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You’ve been Phuket-ed!

All thanks to The Glamourous Factory, A and I were all prepped up after weeks of hard work! This cosy little space tucked away in a small corner is going to be your best friend, especially if you are one of those who works in the CBD area. We visited The Glamourous Factory last week and each enjoyed a pampering facial! I also tried eyelash extension for the first time in my life (it really isn’t as uncomfortable as I’ve been told!) The Glamourous Factory not only do facial treatments but also a whole array of other services like nails, waxing, ear candling, IPL, and many more! It’s just a stone’s throw away from my favourite Amoy Street Food Centre and it’s so convenient to just pop by to get a treatment the next time I’m in the CBD area! Yay! 😀 They are currently having an Opening Special which will end on 30th November 2012 and Christmas promotions are also on. I always liked how I can find treasures like that. 🙂 Don’t forget …

Bintan Getaway!

Courtesy of Journeyful and Bintan Lagoon Resort, A and I were whisked away to Bintan for the weekend! I always loved weekend getaways and other than local hotel staycations, short trips to nearby isles is also one of my faves. A and I joined other bloggers and media representatives to the media launch at Bintan Lagoon Resort! The walkway to the resort was littered with the resort staff and it was really very welcoming! They all had different uniforms so I reckon they all played different roles in the resort. Very cute! I also saw other bloggers like Silver, Nadnut, Brad, Zoe, Dawn and many more. 🙂 We were all given a goodie bag with LOTS of junk food and a welcome drink at the lobby of the resort too! We put up at one of the Club Suites and it was really much bigger, cleaner and prettier than what I remembered. (I stayed at this same resort some 5 years ago) There is also a personalized welcome message in our room. Nice touch! There …

Barcelona I

A and I finally made it to Barcelona! We heard so much about this place – the petty thieves, the gorgeous beaches, the friendly people, the glorious food… And indeed, this place lived up to expectations and we fell in love with Barcelona the moment we set foot on it! After dumping our rucksacks in our apartment at La Rambla, we headed out to Bar Lobo which is just round the corner. The host at our apartment raved about this place, saying it’s one of the best cafes in Barcelona and we were so excited about it! The Spanish are so friendly and the service here was so good! Very impressed. And of course, the food was absolutely fantastic (and probably the best we had throughout our stay in Barcelona). Tapas and Paella for lunch! We stayed in the heart of the city near La Rambla and the experience was really good! It’s convenient to travel around from here, and it’s near the metro station too. Plus there are like tons of shopping available all …

PARIS II

Before I begin on my travelogue, I want to share more about the PandaQuest competition that is super cute and meaningful! Amidst all the rave about Kai Kai and Jia Jia coming to Singapore, there is another Panda-related competition that caught my attention! The Chengdu Pambassador Program is looking for animal-lovers, environmental conservationists and travel enthusiasts! And their ultimate goal is to raise awareness about conservation of pandas and to return the pandas to the wild! Those who become Chengdu Pambassadors will have the unique opportunity to tour the world over five to six months, and visit the pandas in zoos around the world. Chengdu Pambassadors will start in Chengdu, pass through Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia and return back to China. In each city, Chengdu Pambassadors will work with the zoo and engage with the local community to promote panda conservation. The Chengdu Pambassadors will also receive a US$20k stipend each as well as all travel and accommodation expenses covered! Want to do your part to contribute towards the conservation of these cute fluffy …

Paris I

It was one of my greatest wish to travel to Europe when I was in university. I was always green with envy when I hear friends travelling to Europe for their graduation trips etc. In a nutshell, I just really wanted to go check out Europe for myself, and Paris in particular, is one of the cities I am dying to visit. Other than the world renowned Eiffel Tower, Montmartre in Paris is also on my bucket list. A and I didn’t make it to Montmartre on our previous trip because our trip was cut short due to unforeseen circumstances. But this time round, we finally made it there! Montmartre! The place where Amélie Poulain lived and worked in! *beams* We got our apartment from a Bed&Breakfast website and it is just couple stops away from the main Montmartre area. We picked the location because it was near the flea markets and we both loved flea markets! And according to the research we did, the area we stayed at has the biggest flea market in …