Friday, December 16, 2016

Part 8 UKtrip : Playing Princess

Leeds Castle, Kent
Sat 26112016 : All hail the british monarchy.
Another must do as tourist, is taking the time to visit the castle.
Macam bosan kan? Tapi bila lagi nak visit.
Memang laa ko takleh masuk Buckingham Palace tu, so, kita layan Leeds Castle ni pon dah hazab ok.
The place is extremely large. Sakit kaki nak berjalan ni wehh.
Maka, sila jangan nak over pakai kasut cinderella tu sebab nanti ko sendiri akan menyumpah seranah sakit kaki melecit nak habihkan round the whole castle lot. We did not managed to cover all grounds sebab serious besar tempat ni.
Memang tak sesuai lah kalau nak bawak orang tua jalan kat sini, unless depa naik wheelchair.
No worries, ramp and area for wheelchair memang dibuat khas kat sini.
And this place memang best giller untuk orang jogging sebab sangat cantik the surroundings.
Again, if you wish to visit, let me stress to you on the timing.. come during spring/ summer.
Konpem lawa giller all the flowers blooming around the courtyard and garden scenery.
Time kitorang datang ni sejuk so nak jalan kat luar tu agak berkira la tang angin lintang gigil tu.
Yes, kena bayar nak masuk castle ni.
£26 one ticket, but can enter the whole year round.
Meaning that the ticket grants you free entree into the castle, multiple times from the date of issue.
In my case, I guna ticket Puan Huda yg dah mai visit bulan sebelum nya.
And then kita tinggalkan je ticket ni kat Hesly untuk dia bawak orang lain plak yg nak pergi melawat.
So, dengan kata lain, if you plan to come here, please ask around kengkawan yg dah pegi, supaya share ticket.. boleh la jimat. insyaAllah.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Part 7 UKtrip : Shakespeare Town

Mon 21112016 : Birthplace of Shakespeare
No, I dont like literature.
But, dah alang-alang sampai sini, harus lah cuba untuk mempelajari culture keagungan British ni kan. Itulah erti sebenar travelling. Kalau ko main ketegaq ikut apa yg ko minat jer, baik takyah travel.
Anyway, sounds boring. Yes. Ini pengakuan ikhlas. This town is boring.
So, please be prepared.

It's all about timing.
Kitorang sampai, wrong timing.
Satu - wrong weather. Time ni hujan. Sangat tak syiok nak jalan jalan.
Dua - wrong season. Winter. Tak cantik. Korang kena mai time summer. Sebab kat sini banyak garden. So konpem laa berbunga bunga hati jantung mata peparu korang nanti bila mai sini.
Tiga - wrong day. Kena tengok kat website, ada hari yg ada show hence that's when you should plan to come here so that you will be able to sneak a peak at any of the famous Shakespeare rendition.
So there you have it. You're welcome.
#jelita78traveltips untuk korang.
Ingat, ok.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Part 6 UKtrip : They called it Brum

Mon 21112016 : £4 Hi-tea
Yes, just 4 pounds. 

With bottomless hot chocolate drink.
The assorted sandwiches tu boleh mintak to not have any meat nor chicken. #jelita78traveltips learned from Hesly was not to be shy and voice out your needs.
Since kat online takde bagi option to pick the food type, and because kat sini memang depa sangat peka pasal vegetarian needs, so memang boleh je cakap kat staff cadbury tu.
Nanti depa akan letak tuna , salmon , cheese and cucumber fillings sahaja.
Ada scones and macaroons and fruits tarts and muffins and brownies.
Pendek kata, sugar overdose lah kome kalau mari sini.
Pastu bila tak habis, simply ask them to pack them all to-go and include a cup of hot chocolate to-go as well. Boleh juga mintak tea or coffee. Both also available. Tapi nama tempat pon cadbury world kann.. maka the chocolate laaa pelakon utama nya. FYI 😉
#jelita78goes2uk #CadburyWorld

