Monday, 6 July 2015

Travel : Vienna Part 2

Part 2 and last for Vienna trip.
Vienna is quite a big city and it offers many interesting places.If we had a longer holiday,we would have definitely spent more time in this city.

On the second day,we went to one of the famous castles in Vienna,which is also the UNESCO world heritage site,Schloss Schönbrunn(Castle Schönbrunn).It has a quite large garden going up hill and the visitors can top off the scenery of the castle with Vienna city as the background from there.

This castle is not much different than any other castles I've ever visited in Germany and this castle is also attached to the Vienna zoo.

In Vienna halal food cafes are scattered all over places.So do not worry and there are many choices of food variation too,from turkish to middle east to Indian and what not.We had Indian and Lebanese food while we were there.

Vienna is also famous of its old amusement park that ages more than 100 years,and the original ferris wheel that has been operating since its opening over a decade ago is still there and still operates well.

Till then people.

The original giant ferris wheel at Prater,Vienna

We went to the Donau River for a sightseeing but most of the river bank is privatized,so we walked and stumbled upon this lake.The curvey double buildings on the right side is the UN buildings

Selfie at Schloss Schönbrunn

Schloss Schönbrunn

Schloss Belvedere,another famous castle in Vienna

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Ramadhan Story and Life Updates

Salam all,
We're now in the second trimester of Ramadhan,so how is your Ramadhan so far?Mine is good,especially I am now in the land of food!!

However,things have not gotten any better since the day we arrived in Malaysia.Alayna is now down with quite bad diarrhea,actually we're not so sure what gives,it could be from the brand of the milk we use here in Malaysia,it could also be from the water here,or it could simply be from the surrounding here.We have met the doctor and let's hope for better improvement,or else I cannot just sit still and be stressed about it :(

At Frankfurt Airport,on the day of our departure

On the flight from Frankfurt to Dubai.I had some difficulty to handle her this time mainly because she didnt sleep much and kept being active all the time that I had lost idea of what I shall do to entertain her.Thank god the stewardesses and some other passengers have been very kind to me.In contrary,she slept most of the time through the connecting flight from Dubai to KL which I used the best time to sleep also.Upon arriving in KLIA,my best friend came to help me with all my luggages going to KLIA2 for the next connecting flight to KB.Alhamdulillah we met many helpful people all the way from Frankfurt to KB,considering that I was quite handful that day with a baby.

Ramadhan is the month that I crave for many sort of kuih melayu.The first 10 days I fasted in Germany was the time for me to experiment  preparing many kinds of kuih melayu from the simplest ones to the most difficult ones.My husband likes my kuih bakar pandan so much,so I had to repeat baking it for the second time.

I tried making "Puteri Mandi", a kelantanese kuih that is famous in Ramadhan for the first time

I also made a simple Puding Sagu Gula Melaka for iftar at home in Stuttgart

And then I arrived in Malaysia.The heavenly chance to go to Bazaar Ramadhan should not be missed.I am a big fan of kuih melayu.I think i can find almost any kuih melayu that I crave for there.Blast!

The highlight of my breakfast.Husband might not approve this,but I don't care and since he's not here yet,I can eat as much as I want :P

And of course,nothing beats Ramadhan with your family.This is the time when family from far and near gathered together to celebrate it,just like the good old time.Hope I will get more chance to be with my family in the future :)

As for the raya preparation,nothing much that I do so far.However I have made 3 pairs of baju kurung and baju melayu for the 3 of us in same color coordination.I really hope that this year we could make it to be a family of a color-oriented for hari raya,and whatmore,it's very first time for Alayna to celebrate raya with us!So the eagerness is double!or maybe triple!

Well,how about your Ramadhan stories so far?Hope everything is good.

Till then.Love.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Travel : Vienna,Austria Part 1

It has been few days since we come back,but Alayna still cannot adjust herself to the hot weather here and the surroundings.I find it hard for her to mingle with my family,because now she is a big girl already,most of the time,she refused to be taken away by other people even her own grandparents here.Also I think she misses her papa a lot because normally she is more of a daddy's girl,and goes oftenly to daddy compared to me.

But now her clinginess has taken my patience away :P.Can't wait for my husband to come here soon. I'm also down with flu at the moment which makes it a bit hard for me to handle the situation :(

Anyhow,another story of our travel last month.Early last month during my husband's birthday we had another road trip to the capital city of Austria,Vienna and to the capital city of Hungary,which is also listed as UNESCO world heritage site,Budapest.

It was a 5 day trip with miles of travelling of more or a bit less of 1000kms by car.
It was a very tiring journey for us this time,as I told in few posts before that the weather during our trip was very bright and hot,as hot as 35 degrees each day!

However,as both cities were never visited by me before,I was so intrigued to explore more and more of what these both cities could offer.

Starting with Vienna.This capital city of Austria has a lot to offer,mainly museums.Too bad that we had quite a limited time here so we couldn't really take time and enjoy every inch of the city and its attractions.

According to my husband,Vienna is one of the cities in Europe that was intact from being destroyed in the Second World War,thus many of the old buildings here are still in good condition,very much contradictive to many important and big cities in Germany.

I was also shocked to see how clean the city is compared to many other European cities I've ever been to!

Stephansplatz in Vienna city center.A famous shopping district

In front of Hofenburg,a museum,what kind of museum,I'm not so sure of :P

Uncountable roses at Volksgarten,thank God we found a lot of blooming roses here this time

Austrian parliament

Rathaus/City Hall

Stephansdom, a very famous cathedral at Stephansplatz