Wednesday, August 29, 2012

All Year Christmas in Rothenburg, Germany


Rothenburg is a small town in the Franconia region of Bavaria, which is the best-preserved walled town in Germany. The town is not only famous for its unique design and structure of houses and buildings but it becomes one of popular tourist destination to visit the 'Christmas town'. Even though Christmas is celebrated on December 25th yearly but, there are two famous Christmas stores operating Christmas themes all year round. Both Christmas stores are decorated with the Christmas mood besides selling the Christmas ornaments.

K├Ąthe Wohlfahrt is the most well-known Christmas store, located near Rothenburg's Marktplatz which provides tour to visit the museum as well as selling the world's largest selection of traditional German Christmas ornaments  at the store and over the internet. You can visit the official website here

Nothing beats the best to celebrate the real Christmas by walking around the city which is decorated with the Christmas lights and covered with the white snow during the week of Christmas annually in Rothenburg, Germany.



The city wall of Rothenburg in Germany
The city wall of Rothenburg in Germany


The city wall is surrounded the city of Rothenburg in Germany
The city wall is surrounded the city of Rothenburg in Germany


More pictures of the tower and city wall in Rothenburg, Germany
More pictures of the tower and city wall in Rothenburg, Germany


The tower and city wall of Rothenburg in Germany
The tower and city wall of Rothenburg in Germany


The city view at the top of the city wall of Rothenburg, Germany
The city view at the top of the city wall of Rothenburg, Germany





The unique  structure of houses and town hall in white building in Rothenburg, Germany
The unique  structure of houses and town hall in white building in Rothenburg, Germany


More unique structure of houses can be seen in Rothenburg, Germany
More unique structure of houses can be seen in Rothenburg, Germany


More unique design and structure of houses in Rothenburg, Germany
More unique design and structure of houses in Rothenburg, Germany


It's surprising to find an authentic  Japanese restaurant in the city of Rothenburg, Germany
It's surprising to find an authentic  Japanese restaurant in the city of Rothenburg, Germany


The famous Christmas stores which open all year round, are situated along this street in Rothenburg, Germany
The famous Christmas stores which open all year round, are situated along this street in Rothenburg, Germany


Standing in front of the Christmas store which operates all year round in Rothenburg, Germany
Standing in front of the Christmas store which operates all year round in Rothenburg, Germany


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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Travel Highlights: Munich, Germany


Octoberfest is a 16-day festival from late September to early October annually in Munich, Germany. It is the world's largest fair and celebrated by people in the worldwide. Many people presume that Octoberfest celebration is mainly about drinking beers and dancing along to the folk music. However, the festival doesn't restrict to the beer drinking only. Most of the locals celebrate Octoberfest festival in their traditional costumes at the world's biggest funfair which I will share some of these photographs in my next post.

Munich is the capital and largest city of Bavaria in Germany. The public transportation especially the subway train is very reliable when you stay in the city center of Munich. It is very convenient to travel to Marienplatz by the subway train. Marienplatz is a famous central square in the city center of Munich, Germany. It's also safe to roam in the city center till late at night which I have similar feeling when I travel in Switzerland. 


Here comes the subway train in Munich, Germany
Here comes the subway train in Munich, Germany


Marienplatz subway station in bright orange and clean environment in Munich, Germany
Marienplatz subway station in bright orange and clean environment in Munich, Germany


Bright Orange of Marienplatz subway station in Munich, Germany
Bright Orange of Marienplatz subway station in Munich, Germany


An Old Town Hall or Altes Rathaus (on the left) is situated in the popular shopping square of Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
An Old Town Hall or Altes Rathaus (on the left) is situated in the popular shopping square of Marienplatz in Munich, Germany


New Town Hall is situated in the popular shopping square of Marienplatz (St Mary Square) in Munich, Germany
New Town Hall is situated in the popular shopping square of Marienplatz (St Mary Square) in Munich, Germany


The main view of the New Town Hall at St Mary Square, Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
The main view of the New Town Hall at St Mary Square, Marienplatz in Munich, Germany


The side view of the New Town Hall at St Mary Square, Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
The side view of the New Town Hall at St Mary Square, Marienplatz in Munich, Germany


A close up look at the architecture of the New Town Hall in Marienplatz, Munich, Germany
A close up look at the architecture of the New Town Hall in Marienplatz, Munich, Germany