Anywayyy.. if u plan to visit Cadbury World, and nak borong cokelat sini, well, kat tempat souvenier ni ada satu bahagian kat belakanggg sket, macam ada shelves besi.. and coklat dalam kotak- kotak bertindih tak bersusun semak..
Hah, go here!
Coz all are sold in boxes of big quantity.
Sesuai untuk borong bawak balik ke sahabat handal. They packed the chocolates worth 25pence sebatang into boxes of 60 pax with harga kilang.
Bagi souvenier kat kengkawan mmg sangat berbaloi ok. (And utk top up supply coklat bagi diri sendiri..#sayahantucokelat hahaha)
Sorry if this labels me as cheapskate kerr, well hellooo i earned my salary in ringgit malaysia ok, so, pepaham laa.
Ikut kemampuan memasing.. this is merely MY own personal #jelita78traveltips for budget conscious traveller. Layannnnn..

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Part 5 UKtrip : Taking a Bath

Sat 19112016 : Stoned
Apa ada pada stonehenge?
Hahh hamik nak.
Verangan je laa kalau nak amik shot dekat ngn batu tu, becoz you can no longer go near it.
Bayar pon ada level distance boleh pegi, sebab memang tak leh pegi dekat dah yer, harap maklum.
Depa dah preserved the place and semua tourists hanya boleh tengok dari jauh sahaja.
Yeah. Seriously. This sucks!
Ripped off to the money.

Tapi you still boleh laaa amik gambar yg considerably dekat lah jugak sebenarnya.
Except that ada pagar sorroundings the stones, preventing tourists from going too close to it.

Hence #jelita78traveltips kali ni #jelita78goes2uk is that korang takyah beli tiket untuk masuk pon.. tapi just berenti tepi jalan je sebelah stonehenge tu mcm ni, becoz the distance to the stone is oklah jugakkk nak snap pics pon.
Tapi kena jaga jaga sket sbb kereta drive sini laju and amik pic tepi jalan tu, jangan laaa sampai terbunuh diri sendiri plak.

They built fences around it. About 30 meters distance from the batu. U takleh pi dekat dah. Katanya nak preserve the batu and the grounds around it. Tapi like i said before, still cun laaa if u want to take pic purposes. Thats all.
£18.20 per ticket entry to the area.
If tak beli tiket, u takkan nampak the batu from the visitor centre sbb dari situ dah ada pagar tak bagi masuk to even jalan atas padang towards the stonehenge fences. And nope, the stone can't be seen at all from there, becoz the location of visitor centre tu mcm kat slope and kena jalan ke luar by foot hike naik bukit sikit and then baru nampak the stones. But if u beli tiket, ada shuttle bus akan bawak u from the visitor centre, up to the stonehenge area.

Yashh.. so i berenti kereta tepi jalan and snap from far ajer laa.. tapi still pegi ke visitor centre sbb nak beli fridge magnet £3 .. sorry for I have to be cheapskate.. my money.'s up to you really if u want to spend your money dont let me stop you, please go ahead. Boleh laa nampak upclose jugak the stones colours shading and lekuk lekuk nya itu
Budak busuk in Bath!
Rainy. Gloomy. Wet.
That's best described it.

And like any other travel packages, if you plan to visit the Roman Bath, best to combine it with Stonehenge because they are located nearby in the same route actually.
#jelita78traveltips honestly telling u also not to invest buying that Roman Baths ticket because it is seriously not worth it. Just stepping into the building to see the indoor pool.
Sebijik like the pictures on the Internet.
Nothing much.
Unless if you are the type who loves and appreciate architecture and roman ruins, by all means, you may enjoy it. Haha #jangankecamsis for being so negative .. like i said before, these are purely my personal preference and i was on a budget travel.

Nevertheless, when you get here, go discover the town. Because Bath town on the other hand is very compact. Sejam pon cukup nak cover lah. They have it all in one place, with plenty of small local cafes worth visiting.
Two things you MUST look for when in Bath are the ice cream, and bun makcik sally buat.
Hahh serious ok. Namanya Sally Lunn Bun. Siap ada museum roti bun turun temurun keluarga Kak Sally ni. This is FREE entrance for all. Hence, make your way here.

