Europe (Sep 2015)

Just managed to purchase promo tickets for Qatar Airways from Singapore to Amsterdam (and back to Singapore again) via transit at Doha for about S$1005 per pax (includes surcharges and taxes).

Therefore, we'll be going to Europe!!

This will be kind of a re-visit for us, since we've previously been to Europe back in 2007 for our honeymoon.
See here for our 2007 Europe trip (ok, just realised that I've totally forgotten about posting the photos for the last few days for that trip. lol).


Day 1: Arrival at Schiphol airport. Stay at Leiden (Netherlands) 
(blog entry)

Day 2: Leiden to Brussels. Stay at Brussels. (Begium)
(Part 1: Leiden) (Part 2: Brussels)

Day 3: Daytrip to Bruges. Stay Brussels (Belgium) 
(blog entry)

Day 4: Brussels to Paris. Visit Paris. Paris to St Malo. Stay at St Malo (France). 
(blog entry)

Day 5: Daytrip to Mont St Michel. Stay at St Malo (France)
(blog entry)

Day 6: Visit St Malo. St Malo to Paris. Stay at Paris (France)
(blog entry)

Day 7: Paris to Colmar. Stay at Colmar (France)
(blog entry)

Day 8: Colmar to Bern. Bern to Interlaken. Visit Interlaken. Stay at Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland)
(Part 1: Bern)   (Part 2: Interlaken + Lauterbrunnen)

Day 9: Lauterbrunnen to Murren. Stay Murren (Switzerland)
(blog entry)

Day 10: Murren to Wengen. Stay Wengen (Switzerland)
(blog entry

Day 11: Wengen to Luzern. Visit Luzern. Luzern to Innsbruck. Stay Innsbruck (Austria)
(blog entry)

Day 12: Visit Innsbruck. Innsbruck to Munich. Stay Munich (Germany)
(blog entry)

Day 13: Munich to Prague. Visit Prague. Stay Prague (Czech Republic)
(blog entry)

Day 14: Visit Prague. Overnight train to Amsterdam
(blog entry)

Day 15: Arrive Amsterdam. Visit Amsterdam. Stay at Amsterdam (Netherlands)
(blog entry)

Day 16: Visit Amsterdam. Departure from Amsterdam 1610hr
(blog entry)

Not sure if any of you have ever read the Chalet School series by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, but when I was young, I've tried to collect the entire series (consists of 50-60 books) which was really difficult (and expensive) since they were considered out-of-print, so I could only get them from either secondhand bookstores or ebay. 

Anyway, there were some locations that were mentioned in the book series that are located in Switzerland and Austria...therefore, I had always wanted to actually visit some of these places (namely Wengen in Switzerland, and Innsbruck in Austria).

So for this trip, I'm definitely including Interlaken, Wengen, and Innsbruck into the trip.

Luzern was because during my previous visit, I stupidly deleted all my photos taken at Luzern, therefore I'd really hope to re-visit that place again.

As for Amsterdam, well, my husband and I really loved the potatos over there, lol, so since the airfare to that airport is cheaper than most other airports in Europe, so why not? Plus we wanted to try Belgium waffles and chocs as well.

I love overnight train rides, therefore, we planned an overnight train journey from Prague to Amsterdam (with a transfer at Cologne, Germany).

6 comments:

  1. hi Sam,
    Any updates for your Sep trip?

    Rgds,
    Felicia

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    1. Ahh, yeah, I got kinda lazy these days...but I will definitely finish posting the photos for the rest of my Japan's trip before starting to post my Europe trip's pics.

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    2. Hi Sam,
      Looking forward to read your posts n pictures in Europe.
      I enjoyed reading your posts for Japan and always look up for guidance to my trips to Japan.
      Lastly, hope you have a wonderful trip to Europe.

      Regards
      Christine

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  2. Hi Sam, may I know how much you both spend for your Europe trip? Thanks

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    1. hmm, sorry, we didn't really took note of the expenses.
      But if I remembered correctly, it was around 2.5k SGD per pax for airfare + hotels + trains. We really scrimped on accommodations and just got whatever's cheapest near train stations. Switzerland's accommodations are really expensive.

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