2015 Croatia 克羅地亞自駕遊: Accommodation 住宿篇 – Zagreb

Apartment Owner: Tatjana Novak
Apartment Address: Ulica Ljudevita Gaja 4, Zagreb, City of Zagreb 10000, Croatia

計劃克羅地亞(Croatia)行程的同時,也查看當地的住宿,比較過酒店跟民宿的分別,酒店大多是比較殘舊而且酒店式間格大小的房間,既然克羅地亞的生活價格指數相對大部分歐洲國家低,以酒店的價錢,但若選擇民宿,住宿空間卻大得多,而且更有家的感覺。這是第二次在Airbnb訂民宿(對上一次在Zurich),知道Airbnb會從中收取service charge 12%,即住客要多付戶主所收取的費用,但就當是相方在不認識情況下買一個保障。

這間位於Zagreb市中心的民宿非常方便,因為計劃坐長途飛機後,先到步休息充足和熟識當地環境後才駕車到克羅地亞(Croatia)的城市,所以由機場到Zagreb市,是坐airport shuttle bus,Zagreb機場不大,拿過行李,在機場銀行兌換當地貨幣Kuna過後(只要帶備EURO兌換便可。EUR1 ~ HKD8.19 ~ KUNA7.57),再到Tourist Information Centre取city map和information brochures(不過其實市中心也有Tourist Information Centre),一出機場便很容易看到機場巴士站,每半小時一班,每位Kuna 30,半小時左右便到離市中心不遠的巴士總站,可以步行前往住宿地點,也可以轉坐Tram No. 6,第五個站下車,住宿在Ulica Ljudevita Gaja街,正正在Hotel Dubrovnik所在,行前少許便是4號,到步前跟Tatjana說好時間,她會在大廈門前迎接,大廈沒有電梯,要抬行李上兩層樓,不過位置很方便,到市中心景點完全可以步行前往,Dolac Market也數分鐘便到,買到所有食材和手信。Tatjana也很有心提供所有用品,讓人完全沒有離家住酒店的感覺。雖然apartment位置方便,樓下便是cafe,人來人往,但只要一關上窗,便零嘈音,隔音做得相當出色。apartment單位也佈置得很有心意,好舒服,沖涼熱水也不缺,非常充足,而且屋內每個角落包括浴室有齊heater,在三四月還是冬季是不可少。

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We initially booked another apartment in Zagreb through booking.com, mainly because of the lovely modern interior design, in the end we decided to cancel that booking and pay an extra to stay two nights at Tatjana’s apartment through Airbnb. And to be honest, it worth the money.

This is our first time visiting Croatia. Tatjana is very nice, friendly and helpful. She provided all information we needed to get to her apartment by public transport. She met us in front of the apartment building patiently even though our flight was delayed for two hours to Zagreb. As we rented a car to continue our journey in Croatia after Zagreb, Tatjana also explained in very details about how we could get to the place where we picked up the car.

We also can tell Tatjana is a very thoughtful person by staying at her apartment. She provides everything we needed during the stay at the apartment, it includes not only the basic stuffs where fully furnished apartment would have but also some tiny little stuffs like laundry liquid and hanger, cooking oil and seasoning, cling wrap, etc. She also prepared the fruits, bottled water and juices for us. We didn’t need to worry anything but only needed to buy the food we needed for ourselves.

The apartment is very spacious and clean. Location is ideal. If you are not planning to drive, you can still easily get to the apartment by airport shuttle bus and tram. All attractions in the city area are within walking distance, if not going far away from the city, there is no need to take any transportation at all. The Dolac Market is just less than five minutes walk from the apartment, we could easily buy fresh local produce and souvenirs from there. Anything we bought, we could always walk back and leave it at the apartment without carrying them around all day.

We have had a very good travel experience in Zagreb because of staying at Tatjana’s place.

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最近發現一個都幾有趣的現象,這是源於昨天在中環IFC的Panino Giusto吃過午餐後所啟發的,明白雖然Panino Giusto這間意大利餐廳採用self-service的Cafe型式作業,但卻忘記了以客為主(customer-oriented)的重點,如果價錢訂在high-end路線,但未能提供相對應的質素,這不單是食物、而是指整體質素,實在令人難以明白為何要pay a premium for a lower standard of dining experience。或者Panino Giusto是self-service型式Cafe,但對首次到訪的客人並不一定清楚當中的狀況,至今還清楚記得昨天給那位waiter狠狠地敎訓的不快經歷,如果那位waiter能明白以客人為主的大原則,懂得用另一種方法解釋給客人知道明白的話,整件事情與結果可以很不一樣。

然後今天在中環置地廣場內的L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Cafe買三文治,又目激另一單可笑的事,同樣地是cafe,同樣是premium的價格,但原來作為客人也要死板地依足餐廳的遊戲規則才能付款消費,否則坐下了,也請先離座,洗牌再玩才可以入坐,其實如果能以客為主,如果懂得彈性處理,便可給客人留下美好的印象,比投資marketing promotion更有作用。

當美心、大快活、大家樂這些大眾化本地快餐店努力向前走得很快,講求服務和食物,可笑的是那些高級米芝蓮級cafe,卻未能保持相對質素,很令人費解 。

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盧凱彤 Ellen Loo – Autoharp 樂器教學

盧凱彤 Ellen Loo – Autoharp 樂器教學

Freespace Fest 2014


「貪玩辣車車 | 星空滋味行」

一向喜歡品嘗美食,從前只會在FB打咭作記錄,為了更有系統的記錄,最近的起心肝建立了見習食家的food blog,跟openrice的分別,是客觀地以相片為主導,完全是從客人角度出發,沒有收取commission,也沒有商業成份。

「貪玩辣車車 | 星空滋味行」- http://toastiesmonster.blogspot.hk

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Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 索菲特十六浦酒店(澳門)

2014年的生日選擇在澳門渡過,為了遠離人群,酒店選了十六浦索菲特酒店(Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16),享受沒有賭場一面的澳門文化。因為生日關係,酒店貼心地把房間upgrade至Suite,並送上半磅的生日蛋糕到房間。

酒店只有室外泳池,而十一月的天氣已經冷得無法下水,只能躺在池邊看看書。另外也有健身室,不過必須穿著運動服及運動鞋才能使用。

因為房間不包早餐,因為不想花時間出外搵食,所以便自費吃酒店的自助早餐,不過老實說,水準很差,令人有失去食欲的力量,雖然有多款鮮果汁,但當問侍應時,回應是全部都售完,只有橙汁,$132一位的自助早餐,極有被騙的感覺。

另外酒店也有Spa,跟酒店是獨立運作。

酒店:Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 澳門十六浦索菲特酒店
地址:Rua do Visconde Paco de Arcos, Macao 澳門巴素打爾古街

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So Spa (Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16)

生日除了要跟心愛的人和朋友相聚,還是扮靚的好時機,於澳門十六浦索菲特酒店內的So Spa (Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16)享受Aroma Massage。星期一至四的價格比其他日子平宜$100,另外再加送15mins的body scrub。之前還可享用jacuzzi,sauna及hot steam。

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酒店:Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 澳門十六浦索菲特酒店
地址:Rua do Visconde Paco de Arcos, Macao 澳門巴素打爾古街


Honda Fit Hybrid 2015

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