Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Had to get my toes done for this special occasion. :)
Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
Friday, January 18, 2013
Even the sign at the train station is eerie!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Have you ever noticed these locks along bridges in Europe?? Couples fasten these padlocks onto the fences of the bridge to symbolize their everlasting love...blah blah blah. The bitch is... if you guys break up, better remember to go back to the bridge and take down the lock. Ahhhh... what it's like to be young and "in love".... but they make for great pictures :)
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
I was excited to head back to Istanbul on Christmas Day as our Christmas Eve in Budapest was a total deb. :( It was a quiet Christmas evening and there were hints of Christmas spirit, even though it's not celebrated here. We ate dinner at a cozy spot called Palatium Cafe (across the street from the Four Seasons hotel). They had Christmas decorations decked out for the tourists and service was great. The place is super chill with people laying out on beanbag chairs (covered in traditional Kilim) smoking nargile and enjoying good food and drinks. I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas setting. Took some dope pics of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia too.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Not my favorite Christmas Eve meal, but it was better than chocolate and chips back at the flat.
Probably the worst day of the year possible for a tourist to be in Budapest. By 14:00, all stores, markets, restaurants, attractions, and public transportation shuts down. I found myself googling in our flat, "What is a tourist to do in Budapest on Christmas Eve?". The answer: Nothing. Food options are LIMITED! We trekked along Andrassy Ave. and found one or two spots open, but we ended up at the Oktogon and had Turkish food! What else?!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Prague: Honey Wine and I enjoyed the Langos (fried dough topped with garlic, ketchup, and grated cheese) but you're gonna have some kickin garlic breath!
Vienna: Hands down best place to shop for ornaments. Best part is that the stands are color coordinated (I stuck with the snow white ornaments!) After strolling around numerous markets, the only market we were able to find Kaiserpunsch (best punsch!) was at the Rathausplatz market. Side Trip: The Salzburg Christmas market in the center of town had the best wurst and sauerkraut.
Budapest: Head to Vorosmarty Square. Kurtos Kalacs (cylinder shaped pastry coated in cinnamon sugar, vanilla, or walnuts) and the Streudels. The hot cherry beer was also a notable drink.