Sunday, June 24, 2007

Q&A

i see some questions...time for some answers!

how much did i spend for my 2 wk trip?

about 3k++ on air ticket, rail pass and (decent enough) accomodation. if inclusive of shopping expenses...then...hmm...let's not go there. :P

actually, it's possible to tour europe cheaply. hostels r usu comfy enough, and if there's a kitchen u can save on food by cooking your own meals (either bring instant noodles n canned food from home or buy from supermart there). from personal experience, 4 is the best number of pple to travel together, coz 1stly, can save on accomodation, and 2ndly can play card games on long train rides. :) also the 4 of u can implement a buddy system to take care of each other (and belongings). 4 is not too big a group, so moving around is not difficult; neither is it too small a group - hanging out together in a foreign land is much safer with 3 friends than with 2 or 1.

when travelling in france (or anywhere for that matter), if u do buy train tickets, check your tickets at the counter when u buy them. check that the ticket is for the correct number of adults, to the correct destination. it's better to be extra sure (and endure the stares of impatient counter crew and people queueing behind), than find out just before boarding the train that there's something wrong with your ticket (which happened to me, and that was NOT a wonderful experience).

just thot i'd share some tips with ya...if u have any, feel free to share them with me and the other visitors of this blog k? always a pleasure to chat about travel... ;)

What camera did i use?

my pics are taken with Panasonic Lumix FX01...i'm no guru at photography, just pick up tips and skills along the way from experience and by (secretly) learning from the professionals. but i must say this camera can reallie capture the rich colours of beautiful scenaries, and the best thing about it is it's wide angle lens, which allows u to take more into a picture. this feature is especially useful when u wanna take a panoramic picture or one of a big monument or building.

41 comments:

jiaxin said...

wow..can see that u put alot of consideration into ur travels..

personally, havin 3 companions is probly my max limit. unless u're all in sync abt concept of travel & interests, it might get unpleasant sometimes. =)

my aunt told me horror stories abt France's train station & svc staffs as well..haha..

yup! wide angle lens gives u tt extra bit when u need it (i'm using Panasonic TX2 =). proved to be more useful than tele-zoom during my recent trip to Japan.

sc said...

hey, saw you in Compass Point hosting the radio show on Saturday night. you look great!

Anonymous said...

WHO DID YOU GO WITH? :)

卫斯理 said...

Haha I used to travel in Europe with 40 odd people...coz it's a school history trip :p To be honest, think going for tours with friends can be a new experience as u tend to discover new things about them. The same applies for couples too :D

lzr84 said...

I want to tour with peifen~~ hehe always saw travel agency organise tour with celebrity guide.. when is your turn peifen? I sure be the first one to sign up~~ hehe =]
Jia you hor~~

Linus said...

hmm how i wish i got the $$$ to go europe!!! want to visit manchester if got the money!!! hope to hear more sharing of ur trip peifen =)

Peifen said...

ah. manchster. yes i would love to visit old trafford some time in future. :)

lzr84: thanks for your support! i'll be gg to KL on a shopping trip with Glenn Ong from class 95 and listeners from 7th to 9th july. if u're interested, can call 62352591 to find out more! :)

Peifen said...

hey jiaxin,

i remember u! :)

agree totally that the friends u choose to travel with are v impt. if u n ur friends do not see eye to eye on the aim of travel, it'll affect not only the trip, but also your friendship. i've seen a number of instances where good friends set off for a trip together and come back not talking at all...sad...

jiaxin said...

u rmbr me?! wow..think i'll have prob gng to slp tonite..haha..

hmmm. tt reminds me of The Amazing Race. things gettin ugly betw friends....glad tt we're blessed with great friends.. =)

though it's work, but hope u'll enjoy ur KL trip!

Anonymous said...

my hol pics are up too :) if u can find them... ~g-net

Anonymous said...

Will u post the photos of yr KL shopping trip, hope can see the pics soon. Remember to take the photos wif u n Glenn together ok, hope u enjoy the trip.

Yuki

lzr84 said...

Wow peifen never expect you reply on our comments. Keep it up~~
Shopping trips in KL, hmm not bad but for a guy go for shopping trips is abit strange lor ;) Wah peifen just not long ago you came back from europe trips now you going to shopping trip in KL... anyway enjoy yourself lor...

Saw your blog on chinese that you like a person name Ah Toot. Well i very shy one then my friend told me that if you like someone, just go ahead to tell her because you has nothing to lose.
will peifen make the first move??? good luck!! If he don't want you, i want you lor hehehe just j/k hor~

Jia You~~

Pubed said...

Update more girl!

kaylenesjewelry said...

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Anonymous said...

Pei fen...

U still remember that day u recommend 2 books by dunno who author?
Can tell me the details again?
Feel like borrowing the book

Anonymous said...

