OUR FIRST SKI TRIP TO DOMAINE DE LA LLOSSE – CLAVERA

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Yesterday we went to Nordique area of Capcirto do our very first time skiing [well, not for Monsieur actually]. It took one hour and forty five minutes by car from our city to the ski station.

There’re a lot of ski areas in Capcir. We chose to go to Domaine de La Llosse – ClaveraBased on what we read, this is the best place for skiing in family, not a big one – so it’s a good place to learn for the first timer like me.

We rented ski equipments 14 € each for Monsieur and I. We also paid 10,50 € each for the ski resort – all day long entry pass [they open from 9am – 5pm].

Ski was fun. I did it for three hours. I fell a lot. I laughed but actually I was scared. I was so slow – always meters away behind Monsieur who took petit monsieur with him. He kept saying : “C’mon don’t be scared it’s just the snow. You won’t be hurt if you fall. Don’t be stress. It’s not fun if you don’t fall at the first time. C’mon!”.

I pushed my sticks, I got faster, but I didn’t know how to stop it. Monsieur was far away from me, he couldn’t hear me when I asked him how to slow it down. So I dropped myself down, and taadaaa booommm I had the snow all over my face haha. One couple laughed at me when they saw me fell down like that. I laughed back at them and I didn’t feel ashamed at all.

We really had a great day but still it’s not enough haha.

17 CELCIUS DEGREES

        

It’s a very good weather today, 17 celcius degrees and the sun was shining. That’s why we were outside this afternoon to stroll along the beach and harbor in town.

Talking about this small harbor, I can tell you this is my most favorite place in town. Those fishermen’s house, they painted them in catchy colors – very attractive. Oh and I don’t mind waiting for a beautiful sunset in this place and capture it with my camera or [mostly] cell phone. Not to forget, the fishermen sell the fresh fishes in the morning, cheaper price of course.

Hope you have a great day like us here!. 

COLLIOURE

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Collioure is one of the most visited place in Pyrénées Oriental departement. It’s a very interesting place, a castle and an old church surrounded by the ocean. 

It’s a very nice place to go with your family or just you alone. Attention in summer day, you may get trouble with the parking, because it’s always full with the visitors. 

BANYULS SUR MER & PORT VENDRES 


  
  

We went to these cities because we never visited them and I wanted to try my new camera PENTAX Q-S1 at the same time.

Talking about the camera, It’s a hybrid one, and I wanted it so long [thank you hubby buahaha, and Amazon for the christmas sale!.]. Although the reviews are not really good, but I am not so fussy. This camera has what I need as a camera hybrid beginner user. I am not a professional one – taking pictures is just a hobby, so I don’t need any specific features. Other than that, I like its vintage style, and it’s very light. I still have to learn and explore it to get a good result though.

The pictures above are already edited. You can see the original version – straight from my camera on flickr.

LE VILLAGE MAGIQUE DE NOEL – LE BARCARES [PART 2]

Bagian pertama klik di sini

Tadi siang iseng-iseng kami balik lagi ke desa ajaib ini karena saya udah dari minggu kemarin pingin makan churros Nutella.

Baru bisa kesampean hari ini soalnya minggu kemarin si petit monsieur sakit. Karena itulah minggu kemarin lumayan bikin kami stres dan gak bisa ke mana-mana. 



       

Tadi juga gak direncanakan mau ke sini lagi. Tapi karena saya lagi bosan banget di rumah, jadilah kami ke desa ajaib ini lagi. Cuma buat makan churros aja sih. Males juga lama-lama di sana. Pengunjungnya sudah mulai ramai, dan tentu saja parkiran juga sudah mulai penuh, maklum sudah masuk liburan sekolah jadi yaa wajarlah.

LE VILLAGE MAGIQUE DE NOEL – LE BARCARES

  

Oh haiiii…tahu-tahu udah bulan Desember aja – udah mau ganti tahun lagi…time oh time. Ngomong-ngomong soal bulan Desember, kota Barcares sudah dari akhir bulan November kemarin membuka atraksi turisme musim dingin yang namanya Le village magique de Noel. Desa yang penuh ‘keajaiban’ ini sudah ada sejak tahun 1999. Inti dari tampilan desa ini adalah hutan yang didekorasi dengan salju-salju buatan, tetapi dengan hiasan menarik yang berbeda-beda di setiap tahunnya. 

   
    
  

Desa ini cocok dikunjungi bersama keluarga, karena selain kios-kios marche de Noel yang menjajakan produk dan makanan lokal, terdapat atraksi permainan untuk keluarga, dan beberapa restoran di sekitarnya.

              

Masuk ke dalam desa turistik musim dingin ini gratis dan bisa kapan saja. Tapi kalau untuk permainan dan kios yaa tentu saja berbayar, dan buka sekitar jam 10 pagi [untuk beberapa kios] sampai jam 10 malam. Jam ini berlaku sementara hanya untuk hari Rabu, Sabtu dan Minggu, karena masih belum musim liburan sekolah. Nah nanti kalau sudah musim liburan sekolah barulah kios dan atraksi permainannya buka setiap hari. Periodenya untuk tahun ini dari 28 November 2015 – 17 Januari 2016.

Jadi kalau ada yang lagi jalan-jalan di daerah sekitar Selatan Perancis, wajib mampir lah…mumpung sekarang belum libur sekolah, jadi masih belum terlalu ramai. Lebih baik datang di sore hari menjelang malam – biar lebih terasa magic -nya, menurut saya pribadi.

BLA BLA OF THE DAY

Walked in the park this afternoon, because my little pumpkin wanted to try his new “motorcycle”.

He was very happy. 

He even [with his baby language] told the ducks around the pond that he just got his new motorcycle. It was amusing to see him talked like that to the animals, even though I didn’t really understand what he was saying at that time haha. 

Yeah, kiddo and his world and his own imagination. May be it’s hard to me to understand, but I’ll always learn.

I love you my little pumpkin!.