[LONDON] The Gentlemen Club x Pall Mall

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[Brighton] the Seven Sisters Cliff

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the Seven Sisters Cliff
Transportation: Train to Seaford Station, and then a 8-10mins walk would lead you to the seaside.

短暫的離開倫敦,來到英國人的度假勝地「布萊頓」找在當地唸碩士的同學。她的同學們推薦我,來到這兒一定要去Seven Sister. 找了一天,我們中午出發,搭幾十分鐘的火車到Seaford站,在當地超市買了簡單的午餐,開啟了這段一輩子不會忘記的旅程。 一到海邊看到這一片烏雲讓我們很緊張,希望它不要來掃興我們終於安排好的行程。照片遠方有看到很陡的坡嗎? 這將是我們待會兒要永生難忘的坡!A short trip to 4 days trip to Brighton to visit my friend in University of Sussex. Her classmates recommend me I must go to the Seven Sister for my stop by here. We took off around noon time, grab food at one of the supermarket as we arrive at Seaford, and off we go! These black cloud hovering over us, really got us nervous, we don’t want our trip to be spoiled! (the far end is the cliff that we’ll be climbing, very steeeeeep!)

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往前走,看到這些五彩繽紛的海邊小屋。 據說這些海邊彩色小屋的開始是從維多利亞時期,當時還遍佈澳洲、義大利、法國及英國的海邊。主要功能是擋風擋雨及放個人私人用品,我其實蠻好奇是不是可以用租的,還是有人長期的買下或租下一段時間呢。

As we walk further, blue skys and these colorful beach cabins await us.  These beach cabins were said to exist date back from Victorian Era, and have it in Australia, France, Italy and beaches in England as well. It’s shelter for the sun, wind, people’s belonging. Not sure if it’s for rent, or someone has bought the beach cabin for a session of time.

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鳥覽海濱小城鎮。A view over the town.

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這兒是我們要爬的岩壁,伸手不見盡頭在哪兒,直到我們爬到這峭壁的頂上才看得到接下來的路。就這樣我們開始這一趟− 「不知終點在哪兒的爬行」。 後來回去被大家笑翻,原來我們走的是最遠最費力的路,但是景色最好了。據說還有其他好走的路,道路較平緩。我想:塞翁失馬焉知非福,這一段旅程因為時間久,發生很多好笑的事也讓我們聊很多,這才是最珍貴的。
THIS is what we will be climbing, we can’t even see what’s at the other end, until we were over this cliff. No idea we knew what we were into, until it begins, and went long hours climbing. It’s said that we went the LONGEST and HARDEST way to see the Seven Sisters, but the BEST view. There are other ways with path much flatter, however I think I still like this, it’s fun feeling a bit lost and giggle the whole way through.

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開始爬坡囉!Up we GO!

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青草被大夥兒踩成一條道路。Grasses being stomp over for path.IMG_4529

哇!爬到最頂,我們倆看到閃閃發光的英吉利海峽不停的驚呼連連!
At last! The sparkling water of English Channel awaits us at the top!

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在峭壁上打小白兒球? 我們一直笑說,要是有人用力一揮,準備打到法國吧!從照片上看來,我們與小白球人們的距離似乎在不遠處,等著看後面幾張照片就會發現,有夠遠!我們之後走了大概10-15分鐘的蜿蜒小路,才與他們相見歡呢!
Gosh, playing golf on top of the cliff? We bet if someone swing their golf too hard, bingo, the ball into the English Channel and off to France!  It seems we are very near these golfers, wait until you see pics below, and then will realize we are actually very FAR from them, it took us a curvy 10-15mins walk to get to there.

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看到大大的歡迎招牌,我們鬆了一大口氣,一直好怕我們走錯了路,反而越走越遠。從這兒我們已經可以看到經歷風吹雨打、海侵蝕的the Seven Sisters Cliff,心想:我們到了!便很開心的不停地擺pose與此木頭招牌拍照,誰知!這才是一切的開始!!!!!
Finally saw a sign indicating: we are on the right track. Whew……and all the climbing. We thought we were close to the destination as we saw the seven white cliffs that were being eroded by the wind and sea, and went so exciting taking pic with this sign, not until we realize……THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!

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一位老先生與他的小狗狗走往我們來的道路上,感覺很孤單⋯⋯
An old man with his dog walking toward the path we came from. It seems such a lonely walk………

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終於小白球人們在我們眼前了!從照片右邊可發現,這高爾夫球場還挺大的,要跨過小山丘大概才能看到他們從哪兒開打的。
FINALLY these golfers were in sight.  Can find in the far right that this golf course is actually bigger than what we have in mind, there is a great hill at the other end where they started, no idea where that is.

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天氣好棒的一天,蔚藍的海水上還有好幾艄帆船在航行。
It’s a beautiful day and the water was at its perfect blue with yacht sailing.

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下坡囉!我們一直笑說:用滾用滾的比較快!
And down we go! We thought it’ll be faster if we roll down the hill, haha.

