Sunday, September 25, 2011

Czech Republic (Prague)

السلام عليكم, Hampir 3 hari tak update, biasalah busy skit ngan koje, Iols akan continue story untuk minggu 3 di eropah. Minggu ke-4 di hungary mmg sangat busy, yelah koje pun dah banyak plus project migration pun nak go live. But sempat gak planed untuk berjimba . Finally we decided go to Prague bertolak malam Sabtu dan balik ahad pagi. Meh iols bg tips klo ada sesiapa ingin ke Czech Republic

About Prague
Is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic.Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river.Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of Europe[citation needed] and particularly central Europe during its 1,100 year existence. For centuries, during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the permanent seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.

Main attractions include the following: Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petřín hill.The extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Getting There.
You may choose flight. bus or train. If you like to take flight u may search by Wizz Air, Malev Airline or Czech Airlines. Those airline is direct flight from Budapest to Prague, or u can take train our plan is budget travel , we decided to took bus (hahah ni je mampo), we went by bus return ticket is HUF 9000 = RM 132. Departed from HU Budapest OrangeWays bus station (Stadion FTC Nepliget) around 11.00 pm local time , and arrived CZ Prague Florenc Bus Terminal around 6 am in the morning. Travel will takes 6-7 hrs and will stop to Bratislava (Slovakia ) bus terminal to take remains passengers .

You need to do some research 1st before u come here cause not all Czech people can understand in English. We booked hotel via Booking. com and the hotel (Hotel Florenc) that we stayed is really near to CZ Florenc Bus Terminal, around 6 minute walking distance. Rate Per night is EUR 20 = RM 85 and breakfast is included. 

Public Transportation 
U may take Metro (Prague Subway), tram or 
bus as you main public transport. info :Single-trip ticket (30 minutes) , Adults: 24 Kč = RM 4, children 6-15 years: 12 Kč = RM 2, children under 6: free.This ticket can be used on any type of public transportation and allows transfers between lines (subway to subway, tram to tram, etc.) and types of transport (subway to tram, tram to bus, etc.) for up to 30 min. from validation and Single-trip ticket (90 minutes), Single-trip ticket (90 minutes)Adults: 32 Kč =RM 5.50, children 6-15 years: 16 Kč =RM 2.70, children under 6: free This ticket can be used on any type of public transportation and allows transfers between lines (subway to subway, tram to tram, etc.) and types of transport (subway to tram, tram to bus, etc.) for up to 90 min. from validation

(Prague Tram)
(Prague Metro)
Places that have visited
Not much places that we visited plus our trip is short trip and we not take any public transport since our hotel is quite near with mall and central of Prague.First place that we visited is The Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti). Located It is less than 5 minutes form our hotel

The we went to Prague National Museum 15 minutes from Old Town Square. info : is a Czech museum institution intended to systematically establish, prepare and publicly exhibit natural scientific and historical collections. It was founded 1818 in Prague by Kašpar Maria Šternberg. Historian František Palacký was also strongly involved

10 Minutes walking distance we found one interesting place which is Prague Astronomical Clock info : Is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic,making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the only one still working.

We just took pictures in front of Prague Astronomical Clock and after that we wanted to go Charles Bridge but we lost the guide .Almost 30 minutes we walked around until we found local people who can speak in English. Info : Is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau)

Last places that we went is Old Town (find souvenir ) and Palac Flora Mall info : Conveniently situated above Flora metro station, this addition to Prague's growing mall population offers fashion boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, an 8 screen multi-plex cinema.

Some pictures taken during our trip

Return Bus : RM 132
Hotel : RM 85 divided by 2 : RM 42.50
Food, souvenir and other expenses: RM 150
Total :    RM 324.50

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Austria (Vienna)

السلام عليكم, Ni iols nak cite satu lagi tempat yg patut uols melawat kalau ke Eropah, Sabtu malam kite org sapai dari Rome pukul 11.30 local time, mmg satu team dah penat gile.But nunka buat iols,ke esokan harinya seawal 6 pgi dah gigih bagun trus berangkat ke Hungary Main Train Station.Iols bersma kawan Hugary akan mulakan perjalanan ke Vienna (Austria) pegi pagi balik petang. Gigih tak!! , yelah bukan salau dapat pi. Ada peluang on sajo.

