Friday, September 28, 2007

Snow in March

You can see I'm starting to get going with my travel pics. Here's another - a picture of Amsterdam in snow. This was back in March 2005 - I've never experienced snowfall which lasted a few days. It was nice to walk when it's snowing... but certainly not when the snow starts to melt. It was super slippery and I had to go out and buy a new pair of boots to keep my feet warm. A pity it was not Christmas but it sure felt like it was. I had a good time!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I visited Scotland in May 2005, had only 5 days to see as much as possible. It's such a beautiful place and full of castles and abbeys. One of the most spectacular ruins was in St Andrews - it was a significant place in history. It was also where the story of Chariots of Fire was birthed....

The Hiding Place - Haarlem, Netherlands

Continuing with my collection of travel layouts, here is a historic house in Haarlem, near Amsterdam. Corrie ten Boom was a daughter of a watchmaker. The ten Booms lived in the house above their shop. It was a 3 storey house, and during the 2nd world war, the family helped to hide many Jews and other folks who needed a shelter from the Nazis. The visit to "The Hiding Place" was history coming alive! Over the years, I have read many of Corrie's books and often wondered about the town where she lived. My brother and I stumbled upon the house one day when we stopped by Haarlem. Took another 2 visits there before I could actually tour inside the house. Do visit if you go to Amsterdam, it is worth the trouble aside from the much publicised Anne Frank's house.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Travel Page

After some lazy time, I did this layout for a friend who wants to visit Shanghai. She wanted me to go with her, but of course, anyone who knows me would know why I would not be keen. Nevertheless, not to dampen her enthusiasm, I sent her this layout to show the beautiful night life at The Bund...