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The snow-globe like city, Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw, the small, beautiful city in Poland that are so lovely in Christmas. Will bewitch anyone dare to step into it! I warn you!

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Date : 20th December 2016 – fourth day of Euroescape!

Do you know the Christmas snow globe? One that has rows of fir trees in front of a castle, that you could shake up so tiny little white dots resembling a snow come down? That’s what I think of this tiny town, my very own real life snow globe, especially since I am there near Christmas.

Known as a religious and conventional Christian (or Catholic?) country, Poland is very festive near Christmas. They took Christmas very seriously. The decorations are up. The announcement boards are full with service schedule and practice hours and posters.  People everywhere, walking in groups and with family, trying to finish the Christmas shopping and preparation on the last minutes. Anywhere. Well, at least in the 3 city of Poland we visited in 4 days. There are even a very long queue on our second…

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Layover in Hanover : Water-floating castle

Next station: Hannover

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Date : 19th December 2016 

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Hanover! This city is a hub for many Germany trans-country trip, maybe because of it’s ideal location, beside it’s other reputation (such as Oktoberfest). Surprisingly, this city tourist attraction is cramped in a quite small area, even my friend who are not that used to walk a long way can conquer this city just fine.

When we arrive at the city center (the bus and train station are on the same area) we met the monument to Ernest August and then quickly dive to the subway to go to the Leibniz University!

hanover-2 This is the best picture I took, sorry

It was the university where Leibniz, one of the founder of both mechanical and digital calculator are doing his research, and so the university are named after him. It’s a quite interesting university, nearly empty maybe because it’s Christmas vacation time. And I…

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Hamburg Christmas Market

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Date: 17th December 2015

I never imagined I’d have to write the second part of Hamburg, because I spent so little time there, and I really thought I have covered it all! Well turns out not, and my memory fails me :0, I write so little about the Christmas Market because I thought I lose all of the photos. I mistakenly think it’s in Hanover! Haha, well, here it is. Honestly, this one is the less crowded and more explained one, because I am in my friend’s town!

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update-1 Totally never see pengamen with this instruments back in my country

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Hamburg – Taking a Peek of University Students Life

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What’s in Hamburg? My friend who then lives there said there are nothing. But, well, she is there! What we experience and seek in Hamburg is not tourist experience. We are going to experience a university students life in Hamburg – the one my friend lead.

From Berlin, we order a Postbus ticket, but then discovered a deal of Berlinlinien on Germany’s Groupon! So there’s that. I suggest you to check every country’s Groupon you are planning to visit, there might be something beneficial to you. I have to say I love Berlinlinien in-bus WiFi. It’s the best in our entire trip. For real.

Perpus The library. Shame I can’t get in

First of all, I think really, Hamburg feels like an university city. There are a lot more young people gathered and seen on the street, doing their activity. And, they all have quite the same style. Maybe they are following…

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Berlin – Euro(esca) pe

Sorry it’s late! There are so much I want to write that I decided I will separate into other posts. I will try to post the main review of cities on Thursday, while the smaller post every other day. Stay tuned!

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After fascinated by Doha’s Science Fiction wonders, I finally… landed in Berlin! Woohoo! Europe! It’s my first time being in another continent.

Berlin is quite a wonder. After completing my trip, I realize how lucky I am to have Berlin as my starting point. It is really a mixed city, metropolitan, but didn’t give the shiny-tall-buildings-everywhere scenery. At least not in the tourist center, and that’s quite big. It’s a history packed location, but not full of ruin. It’s full of facilities but not overly crowded. You got what I mean?

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Doha, Qatar

First city! Doha, Qatar

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16th December 2016

So, continuing from where I left before : This is the day I go on the Europe trip! I step out my house, get into a plane, and then landed in…

DOHA, QATAR

Wait, what?

Well, you see, because of the promotion members of ISIC get when ordering airplane ticket by STA travel, I decided to use that and got a seat on Qatar Airlines. I consider myself lucky because I get to fly with the highest ranked airlines in the world for a few years! And they have a free tour program (click here for more information), so here I am, ready to explore!

I honestly didn’t have any idea of where Qatar is, and what’s on there. But this country’s capital is pretty amazing!

SAM_2934 Qatari Police

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Stay tuned! Will be under Euro(esca)pe

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Christmas at Europe. A dim light casting a soft light to a wall of brick, horse cradle inching it’s way over cobble stone, while snow are falling softly, blanketing everything in sight into a world of white. Family are rounding the table inside the small houses, devouring traditional Christmas meal.

Who hasn’t dream of spending their Christmas in Europe and entering the world of that perfect postcard Christmas picture? Anyone who has been reading Christmas stories growing up must want it, or they are just bitter disillusioned people. No, but joking aside, that’s how I imagine spending Christmas in Europe would feel like.

SAM_2984 The closest I get to my Christmas imagination in reality

And that’s exactly what I have done : Spending my Christmas holiday in Europe!

I am from Southeast Asia and therefore, going to Europe seems like a very big trip – long distance, very different culture, and expensive cost…

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