Side note to all; kat sini ada kedai jual makanan halal but not that many kerana komuniti muslim very little. Even Sainsbury pon takde jual seketul pon daging halal. Student muslim kat Bath Uni kat sini mostly combine their orders for daging halal from Bristol to be delivered to them. Begitulah paparan berita #jelita78goes2uk dari sumber yg boleh dipercayai berNama @nuramieras hahahha..
*Additional info- Halal meat available at Oldfield Park butcher - makluman dari sumber kenalan user iG

Part 4 UKtrip : Opera night

One of the epic thing i did this time was watching the Opera. And not just any opera show. This was the ultimate internationaly renowned show of all times; The Phantom Of The Opera punya Opera.

Gave me goosebumps just trying to recall this.

Wed 23122016 : Theatre night
Phantom of the Opera
At Her Majesty's Theatre, London
International standard
World renowned
Full house!
Taktau nak comment macam mana dah
Memang jauh panggang dari api, when compared with theatre seen kat Malaysia.
Maybe because all singing soprano sampai meremang bulu roma ahkak ni.
And tahap penjiwaan mereka semua in delivering their performances, memang boleh buat penonton menanges. Almost ok!
Especially when we all know POTO has a sad ending.. yeah.. still..

#jelita78goes2uk giving #jelita78traveltips this time is that if u have the time and money, please go. This theatre is live performances not to be missed. Simply astounding.
Try search internet for available tickets.
1- Sila bawak air and makanan sbb diorang mmg bagi penonton bawak makanan dan minuman semua especially during break intermission. Snacking je tau, harap maklum. Makanan berat mcm nasi tu diorang takkan bagi laa ekk.
2- untuk POTO, kalu korang amik cheap seats kat grand cirle area balcony tu, make sure pilih yg seat belah kanan stage. Sebab nya actress actresses suka pi belah kiri depan. And if u took seats on this side, jadik sakit leher sbb u cannot see them clearly during performances.

Have to admit ada a few parts singing soprano tu yg membuatkan kita mengantuk. Tapi i guess normal laaa sbb language used british slang pekat giller susah nak paham and mendayu dayu suara mereka. Tapi kejap je laaa and then action, action and more action!
Another thing is that sebab kitorang tgk the night show. Badan dah letih seharian berjalan kan. Takleh tgk siang sbb Hesly kerja so nanti dia merajuk guling guling tgh jalan nak ikut.
Thus, my advice, for you ols traveller, sila tengok day show supaya otak korang sendiri masih fresh in the day.
No worries if you are buying the balcony high up seats sbb kat kerusi duduk tu, ada that theatre binoculars kecik for you to use throughout the show. Slot in £1 to pull it out of casing depan kerusi duduk tu jer. Boleh laaa usha prop yg intricate clothing bagai semua.
Memang very very awesome lah details semua.

Price seats varies between £20is to £70ish.
We ols amik cheapest la ofkoz.
Tu yg dapat dok tepi tu.
But still doesn't stop us for having the time of our life.
Oh must i remind you, kerusi tu, leg area sempit sangat. So kalau dapat dok tepi aisle memang berkat laa untuk stretch those long heidi klum legs 😉

Minah teleng
Skill amik gambar sorok-sorok and laju-laju amat diperlukan. Sebab diorang tak bagi amik gambar dalam theatre ni.
Tapi ni masa mula mula masuk, boleh laa buat-buat tak tahu kann.. ala-ala oopps i did it again, giceww..

Monday, December 12, 2016

Part 3 UKtrip : Hyde Park, Green Park, Pak Ji Sung

Fri 18112016 : Only in December
Winter Wonderland is the ultimate funfair that everybody looks forward to when in London.
Usually it will open in December but I was so lucky that this year WW opened 18th November which in time with my arrival #jelita78goes2uk on 16th Nov.

HydePark is massive. Super huge.
Besaq dari dataran merdeka or padang merbuk or padang stadium negara sekali pon.
And it is such an awesome thing that they're able to transform part of the ground area to a huge funfair site.