About Vienna
Is the capital of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city.and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre.Vienna lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. These regions work together in a European Centrope border region. Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region with 3 million inhabitants, and this region is referred to as Twin City. In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Getting There
Since we went to Vienna by train.we left from Budapest East railway station 7.10 am local time, and arrived around 10.10 am local time, travel took 3hrs to arrived wien west train station Vienna. train ticket is HUF 8680= RM 127 for return. info :Special deal about the return train ticket: if you buy the return ticket between Budapest – Vienna, your two-way ticket is valid for 4 days. Plus on the first two (only 2!) days of your trip to Vienna, you can freely use the trams (streetcars), metros, buses free.Train tickets can be bought at any railway stations in Budapest: e.g. Nyugati Pu (on the Pest side – accessible easily by blue metro line), Deli pu (on the Buda side – accessible easily by red metro line) or at Keleti pu (on the Pest side – accessible easily by red metro line) , if you like to travel with bus and you can buy it here on the official site of the

Public Transport
Main Vienna Public transports is Metro, Tram and Bus. Metro  is a rapid transit (metro) system consisting of five lines. It is the backbone of one of the best performing public transport systems worldwide according to UITP (International Association of Public Transport) and tickets u may search Tram is the entire city is criscrossed by tramlines, whereby most go to and from the city center (like spokes on a wheel) and fewer go across town. Each tramline is powered by overhead electric cables, and has a number or letter designation. Most lines run from the early morning until after midnight, with special night trams also in operation on selected lines
(Metro Map)
(Vienna Metro)
(Vienna Tram) 

Caused our trip is one day trip from morning until evening. so we don't really know the best location should be stay, but u may search by or Agoda from there u may get ideas which or what hotel should be stay. 

Places have been visited
Frankly speaking i don't really know about Vienna plus that time we arrived around 10 in the morning. The 1st place that we went is restaurant (breakfast time),time ini sejuk gile kat vienna. The sad think about our trip is we went to Vienna on Sunday, and all the mall , shops is closed. Suddenly my Hungarian said "what's wrong with this city ? all shops has been closed do we travel in alien country? hahhah). Moral of the story do not visit Vienna on Sunday.

So we just walked around no idea where to go, just took photo if we saw interesting places almost 20 minutes we walked and we found Vienna City Hall info : Is one of the most splendid amongst the numerous monumental buildings along Vienna's. City Hall was built in gothical style, with a tower similar to gothic cathedrals. The gothic era saw the growth of the cities and the emergence of an urban bourgeois

Then took pictures and just looked around like a stupid stranger. Don't know what is going on around and we walked around 15 minute and we found Vienna is where the two Houses of the Parliament of Austria conduct their sittings. The building is on the Ringstraße boulevard in the first district Innere Stadt, close by the Hofburg Palace and the Palace of Justice.

Then continued our journey until we found the Hofburg. info :Is a palace located in Vienna, Austria, that has housed some of the most powerful people in Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire

Before we leaving back to Budapest we took picture infront of Republic Monument, info : In Vienna commemorates the establishment of the Republic of Austria on the12th November 1918 . It is located at the Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring between the parliament building and the Palais Epstein -Grete Rehor before the park.The monument consists of three busts of the Social Democrats Jakob Reumann , Viktor Adler and Ferdinand Hanusch , each resting a pedestal.Behind it are three vertical rectangular granite blocks, which in turn lies on a fourth square horizontally. In these, the inscription "The memory of the establishment of the Republic on 12 November 1918. And we went to coffee shop before we go to train station.