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圖中有許多“「崖邊」的警告標示,因為真的很危險,一個不小心看風景到太忘我的一直向前走,有可能就一命嗚呼了!
Plenty of “Cliff Edge” sign, since its really dangerous, people may be so fond of the view and kept on walking toward it, and then……

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終於到了坡底,這時候的英吉利海峽就在我們腳邊。那一天的風超強,要照下面的照片前我是熊抱著欄杆的站好位置,一個不小心,吹到海上就要跟法國打招呼了~
Finally down the hill, we got to be close with the English Channel. HELLO FRANCE! Strong wind that day, i was koalaing that handrail since the water is seriously just down there if i get blew off, 5 stairs to be exact.

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漫步在山崖上,左邊是座座小山丘,右邊是大海,好溫暖的被大自然環抱。終於在不遠處我們看到越來越多人,也發現越來越多的小座椅可供人停下來休息,靜靜的做著美好的白日夢,陽光普照,海風吹拂在髮絲間,留下一抹鹽味,大自然的鬼斧神工在這兒上演。
A great view walking toward the cliff, we have small hills on the left, the English Channel on the right, and finally did we see more and more people, also more chairs for people to relax. It’s the ultimate place to daydream, the wind blow, the smell of the sea, mother earth gifted this spectacular view.

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終於看的了小沙岸,那兒才是爬the Seven Sisters Cliff 的起始點!(昏倒了)有力氣的人可以繼續爬!但因為我們途中發生了小插曲,讓我們不得不趕快回去,但是⋯⋯我們找不到可以走回去的路:(  好險朋友聰明伶俐的iphone及時解圍,找到一條通往停車場的小路。這事告訴我們:旅行時還是要有好手機,迷路時才有好幫手。
We finally saw the sand shore, which is the start of the Seven Sisters Cliff, and from there IF you still have the energy, can go conquer the rest of the 7 sisters.  We have a small incident on the way, so we need to rush back…..uh….and we can’t find the way down. Good thing my friend goggle map with her iPhone (this tell me must have a good phone when traveling, very in handy when get lost), and found another path that may lead us to a parking lot.

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這才是從小唱的Bah Bah Bah Sheep. THIS is what Bah Bah Bah Sheep is.

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「我們需要一輩子的時間,才能夠知道自己走到了什麼地方; 我們需要每一天的努力,才能夠知道自己這輩子能走多遠。」希望有一天我老了,也可以和他們一樣,很愜意的與三五好友欣賞大自然的美景,說說笑笑這一路上經歷的事。
“We need a lifetime to tell us where we had left our foot prints; We need everyday’s hard work to tell us how far we can achieve.”   I hope one day when I am at this time of my life, I can be with my besties chatting, giggling, and chilling over this amazing view.

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到了停車場才發現,那兒根本沒有一個公共交通工具可以帶我們下山!拿出我們的大拇指,我們隨處攔車。第一次攔車,超緊張,我想這就是旅行冒險的地方,激發出人類各種潛能。一位年輕的波瀾夫婦很好心的載我們下山到火車站,途中有說有笑,超謝謝他們順道載我們一程。
想要來爬 the Seven Sisters Cliff 的人,我們走的路其實是最遠的,但最美的,因為可以從遠方眺望整個Seven Sisters Cliff 而非只能看到某幾個崖或斷斷續續的。來到布來頓不要忘了來附近爬山看the Seven Sisters 噢! =)

When we got to the parking lot, there is actually no bus or any public transportation to get us off here. We hitchhike. Ha. I think this is when we go adventurous when traveling and to believe in stranger. A nice young couple from Poland took us down the hill and to the train station. Very thankful for their generosity to lend us a ride!
For those looking forward to climb the Seven Sisters Cliff. This one is the hard way, but with the best view of the sea, and the whole Seven Sisters Cliff(not missing any sister from the cliff, or only see parts of it). It’s a great adventure. Come along when stop by Brighton =)

[LONDON] Great WestEnd Musicals Deal 倫敦音樂劇

For those who love Musicals, you’ll absolutely love this post 😀
如果你很喜歡看音樂劇,那我想你一定會喜歡這一篇文章!

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[UNITED KINGDOM] Transportation in UK 英國交通

As commodity price is high in UK, to save transportation is “be an early bird”, plan your trip early, know your date and time of travel.
The ticket is “float fare” depends on the date (popular travel date/ holidays), time (a normal traveling time not like midnight), and how many people had bought this tickets.
英國消費力在任何地方都高, 想要在英國好好規劃旅行就要當早鳥兒”, 越早買票越便宜.
這一個觀念在亞洲還沒有很盛行—“早鳥兒”, 且大家也會覺得好莫名為什麼要早買, 早規劃, 但是在歐美很多地方票價都是會根據旅行時間(是不是熱門日期, 假期), 好時段 (是否三更半夜), 及多少人已在這時段購買而有票價浮動的現象. Continue reading [UNITED KINGDOM] Transportation in UK 英國交通