Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015 Travel Diaries: Ibiza - Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta

Traveling is hands-down the top priority in  my life. Every time I travel, I am exposed to a whole different part of the world I previously knew nothing about. I gained invaluable experiences through seeing new places, meeting other people, experiencing new food and I get inspired by them.

It was quite an adventure for me to get to Cala Salada. First I saw on the map that it was around 4km from Cala Gracio and I was trying to walk to this beach. After walking for almost half an hour I got lost and ended up on the hill full of villas and  ended up on a dead end so I had to walk back to the resort I saw earlier and asked the reception to call a taxi for me. The taxi ride made me realized how far it was and I couldn't have walked here under the hot sun but I don't regret trying though as I have seen some cool things like a car all covered with artificial grass along the way. Cala Salada was much bigger than I expected. I got the best view of it when I walked up the hill along the way to  Cala Saladeta. As usual I managed to find a quiet spot away from the crowd on one of the rocks to put my stuffs and found a perfect spot for swimming. The water here was crystal clear, deep enough to swim without my feet touching the bottom of the sea.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2015 Travel Diaries: Ibiza - Cala Gracio Beach

Hi guys! Welcome to the first post of my summer 2015 Trip Series and by summer I mean European summer not South East Asian summer :) Ever since I have moved here I got a chance to travel inside Italy a bit but only to the cities close to Milan. This time I have a long holidays due to my company closing for two weeks so I decided to go to Spain and I can't be any happier with my choice. I probably had the best summer of my life in Spain (and after this in the south of Italy). I was in Ibiza for 3.5 days and I wish I had spent more time there. On my second day I decided to explore San Antonio so I walked my from hotel to Cala Gracio. The walk was longer than I thought as I had to walk passes basically only roads as they aren't many people living there. When I arrived I think the place looked much better than I imagined. The beach was small so it was overcrowded but I managed to find a quite spot near the boat house near a Spanish lady who was kind enough to take all these photos for me. She even taught me how to pose. She couldn't speak English so I had to talk to her in my broken Italian and she replied back to me in Spanish. Strangely we understood each other :)

Bikinis from Tezenis
And Finally I was taking my first dip of my holidays!!! The water was so cool, which is perfect for the hot weather in Ibiza.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Where have you been?

Sorry guys I haven't been active here but a lot have happened between February and August and I spent most of my time moving between countries during the period so I was quite busy. Here is a little summary of my life during the past few months :)

A few days after my trip to Phuket and Pang-Nga, I went back to Malaysia only to pack everything and then move back to Bangkok after only a few days. I barely had enough time to say good bye to all my friends in Malaysia but my friends were awesome. They threw a surprise farewell/birthday party for me before I flew back to Thailand. I moved in to my family's apartment in Bangkok where my sister is staying because it was close to my office in Bangkok. I knew I would have about 1-2 months here so I didn't bother to find another place to live in. Besides, this apartment has a gym and a pool which I used quite often after work. 
It's also good to see Bangkok sunset again.
 But after less than a month of moving back, I had to go to Milan for a training/meeting for two weeks. This time I was not so excited because I knew I would be moving here for two years in May anyway but it was good to see all my friends from work again.

It was a bit cold in Milan at that time.
After two weeks in Milan I was back in Bangkok for a month, here I got to spend my time with my friends and family before moving away for 2 years.
This was the last sunset in Bangkok I saw before moving to Milan
After 12 hours direct fight, I was finally back to Milan again.
I enjoy shopping from netaporter.com A LOT! :D :D :D
This time I shop for sport-wears too as I decided to have a more healthy life and started doing some exercise. 
I got to visit some museum on my first weeks.

 But I spent most of my time searching for an apartment. I visited 25 apartments in total until I finally found one.
And I discovered my new passion of house decorating. I made several trips to Zara Home ( I know I love everything from Zara and probably I should move to Spain).

I attended a fashion event at Wok store where my friend is working.
And got to walk around the city during Milan Men Fashion Week. Sadly I didn't meet any famous fashion bloggers or Models.

In July it starts to be very warm in Milan, I already got tanned. 
In Italy there is a tradition called "Appertivo" or happy hour. Every night at around 6pm-9pm depending on a bar you can get a drink with free buffet style food. For this reason, it is a popular time to hangout with friends in Italy. I have been to a few places for Apperitivo in Milan but my favourite place is here at Sheraton Diana Majestic Hotel because of the beautiful garden and pond located right in the heart of the city.
I was supposed to have more photos here but I lost my photos from June-July because my iPhone didn't sync with iPhoto properly :( 

But this is it. It pretty much summarised my life for the past 6 months. Noticed my skin color have changed from fair to golden tan after only just 3 months in Italy --" and I was always using a sunscreen with SPF50 when I have to stay outside for a long time.  Also my body began to tone up after I started doing my home exercise. My weight is almost the same as before but I could wear my clothes when I was 5 kgs less than now :)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

2015 Travel Diaries: Phang-nga and Tachai Island

It took me a little (!?)longer than I thought to put the second part of my travel diaries online but here it is. The second day of my trip was on 16 Feb 2015 which was my birthday and this year it was really special to me because I got to celebrate it with my mom on the paradise called Tachai Island in Thailand. Tachai Island( in Thai เกาะตาชัย  pronounced as Ko Tachia or Koh Tachai ) is one of the islands in The Similan Archipelago and a part of Phang-nga province. Tachai Island was just opened for the tourist not so long ago. Currently it is not possible to stay over on the island. The reason that Tachai Island is so popular in Thailand right now is because of its amazing 700 meters white sand beach and the crystal clear blue-torquoise water(  just take a look at my photos and tell me you are not in love). It is also well known to be an amazing dive side. Honestly as a person who have visited almost all the famous islands in Thailand, I think this is the most beautiful island I've ever seen and the fact that it has just been open to the tourists not so long ago means that the nature is undestroyed. The best time to come here is from February which is the summer season in Thailand. The island is closed during June-October.