just chatting with your travel mate while munching on delectable macaroons or having a glass of sparkling wine til sundown.

Here's some postcards from Eiffel Tower with various angles and photography techniques using Canon DSLR, iPhone 5S edited via Snapseed and Go Pro Hero 4 Black. Hope you like the photos! 

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Food: Petit Dejeuner Buffet (Le Meridien Etoile)

Have you ever been dreaming of waking up in Paris and spending the first few hours of your morning in a world class breakfast buffet restaurant with over flowing wine and countless croissants? Well we're so lucky to experience out first Parisian breakfast in Petit Dejeuner Buffet where we stayed in Paris at Le Meridien Etoile. 

The breakfast buffet will start from 6:30AM to 10:00AM everyday. The price will start from 29 Euros which for me is a decent price considering our food experiences in Paris where our average bill for two will usually cost us around 50 Euros. I just love the plain, buttered & chocolate filled croissants. Any croissant in Paris can simply beat the best version here in Singapore. I also love their cheeses and cold cuts too! They also have bacons, pancakes, waffles, omelettes and even English breakfast cuisines. What's good about this restaurant is their spacious area with white interiors, enough tables & chairs plus good number of service staff to assist you! 

If you're in Paris and would like to get that full losing breakfast need, head down to Petit Dejeuner Buffet located at Le Meridien Etoile Paris. Have a blessed week to everyone!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Travel: Notre-Dame de Paris

Can anyone guess this historical Cathedral in Paris France? Welcome to Notre-Dame! This church is one of the most beautiful cathedral I have ever seen in my life. Notre- Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris) is one of the most visited tourist spot, a historic Catholic Cathedral known for its French Gothic architecture. It is also considered the largest and most well-known church building in the world.