JM To Annecy France

28 April – 1st May 2016

The gems of France.

No doubt about it.

Destinasi terakhir ku lawati dalam siri kembara   Eropah musim bunga 2016.

One of my great discovery. Kalau aku punya wang yang banyak, mahu saja aku menetap di sini. Keindahannya memukau dan menenangkan jiwa. Berbeza dari bandar-bandar lain di Perancis yang pernah ku lawati (setakat ini ~ Paris, Nice, Cannes, Eze, Antibes) ~ Annecy adalah yang tercantik!

Menggambarkannya bukan mudah. Kena pergi, lihat dan alami sendiri “ambience” nya. Sesuai untuk romantic “getaway” juga untuk fotografi yang cantik.

Ada beberapa cara untuk ke Annecy tetapi aku memilih route dari Geneva kerana lebih dekat (40km). Lebih mudah bagiku dari Nice —-> Geneva —-> Annecy (fly to Geneva from Nice Cote d’Azur then from Geneve took the bus).

Ceritanya  DI SINI


SATURDAY FLEA MARKET ~ ANTIQUE FOR SALE

Ciao.. Au Revoir …Ich Liebe Dich.

JM Ke Jepun : Osaka Neighbourhood

Hi there. 
 
How are you today? Saya harap semuanya baik2 belaka. Happy and healthy with abundance wealth and joy. Wealth? Oh yeah… Trust me – we needs that in order to live well and travel more without guilt.
 
Jadi seperti tajuk di atas, hari ini saya ingin kongsi tentang district di Osaka. Mungkin kita perlu tahu untuk memudahan navigasi kita di sana atau untuk memilih hotel untuk menginap sesuai keperluan. 
 
Oh Ya, mungkin ada yang lebih tahu… Otai2 tentang Jepun ramai. Namun perkongsian ini sebenarnya lebih kepada rujukan aku sendiri.
 
Trivia – Jika sebut Osaka apa yang pertama terbayang di mata atau terlintas di fikiran? Kalau rajin boleh nyatakan di ruang komen di bawah ya… ❤️
 
Note: The distance here are calculated from Keihan Kyobashi Hotel.
 
 
Itulah 10 district di Osaka untuk anda pulih. Setiap satunya ada keistimewaan swndiri. Bagi yang lebih suka sight-seeing, biasanya akan memilih area yang dekat dengan station terutama di Shin-Osaka yang menjadi laluan Shinkansen JR. Bagi yang suka shopping? Lol., tentulah di area seperti Namba, Umeda, Shinsaibashi, Minami dan Dotonbori. Bagi saya – Saya Suka Semuanya. 
 
Eh.. Tak sabar saya nak sampai Osaka. When i get there, i will share more infos and tips. 
 
Bye for now. Hugs.



FOR SMOOTHER ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE  FROM NARITA AIRPORT


Hi Folks.

Oh my God…. rasa bertuah sangat. Rasa berbaloi menghabiskan masa berjam-jam mencari alternatif pengangkutan untuk arrival and departure ku nanti (Airport transfer from Narita Airport – Tokyo – Narita). Memang ada banyak alternatif ~ Jepun kan sungguh canggih ~ tetapi aku mahu mencari method yang convenient buat aku. Dan yang penting murah!


Nah, mungkin kalian juga punya masalah seperti aku. Jadi, diharapkan perkongsian kali ini berfaedah buat kita semua.

The shuttle bus name is THE ACCESS NARITA by Be-Transse, JR Bus Kanto and run between Narita Airport Terminal (1,2,3) and Tokyo.


THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO

THE ACCESS NARITA



NOW…ISN’T IT EXCITING? 


LET ME MAKE IT SUPER EASY FOR YOU
EASIER WITH PICTURE
(YOU ARE LUCKY I’M IN THE MOOD TO DO THIS)

NOW WE HAVE SOMEONE TO GUIDE US
FOLKS… JUST FOLLOW HER!


TADAAAAA

SUMIMASEN| EXCUSE ME

~ if you cannot find your way ~ ask ~ wa doko desu ka (where is ~?)


BUS STOP #31 FOR TERMINAL 1


HERE IT COME
DO NOT BE CONFUSED THE ACCESS NARITA WITH LIMOUSINE TRANSFER
THEY ARE DIFFERENT EVEN MAY DEPART FROM THE SAME BUS STOP


DON’T WORRY JAPANESE ARE ETHICAL PEOPLE
BOWING AS THE BUS DEPART


STILL BOWING
THE KIND OF RESPECT YOU WILL NOT GET ANYWHERE ELSE

ENJOY YOUR RIDES

REMEMBER THE BUS IS 
–>> BE-TRANSSE <<–

TO GO BACK TO NARITA?




WATCH THIS
YOU WILL UNDERSTAND BETTER

HOW THEY OPERATE
THE COMPANY RUNNING IT
TIME TABLE


Sampai Jumpa Lagi
My Sample Itinerary For 2 Weeks In Japan From Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia).

JAPAN 2 WEEKS SAMPLE ITIENRARY




My Sample Itinerary For 2 Weeks In Japan From Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia).


Printable Sample.

