Thursday, 28 November 2013

Benefits of Lemon Honey and Cinnamon Honey

As my wedding date gets nearer, I think it's time for me to pick up some healthy diets and lifestyle to maintain good skin and shape. I read online that there are multiple benefits of drinking warm lemon honey water and warm cinnamon honey water. So I started drinking warm lemon honey water in the morning and warm cinnamon honey water before bed.

Benefits of lemon, honey and cinnamon:
1. Cleanse the system
Lemon is effective in flushing out the body waste and helps in detoxification of the body. Honey helps prevent constipation. I've tried it and it's true. Since I started this routine, there's no more constipation for me.
2. Improve immune system
Honey and lemon help to improve the immune system, while cinnamon has anti-bacteria properties and can help to fight flu bugs. 
3. Balance PH levels
Diseases such as cancer thrive well in acidic bodies. Lemon has high content of citric acid, but once in the body, lemon becomes alkaline in nature. Honey and cinnamon has anti-oxidant properties. Hence, honey, cinnamon and lemon can help to prevent cancer.
4. Healthy skin
Honey and lemon help to maintain healthy skin. Lemon have skin whitening effects due to the high content of Vitamin C. I have experimented it myself before. I used to have brown spots and rough skin on my arms. After squeezing out the lemon juice to make lemon honey water, I used the remaining lemon skin and pulp to rub my arms. After a few months, my arms became smoother and the brown spots were lightened too.
5. Freshens breath
Although lemon helps to freshen breath in the morning, it also aggravate my sensitive teeth due to its high content of citric acid because citric acid can erode tooth enamel. Do not brush teeth directly after drinking lemon honey water! There was once when I drank warm lemon honey water first, then I went to brush my teeth immediately. Hell! My teeth got the achy and sensitive feel for the rest of the day. In order to reduce the effects of the citric acid on the teeth, brush teeth before drinking lemon honey water and gargle with salt water or water after drinking lemon honey water.
6. Aids in weight loss
This is the most important reason why I started drinking lemon honey and cinnamon honey water. I had tried drinking lemon honey water many years ago and it was proven to be effective, I have lost about 8Kg in a year. Of course, with the help of exercising and maintain a healthy diet. I read that cinnamon aids in weight loss too as it balances the blood sugar. 
7. Soothes indigestion
The antiseptic properties of honey helps to relieve acidity in the stomach and neutralized the gases, thus help to sooth indigestion. 
8. Reduce cholesterol
Honey and cinnamon help to reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Cinnamon is also beneficial for heart disease and diabetes patients.
9. Relieve menstrual cramp
I read online that cinnamon can relieve menstrual cramp. I usually have super bad cramps but this month, it was not as painful, although I still got the discomfort feel. I shall monitor for another month before I come up with a conclusion.
10. Aids in a good night sleep
Drinking honey before bed can help in having a good night sleep. It will also help our body to burn fats while we are sleeping. Hmm. This is too good to be true.

Effects of lemon
All along I have the impression that eating fruits that are sour will cause my period to come earlier, more painful and heavier flow. But lemon delayed my period instead, until I stopped drinking lemon honey water. The flow was a little bit heavier than previous months though. During my period, I stop taking lemon honey water and replace the morning drink with cinnamon honey water.

I have gastric problems so I actually cut down the amount of lemon I use in the lemon honey water and I must eat breakfast after drinking it. I have read online that people recommend replacing breakfast with lemon honey water. I will not recommend people who have gastric problems to do this. On days when I already feel very hungry in the morning or my stomach is already not comfortable, I will drink cinnamon honey instead.

Buying pure honey
Since I consume honey everyday, I must ensure the honey that I buy is pure, beneficial honey. If I bought those that contain artificial sugar, it will instead do more harm to my body. 

