Saturday, 22 August 2015

SWITZERLAND - See, Look, Shop, Experience

After spending 4 days in Paris, we took a high speed TGV Lyria train for 4 hours to reach Zurich. And here, we stayed at EasyHotel Zurich for 3 days 2 nights and our main agenda was to visit Mount Titlis. We signed up six months ago through Viator for a day tour group called Best of Switzerland. It cost S$220 per pax for this day tour which is inclusive of everything such as transport and tickets, except for lunch.

Following is the itinerary of the day tour:

0830   Gather at Sihlquai Bus Terminal

1000   Walking tour around Lucerne’s major landmarks which includes the Lion Monument, Chapel  
           Bridge and Town Hall. Lunch at Lucerne at own expense.

1330   Reached Mount Titlis mountain resort (given 2 1/2 hours to explore, free and easy)

1600   Gather at mountain resort meeting point

1830   Sihlquai Bus Terminal. End of day tour trip.

Best of Switzerland Tours ticket booth: located at Sihlquai bus terminal which is right beside Zurich main train station

Beautiful postcard scenery along the bus journey

Lion Monument, one of Lucerne's landmark

Chapel of Lucerne

Highlights of Mount Titlis:

1. Titlis Cliff Walk: Breathtaking walk along a suspension bridge made up of steel cables

2. Titlis Rotair: A revolving gondola which bring you up the mountain with 360 degree scenery 

3. Glacier Cave: It is a 150 metres walkway ice tunnel with blue lighting. The tunnel is extremely
    cooling and leads you to another area of the mountain.

4. Ice Flyer: The ice flyer chair will transport you to the snow park with magnificent view of the

5. Glacier Park: We had absolute fun sliding down the snow slope with rubber tires and slides
    We had complete fun at Mount Titlis especially at the Glacier park where we were like young 
    children sliding down the snow with different sliding equipment over and over again. The only
    regret is we spend too little time of the Mount Titlis and wasted too much time touring Lucerne.

Titlis Rotair

Within the Glacier cave

Titlis Cliff Walk

Ice Flyer

Glacier Park with a loads of slides and rubber tires available along the snow slope

Travelator at the glacier park for visitors to make their way up from slope end. This certainly enhanced the sliding experience.

Verdict: 4/5

Saturday, 15 August 2015

21 on Rajah - Lunch Buffet

Mediterranean buffet style at a reasonable price. Located at Days hotel at Zhongshan Park, 21 on Rajah offer Halal food that all customers can enjoy

Cold dish area - Prawns, clams and sushi

Dessert area - Soft ice cream with topping available + Muffins

Cakes and fruits located at the left shelf, the right are where the mains are

Main dish selection - grilled chicken, dry mee siam, curry mutton, steam fish, grilled potatoes and stir fry vegetables

Left - Strawberry cream, red valet, Cheesecake, Mango pudding, bread pudding and chocolate cake

Soft serve ice cream with chocolate and cereal toppings

Address: 1 Jalan Rajah Singapore 329133
Tel: 6808 6847

Verdict: 3 / 5

Reasonable price, standard of food acceptable. However, very limited in the selection of choice


Local delicacy with wide variety of pizza. 20 - 30 minutes walk from Vatican City. The pizza are sold by weight, quite expensive however it does taste good 

This is their traditional bites with cheese wrapped in using risotto look alike 

Verdict: 4 / 5

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Regoli Pasticceria (Pastry) - Rome

Regoli Pasticceria is a reputable old pastry shop which sells a range of delectable pastry and cakes at affordable prices. You do not have to pay a bomb to enjoy these quality sweet treats. We were absolutely spoiled of choices as we stepped in and look at the shelves of pastry and cakes. It is a one stop place where you can find all the traditional Italian's pastry.

Right beside Regoli Pasticceria is Regoli Gelateria caffe which sells a wide range of freshly churned gelato with indoor seats within it.

Take away pastry wrapped very nicely like a present parcel.

Cornetto, Chocloate Eclair and Pistachio Puff
Cornetto- Cornetto is a common pastry in Rome. Regoli's cornetto is huge with thick pastry crust. The custard fillings were very generous, thick and firm as well

Pistachio Cream Puff - Pistachio cream was thick and fragrant. Portion of puff and cream was just nice, but i find it too sweet to finish off the sugar icing on top. 

Chocolate Eclair - Another pastry which melts our heart. The fillings taste like dark chocolate, not too sweet and not diluted at all. 

Bavaresi 2.50 euro- This is another Italian dessert with thick custard alike light cream sandwiched with 2 piece of pastry crusty base and thick sugar icing on top. It melt right away in the mouth due to its icy texture. 

Verdict: 4/5

We visited this shop 2 times and both times did not disappoint us at all. All the pastries are reasonably priced at around 2.50 Euro, and they certainly worth its value for its given quality and quantity. Regoli is about 15 mins walking distant from the Colosseum and 10 mins walk from the nearest metro station. Other than the Colosseum, Regoli is another thing i remember for Rome!