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  • Day1

    Denver (Mile High City)

    September 10, 2016 in the United States

    Interesting mix of modern high-rise buildings and 19th century grand mansions for winners of the gold rush. Warm weather and friendly people. Denver was all orange (Denver Broncoes' colour) for the first match of the American football season .

  • Day1

    Day 1 - Denver

    November 22, 2017 in the United States

    Our move to Kansas has made Colorado closer to us. Flying to Denver took less than 2 hours.

    We arrived late last night, staying at a very beautiful hotel called the Art hotel. The whole place is decorated with modern art pieces, even the TV screens in the elevators are showing modern art video exhibits instead of boring info like other hotels. The fact all the drinks and snacks in the room are free made us love this hotel even more!

    The downtown Denver is very walkable. Our hotel is right in the middle of the Denver Art Museum Complex. In fact, we can see the amazing intricate design of the roof of the Denver Art Museum (by the famous architect Daniel Libeskind) right from our hotel room window. Very cool!

    Starting from our hotel, we walked by the golden roof of Denver Capital Building, and then to the famous 16th Street Mall, a pedestrian outdoor space designed by another famous architect I.M. Pei. With so many interesting restaurants and street food stalls lining up the entire 1 mile of pedestrian street, we wished we hadn’t had so a big breakfast!

    We took a left turn to visit an awesome art work called “I see what you mean!”, it’s a huge bear statue peeking into a building windows. Super fun!

    We then walked all the way to Union Station before turning back. Had a very small lunch at a restaurant called Duck Soup. Delicious and healthy soups made from scratch every day. Yummy!

    We are starting to fall in love with this city!
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    Day 1 - Night time

    November 22, 2017 in the United States

    Dinner tonight was at one of the best restaurants in Denver, called Acorn. Every dish was fantastic from beginning to finish! No wonder it was ranked as #1 in some best restaurants lists.

    The restaurant is located inside a very cool and hip small shopping center. The most unique store front has a flower shop and a butcher shop sharing the same space.

    Once we are back to our hotel, we had the chance to admire the art work displays. One noticeable piece is a Fish Lamp creates by Frank Gehry!Read more

  • Day2

    Day 2: Nature Parks

    November 23, 2017 in the United States

    Since it’s Thanksgiving Day today, most of museums, restaurants and shops are closed, thankfully, not the National Parks!

    Our breakfast was unusual: the restaurant we were trying to go was closed but failed to inform the Internet , so we arrived there facing the closed doors. Steve wanted to go to IHOP, I said absolutely not! I am not coming to a different city to eat at IHOP! After a quick search on Google map, I was was happy to discover a Mideastern restaurant called Jerusalem (voted as one of the best Mideastern restaurants in Denver, a business operated by the same family for the last 35 years!) was just down the block. Beef Shawarma and lamb Gyros were very tasty breakfast food! LOL!

    Red Rock Park is only about 30 minuets away from Denver, and the dramatic red rock formations were visible to us from miles away due to their sizes. The Red Rock Amphitheatre locates at the center of this park is actually a famous concert venue. We loved the fact that 2 huge rock formations are its backdrop! The 3 mile hiking in the park was very lovely too.

    After some quick snacks in the car, we headed to Colorado Springs, which is only 1 hour away.

    Once again, we were greeted by even more dramatic rock formations from far away as we entering The Garden of Gods National Park.

    The main difference between these 2 parks is that Garden of Gods allows you to climb the rocks. Check out the amazing pictures of a couple scaling a vertical rock called Cathedral Pillar. They climbed higher than the birds!

    Evan loved, loved doing some free climbing as well. Don’t worry, he was never in mortal danger... although I was a bit regretting not to bring any bandaids.

    Few restaurants opened today, fortunately I’ve done my research weeks ago and booked a wonderful restaurant called Till Kitchen (voted as one of the best restaurants in Colorado Springs 3 years in the row). The restaurant indeed delivered some wonderful dishes. Evan and Steve inhaled their steak and pork chop dishes, my smoke trout salad was just ok though.

    Spending a Thanksgiving Day in the National parks is a great idea!
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  • Day1

    Little India to Chemor by Bus

    September 7, 2017 in the United States

    Initially I had no plans of visiting Little India but a friend of mine recommended me to book tickets from https://www.redbus.sg/bus-tickets/little-india-to-chemor and that is where Little India was mentioned as a Bus Boarding point. Little India is truly a next level shopping experience and will surely leave a lasting impression on your memory. Make sure to visit Little India before you depart on your journey to Malaysia.

    There are only 3 Operators plying on the route between Little India and Chemor. Lapan Lapan Travel, Starmart Express and the One Travel and Tours are the famous Operators plying on this route. Lapan Lapan has about 4 buses plying throughout the day and the first bus leaves around 9:30 am in the morning. The last bus leaves Singapore at 10:00 pm in the night. I booked the 10:00 pm slot, as I love travelling during the night when there is no traffic on the roads. The cost of the tickets were starting from SGD40 and went up all the way to SGD50. The duration of the journey was about 9 hours but if you manage to convince yourself to travel in the dead of the night, you will cover this duration in about 7 hours. Starmart Express is another luxury Operator plying on this route. This Operator only has 2 buses both leaving only at night. The first bus departs at 11:00 pm and the other at 11:30 pm. The cost of the tickets start from SGD50 and the Operator justifies this cost by providing modern and futuristic amenities across all its buses.

    Chemor is a town in Kinta district of Malaysia. Currently Bus is the only mode of transport to travel here as the Chemor railway station was demolished in the year 2012. The place serves as a major Bus drop off point for Bus Operators. There are quite a few places where you can accommodate yourself here in Chemor. Home stay at Sky Garden Residency is one of them. It is a holiday home with a terrace with magnificent views of the place. Each of the guest rooms have a balcony and an outdoor pool. The rooms are equipped with all modern facilities like a flat screen TV, a mini bar as well as a tea and coffee vending machine. A 24-hour gymming facility here is just perfect for the fitness enthusiasts. The check-in time of this hotel is from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and the checkout time is from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm.

    Another accommodation where you can stay at is the Chemor-Inn Hotel. After reaching Malaysia this was the place I was staying. I had a pleasant experience with the staff of this hotel who were quite interactive. The hotel has free Wi-Fi in the entire property and offers basic accommodation to its guests. It is located just 15 minutes away from the Aeon Shopping Mall and the well-known Perak Cave. The hotel is completely furnished with air-conditioned rooms that have tiled floorings. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk where guests can request for dry cleaning services as well as baby-sitting. The hotel is approximately 20 minutes away from Ipoh Town as well as the lost world Water Theme Park. A famous restaurant is located just next to this property.
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  • Day37

    Doors Open Denver house tours

    April 29, 2017 in the United States

    Visited 3 spectacular places participating in the "Doors Open Denver" event today; Castle Marne (a B&B), the governor's residence, and St. John's Cathedral.

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