How to identify real, pure honey?
Unfortunately, you can't really tell just by looking at it. But there are a few tips here.
1. Overturn the bottle of honey, it should form a round bubble that will float slowly to the top. If it floats fast, the water content of that bottle of honey is quite high.
2. Drip the honey into a cup, it should drip in a continuous flow. If it break in between, chances are some artificial sugar was added to it.
3. Add a spoonful of honey and put it in a cup of water. Do not stir. 10 minutes later, check back. If the honey does not dissolve, it's real honey. If it dissolves, it probably has artificial sugar and water. Pure honey will not dissolve easily in water, need to stir it for it to dissolve.

Yea, so that's all about lemon honey water and cinnamon honey water that I would like to share. Thanks for reading. Ciao!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Updates: Concept of our house

An update to the concept of our house.

Living Room
After reading up more on Feng Shui, I realised there are other remedies for direct alignment of main door and windows. So I decided not to build a 屏风 at my entrance. I will instead use the round dining table and a round ceiling lamp above the dining table to slow down the flow of 'chi' in my house.

We will still put a shoe cabinet and a bench near the entrancee. I found these pretty benches sold in Qoo10.

And the fake ceiling of our living room, I want it to be curvy shape at the corners instead of 90 degrees angle corners, because Feng Shui don't like sharp corners. Lol..

For our kitchen, after studying our floor plan, we cannot use the picture I posted in my previous post already la. Our kitchen is rectangular in shape and at the other end, there's a door to the service yard and 2 very ugly panels of windows (one set on each side of the door). The power point and water pipes are already fixed by HDB. So we can only do our kitchen cabinet on one side of our kitchen. Nearest to the service yard will be the sink, above the sink, we'll build a dish rack (for drying of the dishes) cabinet.

Next to the sink will be the stove, above the stove will be a open exhaust fan (with the pretty steel one la), and some lights attached to it so there'll be lights shining when we cook.

Next to the stove will be the kitchen cabinets for storage with table top, we want to have hanging kitchen cabinets as well, and install lights at the bottom of the hanging kitchen cabinets to make the table top brighter.

Opposite the kitchen cabinet will be our fridge and we should be putting a table beside the fridge.

Walk-in wardrobe
We read online that open concept walk-in wardrobe will cause the clothes to attract dust and moisture. So, we will get a nice wardrobe with door instead la.  We will put the wardrobe along the length of the room (away from the door side), my dressing table will be opposite the wardrobe and near to the windows. I intend to put some nice benches in the walk-in wardrobe room as well. Benches like the one I mentioned above will be good.

Just realised that HDB has already installed the toilet bowl, basin, shower head, floor tiles and wall tiles for us. The wall tiles, shower head and floor tiles are really ugly. They also installed the old school drainage (the one with many holes and in pale yellow color) for us. I think it will be a major overhaul for our toilets. I don't want the old school drainage, I don't want the wall tiles, the floor tiles and the shower head. Haiz, dunno how much is the overhaul of the 2 toilets going to cost us.

That's our plan for now. When we get the keys, I will go and study the directions of our house and apply the Feng Shui theories I learnt online. Lol.. Till then I will decide on the colors of each area and the material used for the kitchen cabinets etc.

Monday, 25 November 2013


Last Friday, I suddenly woke up in the middle of the night because my tooth hurts badly. I started researching what causes toothache and found many reasons such as tooth decay, abscess tooth, gum infection, gingivitis etc. No matter what reason was it, I am afraid of going to the dentist, or worse, my tooth has to be pluck out.

So I immediately went to brush my teeth in the middle of the night hoping that it will become better. Luckily, it was better when I woke up and the pain gradually disappear on Saturday.

But hell! It came back on Sunday! I start to panic liao, and research for home remedies online and saw many people tried putting minced garlic on the affected tooth. They said garlic can kill bacteria and hence, putting minced garlic on the affected tooth will kill the bacteria that cause the infection.

