Eva N


Eva N

Just want to keep a journal of places I've been to, people I've met along the way, lessons I've learnt, and beauties of life I've witnessed.

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur June 26th 2011

I reached KL at 5.30am KL time (or 3am New Delhi time). The first thing I did was to print out my hotel booking and flight melb-syd booking. Then I realized I should've done it in Delhi because the internet rate and printing rate in KL is more expensive than Delhi. Anyway what’s done is done. After printing, I had my breakfast Nasi Lemak at Old Town While Coffee. After breakfast, I took skybus to KL Sentral and took prepaid cab to my hotel. I reached hotel at 10.30 and they told me to come back at 12 because the room was not ready yet. So I walked around the area around hotel, which is Chinatown. I went back hotel at 11.45 and eventually checked in. After check in, I went to sleep straight away until ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » New Delhi June 25th 2011

I woke up at 8.15. Then I showered, had breakfast at coffee house, packed my luggage, collected my laundry, watched tv and eventually checked out at 11.45am. After checking out, I moved my bags to Tenzin's office and went for lunch at Hi Himalaya restaurant (I had Spaghetti Tomato Basil). After lunch, I brought my laptop to G café to upgrade my luggage size for DEL-KUL flight that night, booked a room at KL for the day after, booked flight ticket from Melbourne to Sydney. Then at 5, I went to airport with a pre-book cab. I checked in 4 hours before my departure, hence I had plenty of time. I decided to watch Just Go With It with my laptop at the airport. Then I boarded the plane at 9, and the plane flew at ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » New Delhi June 24th 2011

I woke up at 9 and quickly showered because I promised to meet my cousin online to buy some tickets for our Aussie trip. After showered, I dropped my dirty clothes to the laundry and went online. After discussion and research, we decided not to buy the ticket so soon because we were afraid that our original flight would be delayed hence we couldn't catch this flight. The same flight was delayed for 14 hours yesterday so we didn’t dare to take any risks. Then I went back to room to take some stuff before going for lunch. I took auto-rickshaw to metro, then took metro to Rajiv Chowk. Outside Rajiv Chowk station is the Connaught Place. I had KFC there. After lunch, I went for a little walk at Connaught Place before taking metro to ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » New Delhi June 23rd 2011

I woke up at 5.30am being sweaty from the heat. Then I realized I didn't open the window at all, so I went to open them and went back to sleep. Delhi is so beautiful in the morning, it was already bright at 5.30am. Eventually I woke up at 10.30am feeling confused because I have nothing planned for the day, except the visit to a shopping mall at night. After shower, I turned on the cable and found Meet The Parents movie on Z channel, so I watched it till 12 noon. At 12, I went to A-Ma Restaurant (had chicken sizzler: 3 chicken skewers with black pepper sauce noodle). After lunch, I wanted to visit the bookstore nearby but it wasn’t open when I passed by it, so I went to Tenzin’s office to ask ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » New Delhi June 22nd 2011

I woke up at 8.30, showered, went to use internet for 1 hour and had breakfast at Coffee house before meeting Gyaltsen. Our first destination was Qutub Minar at south delhi. His friend, Chel, joined us for the day. I'm so glad to have two guides in Delhi. From the metro station, we took the shuttle bus to Qutub Minar and paid Rs 10 for each person. Qutub Minar is one of the World Heritage Site, thus the entrance fee was Rs 250 for foreigner (same as Agra Fort and Red Fort), but it was only Rs 10 for local people. We spent one hour plus there. After that, we took auto-rickshaw to metro station. The auto-rickshaw driver insisted we visit a souvenir shop on the way. We went to the shop anyway. They sold silk ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » New Delhi June 21st 2011

I woke up at 8.30 and felt quite confused on what to do. After showering, I went out to the market beside the hotel to refill the credit in my simcard. I had breakfast at Coffee house afterwards (I had fried eggs and toasted bread with butter) and I used the wifi to check fb and ways to Lotus temple and Metro Walk mall, in case I have to go alone. After breakfast, I went back to my room and I called Gyaltsen (Rabsel's nephew) and he said he was free for the day and he would meet me after lunch. I was so glad I won’t have to be alone in Delhi. It was only 10 at that time, so I decided to write overdue journals in my comp while watching VH1. I went to ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » New Delhi June 20th 2011

We had breakfast at Coffee House at basement (I had cheese omelets), then we talked to Tenzin about our room and told him we decided to move to Ga-Khyil. He suggested us to check other room in the monastery, but again I found little cockroach under the bed. So we checked-in at Gakhyil house, moved our bags, and checked-out from monastery hotel. After that we went to Rama Krishna Asharam Marg to shop for souvenirs at Main Bazaar. We got lost and spent almost 1 hour looking for the place. It was exactly behind metro station! We went too far because the people that we asked didn't give us the right direction. I felt like I was in amazing race, lol. I didn’t buy anything, but Elena bought quite a lot of things. After shopping, we ... read more

Asia » India » National Capital Territory » New Delhi June 19th 2011

Around 7.30 one of the hotel staff came to our room to ask if we want to order for breakfast. I was VERY furious. The nephew didn't give our order paper to his staff!! But luckily it took him a short time to prepare our breakfast and we finished our breakfast quite fast. At 8 I started to be anxious, I went down to ask for the laundry and the nephew told me it was on the way, I told him to let me know when it arrived, he said yes. And guess what, he didn’t tell me! At 8.20 we decided to come down and check out despite my laundry not ready yet. At the lobby, the nephew gave me my laundry. WTH!! I decided not to get angry because I couldn’t afford any mistakes, ... read more

Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Varanasi June 18th 2011

We ordered breakfast to come at 8.30 but it only came at 8.45 so we only had 15 mins for breakfast before our rickshaw tour at 9. The nephew told us he couldn't join us for the day because he has urgent family matter to attend to, so the rickshaw driver was our unofficial guide. I gave them my laundry before we started our rickshaw tour. We visited Banaras University but we didn’t go into the buildings, Banaras was said to be the Oxford of Asia. Then we went to Siwa temple in the university, Monkey temple, a temple that has the map of india made of marble (I forgot the temple name), so-called UNESCO site for silk (bought a silk scarf for Rs 500), McDonalds for lunch, and back to the hotel to rest. When ... read more

Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Varanasi June 17th 2011

I was surprised I woke up at 10. Our train was scheduled to arrive at Varanasi at 10, and I had anticipated that we would arrive at Varanasi at least at 1 because it was 3 hours late at Agra. We had cookies for breakfast cum lunch and we sat by the window of a window bed, patiently waiting for arrival. However, the train seemed like going on an endless journey. Finally it arrived at 5pm! We arrived 7 hours late! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. It was good thing that we booked our flight back to delhi to be on Sunday, we did contemplate to book for Saturday morning because we thought we could do Varanasi in a day (i.e. on Friday, as we were supposed to reach Varanasi on Fri morning). Anyway, ... read more

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