putrihakim Red Square Moscow Russia

Red Square Moscow Russia

putrihakim Red Square Moscow Russia

Winter 2017.
Moscow, Russia.

I’ve been dreaming of going here since a very long time.. and really shocked when I’ve got USD500 return tickets by Thai Airways (!!) as it’s even waaayyy cheaper (considering the distance) than going to some domestic destinations within my own country.

Yes, I went there in low season.. the unforgiving winter ^_^ which even the real people there won’t bother to go out from their houses due to the extreme cold weather.

Anyhow, I survived ^_^ thanks to layers of Uniqlo’s HeatTech and Marks & Spencer’s HeatGen plus some of faux-furs & cashmeres that I acquired during some of my Nepal trips.

PS: This is NOT a sponsored post! I’m just a happy customer.

Anyway.. here are some of places you don’t wanna miss:

  • St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • Kremlin Towers
  • Mausoleum of Lenin
  • GUM Shopping Center
  • State Historical Museum

Dasvidaniya! ^_^

putrihakim Murren Switzerland

Murren Switzerland

putrihakim Murren Switzerland

Spring 2000.
Murren, Switzerland.

Die die, must try!

The story began when I entered the BEST high school in Jakarta. My aunt promised to take me abroad if I could get top 3. Long story short.. I’ve got it.

So when other people had their 17th birthday in a cafe or (even) hotel.. I had my first Eurotrip ^_^

My aunt’s bestfriend married a doctor which stationed in Geneva.. so we visited their property in Échenevex (it’s a France territory but only 30 mins away by car from Geneva).. which became our base before continuing the journey to Switzerland and Italy.

TRIVIA:
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) passes under Échenevex.. and if you’re not familiar with it.. maybe you want to read one of infamous fiction novel by Dan Brown: Angels & Demons ^_^

She’s also the one who’s suggesting a car-free village in the Alps and booked us the Hotel Alpenruh.. where I experienced my first snow!

Too bad.. we havent’s got the chance to visit James Bond’s revolving restaurant: Piz Gloria because it was foggy.. but if you could, you should!

putrihakim 58 Tour Eiffel Paris France

58 Tour Eiffel Paris France

putrihakim 58 Tour Eiffel Paris France

Spring 2017.
Paris, France.

When I had the chance to visit a city.. I prefer to experience something unique rather than to shop.. and having dinner in the most iconic landmark is definitely one of them.

Indulge the fine dining food made by Michelin stars’ chef and bubbly champagne.. I suggest you to reserve the window table with Trocadéro view!

Bon appétit ^_^

58 TOUR EIFFEL
Champ de Mars
75007 Paris, France

putrihakim The LEGO Mosaic Maker @ London UK

The LEGO Mosaic Maker @ London UK

putrihakim The LEGO Mosaic Maker @ London UK

Spring 2017.
London, United Kingdom.

If you’re as narcissistic as I am ^_^ then you will want a very own, one-of-a-kind, personalised LEGO mosaic portrait (read: your face!)

The website said that you need to do an online booking in in advanced.. but since I’ve got no time (during my full Europe itinerary) to do so.. I just went straight to the largest LEGO Store in the world.. and I’ve got mine after waiting for 2 hours.

You went inside a photo booth.. the machine captures your images and then you will receive printed instructions and the bricks required to complete your own LEGO portrait.

Oh, it was so worth it ^_^

LEGO STORE LEICESTER SQUARE
3 Swiss Court, London W1D 6AP
United Kingdom

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Kas’Fratz Restaurant Eguisheim France

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Spring 2017.
Eguisheim, France.

This is a part of my Alsace Wine Tour by Ophorus.

Eguisheim itself is located in Route Des Vins (Wine Route).. a member of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (favorite French villages).

When we’re getting tired after walking lots of kilometers.. we’ve found a chic medieval resto.. with rocks as walls and wooden dining table and chairs.. having lunch in here feels like going back to Robin Hood era ^_^ bon appétit!

KAS’FRATZ RESTAURANT
1 Rue du Château
68420 Eguisheim, France

putrihakim Station A1 Hotel Saint Petersburg Russia

Station A1 Hotel Saint Petersburg Russia

putrihakim Station A1 Hotel Saint Petersburg Russia

Winter 2017.
Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Station A1 might only be a 3 stars hotel, but the location is superb!

It’s located near the Admiralteyskaya metro and it checked almost all of the must-go places.. such as Nevsky Avenue, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square.

For a bag-packer like me who’s not willing to spend a fortune for hotel since we’re out most of the time anyway.. this is a perfect choice.

PS:
Don’t forget to open your eyes (and heart).. because you might also find LOVE ^_^