JAPAN 2 WEEKS SAMPLE ITIENRARY

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MY ROUTE FOR 14 DAYS




BEFORE THE JOURNEY BEGUN
BEFORE GOING TO AIRPORT CHECKLIST
  1. PASSPORT (AND COPY) : H27096—- | EXPIRY 04 MARCH 2018
  2. MEDICINES
  3. ALL DOCUMENTS ~ TICKETS, SUICA/PASMO/JR PASS AND HOTELS (PRINTED)
  4. CAMERA, CHARGER, PONCHO
  5. MINIMISE CLOTHING ~ WILL BUY SOME IN JAPAN
  6. CALL CARD/BANK CENTER FOR ROAMING ACTIVATION
DAY 1 ~ 24TH NOV 2016 KOTA KINABALU – NARITA TOKYO
KOTA KINABALU – NARITA FLYING BY MALAYSIAN AIRLINE RM1,970 (PLUS INSURANCE AND PREBOOK PREMIUM SEATS – 5A
OUTBOUND ETD  THURSDAY 24 NOV 2016 
MH80 ETD 07:30 AM KOTA KINABALU – ETA 14:00 (2PM) TOKYO NARITA AIRPORT
INBOUND NARITA APT – KOTA KINABALU ON 08 DECEMBER 2016
MH81 ETD 14:55 (2:55 PM)  NARITA – ETA  20:35 (8:35PM) KOTA KINABALU
~ 14:00 (PM) ARRIVE TERMINAL 2 NARITA AIRPORT (CONCOURSE SOUTH 1)
REMINDER
~ MAKE SURE TO CHANGE JR TIX BOUGHT ONLINE TO JR PASS BEFORE EXIT
~ BUY SUICA / PASMO CARD
PASMO is a prepaid IC card that can be used on nearly all railways and bus lines in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, including Keisei Electric Railway. By charging (prepaying) the card, you can use the same PASMO card over and over again. If you run out of money on the card, you can recharge it in 1,000 yen increments as many times as you need. PASMO also allows travellers to easily pass through automatic ticket gates by simply touching the card to the card reader.
In addition to train and bus fares, the PASMO card can be used to make purchases at vending machines in stations* or at participating merchant stores.*Certain vending machines do not accept PASMO.
SUICA ~ CAN BE USED BY MANY PEOPLE AS LONG ENOUGH MONEY (FOR BOARDING TRANSPORTATION)
TERMINAL 2 INFO
Check-in, departures, and immigration control for arriving passengers is on the second floor, while baggage claim and customs are on the first floor.
HOTEL IN TOKYO
24-26 NOVEMBER
DORMY INN EXPRESS ASAKUSA RIVER VIEW (FREE BREAKFAST N RAMEN AT NIGHT)
111-0033 Tokyo Prefecture
Taito-ku, Hanakawado 1-3-4
Japan 
26 – 30 NOVEMBER
HOTEL SUNROUTE PLAZA SHINJUKU  4 stars (RM2,341)
151-0053 Tokyo Prefecture, Shibuya-ku, Yoyogi 2-3-1, Japan
TRANSPORTATION FROM NARITA TO DORMY IN EXPRESSA ASAKUSA
~ TAKE KEISEI  EXPRESS TO GET TO ASAKUSA
TERMINAL 2 ——(KS41)….51 MINUTES (JPY1,240)…… ASAKUSA
WHERE TO FIND IT 
~ CHECK IN
~ ONSEN (WOMAN IN THE AFTERNOON ONLY)
~ WALK AROUND – SENSOJI TEMPLE
~ NAKAMASI DORI
~ TOKYO SKYTREE
~ FREE RAMEN AT NIGHT
~ RIVER SUMIDA
~ CHECK IZAKAYA
~ STROLL AROUND AT NIGHT TO TAKE PICTURE (LESS CROWDED)
OPTIONAL
DAY 2 – FRIDAY 25TH NOV – DORMY INN EXPRESS ASAKUSA
1~ AKIHABARA ELECTRIC TOWN
~YODOBASHI ELECTRONICS STORE
Note that some of the electronics on sale are only intended for use in Japan due to voltage and other technical differences, Japanese language documentation and limited warranties. However, several stores also feature a selection of international models intended for overseas use, and most also offer tax free shopping to foreign tourists.
~ Sofmap
Hours: 11:00 to 21:00 (some branches have different hours) 
Closed: No closing days
Sofmap operates 12 shops around Akihabara. In addition to their main store, they have many specialty branches that feature a type of item such as Apple products, CDs or games, as well as a number of outlets for used products such as used computers, cameras, CDs and software.
~ Laox
Hours: 10:00 to 19:00 (some branches have different hours) 
Closed: No closing days
Operating three stores in Akihabara, including the Main Store and Pocket Plus One mobile products store that both sell tax free items, as well as the Musicvox branch specializing in musical instruments and Asobitcity branch that carries hobby and game related products.
Yodobashi Camera
Hours: 9:30 to 22:00 
Restaurants: 11:00 to 23:00 
Closed: No closing days
The Shinjuku based discount electronic store giant Yodobashi Camera opened its huge Akihabara branch in September 2005. Unlike most other electronic shops, it is located on the east side of Akihabara Station. This branch offers one stop shopping for computers, games, watches and cameras, and sells tax free and international models.
~ Don Quijote
Hours: 10:00 to 5:00 
Closed: No closing days
Don Quijote is a discount store chain that carries everything from groceries and toys to electronics and high end fashion goods. The Akihabara branch is home to the girl pop group AKB48, who perform daily shows at their theater on the 8th floor of the store (3000 yen). There is also a branch of the @Home Cafe maid cafe on the 5th floor of the store.
~ Super Potato
Hours: 11:00 to 20:00 (from 10:00 on weekends and national holidays) 
Closed: No closing days
Super Potato sells all types of video games and video game consoles, and specializes in retro systems and games. Here you can find practically every game system ever produced along with a huge selection of used game cartridges, discs and game accessories.
~ Mandarake
Hours: 12:00 to 20:00 
Closed: No closing days
Mandarake, the self described “largest manga and anime shop in the world”, operates a large branch in Akihabara. Specializing in pre-owned goods, it is a good place to find rare and collectible manga, figurines, dolls, posters, CDs, toys and other types of manga related goods.
2.  AKIHABARA – EUNO PARK
Akihabara station >> take Yamanote line (4) >> stop at Ueno station.
Dari Ueno station, kena menapak dalam 700-800 meter ke Ueno park.
3. ODAIBA
1. Daikanransha : ferris wheel setinggi 115 meter
2. Fuji TV studio
3. Rainbow bridge : menghubungkan Odaiba dan bandar Tokyo
4. Miraikan : National museum of Emerging science and Innovation
5. DiverCity Tokyo Plaza : Shopping complex, di depannya ada robot Gundam besar gedabak
6. Replika Statue of Liberty
Ueno station >> take Yamanote line to Shibuya >> stop at Ebisu station >> take Shonan saikyo line >> stop at Osaki station >> take Rinkai Line towards Shinkiba >> stop at Tokyo Teleport Station
*** Rinkai line tak termasuk dalam coverage JR pass. Yang ni kena beli tiket di mesin,  harganya 330 yen.
KALAU NAK KE SHIBUYA
Tokyo teleport station >> take Rinkai line towards Osaki >> stop at Osaki station >> take JR Yamanote line >> stop at Shibuya station.
DAY 3- SATURDAY 26TH NOV – HOTEL SUNROUTE PLAZA SHINJUKA
~ CHECK IN – LEAVE LUGGAGE 
~ WALKS AROUND SHINJUKA
~ SURROUNDING PARK AND SHRINE (MEIJI + YOYOGI PARK) + IMPERIAL PALACE ETC
~ SHIBUYA CROSSING (CHILL AT STARBUCK)
~ SHINJUKU GAI
~ ETC
DAY 4 – SUNDAY 27TH NOV –  HOTEL SUNROUTE PLAZA SHINJUKA
~ VISITING PARKS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
~ LOOKING FOR “KOYO” (AUTUMN COLORS)
~ GINZA
Rikugien’s main entrance gate is located on the eastern corner of the park about a 5-10 minute walk south of Komagome Station on the JR Yamanote Line or Namboku Subway Line. The more convenient Someimon Gate is not open to the public except during a few weeks in autumn (late November to early December) and spring (late March to early April).
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DAY 5 – MONDAY  28TH NOV –  HOTEL SUNROUTE PLAZA SHINJUKA (SHOPPING)
~Takeshita Street 
1 JingumaeShibuya-kuTokyo  |  神宮前1
~ Harajuku
~ Daiso
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DAY 6  – SUNDAY 29 H NOV –  HOTEL SUNROUTE PLAZA SHINJUKA – MT FUJI DAY TRIP
~ BOOKED AND PAID : Mt. Fuji Golden Tour (With Box Lunch) (2016) JAPANICAN.  
Visit component sites of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site including Mt. Fuji’s 5th Station, Oshino Hakkai, Shiraito Falls, and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine accompanied by an English-speaking guide on this bus tour. This is the only tour taking participants on a trip around the base of Mt. Fuji, which is difficult for independent travelers to do on their own. Look forward to seeing cherry blossoms in spring or colorful foliage in autumn. 
1. Visit must-see spots located around the base of Japan’s tallest peak. Enjoy seeing Mt. Fuji from every angle on this amazing tour! 
2. Be captivated by impressive views! Visit 4 sections of the registered World Heritage Site. 
3. Look forward to admiring cherry blossoms at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Shrine in spring (Late March to Early April) or colorful leaves at Shiraito Falls in autumn (Mid to Late November).
Meeting Point : 
Depart from Check-in Counter on the 3rd floor of Keio Plaza Hotel’s Main Tower in Shinjuku
DAY 7 – TUESDAY  30TH NOV –  TOKYO TO OSAKA
~ CHECKOUT FROM HOTEL
~ SHINKANSEN TO OSAKA. Cover by JR RAIL PASS.  
ETA : 10:03AM
Embarkation : Shin-Osaka. Book 2 days before departure with reserved seat. 
~ CHECK IN  AT FLOOR 7th~ Hotel Keihan Kyobashi 3 stars
534-0024 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Miyakojima-ku, 
Higashinoda-cho 2-1-38, Japan
~ LEAVE LUGGAGE AFTER CHECK IN (or leave bag at Station)
~ DAY TRIP TO NARA
Nara is served by two railway companies, Kintetsu Railways and JR West. The Kintetsu station is an underground station just a few steps from Kofukuji and Nara Park, while the  JR station is a 15-20 minute walk west of Kofukuji and the park. A network of buses, operated by Nara Kotsu, connects the two stations with all sites of interest. All major IC cards are accepted on the trains and buses around Nara.
Osaka (JR Osaka Station) and Nara (JR Nara Station). The one way trip takes 45 minutes and costs 800 yen. The train also stops at Osaka’s Tennoji Station (30 minutes, 470 yen one way). The Japan Rail Pass fully covers the trip. (USE THIS JR RAIL PASS FREE)
~ Nara Park (奈良公園, Nara Kōen) 
~ Kofukuji (興福寺, Kōfukuji)
 FEES ~ 600 yen (National Treasure Museum), 300 yen (Eastern Golden Hall), 800 yen (both)
~ Todaiji (東大寺, Tōdaiji, “Great Eastern Temple”)
Admission: 500 yen (museum only), 800 yen (museum and Daibutsuden Hall)
~ Yoshikien (吉城園) is a pleasant Japanese garden located in central Nara.
250 yen (free for foreign tourists)
~ Kasuga Taisha (春日大社) is Nara’s most celebrated shrine.
FEES – Free (outer area), 500 yen (inner area) 
Taisha is located in the east of Nara Park. It is about a 30 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, or a 45 minute walk from JR Nara Station. Alternatively, it can be reached by bus from either station. Get off at the Kasuga Taisha Honden bus stop (190 yen, frequent departures).
~ GO BACK TO OSAKA
~ REST AND SLEEP