So, I took a clove of garlic and popped into my mouth and chew it with the teeth at the side of my affected tooth. OMG! It was damnnnn painful and burning! After a few minutes, the burning sensation started to subside and I covered the affected tooth with the garlic for half an hour before rinsing my mouth with salt water and spit out the remaining crushed garlic in my mouth.

My mouth was super stinky with garlic smell la. I went to brush my teeth and I went to sleep. This morning when I woke up, wah, the garlic smell still there. But my tooth was no longer painful. Instead, my cheek was swollen and a small part of my tongue got the burning sensation. I think the garlic was so strong that it not only killed the bacteria, it also burnt my cheek and tongue.

Anyway, today I kept gargling salt water to reduce the swelling of my cheek. Hopefully, I will recover soon. Garlic, proven by Jiajia, that it can really kill bacteria, although it nearly killed my tongue and cheek too. Okay, powerful garlic, give it my nod of approval.

One thing to take note. We should not take excessive garlic as it might cause body odour, try to limit to one clove of raw garlic per day for adults.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

A rough concept of our house..

Recently there're a lot of updates about our Seng Kang BTO on the Facebook page. Some have news from reliable sources that we might be able to receive the letter in Dec or Jan. Many of them have already started sourcing for IDs and shopping for furniture. But we, being in Italy, couldn't do any of these. The most that we can do is to surf Courts and Ikea websites to look for furniture ideas and using the Homestyler program to roughly draw out the plan for our house.

So here's the 2D image of the rough idea we have for our house. We're keeping the renovation simple and splurge on buying beautiful furniture.
Home in Living Room, Family Room, Bedroom, Office Room, Bathroom, Kitchen
Living Room
We want a sky blue and white theme for the living room. So we intend to paint one side of the wall sky blue while the other walls remain white color, and to hang a huge painting on the wall as decoration. We should be getting white Sofa and TV console. For the curtains and carpet, I hope I can find sky blue ones. I want to put one or two floor cushion or bean bag to make the living room more cosy. Then there's also the coffee table and dining table and chairs, these will fill my living room.

We want to put a built-in shoe cabinet with a 屏风 or some other designs near the main door. Because according to feng shui, if it's a straight line from your main door to the big window, then you need something tall enough in between to block it. Hubby wants to put a small bench beside the shoe cabinet too. But all these have to see if we have ample space la.

I got a sample picture that I wanna copy. Nice?

Master Bedroom
Hmm. Initially, I want my bedroom walls to be pink color. Hubby is also okay with pink but I scared pink bedroom 招桃花 so I need to check about feng shui first before I decide on the color. I think some cute couple wall stickers on the walls as decoration will be sweet and cute. Anyway, our bedroom will just have a queen size bed, 2 night tables, a small cabinet and a lazy chair. No TV, no wardrobes. Simple, nice and conducive eh. Lol..

Walk-in wardrobe
We will convert the room nearer to the master bedroom into a walk-in wardrobe, but not a built-in one. So that it's open to changes in case we want to use that room for other purpose in future. My dressing table will also be in this room. So, we will be shopping for wardrobe that dun have doors! I found this in Ikea''s brochure and I think it suits us well.

Study room
The other room shall be our study room. Just a long table to put 2 computers, and a book cabinet will be all for this room. Oh, hubby wants to put a world map wall sticker as decoration.

No idea for toilet yet. Just a toilet bowl, a sink and a shower area. Okay, that's 废话!

Yup, so that's about it for the rough concept of our house. Oh, the lighting. For the living room, we'll have fake ceiling at the sides and corners to install the spot lights. In the middle of the living room and at the dining table, we'll have a lamp fixed on the ceiling. For bedroom, just fake ceiling at the sides and corners to install the spot lights is enough. The other rooms, kitchen and toilets, we'll just use normal lighting lor.

We're now looking online for reviews on good and reasonable-priced IDs and contractors. One of our shortlisted ones is D'Trenzo. Any other recommendations or comments about IDs and contractors are welcome!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Roadhouse Grill (Italy Gallarate): Great Deals Thursday and Sunday!

