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Travel Halal: Shanghai

This is my story of our Shanghai trip...

First of all, it is so different that the Shanghai you've watched in Shanghai Noon (hahaha). Shanghai today is very moving forward, and sophisticated.

You can ride the fastest bullet train in the world, from Pudong Airport to Shnaghai City. The train is called Maglev Train. We didnt get to ride on it though. We did get the chance to ride on the second fastest in China, the bullet train which took us from Shanghai to Shaoxing.

Transport:
We had a local guide, so basically, transportation was included in the price as well. We were given a bus for us 12 people. Talk about the spaces and empty seats!
I think it would not be a trouble to catch public transportation as there were many and probably more efficient than ours! (lol)
We decided to hire ground agent to take us around because we have small children with us. We didnt want to hassle of getting caught in the cold of winter season and communication issues that could make it worse. Unless of…

Travel Halal: Disneyland Shanghai

Ni Hao! We just got back from a week holiday in Shanghai!

We went there with my mom, parents in law, sisters in law and her children. We were 12 altogether: 4 children, 1 baby and 7 adults. We booked out flights about a month before departure via AirAsia (what else?). December in Shanghai is winter time, so the weather was pretty cold with temperature ranging from 2-8C. That was really cold.

We bought a ground tour differently. Basically I was arranging the tentative, accommodation and guide. I found this tour guide from Mr Google: IslamiChina. They offer muslim friendly tour package across China, and also like ours, customized.

Our plan was to spend about 4 days in Shanghai and 3 days in Shaoxing. Initially Mom and I wanted to find cotton textile in Shaoxing, but that will be another story.

We reached Pudong airport around 1am. Our agent, Cici brought us to our Apartment in the city and our trip started off with Disneyland on the first day.  

I booked the apartment myself through Boo…

Travel with 3

It has been a hectic week and weekend! 
It started when Hub's granny died, and we went back to KT last week. and that became our first long distance journey together all 5 of us.  adhoc journey lagi tu.
We departed at about 2am, as soon as we got the news.  Amal was kind of surprised to see yellow lights in the middle of the night.  (the street lamps), so it took her some time to get settled and finally sleep. I could not sleep soundly cos, well, I can hardly sleep whenever I am on long distance journey, especially by car. I needed to make sure Hub was not sleepy. Alhamdulilah, we arrived safely and managed to catch her funeral. I didnt know her well enough as she is really really old, but she is one of the nicest people i have ever known. such a gentle person.  i know for sure Hub loves her so much and that she has big impact on his life..
I pray that her soul be blessed and Allah protects her from seksaan kubur.
Our trip to Terengganu was really short as Hub needed to work. We …

Pre Birth Short Gateaway

One of our pre-birth rituals would be to go somewhere where we can relax and enjoy before Mommy pops out and sleepless pantang session comes in.
We went to Penang prior the 1st birth. and we went to Andaman Langkawi prior to the 2nd birth. For the 3rd one, we didnt go far. we stayed really really close. Like, 15 minutes drive from home.  We went to Holiday Inn Glenmarie.
Why on earth did we do that? What happened to our so called long distance trip? Well, Hub was really really busy. He could not take days off. and the only holiday we got was the public holiday, which was Chinese New Year at that time. and for us to travel out of KL during CNY is like asking me to forever sulk and asking me to turn into a monster throughout the trip.  I dont deal with traffic jams well. I mean it. I will become irritated and moody and wanting to scream to everybody in the car. and for me to scream to my 2 daughters, who can be pretty handful during a long trip, will not be nice. And I was about 33-34 …

Our Perth Adventure

i have been longing for a holiday. like an oversea kind of holiday. we have not traveled out of Malaysia last year and my butt is icthing to get out.haha
so i booked the flight and arrange for lodging to Perth.  Mom wanted to follow and thank god she did.  hahaha. i dont know how we would cope without her!  xoxo
why i decided on Perth?  well, it's relatively cheaper than europe.  and my children could enjoy the animal experience, rather than shopping or historical places.
i havent been on a plane for quite some time and only  Allah knows how troubled i was daysss before we embarked on this trip.
i prayed a lot. and tawakal. alhamdulillah, everything went well. 
so, the trip was basically on Animal theme. what else. hahaha
Day 1 we reached Perth at 6am.  we rented a car went straight to Perth Zoo.  we could not check in to rest yet so we decided to enjoy Perth Zoo first instead. 
Ayra was so excited. jumping here and there. she wanted to see Giraffe the most.  (Malaysia pun ade nak…

our little gateaway- Andaman

ah well. i am still here, breathing. going into 28 weeks now. and i have been busy and super tired and plus,  my Samsung is not so efficient in sending out all the pictures ive taken to be uploaded in to the blog. so, i got frustrated and forget the blog.
but Hub was being generous, and he got Us, ehem, himself a brand new Mirrorless Interchangable Lens Camera, the Olympus PENS. i am pretty satisfied with the gadget as it has a fast shutter and the picture is nice! well, up to my standard la. i am no pro in photography, so im not thatttt picky. as long as i look nice and no one looks like they have been painted with Oil on their faces, im good. =)

so, referring to my blog title, yes, finally i did have a little gateaway. it's Langkawi! weeehoooo.  well, it's not really thrilling place, but i desperately need a relaxing holiday. away from all these business and stressful lives. (yeah right)
so, i planned for a short yet sweet holiday few days before Raya Haji.  we decided to…