DAY 8 – WEDNESDAY  01 DEC – OSAKA – KOBE OR KYOTO
~ DAY TRIP TO KOBE / KYOTO  (I prefer Kyoto ~ Bamboo Grove
NOTE: 
-The main station of Kobe is not JR Kobe but Sannomiya.
-If your destination is Kobe/Sannomiya, then take the rapid express from Osaka. 
By Japan Railways (JR)
Direct, 20 minutes, 410 yen one way, frequent departures
JR special rapid trains require 20 minutes and cost 410 yen for the one way trip from Osaka Station to Kobe’s Sannomiya Station. You can also travel between the two cities by Sanyo Shinkansen in less than 15 minutes, however, the shinkansen stations in both Osaka (Shin-Osaka Station) and Kobe (Shin-Kobe Station) are not centrally located. The one way trip by shinkansen costs 1500 yen for a non-reserved seat.
By Hankyu Railways
Direct, 25 minutes, 320 yen one way, frequent departures
Limited express trains on the Hankyu Kobe Line take 25 minutes and cost 320 yen from Umeda Station to Kobe-Sannomiya Station. Hankyu Umeda Station is located just next to JR Osaka Station.
Umeda Station —> (Jalan kaki) ke Osaka Namba Station —> Sannomiya Station (Kobe) 
By Hanshin Railways
Direct, 30 minutes, 320 yen one way, frequent departures
Hanshin operates direct trains from Osaka’s Umeda Station (30 minutes, 320 yen) and Osaka-Namba Station (45 minutes, 410 yen) to Kobe-Sannomiya Station.
Above fees and schedules are subject to change. 
 ~ KOBE BEEF
~ CITY LOOP BUS
NOTA: Laluan City Loop Bus ni adalah Port Tower, Harbor Land, Minato-Motomaci Sta. Mae, Nankin-Machi, Kyukyoryuchi (Old Foreign Settlement), Sannomiya Centre-Gai, Tor Road, Kitano Ijinkan Street, Shin-Kobe Station, Mint Kobe, Shiyakusho-mae (City Hall), Motomachi Shotengai (shopping street) dan Meriken Park.
~ KOBE MOSQUE
bas City Loop dengan tambang 250 Yen menuju ke Kitano Meister Garden. 
~ KOBE PORT
Kobe Port adalah hentian terkahir bas City Loop sebelum berpath balik ke laluan pertama.
Dari Kobe Port kami berjalan kaki menuju ke stesen Motomachi (JR Line). Itu aje station yang paling dekat dengan Kobe Port. Untuk ke Motomachi Station, melalui China Town.
Naik train di Motomachi Station untuk balik ke Sannomiya Station dengan tambang 120 Yen dan tukar ke Osaka Namba dengan tambang 310 Yen. 
*****IF GO TO KYOTO
Get There and Around
Shinnyodo Temple (koyo/autumn leaves) stands in the same general district as Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion), about a 20 minute walk from Ginkakuji. From Kyoto Station, it can be reached by Kyoto City Bus number 5 in about 35 minutes (230 yen). Get off at the Shinnyodo-mae bus stop from where it is a five minute walk to the temple.
A stroll along the Philosopher’s Path
DAY 9 – THURSDAY  02 DEC –   OSAKA CBD ~ Change Hotel To Marriot Courtyard