There are a lot of activities here in WW.
Masuk adalah percuma.
Bila nak main je kena bayar nnt.
Ada banyak laaa games and rides and food stalls and barang-barang gedik stalls all around the sites.
Tapi ada yg perlu tickets which you ols kena usha kat website WW ok.
#jelita78traveltips kali ni is that JANGAN BELI TIKET NUTCRACKER ON ICE.
We bought that and well, menyesal laa jugak.
At least it was my first experience watching ice skating show. Was very mesmerised at first, tapi the story macam dragging plak and each scenes took soooo long to finish.
Sampaikan ada penonton tido berkali kali nak tunggu sampai habis persembahan hampir 2 jam itu.

Ok. Thats my opinion. Takde nak kutuk any performers pon coz mmg marvelous sangat lah skaters tu semua. Cuma jalan cerita tu je yg perlu sedikit kekemasan.

Fri 25112016 : Change of Guards
This is the ultimate tourist must go to see.
You will know when you get here.
Terkejut ahkak tgk crowd serious ramai ok.
Yerrr kat Hyde Park laa gak ni.. bahagian Buckingham Palace.. well luar hyde park, lintas jalan pi Green Park. Tengok je google maps tu. Jangan ko carik PakJiSung plak udah.
#jelita78traveltips untuk korang yg nak tengok change of guards:
1- check time table online, hari apa ada event.. sebab only in summer je they change everyday. Others alternate days. Kat online siap ada time table lagi. As for me, mine was extra special sbb masa tu thanksgiving day so siap ada band pancasitara sekali. More horses and more smelly it was for me. Hahaha
2- datang awal and amik spot kat victoria memorial- kat roundabout tu. Kalau event start 11.30, pkol 10 dah kena mai ok. Sbb nanti polis tutup jalan and letak pagar and korang not allowed to cross over to the roundabout in the middle.

3- amik spot facing the pagar palace because that's where the action will be. Cuba jangan facing the sun also sbb nnt spoil semua gambar korang. Hence watch out for the sun.
4- sabar! Event start timely. Dan lama. Yeah. Start kalu 11.30 mcm hari i pegi ni, and habis 12.30. There's intermitten time every 15 mins and last guard to walk out is at 12.15. So jangan awal sgt dah nak blah. Unless u have to lah..
5- ramai manusia weii time ni so be careful if u are going in a group, coz u may lost sight of each other bila time brass band berbunyi sbb semua org (tourists) akan start kepochi excited to get view and you may get pushed..itu pasal spot tu mesti firm and steady.

Next, walk to The Household Cavalry Museum for the Horse Guards Parade.
Ni kat St. James Park. Bersambung ngn area Hyde Park tu jugak.
Kat sini lagi tenang sket sebenarnya kalau nak tengok change of guards and nak posing ngn the guards and horses yg tak bergerak tu.

So ready laaa tahan bau busuk taik kuda coz u seriously can go and touch the horse even.

Pastu jejalan laaa korang, kat sini coz Hard Rock cafe pon located here.
Please be reminded to always bawak air masak coz jalan banyak ni mmg mendahagakan.
Bawak sekali bekal nasi goreng Brahims and dok makan sini sbb banyak benches.
Tapi itu tertakluk kepada cuaca dan ketahanan gigil masing-masing, ofkoz.
And always stop by at the park maps / info board to know where u are located.
Otherwise you will just end up walking in circles.
Pastu target strangers yg pegang camera DSLR utk amik pic sbb konpem lawa laaa jadiknya! #solotravellerlakatakan

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Part 2 UKtrip : SkyGarden and Diagon Alley

Fri 18112016 : London SkyGarden
MUST VISIT place in #jelita78traveltips if you plan to go to London.
Sebab it is FREE!
And you get the best view overlooking the city of London.
Yaassshh of koz laa kann #jelita78goes2uk akan #takdeduitbuatcaratakdeduit laaa bebeh.
Tapi harus book slot utk naik ok!
And the slots opens only 3 weeks before the date. Paham tak?
Meaning if korang nak pegi on 30th Dec, maka hanya pada 9th December slot for that day akan be available for booking.
Semua online ok.
That what makes it so easy.
Taaaapiiii kena book cepat cepat sebab setiap hari tu ada slot booking ikut time and giller fully booked laju nak mamps ok.
No worries sbb travel agents memang takleh book kan randomly sebab kena letak nama semua and then masa korang beratur nak masuk tu, kena bagi proof of identification!
Therefore do it yourself online and jangan terpedaya if ada travel agent nak "jual" the tix for you.
Ingat! Check the website and book your visit slot online 3 weeks before your date!
Kalu lambat nnt habih slot time yg korang nak.
Pastu doa banyak banyak supaya cuaca cerah macam ni hah boleh photoshoot posing pelbagai gaya.
Syukur yaRabb..

