Showing posts from January, 2017

Muslim Food Street in Xi'an

Ramada Hotel - Bell Tower Xi'an

I would highly recommend that visitors could stay in the trendy Ramada Hotel Bell Tower in Xi'an when you are on holiday. The price is very reasonable and it is located in the busiest main street like Singapore's Orchard Road or Bangkok's Sukhumvit Road where it easily connects to many interesting places.

Drum Tower Xi'an is just beside the Muslim Food Street
You can easily walk to the ancient landmarks like The City Wall, Muslim Food Street, Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Subway train stations underground. We also enjoyed our daily hot coffee at Starbucks and snack breads from Tous Les Jours.

Muslim Food Street 

This famous & interesting Muslim Food Street is quite long and has
several main entrances that connects different streets. All the street
hawkers here are the Chinese Muslims who hail from
the ethnic "Hui Clan". Their facial features are very nice with
some Russian eyes & cheek bones.

 We saw the Monkey God (…

Bad Postal Services

I was so angry and furious last week. My face looked like Angry Bird with smoke coming out of my feathers. Suddenly I remembered that I had posted over 10 postcards to many bloggers from Xi'an in China. That was Friday 2nd December when we walked a few kilometers in the cold weather from our hotel to the post office. Until today, I believe that no one has received. Aaarrrgggggh!!!
This the 3rd time all my postcards were either lost, misplaced, stolen or sunk in the Titanic Ship!! The first time in 2013 over 10 postcards were sent from Nanjing - China after arriving from Shanghai. I had time to kill while waiting to catch a bus to climb the Mount Jiuhuashan. We sat down and slowly wrote all the cards beside their big post office! Hilang! Lost in Bermuda Triangle! Niamah!
The second time happened in 2015 @ Manila and this has taught me a good lesson here. I was staying inside their swanky Makati hub and their postal services were unique. Customers would do their postal errands at t…

Ride Camels At The Gobi Desert

Mingsha Sand Mountains - Dunhuang
We had the best experience in our lives! We both rode big furry camels across a real desert in China!

We saved money by taking a bus from the downtown of Dunhuang to the Mingsha Sand Mountains. My brilliant wife always led me all the way as she is my navigator with a compass in her head.

Here she practiced riding a toy camel first. Vistors can explore the sand dunes by camel, electric car,  quad bike or by foot.

There are hundreds of camels with cute heads and pretty eye lashes. In Winter, they were much relaxed with the very little tourist arrivals, hence the camels had no duty to carry the tourists for many days. During the peak summer period, thousands of tourists would visit and the poor camels had to make over 20 trips each to ferry the tourists daily across the very hot desert.

Riding a camel on this desert is a great experience.
The sun was shining very brightly yet it was very cold!

We could enjoy the beautiful wavy shapes of the smooth  …

Christmas Farewell Lunch

Happy New Year again to everyone! Let me share how my 30 hungry colleagues & clients ate & slaughtered my bosses during our annual Christmas lunch treat! My boss Dato Simon Lee threw a big lunch instead to coincide with the farewell of our client Mr. Kiyoshi Hayashi who was returning back to Japan. 

We all headed to this trendy seafood joint somewhere in Bangsar. Look at how my colleagues ate and guess the bill later.

They have a nice and cosy ambiance that reminds me of the Fisherman's Wharf at the Bay Area in San Francisco.

We took up half section of the whole big restaurant. The Japanese clients filled the first table with 3 Datuks entertaining them.

I always felt comfortable to sit with my Malay colleagues instead.

They serve fresh oysters which were air flown from Holland, England & France!

My colleagues called so many servings of different oysters.

The first time I saw a Christmas Tree made from many oyster shells.

I ordered the seafood soup and it was so delici…