~ Dotonbori
~ Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade
~  Osaka Castle
The recommended approach to Osaka Castle is through Otemon Gate at the park’s southwestern corner. The closest station is Tanimachi 4-chrome Station along the Tanimachi Subway Line and Chuo Subway Line.
The closest JR station to Osaka Castle is Osakajokoen Station on the JR Loop Line, a 10 minute, 160 yen ride from JR Osaka Station.
~ Umeda Sky Building
~ Osaka Universal Studio (if time permit)
The entrance gate of the Universal Studios Japan is located a five minute walk from Universal City Station on the JR Yumesaki Line (also referred to as JR Sakurajima Line). From Osaka Station, there are several direct trains per hour (15 minutes, 180 yen) and many more connections that require an easy transfer at Nishikujo Station.
~  Shitennoji Temple and  Gokuraku-jodo Garden
Shitennoji is a short walk from Shitennoji-mae-Yuhigaoka Station on the Tanimachi Subway Line. Alternatively, it can be reached in a ten minute walk north of JR Tennoji Station on the JR Loop Line.
DAY 9 – THURSDAY  03 DEC –   OSAKA – HIROSHIMA – MIYAJIMA
Check out from Marriot Hotel ~ Leave bag or arrange for Takuyabin
~ JR Shin Osaka (Shinkansen Hikari) —-> Hiroshima  Station (JR Sanyo Line) ——> Miyajimaguchi Ferry Terminal ——- JR Ferry  (free with JR Rail Pass)——Miyajima
~ Before going to Miyajima, walks around Hiroshima points of interest :-
  1. Hiroshima Peace Museum (Memorial)
How – Dari Hiroshima station, ambil tram line 2 atau 6, turun di Genbaku Dome Mae Station (Atomic Bomb Dome). Keluar je dari tram terus nampak A-Bomb Dome.
If Time Permit
2. The Motoyasubashi Bridge
3. Hiroshima Hondori Street
4. Lunch
Miyajima Point Of Interest
~ Miyajima Pier – Omotesando
~ The great Torii / Mikasanohama ~ The best time to take photos is at dusk when the great Torii stands out against the golden sky. Shrine
~ Takinokoji – Daisho-in
~ Momijidani Park
~ Mt. Misen ~ Optional (1.30hrs)
There are three hiking trails leading up Misen: the Momijidani Course, the Daisho-in Course and the Omoto Course. Of the three, the Daisho-in Course offers the nicest views and is not as steep as the other two. The Momijidani Course, while the shortest, is also the steepest, leading mostly through the forest. Using any course, it takes 1.5 to 2 hours to reach the summit from town.
The ropeway station is a ten minute walk inland from Itsukushima Shrine or a 20 minute walk from the Miyajima ferry pier. The ride up the mountain takes about 20 minutes and requires a transfer of ropeways along the way.
From the ropeway’s upper station at Shishi-iwa Observatory, it is still about a 30 minute walk up to the summit along a rather steep hiking trail. The Misen Hondo and Reikado buildings are located along the trail, about five minutes before the summit.
~ 5 storied pagoda / Senjyokaku / Toyokuni Shrine (Senjokaku) / Goju-no-to
~ Miyajima Light Cruise (7:15PM)
~ Sleep overnight in Miyajima
RYOSO KAWAGUCHI
Hatsukaichi Miyajimacho469     廿日市市宮島町469
Hatsukaichi, 739-0500     廿日市市
Japan
RM683 Japanese Room with breakfast.

