Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Istanbul

Image : Topkapi Palace Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque from Marmara Sea ; taken from Wikipedia by Salih K.


So Iran tak jadik, cancelled ... mama and babah sembang-sembang, bincang-bincang and we went through every detail thoroughly related to the vacation on the internet brochures as meticulously as possible so that it meets n fits our affordable budget. Googling, browsing surfing the net and looked for necessary search. Finally, Mama, babah, Auntie Riri and Uncle Madi spent considerable time to unanimously agreed to spend our hard-earned money to Istanbul for the breathtaking views and hope for the excellent shopping within our budget.
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It is all about budget (meticulously counted and planned) - which air fare is cheaper, which hotel is cheaper but nice and nearer to the attractions... pendek kata nak yang reasonable cheaplah!!!! Auntie2 and Uncle2 lain semua dah pegi Istanbul so they will for go another contigency plan on vacation. Fair and square! as the children would be happy for a day trip to ski resort , main snow and hope ada snowfalls and the parents to enjoy the architecture monuments/mosques or buildings and to view the beautiful landscape of Istanbul and not to forget the SHOPPING event. Babah cari carpet kot? Tentatively that is the plan. InsyaAllah ada rezeki, tiada aral melintang, kami Cuti-Cuti ke Istanbul.



At the moment actually we are anxiously waited for the two kids from Malaysia (Anwar and Intan) to spend their holidays in Dubai. Intan has been YM (yahoo messenging and web conferencing) me every day to ask bila depa nak pegi nih! Tak sabar dah. Babah has already booked tickets for them, InsyaAllah on the 3rd of November depa sampai 'travelling alone' on Malaysian Airlines MAS. This time the are independant, NO adults accompanying them... saja nak bagi depa experience this; eventhough atuk and nenek diorang ni risau benor. Takut hilang atau kena kidnap. hehehe. Actually we are worried too but( from a reliable source) which Riri herself has sent Ali and Harris who were only 8 and 6 at that time to Malaysia on 'travel alone' service. Everything went off smoothly and the children arrived safely in one piece to their grandparents in Kelantan. We were told the MAS staff would assist these children from their points of departure to the final destination in Dubai - in the hand of babah. InsyaAllah. (Tapi kalau hilang camne?) ermm MasyaAllah!!!! Hope Allah ease the journey for them. Ameen.....

6 comments:

tini said...

yayyy istanbul..guarantee tak nyesal Jeda..semua best kat sana tak ada yg tak best... nak beli karpet, beli from govt authorize shop baru tak kena tipu (ada cert. segala). kalu dia cakap boleh deliver better not. my fren buat gitu last2 sampai Malaysia kena tax, dubai shud be the same kena tax 5%. I just hand carry saja, kedai ada bagi bag for the carpets. hassle free.. enjoyyyyy yr trip... i'm sure u will lurrrve it.

mother of two said...

kak ida,
ikut trip pok payne ker? saya pegi trip istanbul tu... jom arrr boleh lagi register kot. at least nana ader kawan... pas tu kita pakat shopping habis-habisan. hohooho:)~

Imeirda said...

Tini... ni dok tabung duit nak beli carpet lah ni...hehehe. Tak pegi lagi pun tahu memang tak menyesal swap to Istanbul. Gonna enjoy the trip n sure shopping sakan.

Shiela, group PP tutup dah. dah ramai pong! Lagi kami bawak anak2 ramai ni (9 orang). Pening pala Pok Payne kalau little monsters ni ada. Tapi InsyaAllah kita bertembung gak kat sana. sure blh shopping spree sakan. Bawaklah camera muncung panjang2 tuh... gambor sure clear n cun punyer. Jumpa di sana......

DaNaSh said...

Syoknye..syoknye..pasal istanbul and i wish i could be the kids..if only..the greatest adventure of all..very very very lucky aaa..auntie yg dah umur ???? tahun pun x merasa lagi.....

Jeeedaaaaa, lagu ni mengingatkan I kat Basith and senior TESL 2..depa perform malam dinner kat KPP dulu tu..aaaallllllaaaaa..sedihnya, syahdunya...

huraz said...

Jeda... istanbul - nak ikut (masuk dalam beg baju u boleh?) Dont worry about the kids travelling alone. MAS very reliable. Masa i kecik2 selalu travel dgn my sister berdua.

Imeirda said...

Danash, Jomlah kita gi... bukan budak2 aje tg blh hv fun, kita yang umur 26 ni pun boleh sakan enjoy the adventure... hehehe

More than words... lagu jiwang Imeirda dulu... tapi memang ingat masa diorang nyanyi lagu nih dulu.

Doll- U pun Doll kalau muat in d suitcase, boleh ikut ajer. Travel alone tu reliable la kan? since u and sister (lama dah tu)pun safe, we ols tawakkal jer... something anew for them.