Traveling near Paris : champagne cellar

This is my second time to Champagne Ardenne, to visit champagne cellar. The first time it was at Mercier cellar, now I got a chance to visit the no.1 champagne producer in France – Moët & Chandon. With more than 1000 hectares of vineyards in Epernay,  and has 28 km of underground cellars, it’s something that worth visiting and knowing the history, right. Different to … Continue reading Traveling near Paris : champagne cellar

Château Thierry, where the war was at

My bus that took me to Reims, stopped at Château Thierry (Thierry castle), a name of a French town and also the name of the castle. Located in the Aisne, region Picardie and Champagne province, this place was the birth place of Jean de la Fontaine (French poet in the year of 1600 something before Victor Hugo), and also where the First battle of Marne … Continue reading Château Thierry, where the war was at

Reims and its cathedral and basilica

Reims is a city in France’s Champagne-Ardenne region. It was founded by the Gauls, but its 3rd-century Porte de Mars triumphal arch marks its later Roman conquest. It’s the unofficial capital of the Champagne wine-growing region, and many of the houses headquartered there offer tastings and cellar tours. For more than 1,000 years, French kings were crowned at its Cathédrale Notre Dame (wikipedia). This gothic … Continue reading Reims and its cathedral and basilica

Santa Margherita Ligure : beaching in winter

Buon Giorno Roma! Time to move to the sea! Yes. I am going to Ligurian Sea today. The thought of the presence of the beach thrills me.  Woke up at 6 am and checked out at 07h.15. Journey of carrying luggage down 4 floors, began. And it rains.

5 minutes walking to Termini Station, having breakfast and catch the train to Santa Margherita Ligure at 08h.07. Sempet bingung ini tempat duduk gue mana, carozza nya bener 009, posti 111 corridore, tapi mana ya. Ternyata gue kelewatan. Dan baru kali ini gue duduk paling belakang, dan bener-bener menghadap koridor! Gak ada meja, dan colokan listrik karena ada di tempat duduk lain. Dan baru kali ini juga naik kereta dimana WC nya – di dua tempat, gak bisa flush. Terpaksa nahan pipis!

Kereta ini menuju ke Genova, dan gue akan turun di Rapallo jam 12.34. Continue reading “Santa Margherita Ligure : beaching in winter”