DAY 10 – FRIDAY 04 DEC –   KYOTO BAKPAK HOSTEL
  1. NIJO CASTLE
HOW TO GO  -> Kyoto City Bus  <-
Untuk mendapatkan tiket Kyoto City Bus ni, kami beli di Family Mart bersebelahan dengan stesen Gion Shijo tu. Tanya je kat kaunter Family Mart tu dan kita boleh beli tiket dengan harga 500 Yen untuk sehari, Maksudnya kita boleh naik turun bas ni ke mana saja dalam Kyoto dengan harga 500Yen!!! 
HOW TO USE
The City Bus’s all-day pass is only valid for the City Bus, which are mostly green colored. Other private buses are not spotted often and they usually have red line. To use the Pass for the first time of the day, you put it through the printer beside the driver as you get off to mark the date of use. Then you just show a driver the Pass when using for the second time. Major bus stations have signs noticing an approach of the next bus.USEFUL LINES
Buses of three digits number are normally faster then two digits and sometimes skip minor stations. Besides, RAKU BUS are particularly convenient for tourists to visit popular temples in the city. The following three lines are most frequently used by tourists.
#100 Kyoto Station – Sanjusangen-do Temple – Kiyomizu-dera Temple – Ginkakuji Temple – Nanzenji Temple
#101 Kyoto Station – Nijo-jo Castle – Kinkakuji Temple
#102 Ginkakuji Temple – Kinkakuji Temple
Tiket masuk ke Nijo Castle adalah 600Yen yer, agak mahal di situ. Dan apa yang best lagi, nak beli tiket tak payah ke kaunter tiket, boleh beli di mesin tiket (macam nak beli tiket train tu)…best kan, sangat kagum masa tu. Nak guna mesen tu pun tak susah, ada bahasa Inggeris, so boleh main tekan-tekan je.
~ SHOPPING NEAR HOSTEL Shinkyogoku Street
DAY 11 – SATURDAY 05 DEC –   KYOTO BAKPAK HOSTEL
GO TO FUSHIMI – INARI
Fushimi Inari Shrine is located just outside JR Inari Station, the second station from Kyoto  Station along the JR Nara Line (5 minutes, 140 yen one way from Kyoto Station, not served by rapid trains but we are not paying coz we have the JR pass). The shrine can also be reached in a short walk from Fushimi Inari Station along the Keihan Main Line. 
Fushimi Inari is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds. It  is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari’s messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds.
While the primary reason most foreign visitors come to Fushimi Inari Shrine is to explore the mountain trails, the shrine buildings themselves are also attractive and worth a visit. At the shrine’s entrance stands the Romon Gate, which was donated in 1589 by the famous leader Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Behind stands the shrine’s main building (Honden) and various auxiliary buildings. 
At the very back of the shrine’s main grounds is the entrance to the torii gate covered hiking trail, which starts with two dense, parallel rows of gates called Senbon Torii (“thousands of torii gates”). The torii gates along the entire trail are donations by individuals and companies, and you will find the donator’s name and the date of the donation inscribed on the back of each gate. The cost starts around 400,000 yen for a small sized gate and increases to over one million yen for a large gate.
The hike to the summit of the mountain and back takes about 2-3 hours…. Hmmm… my legs starts weakling….TURN BACK….. lols.
*****SAGANO TOROKKO try to get this when you reach Kyoto
The Sagano Scenic Railway is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of western Kyoto, which is mostly known for the Arashiyama area. Known also as the Sagano Torokko or Sagano Romantic Train, this retrofited old-fashioned stream train takes you beyond Arashiyama for a perfect escape from the busy cities and crowded spots of the rest of Japan.
DAY 12 – SUNDAY 06 DEC –   KYOTO BAKPAK HOSTEL – TOKYO (FREE JR PASS)
Check-out earlier from hostel
Go to  Kyoto Station 
Arrived in Tokyo around 10:40am. Still can use JR PASS to go around. Leave luggage at Tokyo Station (Locker). Take only backpack.
****maybe go to Disneyland
DAY 13 – FRIDAY 07 DEC –  TOKYO TO HOTEL NIKKO NARITA
~ Free N Easy
DAY 14 – SATURDAY 08 DEC – NARITA TO KOTA KINABALU
~ CHECK OUT
REF – X4N— for my ref only
E-TIX 23224397——-
INBOUND NARITA APT – KOTA KINABALU ON 08 DECEMBER 2016
MH81 ETD 14:55 (2:55 PM)  NARITA – ETA  20:35 (8:35PM) KOTA KINABALU

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Perkhidmatan ini membantu anda untuk menghantar bagasi anda ke alamat yang dituju (same day or the day after). Ini memudahkan pergerakan anda terutama jika membawa bag yang besar2 yang amat sukar untuk turun naik tangga di station.

For a very reasonable price, you can deliver your luggage to your next accommodation on the following day (depending on the distance from place to place). For example, a bag from Tokyo can be delivered the next day to Kyoto for only 1,900 yen and 2,200 yen for Kyushu.
For delivery, you can:
  • Apply by phone or via internet.
  • Bring your luggage to a “convenience store”(konbini). Takkyubin (indicated by a sticker depicting two black cats) offers delivery services from these stores.
  • Bring your luggage to the counter of Kuroneko Yamato (a delivery company that provides Takkyubin services) in your neighborhood. If you do not know where to find it, watch for a delivery man in a green and yellow uniform wearing a cap and ask him. Kuroneko Yamato remains the country’s largest delivery service, but there are others like Sagawa Express or Nittsu.
If you are staying in a hotel, employees will of course take care of all these steps for you.  You can get them at the nearest konbini. Ask for a takkyubin no denpyo preferably “motobarai” (payable at time of shipment).

Locker Services
Airports, train stations and even large department stores offer locker services costing between 500 and 1000 yen. You will also find that there are usually many lockers and different sizes as well.  For somewhere between 300 yen and 1,000 yen you can store your bags for one day (until midnight). One last thing: if you leave your luggage somewhere, like traveling on a train for example, do not despair. Objects are rarely stolen and recovering lost property is not uncommon. Do not hesitate to contact the place where you might have left you baggage.

Luggage locker at Osaka Station
If you get out Central Exit, make a right and walk toward Granvia Hotel (there’s a signpost over your head). Then take a right here also and head along on the corridor 80meters or so. You’ll find a 2storied grayish ferroconcrete buiding across from the driveway on your left. Take the escalator to the second floor; the checkroom is located just around the corner on the right-hand side. Male uniformed staff will take care of you. I may possibly be wrong, but as I recollect, they charge you 400 or 500yens per suitcase per day.

TIP 02 TRANSPORTATION

BY TRAIN
Trains in Japan

There is a large selection of trains in Japan required to travel from one region to another, but also to get around in cities. The three categories of trains that you will have to use on a trip to Japan include:

  • Shinkansen, the famous bullet train provides comfort and speed, for a very attractive price if you have the Japan Rail Pass . The Shinkansenallows – among others – the Kyoto-Tokyo routes, Tokyo-Hiroshima route and since March 2015 Tokyo to Kanazawa. A must!
  • JR trains: the former national railway company is now divided into regional entities, which each manage their own networks. If traveling in a single region, the Regional JR Pass is often the most economical alternative.
  • Private lines: they are extremely numerous in Japan and often offer a quality equivalent or better service than JR lines, often for a lower rate. Among the most prestigious are, for examples, the Hankyu train line that connects Kyoto and Osaka in just 45 minutes.

BY SUBWAY

Japanese Subway

All major Japanese cities have their own urban subway lines. Punctual, safe and never on strike the Japanese subway is the preferred mode of transportation for residents of large cities such as Tokyo.
Knowing how to use the subway in Tokyo is essential when staying in the Japanese capital. The application Tokyo Metro can also help you navigate once there. 
For longer stays in Tokyo, the purchase of prepaid cards such as the Pasmo which will save you considerable time when taking the subway. 
There is also an unlimited pass for travelers that can be used for 1, 2 or 3 days: the Tokyo Subway Day Ticket for easy travel across the Tokyo subway network.

BY BUS

City buses are rarely used within large cities like Tokyo or Osaka, due to the excellent rail and metro network. 
Instead, taking the night coach to different parts of Japan makes traveling moderately priced, while saving on the price of a night in a hotel. Perfect for smaller budgets!
Traveling by coach in Japan may also sometimes be less expensive than buying a JR Pass National. 
But everything ultimately depends on your route in Japan and duration of your stay! 