A close up of the architectural design on the New Town Hall in Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
A close up of the architectural design on the New Town Hall in Marienplatz in Munich, Germany


Shopping outlets at St Mary Square in Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
Shopping outlets at St Mary Square in Marienplatz in Munich, Germany


More shopping outlets at St Mary Square, Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
More shopping outlets at St Mary Square, Marienplatz in Munich, Germany


Restaurants open until late at night at Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
Restaurants open until late at night at Marienplatz in Munich, Germany


Beautiful building structure with flower pots decoration in Marienplatz Square in Munich, Germany
Beautiful building structure with flower pots decoration in Marienplatz Square in Munich, Germany


Frauenkirche in the city center of Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
Frauenkirche in the city center of Marienplatz in Munich, Germany


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Travel Highlights: Innsbruck, Austria


Innsbruck is situated in the valley between high mountains in Austria. Innsbruck is a very popular city for hosting many international winter sports games but it is also famous for its tourism business as many tourists are fascinated with the unique building structure and wall design which is similar scenario in the fairy tale stories. 


The capital city of Innsbruck which is filled with beautiful wall designs and structure buildings in Austria
The capital city of Innsbruck which is filled with beautiful wall designs and structure buildings in Austria


Another beautiful structure buildings just like story tale in Innsbruck, Austria
Another beautiful structure buildings just like story tale in Innsbruck, Austria


More beautiful wall design and unique building structure in Innsbruck, Austria to attract tourism business
More beautiful wall design and unique building structure in Innsbruck, Austria to attract tourism business


The Golden Roof is the famous landmark in Innsbruck. Austria
The Golden Roof is the famous landmark in Innsbruck. Austria


A close up of The Golden Roof is a famous landmark in Innsbruck, Austria
A close up of The Golden Roof is a famous landmark in Innsbruck, Austria


The Old City Watch Tower in Innsbruck, Austria
The Old City Watch Tower in Innsbruck, Austria


Friendly public transportation like metro train, bus and bicycle for the tourists and locals in Innsbruck, Austria
Friendly public transportation like metro train, bus and bicycle for the tourists and locals in Innsbruck, Austria

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hello Kitty Accessories Part II


Are you still looking for swimsuit fashion for this Summer 2012? Check out some of the unique designs from Hello Kitty Swimsuits for Spring/Summer 2012 ...


Hello Kitty Spring / Summer Swimsuit design 2012
Hello Kitty Spring / Summer Swimsuit design 2012




Hello Kitty Swimsuits window display
Hello Kitty Swimsuits window display



Hello Kitty Swimsuits for women and children
Hello Kitty Swimsuits for women and children


Hello Kitty Swimsuits in various designs
Hello Kitty Swimsuits in various designs


Hello Kitty Kid's towel with hood
Hello Kitty Kid's towel with hood


Hello Kitty Kid's Goggle
Hello Kitty Kid's Goggle



Hello Kitty Swim Caps
Hello Kitty Swim Caps



Hello Kitty bags and flip flop
Hello Kitty bags and flip flop


Back to School Promotion: Hello Kitty Kid's Lunch Box, Lunch Bag and Containers
Back to School Promotion: Hello Kitty Kid's Lunch Box, Lunch Bag and Containers


It's time to clean up your room with Hello Kitty Hanging Storage Organizer
It's time to clean up your room with Hello Kitty Hanging Storage Organizer


It's time to keep your stuff clean and tidy with Hello Kitty storage trunk and cube
It's time to keep your stuff clean and tidy with Hello Kitty storage trunk and cube



Back to School Promotion with Hello Kitty Stationery such as note pad, pen, pencil, eraser, colour pencils, crayons, kid's purse, bag and alarm clock
Back to School Promotion with Hello Kitty Stationery such as note pad, pen, pencil, eraser, colour pencils, crayons, kid's purse, bag and alarm clock



Hello Kitty handmade fan
Hello Kitty handmade fan



Hello Kitty Pyjamas Pants and Shorts
Hello Kitty Pyjamas Pants and Shorts


Hello Kitty House Shoes
Hello Kitty House Shoes

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Romantic Weekend in Venice, Italy


Venice, Italy has become everyone's dream to travel with their loved ones for their honeymoon vacations. Venice is highly visited by tourists more than the locals because of the characteristics as the romantic getaways for couples to shop, dine and ride on gondolas.