Some pictures taken during our trip

Calculation :
Return Train Bud to Vie : RM 127
Food and others expenses : RM 50
Total : RM 177

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Italy (Rome)

Minggu ke dua di Hungary , kite org pun pikir lah nak pi mana. Finally we decided to visit Rome , berbekal kan kewangan yg di biaya oleh company . so kite org pun on sajo!. Tp trip kali ni skejap je lah, only 2 days 1 night pegi jumaat malam after office and balik sabtu malam. ermm penat gak lah but duit free kot .. hahhahah

About Rome
Is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy.Rome was the 11th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union, and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy.The city is one of Europe's and the world's most successful city "brands", both in terms of reputation and assets,Its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

Flight from Budapest to Rome
We flew by wizz airline cheapest flight in Hungary , U may also search by Easy Jet or Ryanair, these is famous and cheapest airlines among European people. That time my returned ticket is HUF 26105 = RM 383, kalau book awal sure lagi murah. We book 3 days before depature. From airport we took van around EUR 50 = 212 for 5 persons.
(Wizz Air Aircraft)

Arrive Rome (Fiumicino International Airport terminal 2) quite late around 11.30 pm local time.Sangat penat coz after work and we direct go to hotel.The good think is our hotel is in front Termini Station Rome (mmg depan2 train station) and rate per night is EUR 98 = RM 416 for triple room and breakfast is included.Our trip started the next day

Public Transport
You can take metro for daily trip and quite connivance , Bangun seawal 8 pagi and bersiap but we need to wait our colleague arrive from Bulgaria (Sofia), so lama gak lah tunggu akhirnya sampai gak tu pun dah pukul 11 apa lagi kita enjoy!! hhahha , We to metro frm Roma Termini to Colosseo ( which is depan Colosseum).
Places have been visited
- First place the we visited is Colosseum from our hotel took only 10 minutes and ticket fare is EUR 4 = 16
one day Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire

Kat sini ramai gile foreigner aka pendatang asing terutama Bangladesh . Pakistan and Nepal plus Niger
kalau dah tawar tp tak beli sure kena marah pnya

-Since we won't have proper plan and just based on brochures that we have, so we just walked. 15 minutes walking distance we found Piazza Venezia info : The piazza is at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and near the Roman Forum. It is dominated by the imposing Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

-Then bila dah puas bergambar.kite org pun pi cari tempat souvenir me we realized mall dekat Rome difference from KLCC or Pavilion since all High end Brand  kedai dia satu. Tetiba rambang mata terbeli lah juga so jadi lah rabak mata, the shop is quite close to Piazza Venezia area.

- Selepas rabak mata kite org pun terasa lapar. We tried one of the restaurant there which Piazza Restaurant and i just ordered spaghetti and juice EUR 14 = RM 59 (siyes mahal gle but dah melantak pun).After that we took taxi to Vatican City

-Taki is to Vatican City is EUR 15= RM 63,Vatican City .info :  is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome, Italy.Vatican City is an ecclesiasticalor sacerdotal-monarchical state, ruled by the Bishop of Rome—the Pope. The highest state functionaries are all Catholic clergymen of various national origins. It is the sovereign territory of the Holy See

 -Since we was rushing that time caused our flight from Rome to Budapest is 9 pm local time, So we took cab/taxi to Airport EUR 50 = RM.212 but last minute sempat gak beli souvenir

Some pictures taken during our trip

Flight Ticket : RM 383
Van from air port to Hotel : 212 divided by 5 : RM 42
Hotel : RM 416 divided by 5 person : RM 82
Merto : RM 16 (kite org rugi coz jalan kaki and naik taxi)
Taxi to Vatican City : RM 63 divided by 5 : RM 12
Lunch : RM 59
Souvenir and shopping = RM 1500 (Ni yg di kata kan rabak,if not shopping sure can save)
Taxi from Vatican City to Airport : RM 212 diveded by 2: RM 106
Total : RM 2184
Note : If u bought any High end Brand, u will get back 11% from the price. So u can refund back at the Airport when u out from any European Union country .