28 September 2010

Vacation, vacation, vacation!

I'm cleaning my HD and found lots of photos which are yet to be edited. Most of them are from my business trips and vacations, places I've been to in the past 12 months.

September 2009 - Dubai, UAE
I was in Dubai at the client's for a week. Despite the fact that I worked almost 10hrs a day, I really enjoyed my stay in Dubai. The temperature and humidity were a little bit too much but I got used to it quickly. Since it is the Ramadan month, shopping malls are open till 1am. After leaving the office around 7pm, we usually headed to the malls (The Dubai Mall, The Mall of Emirates, Festival Center) before going for dinner at Madinat Jumeriah.

Madinat Jumeriah is so beautiful, it feels very unreal. I hope I got to see it during the daytime. There are many good restaurants around serving all types of cuisine, the prices is very reasonable and cheaper than what we usually pay for fine dining in Europe. Dubai is an amazing city, it is definitely worth a visit.

October 2009 - Melbourne, Australia

Went back to Australia with DH for a vacation and to see my family. We were there for a short 10 days... We went on a roadtrip with my parents to Mornington and Phillips Islands, shopping with my sisters, had a little catch up with an old friend, had way too many meat pies (my mom thought I was nuts)... The trip was a really short but a great one. For the first time in my life, I didn't cry when saying good-bye to my family.

February 2010 - Hong Kong
DH had to go to Hong Kong for business in early February. He took me along this time as an early birthday present. I was thrilled! HK has been on my 'must visit' list for a very long time. Since DH had to work during the daytime, I explored HK on my own. HK is a shopping paradise, need I say more? I love Harbour City!! Since my birthday was only a few days away, I treated myself a Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull. It's indeed cheaper in HK. I’ve been to LV stores in different countries, the ones in HK surprised me the most. There were a lot of people. All the sales assistants were so busy. I stood there for 10mins because there were another 6 people in front of me asking to see the bags on the display shelves.

I also went to Faces to check out some makeup. I only bought some Bobbi Brown and MAC (Riveting collection was launched that day). I went to SaSa almost everyday to get more Japanese makeup/skin care. SaSa is almost in every corner in HK.

August 2010 - Vienna, Austria
I was there in August 2007 with some girlfriends. We didn't get to see much of Vienna. I went there again with my family when they came to our wedding in summer. It's one of my favourite cities I've visited. It's another city so crowded with tourists but it's really beautiful there.


  1. Dubai is great!
    I love Hong Kong too, did you go up Victoria Peak? The views are amazing!


  2. I was at Victoria Peak in the morning. Unfortunately I missed the night view. Saw a couple of photos... it's magnificent!