#4 Carton Milk Cows

Hey you guys!

Talking about places that I want to visit would be difficult as it will be a really really long list. Yepp. I can assure you that. So I just gonna talk about one specific place. Nah, more like one specific country that I really want to visit ever since I was in 3rd grade of elementary school. New Zealand.

I remember it very very well. You guys know the picture on the carton milk? Yea when I was a kid, it showed a picture of black and white cows eating grass on a really big and wide field. Yep. That one. At that time, there was a competition held by this dairy company uhm I dont remember which brand and the prize was to go to New Zealand. Mind you, at that time New Zealand was not very known in my country. At least to people that I know. I meant, come on, I was like what 9 years old so mostly people that I knew are 9??? Hahahah. But the adults did not know that as well for some reason. Or maybe they were just playing on me? Eh? Wut?

When I was a kid, most people (and kids) know USA (we basically only said America though hahaha even though America is a continent. Well, we were kids…), England (yes only England not the whole UK) umm what else… neighbouring countries like Malaysia and Singapore I guess. Well not much basically. So when we were talking about where you wanna go and I mentioned New Zealand, people were confused.

What is that?

Did you just make a random country out of your mouth?

That does not exist!

Well yea that happened. You can imagine my frustration trying to say that it’s real. But then when people asked me what’s in there, my answer was not the best either.

Cows.

Yes. That, my readers, was my answer. My sole answer on what’s in New Zealand. Great.

What? Cows?

Yes, I want to see where milk comes from

But… you can do that here…

“Yes but the cows are different! This one is black and white like in cartoon! I want to see those cows eating grass on a really big field

Oh good Lord.

But yea, I did not get the prize to go to New Zealand and I havent been there until now. So there you go, another travel bucketlist of mine: seeing black and white cows eating grass on a big green field in New Zealand. (you can find my other travel bucketlist here which I have checked wooo!)

Cheers,

Kemmy

Bucketlist Checked: Game of Thrones Tour

Hey you guys!

I posted about my 2019 travel plan previously and said that I want to go to U.K. and Japan. Glad to say that I have fulfilled my wish to go there! Yeaaayy! I also mentioned that I wanted to visit Game of Thrones filming locations as my bucketlist, and some of them, including the studio, are in Northern Ireland hence why I went to Belfast!

From Indonesia, I already booked the tour. So I booked the tour from Game of Thrones Tour. I booked 2 tours from the website which are Belfast Winterfell and Belfast Iron Island (which included Giant’s Causeway and Rope Bridge Adventure). It costed 50 GBP for each tour. Oh and the guides were actors from Game of Thrones!

I was staying in Belfast and the hostel’s name is Belfast International Youth Hostel. I usually book my accommodation from Booking.com as I could pay it later and most of the hostel/hotel offer a no charge cancellation fee. Do click the link if you wanna book the hostel or check the review. I will probably review the hostel in my other post 🙂

Anywaaay guys, lets talk about the tour itself now shall we? Oh wait before that, I want to talk about the GoT exhibition that was being held in Belfast! I arrived there on Friday and after I checked in, I went straight to the exhibition. I kind of forget the price but I think it was almost 20 GBP. There, there were many props that GoT used such as the sword, the clothes etc. You could also listen to the story behind the props from the crew. It was awesome! I, of course, bought many merchandises from the exhibition. Spent. Lots. Of. Moneeeeehh. Eh. It’s fine, right? Hahaha

Jaime Lannister’s hand
The Purple Wedding

On Saturday morning, I left the room for my first tour. The Winterfell Tour! WOOOOOP. There were many people joined the tour and we went there with a bus. The journey took some time and on the road, we watched the GoT behind the scene. Such a fun tour with people who love GoT! We arrived at the Winterfell and wow, looks smaller than I imagine! So the team did some CGI in the production (of course) but what actually amazed me is how they could see something and think “ok! This is it! The castle! The perfect place” I used to make short films etc back in uni but I cant imagine seeing a place or something here and there and think yeah it’s perfect for this scene. Awesome. They also used the same location for different scenes but hey, never really realized that! When we visited the filming locations, the guide showed a before after CGI picture and we watched the scene together. At the end of the tour, we watched an episode from GoT together which was amazing!

The Stark’s Dining Room
Stark, assembleeeee!

On Sunday morning, I got up early again and went to my second tour. The Iron Island. Wooop. Theon Greyjooooy! At first I wanted to back out because when I went to the tour on Saturday, the wind was pretty strong which made it hard for me. It was really cold. And to be honest, the Greyjoy is not my favorite (though I love Theon’s character development!). But then I thought, heck lets do it. In this tour, we went to some other places which are not in the GoT like Carrick-a-Bridge. The wind, just like the other day, was so strong, so we could not use the bridge so we could only look. OH THANK GOD I WAS SO AFRAID OF HEIGHT. But still, the view was beautifully breathtaking. I was a bit surprised to know that not many people know Belfast after I went there because damn, Northern Ireland is beautiful. And I only visited couple of place! Just like the previous tour, we saw the before after CGI and watched the scene.

Greyjoy squad

I really really enjoyed the tour! The guides were nice and it was really cool to talk to them. Especially if you wanna know the casts and crew behind the film. They told us story about how they film it, how they got casted, etc. Oh yeah, we got to wear some props like the Stark’s cloak, sword, the Greyjoy’s clothes etc. AWESOOOMEEE. Yep. For someone who loves GoT that much I flew to Belfast after I was hospitalized for 1 week, it was THAT awesome!

So guys, if you wanna try to do this tour, I am really recommending it. It was really fun! Especially if you enjoy GoT! And you could explore Northern Ireland as well, I find it beautiful. Really beautiful!

Cheers

Kemmy

Living my manga life

Hey you guys!

So right now I’m in Japan (though I’m going back tomorrow huhu) and the travel has been very pleasant! So I love to read manga and watch anime (well not watching anime that much anymore now but still read the manga!).

During my stay here, all of my reference is from the manga and anime (of course). So I am really happy that I can live my manga life here! For example, going to kyoto for school excursion. Well I’m not in school anymore but when I was there, there were many students who were going for a trip. Then I ate crepes like the one female students love to eat in manga.

I can’t wait to post my travel experience here in Japan! I’ve always been wanting to go here and finally I’m here! Oh I haven’t posted anything about my travel to the UK, have I? Oh well I owe you guys at least 2 posts!

Cheers,

Kemmy