Venice is a very crowded place in the day but it becomes a "ghost" town in the evening. Accommodation is very pricey in Venice thus, you can consider staying  outside the popular landmark of St Mark Square. Transportation is not the major problem as you can ride on water buses or water taxis to St Mark Square. 

Searching for food isn't a major problem in Venice. There are many fine dinning restaurants but most of them are relatively costly. If you are looking for cheap  spaghetti, pizza and other kinds of food to fulfill your stomach then, you should visit Al Ponte Di Rialto Self Service Restaurant located along Grand Canal, before reaching Rialto Bridge.   

Riding on a gondola is the main activity to do in Venice. However, you must be alert while negotiating the price and length of the ride as the gondola ride can take up to 6 customers per ride. There are many "illegal" gondoliers and some of them work in a team to search for customers for gondola rides. It's advisable to search for gondoliers and negotiate for best rates at Grand Canal near Rialto Bridge.


Welcome to Venice, Italy
Welcome to Venice, Italy


Venetian Masks is the main feature durint the annual festival of the Carnival of Venice in Venice, Italy
Venetian Masks is the main feature durint the annual festival of the Carnival of Venice in Venice, Italy


Water buses and San Giogio in Venice, Italy
Water buses and San Giogio in Venice, Italy


Run down buildings and St Mark Square can be seen while riding on water buses or water taxis in Venice, Italy
Run down buildings and St Mark Square can be seen while riding on water buses or water taxis in Venice, Italy


The view of San Giorgio in front of St Mark Square in Venice, Italy on the top picture
The view of San Giorgio in front of St Mark Square in Venice, Italy on the top picture




St Mark Square and canals in Venice, Italy
St Mark Square and canals in Venice, Italy



From top left clockwise- Clock tower, Bell tower, St Mark Basilica and St Mark Square are the most popular landmarks which can be seen from the dock in Venice, Italy
From top left clockwise- Clock tower, Bell tower, St Mark Basilica and St Mark Square are the most popular landmarks which can be seen from the dock in Venice, Italy


St Mark Square was taken in the day and at night at Venice, Italy
St Mark Square was taken in the day and at night at Venice, Italy



Palazzo Ducale is a famous historic museum to see the masterpiece of Gothic architecture, paintings, the chamber halls and the prison cells in Venice, Italy
Palazzo Ducale is a famous historic museum to see the masterpiece of Gothic architecture, paintings, the chamber halls and the prison cells in Venice, Italy



Beautiful architectural design by Gothic in Palazzo Ducale which is a well-known landmark and the symbol of Venice's political system in Venice, Italy
Beautiful architectural design by Gothic in Palazzo Ducale which is a well-known landmark and the symbol of Venice's political system in Venice, Italy


Beautiful architectural design was taken from the balcony on the 1st floor in Palazzo Ducale in Venice, Italy
Beautiful architectural design was taken from the balcony on the 1st floor in Palazzo Ducale in Venice, Italy



The main area as you pass by the ticket entrance of Palazo Ducale in Venice, Italy
The main area as you pass by the ticket entrance of Palazo Ducale in Venice, Italy



Prison cells at the basement of Palazzo Ducale is one of the main attraction sites to visit besides the chamber halls, court and paintings in Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy
Prison cells at the basement of Palazzo Ducale is one of the main attraction sites to visit besides the chamber halls, court and paintings in Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy


Shopping, dinning and riding on gondola are the main activities to do in Venice, Italy
Shopping, dinning and riding on gondola are the main activities to do in Venice, Italy


Gondolas and mini bridges along canals in Venice, Italy
Gondolas and mini bridges along canals in Venice, Italy


Bridges along the canal in Venice, Italy
Bridges along the canal in Venice, Italy


Grand Canals in Venice, Italy
Grand Canals in Venice, Italy


Shopping for souvenirs near Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Shopping for souvenirs near Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


Narrow streets for shopping and dinning in Venice, Italy
Narrow streets for shopping and dinning in Venice, Italy


More narrow streets for shopping and dinning can be seen in Venice, Italy
More narrow streets for shopping and dinning can be seen in Venice, Italy


Gondolas at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
Gondolas at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy


More gondolas at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
More gondolas at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy


Rialto Bridge at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
Rialto Bridge at Grand Canal in Venice, Italy


Photo 1- Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Photo 1- Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


Photo 2- Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Photo 2- Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


Photo 3 - Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Photo 3 - Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


Photo 4 - Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy
Photo 4 - Grand Canal from Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy


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