BY FLIGHT?
Look up these airlines (earlier) to get cheap fares ~  Peach AviationJetStar and Air Asia Japan  Skymark (1996)  offer cheap flights to the main destinations in Japan.

Make Your Life Easier In Japan

Hyperdia, the best information site


This site in English has information on train and plane times in Japan. If you have internet access in Japan, this is a powerful tool to help you plan all your journeys while in the country.
Go to the site: www.hyperdia.com

The JR Pass information site


The official Japan Railways information site translated into English. It is especially useful to find out where the JR Pass exchange office is located in stations in Japan.
Go to the site: www.japanrailpass.net

RED ALERT : Info JR Rail Pass (Baca Ini Sebelum Beli)

  1.  Hanya boleh dibeli di luar daripada negara Jepun
  2.  Hanya sah laku selama 3 bulan setelah dibeli. Setelah digunakan kali pertama, ia akan tamat mengikut jenis pass yang anda beli. Sebagai contoh. 7 Days JR Pass. Anda guna mula pada 01 December. dan akan tamat pada 07 dec. So 08 Dec jangan pandai2 guna harap free okayyyy..
  3. Boleh digunakan untuk semua jenis transportation yang dikendalikan oleh Japan Railway (kecuali Shinkansen Nozomi and Muzhio)
  4. Berhati-hati semasa membeli JR Rail Pass. Pastikan semua maklumat betul terutama part NAMA MESTI SAMA DENGAN APA YANG TERTERA DALAM PASSPORT. JIKA ADA BIN/BINTI MESTI JUGA DITULIS SEBAGAI MIDDLE NAME.
  5. JR Rail Pass yang salah sebijik pun ejaan tidak akan diterima. No refund juga.
  6. Claim JR Rail Pass Card anda di tempat yang dinyatakan bersama dengan Passport dan Exchange Order anda sebagai bukti…. no talk-talk only tauuuu…
Oh okay…. kerana aku sedang berbaik hati dan rajin sedikit, aku tepek lah info tu kat sini. Bagaimana dan di mana boleh beli dan claim JR Rail Pass anda check japanrailpasspurchaseandclaiming kat sini. For more accurate and latest info.

And more condition.



Soalan cepumas yang asyik ditanya manusia yang hendak ke Jepun. Berbaloikah beli? Is it worth it? mahal tu….

Pertama sekali, tentulah terpulang bajet anda. Kedua keselesaan. Ketiga MEMANG berbaloi jika anda travel keluar dari Tokyo kerana JR PASS boleh digunakan di seantero Jepun.

Jangan lupa download dan print maps about Japan….

Downloadable maps and plans

Maps for you to download
Several maps are available on the internet. Here is a useful selection.
The underground in Tokyo: http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/subwaymap/index.html
JR trains in Tokyo: http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/info/map_a4ol.pdf
The undergound in Kyoto: http://www.city.kyoto.jp/koho/eng/access/subway.html

The underground in Osaka: 
Ini bukan projek menyusahkan korang sekarang tapi untuk memudahkan anda di Jepun nanti…ada communication barrier..bukan semua boleh ngomong inglis lho!

At The Station Pula

  • Exchange your voucher for a JRP

    To use the trains on the Japan Railways (JR) network, the voucher given to you at the time of purchase must be exchanged at a JR ticket office. The list of stations where you can exchange it is shown on your voucher. All the major stations in Japan and Tokyo in particular have a dedicated ticket office. ( rujuk info JRP di atas)
  • Using your Japan Rail Pass

    The Japan Rail Pass means you don’t need to buy tickets for every journey (except if you want to book a seat on a Shinkansen).

    You therefore need to go through the free passage area staffed by the ticket inspector (and not through the gates). It is a good idea to have your passport with you as the ticket inspector may want to check that you are the Rail Pass holder. 

  • Use the automatic ticket machines

    For the metro (in Tokyo in particular) or on certain private train lines, you must buy your ticket from the automatic machines. The idea is to locate the amount necessary to go to the station that you are interested in, by looking at the large panels generally located to the top of the ticket machines. Then insert this amount in the ticket machine which will print your ticket. Each of these distributors is available in English. 
  • Book your Shinkansen seat at a ticket counter

    To book a seat on board a mainline train (Shinkansen), you need to ask for your ticket numbered in a ‘JR Ticket Office’ identifiable by the green signs. This booked seat is called ‘Shiteiseki’. Of course, you can also take sit where you want: this is the “jiyuseki” system. Finally, since 2007 Japanese trains are all non-smoking, with the exception of some of the mainline trains which are equipped with smoking cars. The same rule applies in the station platforms.
  • Finding your train

    The train number and destination are always shown in Japanese and Latin characters. On many platforms, floor markings show where the train doors are located. The trains stop exactly at the door marking location.

    It is a good idea to queue to access the door as the trains do not stop for long. Additionally, seats are not booked in advance on local trains and the sooner you board, the better your chances of securing a seat. Don’t hesitate to ask a traveller on the platform if the train you are waiting for is going to your destination.

    Finally, be careful not to take a “Nozomi” train on the Tokyo-Nagoya-Kyoto-Hiroshima line. You must board the “Hikari” or “Kodama” which make a few extra stops.

  • Waiting for your train

    There is a certain discipline involved in waiting for your train on a station platform in Japan: choose a queue (generally indicated by floor markings), and patiently wait behind the other passengers until you can board the car, quietly of course (we are in Japan after all). Silent mode your phone inside the train. Orang Jepun tak bercakap dalam train..sms jerrr.
  • Carrying your luggage

    There is no porter service at Japanese stations. The major stations have escalators and lifts but the small stations only have steps. If you are going on a trip lasting one or two days, you can use the Takkyu-bin luggage-sending service for a modest fee to have your luggage delivered to your destination. (Rujuk info pasal luggage)
    Example: You are departing from Kyoto for Tokyo and want to spend 2 nights in Takayama and Kanazawa. For these 2 nights you can keep a minimum amount in a bag and have your suitcase delivered to your hotel in Tokyo. 
  • Using the automatic luggage locker

    With the lockers you can stop for 2 or 3 hours in a town, take a tour and then continue your journey on the next train.
    For example, departing from Kyoto on the Okayama route: you can only visit Himeji (2 ½ to 4 h) if you leave your luggage behind.

    Most of the major stations have quite large lockers (sometimes in limited numbers however). It is easier to fit in 2 medium-sized bags than a large suitcase.
    Small stations sometimes do not have lockers for large suitcases: it is better to have soft bags that be easily squashed down than rigid suitcases.

    There are also traditional lockers with a service ending quite early in the evening.

