Working for this huge, fast growing company, other than the workload and the stress that comes in a package, we also get to travel at a discounted rate. And 2 weeks ago, off I went to England, on one of our AirAsia X flights to Stansted.
Because I am a cheapo when I travel ( if you have been reading my postings, I stay at really cheap guest houses/hostels), I am lucky that my brother is there in the UK, so at least I didn’t have to pay for the accomodation, which is considered to be quiet expensive unless you manage to book a room with Tune Hotel So, off I went for a 8 days holiday, on a 13hours flight on my favourite ‘Oakland’ aircraft coz I really love the levery!!
They called it summer but it was still really, really cold. Just imagine the sun was shining brightly, and while my face gets really tanned, I was still wearing 2 layers of thick clothes because it was 17degrees celcius and windy!! Hmmm, but I looked at it as a bonus too because I managed to ‘model’ some clothes complete with scarf!! hehehe…..
One of the things I love doing is to travel to other small towns and took lots of pictures. I don’t really love history but looking at the buildings and houses there which could go back as far as the 1800 (during Robin Hood’s time), it just amazes me. Different towns or cities have different look and feel. Amazing.
And killing 2 birds with one stone, I also did some ‘charity contributions’. hehehe….How? There are a lot of charity shops around. These shops sell items contributed by publics such as books, clothes, shoes, accessories and others, which later, the profits will go to certain organisations such as British Heart Foundations, Cancer Research, People with Cerebral Palsy etc. And most times, we could get really good 2nd hand branded items at a very good price!! So, its contributing while shopping quality items at a very low price!
Another thing that I love to do and the place I fell in love with are the Museums. I covered 3 interesting Museums in London which are different from each other: Science Museum, Natural History Museum and V&A Museum. All these museums have different themes and attraction. Definitely something that we don’t get here in Malaysia!
The food that I love most there are the fish and chips and jacket potato. This is where they said the original fish and chips come from. A huge piece of cod(covered with crispy batter) served with chips, served hot, with vinegar and salt. And my all time favourite,jacket potato, which you can request with any toppings they have. I love to have mine with butter, cheese, tuna and mayo and sweet corn. It is a perfect comfort food while sitting at the park during the cold weather. Yummyyyy!!
But…..as a person who’s height is 1.76m and weighing at……(come on! no way I’m putting up my weight here!! hahaha) let’s just say that I wear a size 14 or 16 for ladies clothings, the thing that I love most about being in the UK is I get to shop for shoes and clothes easily. Easily!!! (you can’t imagine being our size, it is so frustrating most time to get good and cheap clothes).
So, for value for money and quality clothings, this is where my brother brought me for some major shopping but with minimal hole in my pocket.
Especially for a person who wears a size 8 shoes (malaysia ladies size 10/11), this is definitely a shopping heaven if you know where to find these outlets. They have quiet a number of it across the UK!!!
And these are the shoes which I got from there (from 2 well known brands) and it all costs me only GBP70 for 7 pairs!!! (equals to RM350)
So, thank you to AirAsia X, I guess I don’t have to worry about searching and buying shoes for the next 2 years!!