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9 Travel Tips For Lazy Girls

2 Jul

I have a love-hate relationship with travelling. I have a soul that long for adventure and eager to explore the world, but a body that doesn’t adapt to travelling and accustom to new environment easily… @.@ And I am too lazy sometimes to pack and unpack and plan and do research… So…

Today I am going to share with you my travel tips after years of travelling the world.

1. Make a Checklist

I always pack my luggage last minute, like 1-2 hours before leaving to the airport. And the way I make sure I never forget to bring anything is that I made a checklist. I basically have 3 kind of checklists: Travel for business, Travel for leisure and Travel with kids. The list will consist of essentials such as passport, charger, medicine, glasses, toiletries, make up bag, wallet… etc. And when travelling for business, on top of the basics, the list will include business cards and laptops… So every time when I pack, I just re-use the checklist to make sure I pack everything I need for the trip. This way, I effectively reduce the packing time and never left out anything.

2. Buy Travel Insurance

So that you don’t get too upset if flight is canceled or luggage lost. If you are a frequent traveler, buy a yearly travel insurance so that you don’t have to buy insurance every time before you travel. It does save a lot of time (and money) too!

3. Pack Make Up Bags, Medicines, Contact Lenses, Coat and Extra Set of Garments in Your Hand Carry

Always be prepared that even if your check-in luggage went missing in transit, you still have those essentials that you need with you. Remember to pack in extra pair of undies too!

4. Stay Hydrated

I normally carry a small thermos with me when travelling. I will fill up the thermos with warm water before boarding and before I go out from the hotel to make sure I have sufficient water intake.

5. Keep A Hotel Card In Your Pocket

Upon check in at the hotel, I will request for a hotel card that has the name, address and contact number on it. I will keep it in my pocket just in case I got lost and need to show the taxi driver how to get back to the hotel.

6. Pack A First Aid Kit

My first aid kit (normally a small pouch in my hand carry) consists of bandages, eye drops, allergic medicine (Telfast or Zyrtec), Panadol, cold and flu medicine, nail clippers, activated charcoal pills (for traveler’s diarrhea) and some ginseng teabags. While abroad, it is not easy to get access to medication and clinics, therefore, having a first aid kit is not only convenient but can be a life saver too.

7. Bring A Scarf

I love to bring oversized scarf  instead of a bulky coat with me on board. When it gets chilly in the cabin, I will wrap it around my shoulder and it doesn’t take up too much space.

8. Pack Light

I like to pack light. At least something I could haul effortlessly by myself. I refuse to be the amateur who holds up the plane because my luggage is too heavy/too large to fit in the overhead compartment (trust me, I used to be that girl who blocked everyone while struggling to stuff my hand carry luggage on top). Also, I hate watching my luggage turning 3 times on the conveyor belt and could not able to get it off due to its heavy weight.

9. Pray

We all have unknown fears while we travel. Whether you are travelling long distance or short distance, on road, flight or sea, a prayer always remind us of God’s love, grace and mercy. And it can be very assuring even in times of despair and danger. Having God’s presence travelling with you will give you peace and so you are able to enjoy the trip.

Hope you find these tips useful for your travel plans 🙂 Thank you so much for reading.

Do you have any tips to add? Share with us in the comment below!

If you would like to read more about our Japan travel story, your can click the links below:

Ueno Park: Cherry Blossom

Kobe: Train Station Fashion Shoots

Kobe: Kitano Ijikan

Kyoto: Couple Kimono Experience

Chidoriga-Fuchi Park: Boating Under The Sakura

Nagoya Castle

Wishing you a blessed day and stay safe while travelling!

XOXO Eryn

The Magnificent Palace of Versailles

14 Oct

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Nothing quite compares to the palace of Versailles.

A stunning example of French Baroque architecture, Versailles is one of the most popular, history-steeped attractions in the Paris environs. You sure want to spend a day exploring this golden palace.

