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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Thursday, 4 May 2006

Bordeaux, France 2006 - Lunch with the Mayor...

"When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words..." - Thema Davis

(A walk in the park)

4 May 2006
Day 1: Free and easy

The transfer from Paris to Bordeaux was by TGV high speed train. The journey took more than 3 hours and we slept all the way. We have to wait for an hour to retrieve baggage and look for missing bags. From the train station we were transported in 4 buses to our hotels.The evening was free and dinner was with the Thai delegates at one seafood restaurant. Those who lost their luggage got theirs at 2 o'clock in the morning. A call for celebration and a round of free drinks to all.

(Live music while having our lunch)

5 May 2006
Day 2: Wine and dine
(A visit to a famous winery)

Early morning we went for a river cruise along the Garrone river. Later we departed from Bordeaux to Pessac by bus to visit Proditec's facilities. At noon departed to Bordeaux City Hall to have lunch with the Mayor of Bordeaux. The lunch was hosted by Proditec. In the afternoon we went for a tour to a famous wineyard chateau. We had dinner hosted by Samlerhuset MDM at chateau Giscours.

6 May 2006
Day 3: City of St. Emilion

(Spending the afternoon at the beach)

We departed for Arcachon seaside resort and visit the Bassin d'Arcachon by boat. Lunch at the seaside, hosted by KME. Returned to Bordeaux to join the tour on foot and visited the historical city center. At 7 p.m. departed by bus to the old city of Saint-Emilion. Dinner was hosted by Schuler Pressen in the clos des Dominicains accompanied by a live band.

7 May 2006
Day 4: Goodbye Bordeaux, hello Vienna.

(Collections of rare coins)

Took a cab to Bordeaux airport and flew to Paris. Transited in the business lounge and rested for 4 hours before my next flight to Vienna.

The road is ruined,
but my feet are strong
My steps are taken,
slowly in this new land
Tears fill my eyes,
with wanderer's joy
The joy of discovery,
making this land my own
Every place I go, I own...
this is my home
(Author Unknown)

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