Friday, September 16, 2011

Munich: The City of Monk

Munich or Munchen in Germany is a lively city. It is known as the city of monk, because there are many churches, cathedrals here. Perhaps, the christianity is strong here...For me, this is a city that you must visit in Germany, not because of its churches but because of other attractions. . It is very accessible. From Salzburg, my husband and I took a train to Munich and there we were, in the heart of the city herself. There are many budget hotels nearby and cheap too. The tourist info is very effective, it's just situated in front of the Houbernhouf (Hbf or station). You can just stroll down the road to Marienplatz and many other interesting places there. Never mind it's winter....

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Salzburg, Austria: Where Dreams relive

Winter is not the typical time to travel or sightseeing, except when you really want to bog yourself in the cold. But when Salzburg Global Seminar invited participant form UM and I was encouraged to apply by the then Director of APIUM, I just said "why not", just to try my luck. Then the rest was history. Got a ticket to fly, actually two with my significant other. Five days in Schloss Leopoldskron, in front of a beautiful lake used to film The Sound of Music (remember Julie Andrews in it?). The view is picturesque, it's Alps after all.

Salzburg is an old, small town, yet so livable. It is so piece and calm, the people are nice and seem to be caring with foreigners like me, (not like Parisians who are sombong, racist and arrogant).

Even though the temperature was between 4 degrees to -4 at that time, what to do, takkan nak duduk dalam istana sahaja...