Wednesday, September 6, 2017

India Conference Trip

Last week went off to India for "Sea Turtle Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation" for 11 days. I participated in the poster presentation. The symposium actually just took about 7 days, and the other days, we walked around Goa and Mumbai. Before going there, a lot people have some comments about India, but when we r there ... actually not that bad, i jz feel ok with it.

This is the symposium poster

We traveled around Panaji before the symposium, we walked around there, went to the river cruise place, the train station ... actually we want to go Delhi by train, but unluckily, the ticket is finished. so v cancel this plan and change another one ... we went to north Goa.

Here are some pictures that i took in difference places.

Beside travel around, sure we tried the local goan and indian foods. Almost everyday we ate roti, charpati, Naan, Puri .... with the indian style curry. I really like their curry, very special, and like the cheese naan and Puri the most. Beside the foods, Fruits Juice is very nice in India, cause the Juice is really Juice, they didn't add any water, jz the fruit.

Here are the building in panaji, quite nice.

After the symposium, we went to north Goa, visit 4 beaches ... Vagator, Ajuna, Baga and Cadolim. In Vagator, we went hiking through the dramatic red-stone sliffs to visit the Chapora Fort. The view up there really nice; Ajuna is jz a short beach but quite happening there; Baga is the beach that very "busy", first time i saw so many people in a beach, like inside the movie; Cadolim also the same. If compared to Redang, i still feel that Redang is more beautiful cause their sand not so nice, the water quite dirty ... Their is not suitable for snorking or diving but is for ... swimming, sun bathing, drinking and playing. After Goa we move to Mumbai to wait for the flight back KL. We have 5 hours there, so jz hv a little walked there then went back KL.



Church of Our Lady of the immanculate Conception


Basilica of Bom Jesus

Have to thanks ... my junior and also partner in India, Nel (left); Jovy and Jayesh to bring us around in the North Goa and Mumbai, really thanks u guys for everything.

Oh, one thing that i dislike India is ...... their airport, the system of the airport, is really bad. They r so straight in the airport ... until ONLY flight passenger can enter the airport; some more before u enter the airport, hv to show ur ticket (but normally we only get our ticket when we check in in the counter), so next time be4 u go there make sure u print ur e-ticket, if not will be very "mafan"; in the scanning system, after scan, u hv to make all ur luggages (hand carry one) hv the tag with the cop by the counter there, if not ... u can't get in ur plane and very "mafan" as well ... == (this is jz my own opinion) accept for this ...... India is GOOD.


p/s: Hope can go India again, go difference places there, like Delhi, Mumbai ...... wish can be there again :)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

轻松游杜拜

Dubai 一直是我想到访的其中一个国家, 就因为想看看, 一个建立在沙漠里的城市. 当然也想看看, 在这沙漠里的多个世界之最.

这次就因为只有我们两个女生, 也懒得做功课, 所以就找了当地的旅行社, 拿了四天三夜的private tour (四月). 行程没有很赶, 住宿也蛮好的, 还是用Van 车接送, 我们就休闲的, 轻松的, 游走了杜拜.

世界最大的机场


我们一点半的飞机到达, 见了导游, 然后就开始我们的半天团. 第一站, 我们就到 Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort 参观.

这里原先是一个君主的堡垒和防御之堡,建与1787年, 过后变成武器库和监狱, 再到后来才改造成现在的博物馆. 就跟一般的博物馆一样, 里面都是展示一些迪拜的历史, 生活, 建筑, 等等. 如果真的要很认真的走和看完,应该需要2小时以上.


       

       

开放时间: 星期六 - 星期四 ( 8:30 - 20:30 ) / 星期五 (14:30 - 20:30)
门票: AED 3



然后,就搭船 (Abra) 过去对面参观 Spice Souk & Gold Souk. 他们的souk 就像我们的market 一样. Spice Souk 就是卖香料的, Gold Souk 就是卖金饰的. 地方没有很大, 我们就只是走走看看而已, 一下子就逛完了.

