CHAMONIX MONT BLANC.

MONT BLANC

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Mer de Glace

Well, well, well…
This is what I can tell you :

Mont Blanc is MAGNIFICENT.

Monsieur and I had an extraordinary experience to see the famous Mont Blanc in Chamonix for the first time. We’d never thought that it would be soooo great.

We had to go to L’AIGUILLE DU MIDI by cable car to reach out [almost] the top. When we’re finally able to get close to 3842 m altitude of mountain, it’s very stunning!. We [or actually it was me!] were like “Oh my God…oh my God…how beautiful it is…!. We felt like the nature’s big and we’re so small.

We also took a red train from Chemin de Fer du Montenvers to go to MER DE GLACE [frozen sea]. Besides a beautiful frozen sea view, there’s a sort of glacier cave exposition underneath this frozen sea. We took a look, and got a little bit disappointed. So if you don’t want to see it, you won’t miss anything. I don’t recommend to go down there [the cave] if you have baby or toddler because it might be difficult to them to climb the stairs [approximately 400 stairs!] unless if you want to carry them.

NOTES :

• You need an access card to enter the tourisme spot in Chamonix. There’re various kinds of access card [with various ranges of price too!.], better do a research first from chamonix tourisme website before you buy it. We bought Mont Blanc unlimited pass [63,50€/person] to get all access in Chamonix tourist spots for one day. You can buy it online maximum two days before the day, or you can find an automatic counter in front of cable car center.

• Aiguille du Midi is not allowed for less than 5 years old children.

• We prefer to go in winter time to see all the areas of Mont Blanc covered by snow. But if you want to go in summer time it will be nice too, although you won’t get snow as much as in winter [less attractive for us].

• Check the weather!. It’s important because if the weather is not a good one, you will not get a good visibility of Mont Blanc [especially in raining and cloudy day]. Sunshine is always the best thing!.

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WINTER MAGIC


Oh my it’s been a while since my last post. So first of all, I’d like to say a very happy new year to you [yes I know it’s late, my bad]. How’s your new year so far?. 

Anyway, our winter has been so much fun than ever!. 

As we live in a city which has [almost] 0 probability of snowing, so we’re becoming a snow hunter at this moment haha. Yup. It’s true. No joke. Really. 

It’s really fun though. Looking for a [not too far from our city] snowing place, driving, walking, finding and admiring the snow. 

Nature gives us so many beauties out there. I really appreciate and feel so grateful about it. And yes, we’re going to do this snow hunting thingy until the end of winter. Seriously. It’s funnnnn. 

More pictures please click here.

LAST WEEKEND.

These are photos from last weekend. 

We spent our time at Roscoff, Pleyben, and St. Pol De Leon – Finistère, Bretagne. Some people said living in Bretagne is not very interesting, why?. It’s because of the weather. They said the sun shines not more than 3 months in a year. Mostly will be cloudy and rainy days. So it’s a sadness.

O’well, may be this region doesn’t have a friendly weather as they said. But this region has so many beautiful places to be visited!. Beautiful typical breton’s home architectures, churches, castles, and crêperies are everywhere!. You must try their speciality crepes, it’s so delicious and different. They also have their own famous local soft drink, it’s called Breizh Cola and we love it!.

So if you want to visit Bretagne, please don’t be bothered with the weather. Because you will always find a lot of beauties in there. Just enjoy it!.

Just click here for more pictures.

ANNECY.

Annecy, one of the most beautiful city in Haute Savoie area. It’s been known by its old town and lake. And yes, I love this city so so much. We arrived there around 8 am [it’s very very early]. The restaurants and shops were not open yet, and of course not so many tourists too!. Tant mieux!.

We strolled along the old town until the lake of Annecy. I enjoyed every single time that we spent. Too much huh?. 

At the end of our visit, we wanted to rent a boat to explore the lake, but unfortunately they were not available yet – we came too earlyyyy remember??. Not sure at what time they’re available though. Nevermind, because we’ll be back!. Yihaaa!.

L’ETANG DU DOUL – PEYRIAC DE MER.

I always love when we’re accidentally lost and ended up with finding an interesting new place to be visited. 

This is Lake Doul in Peyriac de Mer – Aude. I love the wood bridges that will take you from the lake to the hills. They’re very photogenic teehee. But unfortunately we’re not able to go until the top of the hill because petit monsieur dislike the insects around it. So we turned back. But I saw a group of tourist who would do a trekking. I guess the distance to reach the top of the hill is quite long. Don’t worry the hill’s road is not a difficult one, even petit monsieur could walk easily – but keep prudent always.

CASTELNOU

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Kunjungan kami ke kota Castelnou ini sebenarnya antara direncanakan dan tidak. Rencananya sih mau pergi kalau pas cuacanya bagus, tapi tadi itu kami kebetulan harus pergi ke kota yang jaraknya gak jauh dari Castelnou ini, akhirnya kami memutuskan untuk mampir walaupun sebenarnya cuaca hari ini lagi sedikit hujan. Saya pikir gak apa lah hujan dikit, yang penting nanti udah gak penasaran lagi.

Kota Castelnou ini, walaupun jauh dari kesan modern, tapi cantik sekali loh. Herannya hari ini saya sama sekali gak melihat penduduk yang keluar rumah. Sepi banget – kaya kota tidak berpenduduk. Atau mungkin karena cuaca yang tidak bersahabat orang-orang jadi malas keluar rumah?. Tadi itu, sekilas saya cuma melihat artis muda yang sedang memahat patung dan pelukis usia lanjut yang sedang melukis. Iya di sini banyak banget “bengkel” artistik. Biasanya para turis dibebaskan masuk ke bengkel untuk melihat karya-karya artistik mereka.

Karena tiba-tiba hujan turun lebat, kami pun harus langsung buru-buru pulang. Sebenarnya saya masih belum puas menelusuri kota Castelnou ini. Lain kali kalau ke sini lagi, saya mau mampir ke kastilnya [hari ini kastilnya tutup]. Mudah-mudahan lain waktu ke sininya pas cuacanya cerah yaa, supaya lebih bisa menikmati kecantikan kota kecil ini.