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It would be safe to say that the word “gold” beautifully and aptly describes the entire palace at Versailles. Gold is a reference to the reign and the majesty of Louis XIV, known as The Sun King, the longest reigning king in the European history.

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King Louis XIV had transformed the hunting lodge into something no one would ever surpass: Versailles.

Built to astound, Versailles is impossible to see in a day, with its vast interiors and enormous gardens. Louis conceived the Versailles Palace, located 13 miles southwest of Paris, which had been the political capital of France from 1682 to 1789 and the opulent home of many French kings. Generations of architects, landscape designers, sculptors and decorators worked on the palace, one of the most magnificent estates in the world. It features 700 rooms, 67 staircases, 2,153 windows, 27 acres of roofing, and 55 fountains.Millions of visitors flock yearly to this palace, attracted by its borderline gaudy, over-the-top decorations. It has been an enormously costly place ever since Louis XIV began its construction during the 1700s, setting the international gold standard for “high maintenance.”

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I was so amazed by everything in Versailles. While we walked passed the corridor, I couldn’t help but stood in front of this statue for a long time to adore every stroke of the master craftsmen who created it. And there are hundreds of them…

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Chapel of Versailles. This is one of the most impressive sights in Versailles. Every day at 10am, the court would attend the King’s Mass. Because the French Monarchy believed that the King was chosen by God, the paintings and sculptures in the chapel represent the idea that the king was God’s lieutenant here on earth.

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Hall of Mirrors, in the 17th century mirrors were among the most expensive items to possess. So it seems natural that the principal features of this hall are the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arched windows overlooking the gardens. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors with a total complement of 357. And when coupled with the gilding, the mirrors look MAGNIFICENT!

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The Queen’s bed-chamber. Most recent restoration work involved new wall coverings and the application of fresh guild on hundreds of door and window frames, moldings and ornamental carvings. Nineteen royal births took place here. The bed itself is dwarfed by the size of the room and the height of the ceiling.

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Galerie des Batailles. A gallery with 118 paintings to glorify French military history from the Battle of Tolbiac to the Battle of Wagram.

Studying history and visiting museums are among the favourite things I like to do. I sort of regretted that I wore high heeled boots to Versailles, it makes me look like a complete idiot walking on pebble stone outdoor and just when I finished touring the palace, I could hardly feel my feet…

Fortunately, the pictures come out to be nice.

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Everything about Palace of Versailles is beyond comprehension. The scope of the creativity, the talent of the artisans, the time and the expense involved boggles the mind.

If you are fascinated by this little peek into the palace of Versailles and would like to see more, you can log on to Chateau Versailles website.

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Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a nice weekend ahead.

God bless all of you.

XOXO Eryn

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Red Passion [Backless Dress X Black Tassel]

1 Mar

Passion is red.

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When I think of passion, I always associate it with red. It is so loud and bright, as if there’s a fire burning from within. This backless dress is a love at first sight. It’s a combo of chili red bare back + lace.

To me, it truly signifies Passion and everything in life that’s worth doing.
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The diamond cuts at the waist and all the pearls and rhinestones embellishment added so much characteristic to the dress. Millionmars Red Dress St Mary 9

The length of the dress is perfect to show off the beautiful shoes and made walking and dancing easier! (As you don’t have to worry about stepping on your dress.)Millionmars Red Dress St Mary 8

I wore this special dress for Valentine’s Day celebration with my dearest. He so kindly offered to take these pictures for me in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.

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The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or give you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion. ~Terry Orlick

If you are like me, fascinated by this designer dress, you can shop it at MS Cottage.

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Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are having fun seeking passion and and living your dream.

God bless you.

XOXO Eryn

P.S.: I am working very hard nowadays to keep this blog alive, in a hope that I can continue to be inspired and to inspire people around. If you think I am doing a good job here, I really hope that you can share my blog with your friends and family by clicking any of the sharing buttons below. I will be really really grateful. Thank you very much.

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