Hi Peifen, can update ur blog please, try to blog other things rather than on holidays issues can?

JC said...

Hey Peifen, you did a wonderful job at Temasek Poly (TP) for the Kahlil concert.

Come to TP more often!

Anonymous said...

hi peifen! first time commenting on your blog... are you still working at 933? Someone told me that you're working at 100.3FM, is that true?

i have not listened to radio much after yin yue ri ji ended... so sad... wonder if there're any plans to bring it back? is it permanently gone or maybe it might be revived in future? why was it cancelled in the first place since it was so popular?

btw as far as i remember, you were the host of yin yue ri ji... were you there when it started? when was the first episode?

hope you answer my questions, and glad you had a good time in france!

Joyz said...

Great photos Peifen!
Any recommendations on accomodation (whether hotel/hostel) in Paris/Switzerland?

Anonymous said...

U go TW 4 wu yan bin's press conference n going to KL tmr 4 shopping right? Can put some of the photos u take there, so envy of u, go overseas now n then.

Anonymous said...

hey jian dan jiu shi mei,

nice pics! makes me wanna go paris too!!!

i think it is impt to dress nice nice when travelling so that u will look nice in the pics...like our dear peifen!

Xiang Jing

Wenn said...

really nice blog!!hope to go the Euro one day!!....

will link your blog to my!!

hope to see more update from you!!

droidwork Inc. said...

wow, nice pics u have taken.. shld have taken some video.. very curious about the lifts where it will bring u to another street. Anyway wat is the english song u always played that the end of your afternoon show? Sound very relaxing.

droidwork Inc. said...
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sIhuI said...

hi peifen! this is with regards to moderating spamming comments from Jackie Tan. i think u can try going to the 'settings' tab on your account, then click 'Comments'. there's a section called 'Enable comment moderation?', maybe thru this u can moderate comments and block the unwanted ones. if u want more info abt this feature, u can click on the '?' tab beside the 'yes-no' option. i havent tried this before but hope this helps to solve your problem in DTF's world blog!

Do feedback to me whether this works so i can learn from this too! :)

thetagal13 said...

Its been sometime since i listen to you on the radio cos you host the afternoon show when im still in school and im studying when da dou fen is on. Din know you went on hol. Looks like fun to me. My dream is to travel Europe so im like totally envious of you. Hahax. Glad you have a great time! Smile always...

Linus Love joye said...

Congrat to u peifen... just bought latest issue of FHM.. u are in the top 100 sextiest woman in world =) stay sexy... =P jia you wif ur programme too.. hoping to hear u in nite shift when theres a rotate of DJ =)

CrAp~ said...

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Anonymous said...

peifen! why no more yin yue ri ji?

Hui Ru said...

Hey Pei Fen,

Seriously, i also love listening to yin yue ri ji. I really hope that it will be back soon...How come today u didn't play the "shui lai he cha"? Heard that all of you are going to change shift again. Which shift are u going to be at?How come u so long didn't update ur blog already? Do take care & post the pics which u had taken in malaysia soon ok? Missya!

Michael said...

Hi Peifen! Ya Panasonic has a good range of compact cameras. For those camera gimmicks, we strongly believe Panasonic compact do provides sharper images compare to other brand, all the thanks to their Leica lens.

So envy you, can go so many places around the world, how I wish I can do that as well, viewing the whole world under my camera viewfinder.

you have cute yuan yuan and snuggie. This reminds me of my passed away Wacky(doggy) and Xie Dai(aka shoe dumb, cuz find him inside a shoe box when he is still a baby kitten), missed them badly, oh ya, your woolfy is also cute, think i want to add it inside my blog too.

Peifen, Jia You oh! Ni hen BANG!

Anonymous said...

Do you know you're in FHM 100 sexiest girls and u're ranked 49th?

slk said...

woah..i like the miniature go round..may i know where can i get it in Paris? and how much is the price around?
i'm looking for it for a long time but seems like i cant find it in S'pore or M'sia.. Or anyone here can tell me if u do see it in local?

Tan said...
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shuhui said...

hmmm..

Anonymous said...

hellos!1st time tagging.its a nice trip yea?how i wish i could go there!!haha.

it has been long since i last listened to yes 933!!!!jy n rock on! :)

stay happy, cute, cherrful n sexy always! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Peifen,

Heard from Liyi that you are on 2 weeks leave. What happen to you? On holiday or resting at home?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Hmmm.. new 'transformation'
Nice kitten pic on blog, +Cute


Take care n
Stay happy (',')

Anntonii said...

If I got the chance to go Europe one day.. I would want to go Denmark/Sweden to see Aurora...

Anonymous said...

no update??? ...

Galen said...

Hi Im really interested to go on a trip to Europe, and can I noe how many countries did u go to on 3000? is that inclusive of accomodations and food? if so did u go thro tour agency or book the stuff urself?