Monday, 21 July 2014

Munich Part 1 - Exploring the City

Firstly, let me apologise for some of the wonky centred pictures... I really need to get myself a real camera, instead of using the one from my iPhone... It was so glary, I couldn't see the screen, so I just had to aim and click and hope for the best lol... Anyway...

Munich Part 1!!! Woo!!!

This post will consist of photos from day one and two and will feature the city centre. Day two will be about Nymphenburg Palace. I didn't take that many pics on the first day, since it was Saturday, and since I'm relatively short I only got shots of people's heads with whatever it was I wanted to shoot slightly visible in the background lol... So yeah, on Sunday I had much more luck since all the shops were closed and the city centre wasn't as busy.  ^__^

I travelled to Munich and back with Meinfernbus. It was the first time I tried this company, and I hadn't travelled by coach since my trip to Osaka. I must say, for the price (15 Euro one way, so 30 Euro in total) I was amazed. It was a comfortable journey, and most importantly there was free wi-fi and a toilet!
En route from the bus station to the hotel. I though I'd walk, since it was only a 20 minute journey. But... In the rain? Without an umbrella? Meh, it was cool, since I got to see some of the side streets.
Ah, I hadn't really planned on what I wanted to do there. I like seeing stuff, but I don't necessarily have to play tourist and visit all of the tourist hotspots so... On a friend's recommendation, I took the sightseeing bus, which was a good idea, since it gave me a good overview of the city and the location of places. Yes, 20 Euro is a bit steep, but you can hop on and off any of those buses for the entire day, and hear some interesting commentary. Headsets are included for those who don't understand German in a few languages.
I took a few pictures from the sightseeing bus, including this one. The others... Well, they didn't turn out that spectacularly so... Here's this one. You can see the River Isar. The weather at this point was still a bit grey and rainy.
I don't remember where this was... Near the station maybe? Or not?
Neuhauser Strasse - Popular shopping area. It was crazy busy on Saturday. Well, not so busy really, but compared to Zurich everywhere else is busy!
Karlstor again, from behind.
Karlsplatz tram station. The trams in Munich are so much smaller than the ones in Zurich! I like riding trams. ^^

Oh, I was about to end the post here, then I realised that I had many more photos to show you..... Hahaha!

Marien Platz
Maximillian Strasse - The street on which all of the name brand stores are located.

One of the many sightseeing buses that tour through Munich. They come every then minutes.
This is still Maximillian Strasse, I think...
Max Joseph Platz
Bye bye Munich. Part of the station was visible from the bus stop.

What did you think of Munich? Have you been there before?

Friday, 18 July 2014

Munich Mini Haul ^__^

While I'm sorting and editing the actual photos of Munich, here's a post about my gets while I was there. ^__^

Everyone was so surprised when I said that I didn't really go shopping in Munich. Honestly, I didn't go there to go shopping. I went there to be some place else and take in a different atmosphere. ^^

However, I could not resist going to DM, which is a.... Whatchamacallit? Drug store? Beauty store? Chemist? Yeah something like that lol.

Germany is so much cheaper than Switzerland for many things, including toiletries and cosmetics.

Here are some of the things I acquired:

I love marzipan! These can be purchased in Zurich too, but they are so much cheaper in Germany. ^^
I'm a bit of a germaphobe.... I always walk with hand sanitiser. ^^;; The mini nail polish remover is super handy for travelling!
I've tried the peeling and the mask and I like them both!

These have been mini-sized. However, there is still more than enough product inside.

I think all of these products are vegan, which is a big plus. ^^ I've already tried some of them and I am already happy with the results. I'll have to keep using the face products for a bit to see if they are really beneficial.

Have you ever been to DM?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Eurobeat Challenge Time: Make or Break (^_−)−☆

It’s Eurobeat Challenge time! (Eurobeat is a style of music, mostly produced in Italy and sold in Japan. Made famous with Parapara and Initial D.)

I’ve decided that every Wednesday I shall formulate a post around one of my favourite Eurobeat songs. Some of the song titles are quite funny, so let’s see how I can incorporate them into my daily life. ^__^

Ops... It's been a while again since my last post! >__< I was experiencing some difficulties lol, aka stressful busy times and had nothing decent to blog about, so instead of publishing a mediocre post, I prefer to not publish anything at all. Sorry! Hope you understand. ^_~

On the weekend I decided to visit Munich, since it's nearby and well, I hadn't been out of the country since last year, so it was about time!

Today won't be a post about Munich though, but please find a preview below: ^__^


Don't worry! You'll read all about it in the next couple of posts. ^^

For now, let's talk about trying new things! What new thing have you tried lately? I have decided to try at least one new thing a day!

Breaking out of your comfort zone can be... well, uncomfortable! Yeah, but it's good for you. Who wants to be stuck doing the same thing all the time due to fear, and feeling uncomfortable? Not me.

So I decided to do more things, travel more. Explore the world!

No friends? A loner (like me)? That's ok! You can go by yourself!

You have one life to live.

It's make or break!

You have one shot at this, so give it your best effort.

What new thing will you try today???


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Eurobeat Challenge Time: Tokyo Fever

It’s Eurobeat Challenge time! (Eurobeat is a style of music, mostly produced in Italy and sold in Japan. Made famous with Parapara and Initial D.)

I’ve decided that every Wednesday I shall formulate a post around one of my favourite Eurobeat songs. Some of the song titles are quite funny, so let’s see how I can incorporate them into my daily life. ^__^

Recently, with the sun glaring down on me, I feel that my head gets a little hot, which causes me to get mild headaches in summer. A good way to solve this is by wearing a hat.

So the other day I came across this:

I'm usually not a cap person. I like wearing winter hats, but not so much in summer. Not sure if it completely suits me, but it does it's job and, it says Tokyo on it... What more of a reason did I need to get the hat? Exactly...


Then today I found this one:


Since I started running, I find the caps even more useful, as they really prevent glare, as well as rain (I run in the rain if I must! Dedication at its best... hehe).

I'm experiencing Tokyo Fever, as I wanna go back there soon... Who knows what the year will bring? ^^

Do you enjoy wearing hats in summer?

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