Went to a restaurant called Roadhouse Grill near our house. It has great deals on Thursday and Sunday of the week.

For Sunday Super Deal, they have the All-You-Can-Eat Ribs at 10 Euros (usual price at 14.90 Euros and without the All-You-Can-Eat deal)! Yes! You did not see wrongly, ribs at 10 Euros and you can keep adding because it's All-You-Can-Eat! The ribs come with a side, either steamed potato or fries. With this promo, you could add ribs (not the fries and potato) as and when you want, it will come in half rack for each additional order.

One thing I love about this deal, it is not compulsory for me to order the All-You-Can-Eat Ribs when my hubby ordered it. I can never find such generous deals in Singapore as the restaurants usually will make it compulsory if one of the diners ordered the All-You-Can-Eat deal, his companions will have to order that as well. But here, I ordered salad while my hubby ordered the All-You-Can-Eat Ribs, and we openly shared the ribs. No issues, no worries, and our final bill turned out quite cheap lol. We think they have a very good spirit: If we dare to have the All-You-Can-Eat deal, we are not scared of you ordering! Love it!

Dun be fooled by the appearance of the ribs, it's actually very juicy and tasty. We were kinda disappointed when we first saw the ribs but it turned out to be good! Yum yum..

For Thursday Super Deal, all their Roadhouse Burgers are on half price! We went and hubby ordered the Maxi Burger at 6.45 Euros (usual price at 12.90 Euros)! It was seriously huge with 500 grams of meat, and it's bigger than my face! Hubby was full when he finished only half of the burger and we dabao the other half and the fries lol.. Sia suay la. The Italian guys who ordered this can really finish the whole plate! O.O

There were also other days we went when there's no promo la., we not so yao gui one la, go only when there's promo lol.. I ordered their ribeye steak. OMG, it's so delicious, juicy, tender and fragrant! It comes with a side, either steam potatoes, fries, salad or spinach. I had the steam potato la, but I was too overwhelmed by the steak that I forgot to take pics of the side dish heehee..

Feel like having a meal there? They have many branches in Italy, check it out here. Writing this post make me so hungry now! Arghh!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Our experience at Osservatorio Astronomico, Varese

Hubby booked an appointment with Osservatorio Astronomico (Astronomical Observatory) for a visit on Saturday.

But stupid us got the time wrong and we under-estimated the time required to get to the Observatory. It was already closing when we were there. It took us about half an hour to drive up the winding roads to get to the entrance and walk further in, climbing steep slopes. The Observatory has to be at a place where there's minimal lights, so have to walk deep deep inside. Seriously, all the places with beautiful scenery or nature require me to walk until I wanna die.

Since the Observatory was already closed, we walked out to the entrance and watched the sunset.

Beautiful sunset, the moon, lakes, city lights and a very bright star (we guessed it's Venus) all in one pic. The very bright star looks very faint in this pic. It's the small tiny bright dot in the middle of the sky.

While admiring the sunset, we saw lightning bolts shining from a huge piece of dark cloud from a far! Wah, I have never seen lightning bolts from this angle before. Hubby managed to capture a pic with the lightning bolts.

Along the orange color horizon on the left side, there's a huge piece of dark cloud. The orange light, shining from the dark clouds, which resembles the color of the city lights, is the lightning bolt we saw. And the very bright star is very obvious in this pic.

Anyway, when the sky was getting dark, we started experimenting some silly stuffs. Hubby sets his camera for long exposure while we drew/write various things with flash lights to get these effects.

Me drawing heart shape

I posed in this position for 5 seconds on each side to get this effect.. Lol..

Hubby is good at writing mirror image.. So let him do the writing..

Some stars in the sky. Moon was very bright that night so the stars were less visible.