码头和我们乘坐的船



Spice Souk 的进口



 Gold Souk 的进口




最后, 我们就去吃晚餐, 然后回酒店 (Novotel Suites Hotel). 这间酒店真的不错, 隔壁就是 Mall of Emirates 了, 很方便.

第二天, 吃了早餐我们就去参观 Jumeirah Mosque, 那里是一个很有特色的回教堂.


过后就去海边, 看那个帆船酒店 Burj Al Arab. 在那里走走,拍拍照. 


也去参观了 Madinat Souk, 它是一个商场酱的, 有商店,有餐厅,有酒店, 但都走高级路线的, 东西还蛮贵的. 导游带我们到一个露台, 从那里也可以看到帆船酒店.

过后就是去搭 Monorail 前往 Palm Atlantis, 我们是走在中间的, 然后观看两旁的建筑物. 

快要到站时就看到那大大的 Palm Atlantis. 我们在里面小小的广场逛了一下, 里面是海底世界的装惶, 很美一下. 里面是有一个水族馆和通往水上乐园的.

下午,我们就去 Dubai Mall 里, 要参观那最高塔 Burj Khalifa. 我们是上124层参观,没有到顶的露天台,因为票价要贵一倍. 其实,我觉得124 层的也不错, 也有一小部分是露天的. 过后就走到125层的纪念品店买明信片和邮票, 在这世界最高邮筒寄了. 

 下来我们就去吃午餐, 然后去了参观水族馆 (门票 AED100). 我原本还很期待的, 因为是世界最大, 但我想我误会了, 它就只是那个缸大而已.它里面有海水,淡水的生物,还有mini 动物园, 虽然小但还不错的. 只是跟我想象的有差别.

原本司机是在我们参观了Burj Khalifa 就载我们回的,但我们想看晚上的音乐喷泉 Dubai Fountain, 所以就我们自己回. 那音乐喷泉真的蛮壮观的, 只是那个音乐是阿拉伯语, 没有很懂欣赏. 在这里也可以看到 Burj Khalifa 外观的.

看完后我们在附近走走, 然后就搭MRT 回我们那里的Mall of Emirates 站 (票价AED3) 

第三天, 因为上午我们没行程, 所以就决定搭Taxi (AED47 单程) 去 Miracle Garden 看看(门票-AED40), 看看那建立在沙漠的花园. 可能是我没有看过那么多花的花园, 也可能我孤陋寡闻, 一进去真的被它们给震撼到了. 如果不是那炎热的天气, 我想我应该会在里面呆蛮旧的. 以前在金马仑的花园, 就可以拍个不停, 这里根本就每个角落, 每个造型都可以拍啊!



在里面还认识了一个画沙的男生, 就那种用不同颜色的沙在瓶子里画画的.  每看他画一个, 就觉得这种手工艺的, 还真的满厉害的. 他说他用了两年多学沙画, 然后又用了一年学用沙在瓶子里写字. 瓶子有不同大小, 价格也不一样, 我买了第二小的 (AED 30 一个).


中午就打车回Mall of Emirates, 在那里逛逛, 买东西吃就回酒店. 下午3.30pm , 就等车来载我们去 Desert Safari. 第一站, 就放我们在驾四轮车的地方,大家可以租车然后在沙漠上驾驶, 大概停留半小时. 然后就, 直接开进沙漠里开始我们的"滑沙之旅". 司机就一直在那沙堆里行驶着,一直转来转去的, 专门找一些小山坡,然后滑下来,. 刚开始觉得很好玩的, 但半小时过后就开始觉得有点晕了,还好这时就结束了, 他停在一个高处让我们下车拍照. 过后, 就去骑骡驼, 然后就去沙漠里的Camp 吃BBQ 晚餐. 自主餐还蛮丰富的,  还有舞蹈表演看, 就很有阿拉伯feel. 10点多就送我们回酒店了.



第四天, 吃了早餐,我们Check out 了, 然后司机就载我们去机场, 我们就飞下一个地方.