Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sintra @ Portugal

Without any expectations of Lisbon, we took a train to Sintra where it houses many wonderful castles and sights. We found out about this place through looking at pamphlets advertising day excursions here. Taking public transport here is super easy and extremely cheap!

When at Sintra, the two main superstars which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites are as follow:

Walking through the Palace of PENA of felt like a fairy tale. Every detail of this place seems to have been carefully thought through. It is a great masterpiece.

Moorish Castle resembles the Great Wall of China somehow. It was quite a walk up the hill to reach here but the views and wind are amazing. As the Palace of Pena is on an adjacent hill, you can also enjoy a nice view of it.

Remember to buy your entrance tickets together for a better deal than each attraction individually.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Train @ Paradiso

My first concert in Amsterdam. Bid farewell to my sister and mum this morning but was equally excited to be watching Train perform this evening.

The venue was to me very intimate as it is not overcrowded but had to stand as there were no more seats available. With a beer in hand, I braved the night away together with Song Yia. The supporting act was less memorable but everything changed when Train started playing after ages of testing of the set by the crew.

A blurry picture I took from my Blackberry from the upper floors.

Train Live @ Paradiso

To me it was great value as they performed all their hits such as She's On Fire, Hey Soul Sister (My Walk In Wedding Song!), Drive By, Calling All Angels and ended the evening with Drops of Jupiter.

Here are some videos I manage to find of the memorable evening on Youtube with the crowd singing Drive By. If you listen carefully, you might be able to hear my voice in the crowd.

Paradiso is a venue at the center of Amsterdam that hosts many concerts. Visit the page to see the lists of upcoming concerts.