So, we came back for the Observatory tour on Sunday again. There're many low lying clouds on Sunday and we were walking in the misty misty woods. Wow! Got the fairy tale feel leh, made me thought of the scene where Snow White got lost in the woods and met the Seven Dwarfs.. Lol.. Anyway, it's autumn now la, so no snow but the trees were botak already and the ground was filled with fallen brown leaves.

We met the guide, Luca, when we were climbing the steep slopes up and I was panting like mad. We were again quite late and he was knocking off soon. But he was so nice, he walked back to the Observatory with us and guided us around.

Our nice guide Luca. I will give him 10 out of 10 for his passion towards astronomy and his tour. ^-^

Some background of the Observatory. It's standing at 1200 meters above sea level and it's the only one in Italy that has 3 domes. The number of clear days was about 1/3 of the year at this Observatory, not considered excellent. We were shown some pictures of the moving stars, nebulas etc. taken by the telescopes in the Observatory. Luca told us that they took hours to take pictures of the moving stars and they have to adjust the angle of the telescope accurately.

Then, we were brought into the dome where we saw the 70 cm reflecting telescope.

Luca explained how the telescope works, how the dome can rotate so that the astronomers can choose the exact location that they want to observe. Luca also provided some information on how the astronomers determine the stages of the life of a star, like whether is it dying. The tour lasted for about 45 minutes.

They have the night tour to view stars which we thought was even more interesting as we could really use the telescopes to see the stars in the sky. Luca said that from now till February are the months of Jupiter, he also mentioned some other months will be the months of Saturn (I can't remember which months). Hubby already registered for the night star gazing tour in December. Hopefully, there's nice weather and we will be able to see the stars. Yippee!

When we were out of the Observatory, we noted a signboard pointing to Terrace Paranomica. So we went up the stairs to take a look and this was what we saw.

The views were beautiful but it was super duper windy and freezing cold up there. Dunno what happened but it seemed like there's strong wind suddenly.

And it's confirmed that there's strong winds throughout the area. Even when we're back in Gallarate, the wind was strong and freezing cold with speed of 46 km/h! In such weather, it's best to stay at our warm and cosy little home.

The we were curious. If Gallarate's wind speed was 46 km/h, what would be the wind speed on the Observatory? We checked and it's 68 km/h, with strongest gust of wind at 104 km/h. Woah! I think I will get blown away if I am still there. Scary..

Alright, so that's all for our astronomical weekend!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Nature beauty of Switzerland

Weekend road trip to the beautiful Switzerland, it's really one of our favourite country. Hubby says driving in Switzerland is not tiring at all because everywhere is so beautiful. This time, we drove through the Furka Pass and Grimsel Pass to the Jungfrau region.

Furka Pass
It's a winding road up the mountains, and I really meant up, up and up. 

1/4 way up.. It says this road appeared in James Bond film - Goldfinger in a car-chasing scene. Wah, car chasing on such winding road, so dangerous.

Half way up 

3/4 way up?! The winding lane along the mountains was the road that we drove. I must give credit to hubby. I can never ever drive on such winding roads even though Switzerland really did a good job in maintaining the roads.

And we reached a landmark along the Furka Pass, Hotel Restaurant Belvedere.

The highlight is not the Hotel la. From this hotel, you can walk to the Rhone Glacier and the Ice Grotto (an ice tunnel)! It's really near. But we chose the wrong time to go. The path to the glacier and grotto is only open from May till mid October. It was closed when we were there. So sad :'( We could only take pictures from afar.

Rhone Glacier

A beautiful turquoise color lake we saw near the glacier. The photo didn't bring out the real beauty of the lake. In this picture, not so nice leh.  

Grimsel Pass
We planned to continue to Grimsel Pass to admire beautiful scenery along the way to the Jungfrau region but we turned at the wrong junction and lost our way. We were delayed for an hour plus and it was already dark when we reached Grimsel Pass. It was only 5 pm, it gets dark really early. Along Grimsel Pass was the Tottensee lake which was a lake up in the middle of the mountains, and some dams and reservoirs. Anyway, I think Furka Pass was more awesome than Grimsel.

