Friday, 28 November 2014

HELLO TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN

The view from the plane
I was assigned to go to Uzbekistan for my final docs project completion in Tashkent for 9 days.  Taking Uzbekistan Airways from KL to Tashkent (direct flight), took me about 7 hours to reach there.  I had no idea at all about this country.... The only thing in my mind is Uzbekistan was once a Soviet Union.  Nevermind, this will be something new and interesting since I have to travel alone.

In front of Kukeldash Madrassah
It was so cold... Yeah because its winter.  My colleague told me that there's a chance of snowing during my business trip. Yeaaayyy... That's cool. Yes I see snow once before at Dachstein Gletscher but that's wasn't like my imagination.. hahahaha.. because its too icy yet wet and really hard to walk on it.  Maybe this time I'll see snow fall from the sky.. that's something new..

My colleague pick me up in the airport, took me straight to Radisson Blu Hotel (across the road to my office).  Left my stuff in the hotel and went straight to the office.  I went straight to bed after dinner. It was a tiring day. Looking forward for a good day tomorrow..

Monday, 8 September 2014

DAY 8: HALLSTATT


Ferry ride across the lake
Took an ÖBB train from Traunsee for 9euro, followed by a ferry to across the lake to the spectacular Alpine village of Hallstatt.  Hallstatt is a small town overlooking the Hallstätter See (Lake Hallstatt) in the Salzkammergut in the federal states Upper Austria. The village Hallstatt is such an unbelievably spectacular place that even the Chinese have created a copy of the ancient salt mine village.  But only in the original will discover this truly unique culture with such a history all in a breath-taking mountain setting. The market municipality was already inhabited in the 1st millennium before Christ: during this period - the iron age - the civilization flourished. Human activity in the magnificent natural landscape of the Salzkammergut began in prehistoric times, with the salt deposits being exploited as early as the 2nd millennium BC. This resource formed the basis of the area’s prosperity up to the middle of the 20th century, a prosperity that is reflected in the fine architecture of the town of Hallstatt




 

DAY 8: STOP BY AT TRAUNSEE

In front of Schloss Ort
Time to say goodbye to Grünau. Woke up early in the morning to catch a bus to Traunsee, and a train to Hallstatt.  Not enough time to spent a day at Traunsee, we have a walk for sightseeing before proceed to Hallstatt.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

DAY 7: THE BEAUTIFUL GRÜNAU

After spending almost the whole day in Cumberland Wildlife Park, we have a walk enjoying the beautiful nature. Tomorrow we are leaving to Hallstatt. So before leaving Grünau, we go for sightseeing to capture some memory to bring home. I really enjoyed my 2 days in Grünau.






DAY 7: CUMBERLAND WILDLIFE PARK; GRÜNAU

Time for Wildlife Park... yeayyy... I feel so excited. I really wanted to see their famous wild cats, Lynx. And I'm pretty sure all the animals there are much different with what we have in our zoo.  Philp's parents drop us off at the wildlife park as they were heading for picnic at the lake. I really like here in Grünau. Beautiful nature, fresh air to breath, friendly people and away from hectic crowded city ;o)



 

Saturday, 6 September 2014

DAY 6: GRÜNAU IM ALMTAL


With Philp & Manny to Grünau
Its time for packed and leave Linz. We going to the nature today. Grünau Im Almtal is situated 30 minutes driving from Linz. So the journey begin today; to explore the amazing Upper Austria. From Grünau to Hallstatt to Ramsau Dachstein before going back to Vienna. I feel so excited.

Grünau, the region is as fresh and green as the name promises. Dense forests, tranquil lakes and peaceful places, where you can find some inner harmony and revel in nature’s treasures. A secret hideaway, not just for bird watchers.



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