Saturday, 28 February 2015

Europe Trip Day #1 - Bye-bye Malaysia & Hello Amsterdam!

15 June 2014

Hi uols!

Ok, masa ni hari Ahad and I haven't packed my things at all. Dah pinjam backpack besar (too big for me) from Nadia my gay-travel-partner hahahah. Pagi tu pergi jumpa dentist repair2 gigi sikit and rushing back home sebab nak packing. Tup2 jalan nak masuk rumah kena blocked sebab jiran kongaja ni buat kenduri. Dah la tak bagitau nak buat kenduri, jemput apatah lg kan. Hello makcik, nak kenduri tu kenduri la tp jangan blocked jalan orang. Hati dah panas ni orang nk cepat jd camni plak kan. Yes, we fought (part gaduh ni next time ok panjang ceritanya) until I almost lodged a police report but I don't have time. Terngiang-ngiang lagu big girls don't cry and so I wiped my tears, packed my things, took a shower and then bye-bye KL.
Flight details KUL-BRU
My flight details. Almost 17 hours travel time ok (pheww). My sister bought return tickets KL - Brussels since macam murah sikit masa tu lagipun senang time balik sekali je dengan dia. Ni transit kejap at Schipol Airport. I had motion sickness and I usually took Novomin half an hour before then I'll be a sleeping beauty (lol). I skipped 1 meal because I was unable to open my eyes and luckily the next morning they gave another meal; breakfast. Sedap gila I tell you makanan KLM terus hilang segala pening hehehe.

16 June 2014

So, bila sampai Brussels Airport then my BIL cepat2 cari train to Brussels Central while I took a train to Amsterdam bye-bye BIL saja je kan tak nak jalan2 Amsterdam (huh). Tiket train dah beli online one day before and the cost was €58.60. 16 June to Amsterdam and 18 June to Brussels. Ok dah start takut & nak nangis sebab sorang2 like waddehel am I thinking pergi Amsterdam sorang2 ni kan huwaaa tak berani langsung nak pejam mata dalam train ok takut tertinggal. Sobs.
Train ticket Brussels Central to Amsterdam Central
Train tu actually bukan la direct train to Amsterdam Central sebab hari tu mcm ada 2, 3 stops, changed platform, took different train and kelam kabutnya masa tu sebab tengok timing train dekat2 and I've been running here and there with my super heavy backpack tried so hard to catch up the train. There was one time I missed the train & mata pun start bergenang-genang nak nangis (again), terduduk kat tepi tu rasa menyesalnya travel sorang then only to realize that the next train to the same destination will be coming in the next 15 minutes. Hihi silly me. Orang tak study sangat pasal trip ni kan haaa padan muka.
Uncle at train station printed out a schedule which made me crazy tried to catch up each train. Gilos!
 Akhirnya, sampai juga Amsterdam. Tadaaa!
The famous red building; Amsterdam Central
From Amsterdam Central, I took a tram which costs €2.80 to my hotel; Quentin England Hotel. A private room with private bathroom for €50.15 which I booked a month before my travel date. I stopped at Stadhouderskade tram stop and take 5-10 minutes walk to the hotel. Ok la supposedly as a traveller semua pun harus lah murah & bajet2 kan tapiiii I was alone so tak berani langsung nak duduk hostel with another 3 or 5 strangers eventhough in female dorm ke apa. That's why belanja lebih sikit untuk Amsterdam ni. After turun tram tu sesat sebenarnya huwaa sebab ada 1 lagi Quentin Hotel which quite dekat2 lah. Boleh imagine tak dok bawak backpack 22kg then jalan sana jalan sini cari tak jumpa2 (nyesalnya sorang2) tapi orang kat Quentin Hotel tu baik tolong lukis2 sikit kat travel map (available at hotel selalunya) jalan yg betul.

Dengan sangat penat & lapar, gigih lah cari, jalan2, jalan lg, jumpaaaa! Eh cantik kan roadside kt Amsterdam ni hehe
Signboard tulis Quentin Hotel je kan but it's actually Quentin England Hotel
Segala penat lelah hilang once greeted by the friendly hotel staffs. They're so sweet and polite and they treated me like others though I'm a muslim girl who travelled alone. Takde la nak pandang2 slekk ke pe buat2 tak layan or what kan (lega). Ok tengok sikit bilik private macam mana hihi.
Big bed for a 'forever alone'

Clean toilet & shower. I like! Air sejuk gila wehh hahahah
I took half an hour break gitu golek2 kejap then keluar jalan2 cari makan. Since before I came here I didn't get to do extensive research so I just walked, enjoyed the view and drop by Kebab Halal Restaurant & bought chicken kebab for €8.50 (nangis oiii mahal!). Tapi bila dah kt tempat orang mohon jangan convert bila beli apa2 especially makanan. Noted lah duit euro macam mana wuwuwuw. Lepas dah kenyang, maka tidur la hahahah jetlagged ok! Aku tidur 8.00pm masa tu which means 3.00am (+1 day) Malaysia tau. Zzz.

So, day 1 expenses as follows;

16 June 2015
1. Intercity train ticket (return) Brussels-Amsterdam = €58.60
2. Tram to hotel = €2.80
3. Quentin England Hotel (1 night) = €50.15
4. Lunch & dinner (kebab) = €8.50

Total = €120.05

Next day? Tunggu..

Thanks for your time to read. Muah ciked!


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