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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Nice photos...I may dig out mine later
    Hangzhou




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    Schuzhou





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    2 years ago, I decided to bring my children to less beautiful places or else this younger generation may mistaken that the world is nice and beautiful. In fact we know that it is not. We went to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh at northern India which both are the poorest states in India.

    It was a family tour of 5 with my mother. We travelled in a mini bus with a tour guide, a driver and a bus assistance. During the trip, I happened to see this "school bus" packed with students. The reason I took this photo was because in Singapore we enforced all students in the school bus must fasten their seat belt whereas in Bihar, I guess it is consider lucky if the student manage to squeeze into a packed school bus.

    Following first photo was taken when the student looked at our bus. The second photo taken when the students turned away thier heads when they noticed that I took a photo of them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Schuzhou





    Schuzhou is one of the few places I would like to spend my old life there....

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    This picture of an old bar called “Harry’s New York Bar” was taken from the balcony of a hotel in Paris.



    This bar was the birthplace of cocktail, Bloody Marry. I was not aware of the history of this bar until I went there for drinks with my wife and kid. My kid was 8 years old then, his 2nd trip to the European continent.

    This drinking place is a legendary Parisian bar, the US Nobel-literature writer, Ernest Hemingway was there before.

    http://www.worldsbestbars.com/bar/pa...s-new-york-bar



    p/s : bar, pub in European cities are generally family-friendly, children are allowed to be in with adults....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCHONG View Post
    2 years ago, I decided to bring my children to less beautiful places or else this younger generation may mistaken that the world is nice and beautiful. In fact we know that it is not. We went to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh at northern India which both are the poorest states in India.

    It was a family tour of 5 with my mother.
    I guess it is a challenging task to bring children and old folk to remote places with poor public infrastructure and food hygeine, need good planning before going there and good health and stamina while you are there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    Schuzhou is one of the few places I would like to spend my old life there....
    Yes, the women are supposed to be the most beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    I guess it is a challenging task to bring children and old folk to remote places with poor public infrastructure and food hygeine, need good planning before going there and good health and stamina while you are there..
    Yes, I planned the trip almost 2 years before we went there looking around for trustable and experienced travel agency in Singapore so that I can hold the local travel agency for accountability should anything goes wrong.

    Brought along Blood pressure Unit (BPU), thermometer and lots of medicine for fever, diarrhea, food poisoning, antiseptic and etc. I spent almost SGD200 just to buy drinking water throughout the journey and bought only "branded" drinking water. Eat only at the hotel we stayed.

    Once the tour guide was kind enough to offer us street snack which is famous in that town but we rejected him cited our stomach may not be that strong. I can see his disappointment
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCHONG View Post
    Yes, I planned the trip almost 2 years before we went there looking around for trustable and experienced travel agency in Singapore so that I can hold the local travel agency for accountability should anything goes wrong.

    Brought along Blood pressure Unit (BPU), thermometer and lots of medicine for fever, diarrhea, food poisoning, antiseptic and etc. I spent almost SGD200 just to buy drinking water throughout the journey and bought only "branded" drinking water. Eat only at the hotel we stayed.

    Once the tour guide was kind enough to offer us street snack which is famous in that town but we rejected him cited our stomach may not be that strong. I can see his disappointment
    Yes, best be prepared...buy travel insurance n also a course or two or three of anti-biotics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Yes, best be prepared...buy travel insurance n also a course or two or three of anti-biotics.
    Yes, travel insurance is a must and a few jabs recommnded by the family doctor before we went there. Lots of preparation especially in less developed areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Yes, best be prepared...buy travel insurance n also a course or two or three of anti-biotics.
    Quote Originally Posted by HTCHONG View Post
    Yes, travel insurance is a must and a few jabs recommnded by the family doctor before we went there. Lots of preparation especially in less developed areas.
    I actually have a checklist for travelling medicines ..

    1. Motion sickness tablets

    2. Fever medicine - Paracetamol and ibuprofen

    3. Antibiotic - Augmentin or amoxicillin

    4. Antihistamines medicine for flu - Zrytec (day) and Claritin (night)

    5. Nasal anti-congestion spray ( to ease nose block) - Illadin

    6. Antibiotic eye care - chloramphenicol drops or chloramphenicol ointment

    7. Diarrhea medicine -lomotil and charcoal tablet

    8. Rehydration salts

    9. Lozenges for sore throat

    10.Pain killer (headache) - Ponstan

    11.Skin lotion/moisturizer from a dermatologist in SJMC

    12.Vitamin C - REDOXON

    13. Mild sleeping pill for long hours flight

    14.Chinese ginseng


    also some OTC items like lip balm, antiseptic cream, supplements, etc.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    I actually have a checklist for travelling medicines ..

    1. Motion sickness tablets

    2. Fever medicine - Paracetamol and ibuprofen

    3. Antibiotic - Augmentin or amoxicillin

    4. Antihistamines medicine for flu - Zrytec (day) and Claritin (night)

    5. Nasal anti-congestion spray ( to ease nose block) - Illadin

    6. Antibiotic eye care - chloramphenicol drops or chloramphenicol ointment

    7. Diarrhea medicine -lomotil and charcoal tablet

    8. Rehydration salts

    9. Lozenges for sore throat

    10.Pain killer (headache) - Ponstan

    11.Skin lotion/moisturizer from a dermatologist in SJMC

    12.Vitamin C - REDOXON

    13. Mild sleeping pill for long hours flight

    14.Chinese ginseng


    also some OTC items like lip balm, antiseptic cream, supplements, etc.....
    Item 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13 is always in my list.

    Plus Day & Night flu tablets and dry & wet cough tablets.

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    A couple years ago, I went to Melbourne for holiday. I was pleasantly surprised to see this take away Chinese restaurant still exits - Peony Garden. It was located at Little Lonsdale Street. However, the "restaurant" no longer selling foods instead some old collections especially cameras.

    When I was a student in Melbourne, occasionally I patronised this restaurant especially during exam time when I was busy and had no time for cooking. The famous dish was fish fillet rice with home made chilli - it was good and affordable for student like me.



    When I went into the shop, I was surprised to see both the boss and lady boss were there, they looked healthy too. Unfortunately, they refused to take photo with me. Next amazing thing was the old price list still there after nearly 30 years! . I introduced myself and had a chat with the lady boss. Truly nostalgic ..

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    This picture was taken long time ago, I think in the late 90s. I rushed down from the hotel when the fire alarm was triggered at round 2-3 am in the freaking night !!



    It was damn blardy cold at night in London, I only wore a sweater and jean, without socks !! I thought it was serious fire or other emergency because the fire alarm was really loud. Only managed to take a backpack along with me... luckily my wallet was in the pocket of the jean and my passoport and camera were in the backpack. At that moment, you just run for life...

    But only realised later from the hotel staff that this is just a fxxxing fire drill and is a safety compliance requirement !!!

    The good thing about this experience is - I have acquired some habits each time I stay in a hotel, alone or with family:

    - Keep all the important items (wallets, passports and other ID) in a sling bag before going to bed.
    - Put big towels (shower towel) next to the sling bag
    - Check and understand the nearest emergency route (staircase and door) and visualize how to reach there from the room.

    The above will take less than 5 minutes to do before sleep but I believe it will be very handy in the event of fire or other emergency..

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    Good to know you are still in one piece.

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