You need to be there at the lobby of the SkyGarden about half an hour before your time slot. There will be queue. Make sure you print out your booking details. And then there will be security checks which you need to bukak jacket and letak dalam tray with handbag , macam airport laa depa scan you except this time you nak bawak air tu takper nya.
The guard will escort you in the lift sampai ke atas and then you can spend as long as you want sampai kedai tutup pon takpe. Yes you can!
Kat atas tu ada tempat duduk lepak and siap ada sediakan blanket if u feel cold and want to wrap yourself up while you're enjoying the view. Takleh laa bawak balik selimut tu. Pinjam je and letak balik kat kusi tu nanti ok. It is FREE by the way.

The best thing about this deck is that there are descriptions of the tourist attractions that are in view of the windows, hence takde laa you look clueless in figuring out  "eh tu bangunan apa tu?" .. "eh dekat je rupanya dengan sini "
And that leads to my next destination.

The Leaky Cauldron
Only meant for Harry Potter fans.😉
This Leadenhall Market shops area was used as the Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Hah, sila google kalau ingat-ingat lupa tu.
Or tengok je balik citer Harry Potter.. part yg kat wizard's pub.

#jelita78traveltips kali ni is that if you dah pi SkyGarden tu, terus jalan ke sini sebab this place is located dekat dengan SkyGarden tu je.. pusing-pusing tang tu jugak.. cuma kena masuk celah bangunan itu ini sikit.
Suddenly akan jumpa area bangunan dated back to the victorian era architectural.

Pastu, jalan lagi belok sini situ begitu begini, korang akan jumpa butik LV and Hermes plak. Surprise. Eh. Hahaha jangan terkejut ok. Memang banyak kedai tersorok yg best best.
Best tengok je. Nak beli kena pikir 5.8 kali..
Anyway, the key to discovering a city is that you need to have the courage to explore and Google maps!

As I walked around the London city, I discovered that celah-celah building ada trees and plenty of chairs to sit and enjoy the outdoor.
During lunch time, these places will be filled with the locals sitting and eating their packed meal.
Macam best je kan.
Cuba buat kat Malaysia ni. Adeh.
Merecikkk panaihh. Dah laa legam, tambah dengan peluh masam sekali.

Shot wajib bila di London ialah the red phone booth. But of course, amik gambar dari luar sahaja. Sebab i tak berani nak bukak pintu nya. Based on my previous experience, which bau macam hancing, so, tak koser laa kan nak jenguk dalam tu.
And also i tak sure function ke idak talipon tu. Hopefully tak macam Malaysia laaa kann semua public phone rosak dek vandalism.

So, how to stay online when in London?
I used the Lyca Mobile sim bought at £2 and top up just the data plan 1Gb for £7.50.. semua ni buat sendiri via online yer lepas beli simkad tu. Easy peasy.
I needed the data plan, since I relied on the Google Maps to make my way around town.
And whatsap calls to keep in touch with my loved ones back at home.
Tak dilupakan juga untuk menjawab whatsap berkaitan dengan hal hal pejabat. #stillworkingalthoughonvacay #sayamemangdedikasitinggi #pekerjaharapanbangsa

Personally, i feel that if u want to explore the city, just hop onto those #LondonREDbus
From the bus you can have better view of the whereabouts and if u feel like getting lost, just ask the driver to stop you at the nearest train station and take the train to wherever that you are familiar with.
No i did not beli that unlimited hop on hop off passes. But i used the oyster card yg macam touch n go, boleh top up sajer and pakai for both train and bus.
Please be reminded that oyster card ada deposit in it. So u can claim the depo and remaining balance when u hand the card back at the airports counter oyster card.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Part 1 UKtrip : Luggage and Flight

On 16th Nov, I went on my solo traveling quest to London.
Solo dalam flight je laa weii.
Kat London tu jejak kasih with my good friend Hesly.
Alhamdulillah the trip went smoothly and I am now already back at home.
If you have been following me on instagram, you may have had the chance to view my live updates on instakalut.
Thus now I am blogging to compile all my personal travel tips which i labelled with #jelita78goes2uk #jelita78traveltips.
May it helps you who might be planning on a trip.
Otherwise, hope you enjoy reading it.
And do share your tips in comment section below, if you have any..