  • The station as an information centre

    Nearly all stations have a tourist office. There is plenty of literature (unfortunately this is often only available in Japanese) to help you discover places of interest in the town or the region. Employees often speak English and can help you make hotel bookings.
  • Places to eat at the station

    The stations contain specialist stalls selling Ekiben or station bentos, the contents of which are often influenced by the local specialities. There are also many restaurants which are open non-stop and serve many types of food, with something to suit all tastes.
  • Leaving the station

    Stations often have several exits and are often very large. Don’t hesitate to ask a ticket inspector what exit to take for the place you want to go to.

    In Kyoto, the central station is a complex with a very large luxury hotel (Granvia), a big store (Isetan) and a very big audiovisual product shop (BicCamera), an underground shopping centre, a very large Tourist Office, etc…


Bila Dah Masuk Train Pula (On The Trains)


  • Storing your luggage on the train

    Unlike European trains, Japanese trains do not provide much space for large suitcases. Large cases can generally be stored behind the last seats at the start or end of the car. And your smaller items of luggage can of course be stored above your seat.

  • Finding the right spot on the train

    When you are travelling in the daytime, consider using the train to take a tour.
    This will give you untrammelled views of Mount Fuji when travelling to Tokyo from Kyoto, in particular if you are sitting on the left (which corresponds to seats in row E). Cepat! Cepat ! reserved your seat!
    The same applies when travelling to Kanazawa from Kyoto to see Lake Biwa (sitting on the left).

    On local trains and on certain Limited Express trains, the train driver’s cabin is see-through and provides panoramic views of the landscape. This is the place to be.
    For example, when crossing the inland sea from Honshu to Shikoku, the first 2 seats on the right behind the driver provide an impressive view of the inland sea.

  • Enjoying all the comforts of Japanese trains

    All long-distance trains have comfortable reclining seats.
    The seats can be turned round by 180°C; as well as enabling you to always be facing forwards, these seats will enable you to travel in a group easily by forming “squares”.

    The trains all have Western-style toilets and you can make telephone calls on most trains.
    A smoking area is often available between the cars.

  • Avoiding peak times

    Peak times in Japan are between 7 am and 9 am and 5 pm and 7 pm. Most trains are generally overcrowded at those times and make it very difficult to move around with large items of luggage.
  • Eating on board

    You will never go hungry on a Japanese train. Major stations offer a wide range of bentos which often contain a local speciality.

    Additionally, if you haven’t had time to buy a bento, there is a regular trolley service in the cars (except for local trains). Enjoying a delicious ekiben while you watch the scenery go by is one of the highlights of the trip



JRP FAQ 



Who can use the Japan Rail Pass?


How and when do you buy one?


What do you do in case of cancellation?

When should you activate your Japan Rail Pass?

08|08 | 2016  Monday ~ kota Kinabalu.

Tiba-tiba aku terfikir tentang Tokyo.

Modern Tokyo is one part fantasy, one part reality and a whole lot of technology.

Get a big pot and throw in some sushi, shogun warriors, Hello Kitty, karaoke got-geisha girls and you’ll have a bunch of cliche’s about Tokyo – but you’ll have barely scratched the surface of this ultra-modern city at the vanguard of 21st century living

Is it only me or does it happen to you as well? 

Akhirnya, impian untuk menjejakkan kaki ke negara matahari terbit ini  90% hampir tercapai. Aku kata begitu kerana tiket penerbangan sudah di tangan. Few sleepless night telah ku tempuhi demi mencari info kerana seperti biasa, kembara ini bakal ku redah sendiri tanpa guide. Jadi 10% yang bisa jadi penghalang ku nanti adalah maut..dan yang sewaktu dengannya… nauzubillah minzalik…harap dijauhkan bala..(Tuhan tolong jangan cabut nyawaku dulu). Ameen.

…… aku terpaksa mennghitung hari selama 103 hari dari sekarang. Ahhh…. kalian tahu tak? Seperti perihnya menanti ketemu dengan kekasih yang dirindu ~ begitulah kemaruk perasaan ku tika ini. TikTok TikTok TikTok…..

Inilah VIRUS kaki jalan.

Angan2 ku ke Jepang ini kalau bukan musim Sakura, tentulah autumn. Kerana spring time sudah berlalu….. ya ya of course! Warna-warna autumn di Jepun memang terkenal indah…. bila daun-daun Maples bertukar warna ~ menjadi kekuningan, kemerah-merahan bercampur rona oren…subhanallah.. Kalau di Jepun ~ mereka gelarnya warna “koyo”. Bukan koyol ya.

Bila aku mula membuka nota buku merah – Merantau Ke Jepun – ada beberapa perkara paling penting yang harus kita ketahui sebelum mengucapkan “Sayonara” kepada sesiapa yang menghantar kita ke airport dan mula perasaan jadi Jepun.


Ini My CHECKLIST.

ii desu ka?

  • Validity passport kita melebihi 6 purnama bulan
  • Adakah kita layak Visa Waiver? untuk info, warga negara Malaysia yang memegang passport yang ada chip tidak perlu memohon visa untuk  90 hari sebagai turis
  • Pastikan anda tidak termasuk dalam senarai “Black List” larangan untuk meninggalkan Malaysia (demon utama PTPTN)
  • Sediakan bajet yang mencukupi. Kos sara hidup di Jepun amatlah tinggi. Bagaimanapun, jika anda rancang perjalanan anda, kos boleh di-minimise-kan. 
  • Bagaimana? Baca lagi. 
  • Rancang lebih awal terutama tempahan akomodasi. 3 bulan sebelum atau lebih terutama di musim puncak (Spring, Autumn, Winter).
  • Boleh bawa makanan segera dan apa2 yang patut
  • Navigation di Jepun canggih dengan sistem pengangkutan canggih namun agak membinggungkan. Ambillah masa untuk mempelajarinya. Buat macam aku. Sanggup bersengkang mata macam budak sekolah nak ambil SPM. Seriously…WAJIB pelajari map/route pengangkutan seperti train, subway, bus dan taxi.
  • Tambang taxi di Jepun mahal gila. Contoh: saya cuba minta quotation airport pick-up service dari Narita ke downtown Tokyo (2 jam 30 minit) dan guess what? mahu RM1500. Kalau naik train baru dalam RM50++ (see? see?)
  • Sebagai pelancong ke Jepun ~ anda ada keistmewaan ~ untuk membeli JR RAIL PASS. Rakyat Jepun diharamkan TIDAK boleh membelinya. Syarat untuk beli cuba skodemg JR RAIL PASS boleh baca di Link tersebut. 
  • Untuk memudahkan navigasi kita di sana guna kan aplikasi HYPERDIA untuk timetable and route search. Ini contoh cari route dan jenis transportation dari satu station ke station yang lain
  • Kemaskinikan itinerary sebelum berangkat. Print maps dan laluan train dan subway. Rancang di mana hotel|hostel|guesthouse anda dan apa stesen terdekat. Begitu juga ke mana anda hendak pergi…tentukan laluan dan nama stesen sebelum anda berjimba ke Jepun. Bukan apa, takut takde talian hayat (WIFI). Menangispun tak guna you…. lost in translation gamaknya… halangan komunikasi.
  • Oya… JR RAIL PASS ini memang mahal. Untuk yang 7 Days Pass pun dalam JPY29,000++ —-> RM1200++ mahalkan? Jadi berbaloikah? Jawapannya : BERBALOI-BALOI jika anda ingin meredah selain TOKYO. Contoh mudah: tambang return TOKYO – OSAKA pun sudah cover harga pass tersebut.  Dengan JR PASS ini juga anda boleh naik semua transportation di bawah kelolaan JAPAN RAILWAY secara percuma, unlimited KECUALI Shinkansen NOZOMI dan MIZHUO trains. Untuk lebih lanjut, di entri akan datang. Tunggu lah saya kembali.