Although it was dark, I could still see glimpses of the magnificent mountains surrounding us. The mountains gave me different feel in the day and at night. In the day, I could see the magnificent mountains clearly and it gave me a happy and shiok feel like 'Wow! That's spectacular and the scenery was so pretty!' But in the night, I felt sad and sorrow looking at the surrounding mountains, it's like the mountains had untold stories. I always have such thoughts when we're in the mountainous areas. Dun ask me why I got such weird feelings. I also dunno.

Lauterbrunnen - Staubbach Falls
The next day, we drove to Lauterbrunnen, a small town in the middle of the mountains. The surrounding was so serene and beautiful. No wonder almost all hotels were sold out and we didn't get to stay here :S

We parked our car at the Lauterbrunnen Railway Station and walked to Staubbach Falls. It was very visible from Lauterbrunnen, just a 15 minutes walk to get to Staubbach Falls.

The path to go up the cliff and behind the waterfall will only be open until mid October again. But we were lucky this time as the weather that day was superb so the path was open.

Although it's not a difficult hike up, I was still panting when it was only half way lol. I long time no exercise already. Be prepared to get wet at the last part of the path, lucky my jacket got a hoodie. It was damn beautiful! We were lucky that there's strong sunlight and we saw a rainbow! The rainbow doesn't last very long, only for that mere 3 minutes, after that, the rainbow started to fade.

Perfectly curved rainbow!

Me happily hiking down. Actually legs were already aching lol.. Hubby say I old lady Jia. >:(

Klein Scheidegg
Since hubby and I have already went Jungfraujoch before, we decided not to waste money to go up because it was super expensive. From Lauterbrunnen to Jungfraujoch,  it's 177 CHF per person. So we chose to go Klein Scheidegg instead, it's cheaper at 56 CHF per person. Klein Schediegg is the interchange station where people change train to go Junfraujoch. At Klein Scheidegg, it's already 2061 meters above sea level. 

We had our lunch at a restaurant in Klein Scheidegg. Love the feel of chilling out and having a hot yummy meal facing the awesome snow mountains. The food served was really good.

Bratwurst with Rosti and sauerkraut

Macaroni and potatoes with cheese. The chef added some apple sauce to this dish. The apple sauce complemented the dish so well, it'll be too creamy and rich to finish the whole plate if not for the apple sauce. Oh, at the top of the dish was scallions,  which we put in our dried or soup noodles as garnish one. Surprising that this traditional Switzerland dish uses scallions too. 中西合并! 

After lunch, we roamed around Klein Scheidegg and followed a hiking trail towards Eiger Glacier. It was really steep at some point and tired die me after 45 minutes of hiking, my legs went a bit wobbly and I had a hard time catching my breath. Lousy Jia because I saw ah ma and ah pek hiking that route as well -.-'''

Tired die me..

Rewarded with spectacular views after 45 mins of hiking. The sky was bluish and pretty that day. Hubby kept lamenting that his camera didn't do justice. Lol..

Eiger Glacier

We're still a distance away from the glacier. I was too tired la and it was running late so we didn't continue walking. And we took the train back to Lauterbrunnen. 

Beatenberg and Lake Thun
We drove to Interlaken and decided to roam around and find some nice spots to enjoy the view of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Interlaken was situated between these 2 lakes, hence the name.

So we anyhow drove around and eventually went up the mountains again. This time we're at Beatenberg and we are able to see the top down view of Interlaken and Lake Thun. Haiz, but it's getting dark.

The snowy mountain behind us was Jungfraujoch

Trummelbach Falls
The next day we went Trummelbach Falls. Trummelbach Falls was a series of waterfalls inside the mountains, and we're able to walk around and in the mountains to see the 10 waterfalls. Trummelbach alone drains the mighty glacier defiles of Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau. It was an amazing experience and we have to salute the people who built the pathway and the elevator in the mountains.

