We got into Singapore safely and guess what?? its after midnight and I am still wide awake.. yikes!!
Our drive fm Paris to Frankfurt took longer than we expected.. 7 and half hrs to be exact.. the weather was much better than the day we were in Disneyland and we thought what cud be better than to drive on a bright and sunny day unfortunately half way thru our drive (when we crossed the border into Germany).. the snow started falling pretty heavily..
He had planned to stop at Verdun and right after that we would continue our way straight to Frankfurt airport where we stayed at the Sheraton for a night.. upon checking in we were told that Frankfurt Airport was closed that day due to heavy snow.. feeling a little worried.. we quickly checked in.. showered.. had kebab for dinner and went straight to bed.. for whatever reason we really slept thru the night and waking up feeling fresh for our 11hrs flight to KLIA.. so heres pic taken on the last day after checking out fm Radisson Blu..
Can u imagine how pretty the backyard of this hotel wud look like during spring?? last time to play in the snow ey...
Lobby area of Radisson Blu..
On our way to Verdun...
OK. So why Verdun? hb being European of course had to learn quite a bit of European history in school... our parents/grandparents were effected by WWII, but the First World War was mostly played out in Europe. And it most effects him as that war started due to the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Anyway, the war lasted from 1914 to 1918.
One of the major battles was the Battle of Verdun along the "Western Front". It was faught between French and German armies from 21st February to 18th December 1916. It resulted in a quarter of a million war time deaths and half a million wounded.
So abv are some pictures. The road was very icy and we did not have much time. The whole area is really eerie and hubby got a bit emotional... I on the other hand was in the car the whole time he was outside.. taking pic and looking around and hence the beautiful photos taken by him..
Anyway if you guys want to read up more abt it u can go to: Battle of Verdun.. in the meantime i will try to get some sleep.. I still cant believe how time flies.. its been 2wks since i last baked anything.. i intro the french family to our traditional steamed fruit cake and they loved it.. we get to experience snow with our little snow princess and yesterday after checking in our luggage we found out that we were 18kg over the limit.. ouch!! (imagine having to pay 45 euros per kg but dont worry... with a little bit of charm and little Sonia .. we ended not paying a cent.. ty ty ty.. yippieee)
Hv a good weekend peeps.. we hv two weddings to attend to tomorrow so hopefully we will be fully awake by then :o)