…to be updated… banyak lagi tips dan info berguna.

Itulah serba sedikit yang perlu anda buat dan pelajari. Jangan risau, seperti saya, anda jua pasti akan jatuh cinta dengan Japan!


Belanja  gambar.


NIJO CASTLE
SUKIYAKI


….until then.

Looking For "Koyo"

Autumn Colors

Kiyomizudera wearing its best color
Kyoto

A stroll along the Philosopher’s Path
Kyoto

Tokyo

Togetsukyo Bridge
Tokyo

Soba ni ite kureru?
(will you stay by my side?)
jounetsu no sukima de sotto
(secretly, in between the gaps of passions)

yasuragi wa itsumo
(peace is never in sight)
higeki no saki ni mienaku naru
(in the face of tragedy)

chiisaku naru ai no kakera wo
(Gathering the fragments)
hiroi atsumete wa
(of this shrinking love)

hitotsu, futatsu, kasaneteiru no
(one piece, two pieces, I’m piling them up)

aitai to tada negau dake de
(just by wishing that I could see you)
konna ni mo namida afureru kara…
(my tears are already overflowing this much)

my love

yozora ni ukabeta tameiki ga koboreru
(my sigh escapes, floating up into the night sky)

Please Stay With Me

Looking For "Koyo"

Autumn Colors

Kiyomizudera wearing its best color
Kyoto

A stroll along the Philosopher’s Path
Kyoto

Tokyo

Togetsukyo Bridge
Tokyo

Soba ni ite kureru?
(will you stay by my side?)
jounetsu no sukima de sotto
(secretly, in between the gaps of passions)

yasuragi wa itsumo
(peace is never in sight)
higeki no saki ni mienaku naru
(in the face of tragedy)

chiisaku naru ai no kakera wo
(Gathering the fragments)
hiroi atsumete wa
(of this shrinking love)

hitotsu, futatsu, kasaneteiru no
(one piece, two pieces, I’m piling them up)

aitai to tada negau dake de
(just by wishing that I could see you)
konna ni mo namida afureru kara…
(my tears are already overflowing this much)

my love

yozora ni ukabeta tameiki ga koboreru
(my sigh escapes, floating up into the night sky)

Please Stay With Me
26.07.16 – diam tak diam sudah masuk 8 hari berada di bumi Eropah. Herannya, belum timbul perasaan rindukan tanah air. Tidak juga rindukan makananya kerana aku memang suka makan pasta! See? Tidak heran kalau aku merasa seperti di syurga makanan ku. Hahaha… Dasar lupa daratan (anak buah kubilang forget land).

Well, memang terasa santai kerana gap travel ku dari tahun lalu agak lama. 4 bulan. Jadi inilah getaway ku paling jauh bagi tahun ini. Rasanya seperti burung yang terlepas dari sangkar. Mungkin ada yang saat ini mencebik bibir … Jangan dik kak oi… Nanti herot muka yang cantik tu. Sebenarnya, aku ni dah dihinggapi virus kaki jalan. 

Mereka2 yang sewaktu dengan ku pasti faham apa yang kukatakan ini. 

Okay.. Cukup2lah membebel tu. Hari ini aku sudah janjian dengan gf ku Johanna untuk ke Cannes dan Antibes. Pepagi lagi kami sudah bertemu di luar hotel (hotel Massena dan hostel tempat Johanna tinggal dekat ja). Opps bukan  pagi sangat tapi jam 10am.

Kami bercadang ke Cannes menaiki bas.  Station bas ke Cannes dan Antibes di depan Mandarin Oriental Hotel Nice tidak jauh  dari Massena Square (Plaza). Untuk ke Cannes, ambil bas No. 200 dan mesti beli tiket dulu (Dgn pemandu or pembantu) sebelum mencari tempat duduk. So untuk memastikan kami dapat seat dan strategik pula, aku terus cari tempat duduk sementara Joan bayar tiket kami. Harga tix hanya euro0.50 pax|one way. Mengambil masa lebih kurang 2 jam tertakluk kepada keaadan cuaca lalu lintas.

Bas yang sepatutnya bertolak jam 11:45am tak muncul2. Rupa2nya ada mogok ntah apa2. Nah… Ramai la yang stranded. Bila akhirnya bas no 200 berhenti maka berpusu-pusu, berhimpitanlah kami menerpanya. Bas penuh!

Sementara kami rasa lost menunggu bas tadi, tetiba ada seorang jejaka menegur Joan. Being friendly. Dia la yang telefon syarikat bas untuk bertanya kenapa bas lambat tu. Rupa2nya pemuda kelahiran Nice, baru balik dari England dan mahu ke Antibes bertemu rakan katanya.

Yang nak dijadikan cerita, punyalah kuat bercerita! Dari kenaikan sampai keturunan mulutnya potpitpotpit. Segala sejarah hidup habis diriwayatkan gamaknya. Wahahaha. Ampunnnnn!

“I think the Briton’s are quite pretentious.. See the way they sing and talks are….Hmm… Differ” 😀😀😝

“I want an American girlfriend”

” My ex was Swedish”
Wow! Terhibur sesangat. Khennnnn…