After buying the ticket (11 CHF per person), we took the elevator up into the mountain. Hubby was amazed by the engineering and idea of building this elevator.

Elevator moving up in the mountain

Oh, the guy operating the elevator told us that the day we went was the last operating day of Trummelbach Falls, after that it will be closed for the winter months.

We got out of the elevator and started climbing stairs to see the series of waterfalls. The water flows really fast and furious. When we were in the mountain, we could only hear the thunderous sounds of water. Hubby had to shout in order for me to hear what he was talking. Below will be the bunch of photos we took at Trummelbach.

Tiny Jia in this pic

Pathway built in the mountain

The shadow looks like a human head hor? Dunno why got this shadow leh, it was quite dark in the cave, only some sunlight shone in through some gaps.

The down jacket make me look so fat.. Arghh

Flight of steps we climbed

The waterfall is like a cinema screen.. Lol..

Aare Gorge and Reichenbach Falls
Reichenbach falls is the place where Sherlock Holmes fell and died in the story. I didn't read Sherlock Holmes la, so I also dun really know exactly what happened at Reichenbach Falls. Anyway, the Funiculare to Reichenbach Falls was closed when we were there, it opened only until mid October. Otherwise, there's combine tickets for Aare Gorge and the funiculare up to Reichenbach Falls at 13.50 CHF per person.

Hubby with Sherlock Holmes

So we drove back to Aare Gorge, it's just 3 minutes drive away, and we had our lunch at Aare Gorge restaurant. Woo.. Yummy.

Pork with mushroom sauce and Rosti. I must say Switzerland Rosti tasted really good. 

Pumpkin soup, it's sweet and has a tinge of curry flavour in it. Didn't think that pumpkin and curry could blend so well together! Delicious.. Nom nom..

After lunch, we started exploring Aare Gorge. It was also the last day of operation when we were there, after that it will be closed for winter months. So cannot miss it ah. Paid 7.50 CHF per person for the tickets and off we went for the Gorge walk.

It's again an amazing experience to walk through the Gorge. Hubby was fascinated by the idea of building pathway along the cliff so that people could walk through the Gorge. It took us 45 minutes to get to the other end of the Gorge. Along the walkway, there're water dripping from the rocks at certain points, so a hoodie will again be useful. Again, a bunch of photos of Aare Gorge below.

Before we enter the Gorge

Start liao..

The other end of the Gorge. This is the East Entrance, it was already closed in mid October. Otherwise, usually in the summer months, you could choose one of the entrance to visit Aare Gorge.

People are so tiny as compared to the Gorge

Beautiful lights in the darker part of the Gorge. Was told that certain days during the summer months, the Gorge would be open at night and lights would lit up the Gorge.

Okie, and it's time to drive back to Italy. Our original plan was to drive through the Susten Pass which again was a winding road up the mountains to see spectacular views. But the Pass was closed as the previous night was snowing and the road was blocked by snow, so we took the longer route back. Along the way, we stopped by some lookout points and took pictures.

It's getting dark after we started driving for a while. There're no street lamps even on highways so the surroundings was super dark. I looked up the sky and saw many twinkle twinkle little stars! Hubby found a car park to stop and we star gazed for a while. It was so cold, and the surrounding was so dark, but we were so happy because the sky was really full of twinkle stars!

Love the feeling of star gazing. I dunno how to describe how I felt at that time, but it's the feel of happiness, romance and I just hope I could lie down and watch the glittering stars forever.

Anyway, we had to continue our journey home after admiring the stars for half an hour. Hubby had booked an appointment with the Astronomy Observatory at Sacre Monte tomorrow night. Hee, so we will be star gazing again. I hope the weather will turn out great for us to see stars.

That's all for my Switzerland trip! Oh one last thing, Switzerland according to our standards, is really expensive. But we spend until very happy and we still love Switzerland! Lol.. Planning another trip to Swiss soon. ^-^