All posts tagged: Europe

When in Paris

“Paris was a universe whole and entire unto herself, hollowed and fashioned by history; so she seemed in this age of Napoleon III with her towering buildings, her massive cathedrals, her grand boulevards and ancient winding medieval streets–as vast and indestructible as nature itself. All was embraced by her, by her volatile and enchanted populace thronging the galleries, the theaters, the cafes, giving birth over and over to genius and sanctity, philosophy and war, frivolity and the finest art; so it seemed that if all the world outside her were to sink into darkness, what was fine, what was beautiful, what was essential might there still come to its finest flower. Even the majestic trees that graced and sheltered her streets were attuned to her–and the waters of the Seine, contained and beautiful as they wound through her heart; so that the earth on that spot, so shaped by blood and consciousness, had ceased to be the earth and had become Paris.” – Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Turkey was… Amazing!

Just got back from almost 2 weeks of Turkey trip with the whole family including A and his mom (6, in total!). Unlike the previous trip, this trip had been planned a year in advance. We did it without tour or any travel agency. Yes, everything was planned by Puty Puar Travel Agent *LOL*. Hopefully I can share the tips and tricks here but…….. later :’) Turkey is just… amazing! If you’re a history geek, you can die happily here. The landscapes are amazing and the colors are rich and beautiful :’) Will surely tell more later. Here are some photos I chose randomly because 1) I think I kinda left my heart there 2) I don’t feel like abandoning this blog for more than 3 weeks, especially when it’s time to pay the annual bill! (hahaha)