Travel Light, makeup kit included.
Tang ni je laa kan yg light nya.
Well, since i love this @threeorganics Smooth Butter so much, i feel that it is a must carry at all times,  thus following this tips by @leemishael by transferring them cream into lense case.
Thanks for the generous lense case donation, @nadsabri
Ensuring my skin stay supple and hydrate in the chill London weather.
Also did the same thing to my liquid foundation and facial scrub.

Must haves essentials are these BLINQ Foundation and NADZ miracle powder, both from my trusted @hannanmedispa_putrajaya yg sentiasa menjaga tahap kejelitaan ahkak ni hah.
The foundation mmg best sangat sbb texture so smooth, blends nicely onto skin. And contains hyluronic acid tambah anjalan kulit awet muda giceww. Takyah pakai botox youu..
The powder is matte finish preventing muka berkilats masa selfie. Haha. Baru laa betul gojes kan.
And the best thing is that both of them has SPF30. Hah. Settled. Takyah beriya apply UV protection cream.

Be reminded that you wajib pakai sunblock ok. Jangan kau sangka sejuk tak panas ni ko takkan jadik legam. Oh u are dead wrong lah woman. Boleh hangus ok muka tu. Tetiba tangan yg pakai gloves tu lagi cerah dari muka kau. Jangan terkejut plak ok.

And lips my dear, harus pakai lip balm. Cepat ok merekah bibir tu kalau tak pakai. It is important to have smooth lips to ensure cantik bila apply lipstick nanti. And to me, @threeorganics is my ultimate choice for lipbalm and facial moisturiser. Ensure long lasting moist skin.

My choice of in flight purse is non other than the black Sofina 3 clutch from @sometime_byasiandesigners
It has the perfect size to fit everything and still be on my lap throughout my 13 hrs flight. #paranoidwomantravelsorang #pursemelekatkatbadan hahaha

Several people asked me how did i managed my journey alone
So here's my flight handling tips

1. Pilih seat dekat dengan dapur. Sebab nanti senang nak mintak air dan kacang dan kacang dan kacang dan lebihan desserts. You will get the company of the stewards and stewardess sbb diorang mmg lepak kat situ pon most of the times. And boleh korang join gossip dgn depa.

2. Amik seat tepi aisle. Yer laaa i know semua org nak window seat konon nak amik pic sayap kapal kapal terbang lah haper. Tak payah drama sgt ok. Tepi aisle lagi best sbb senang nak keluar masuk. Nak amik barang kat beg atas kepala. Nak pi toilet. Nak pi eksesais kaki. Nak pi solat. Nak pi menjemah kat dapur. Semua senang. Kalu ko dok tepi tingkap and then kena blok ngn abam or sisthur sado, hah tak ke senak kau nak keluar nanti especially kalu depa tgh tdo. Haruuuu ok. Lagi cun dapat seat depan mcm ni boleh stretch kaki heidi klum tu.. #eh hehehe

3. Bawak slipar hotel yg pakai buang tu. Senang utk pakai pi toilet time nak solat nnt. Bcoz in my case ahkak pakai boot timberland kan, so, nak eksesais jari jemari kaki tu sepanjang 13hrs flight ni, mmg heaven laa bawak slipar tu.

4. Takyah pakai mascara or eye liner. Nanti kau syiok tdo and mamai gonyoh mata habih smudge gaya mata panda dan kena gelak ngn orang plak.

Special thanks to steward @malaysiaairlines yg tak jemu-jemu bagi ahkak makanan extra.
That chocolate orange mousse memang sedap gills ok.
Rasa bersalah giller bantai sampai 3 servings. Mekasihhh abang sado! #malaysiaairlines


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