Miffa Chan


Chan sisters’ wild weekend in Andorra
April 9, 2006, 7:27 pm
Filed under: Chan family, Travel
Updated: you can see our pictures here
Miffa and Miffu visited Father Bunny’s country and the Pyrinees, a lot of fun and a lot to explain, but by now I leave you with this nice caption of my sister.
She dare to defy her sister… No way An Aston will be an Aston and will outperform any car with its performace and of course its STYLE.

we had time to think about how to improve our blog adding categories, but blogger does not support them. This is our first approach…, second one is thinking about WordPress.

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Chan sisters’ wild weekend in Andorra
April 9, 2006, 7:27 pm
Filed under: Chan family, Travel
Updated: you can see our pictures here
Miffa and Miffu visited Father Bunny’s country and the Pyrinees, a lot of fun and a lot to explain, but by now I leave you with this nice caption of my sister.
She dare to defy her sister… No way An Aston will be an Aston and will outperform any car with its performace and of course its STYLE.

we had time to think about how to improve our blog adding categories, but blogger does not support them. This is our first approach…, second one is thinking about WordPress.

blog.miffa.net



A bunny guide to visit Amsterdam
April 5, 2006, 5:10 am
Filed under: Travel

Father bunny actually hates this city, it’s not anything about the city itself and more about circumstances (he told me) anyway he has been there quite a few times, mostly in business trips but last time he took me with him.

A friend of us, Pat Bunny asked Father Bunny for some advice, but he totally ruined his laptop and he lost all his data….

Thank good I’m an ultra efficient little bunny that collected all kind of info for other bunny travellers.

So here we go.

We assume you ‘re going to stay just a couple of days, may be three maximum, so we will focus just in Amsterdam center (centrum).

  • Getting directions in this city is not easy, too many channels and two many circle streets are confusing.
  • Central station is meeting point no 1
  • Focus on centrum means inner part delimited by Amstel Channel
  • They charge you for a map, but you can get some nice ones free (pointed Papa that belong to “Closed fist brotherhood”)
  • Museums are a must in this city, but long lines to enter arise. Be patient
  • Prices are similar than in you country (Europe) but double check! (come on! Father bunny leave future travel alone !)

Before getting there , you‘d better check

http://www.holland.com/amsterdam/gb/

How to get

This is a big problem, don’t ask me for advice , I had a lot of problems with Iberia and Father Bunny got mad. So mad that Iberia paid us 250 euro to get rid of us.


Once you arrive to Schipool airport, try to get a bus. Ok, you’re not in the mood and you want to spend abut 100 €, take a taxi. Nice Mercedes with GPS though.

Trains run every 10 minutes (airport train schedule) from platforms 1 and 2 in the main arrival plaza and cost just € 3.40 for a single journey. Have change on hand to use the ticket machines to avoid the lines and € 0.50 surcharge at the ticket office

Accommodation

You can find a nice hotel in the center for about 100 €, we do not recommend to get one in the suburbs (because you will loose money & time). If you have time and patience try some internet hotel reservation tools. We suggest to check Nh hotels

Moving around

Use a rented bicycle, it’s fun and cheap, or use the trams – see below. If you have time and you’re a good traveller, not as Father bunny, check this site and then get a City Pass

Not to miss

We suggest you to rent a bike, it’s not cheap, but affordable and it will give you the ability to move faster and to integrate yourself into the city’s mood. But beware cycling there is not easy, cheaper bikes (guess what Father Bunny rented) are tricky if you are not used to (braking) and a must is to buy the mega-premium insurance.


Bike robbers are everywhere so make sure you understand the instructions they gave you. Always use all the lockers they provided or you’ll en paying for a Mercedes and not for a bike.
Natives are not very polite when cycling so, expect to hear them yelling and ringing you as hell. (I really can’t understand what Father bunny said about that)

  • Rent from well know places as www.bikecity.nl
  • Secure your bike the best you will be able to do (both tyres and frame to a pole)


Trams

They’re definitely the essence of this city. Get a pass, and if you’re in Central Station get the circular line that gives you a tourist panorama view of the city for very little money.

Spots

Museums

Rijksmuseum: may be it is not fully open but it’s collection –Masterpieces– is a must. Father Bunny said that has nothing to do against “El Prado” and really we were in line for a lot of time for just some stuff. Anyways a must.

Van Gogh museum: up to you, if you like his work, go ahead, but entry fees and lines are stratospheric, so u decide. Nice spot and surrounding area. A must to see and to be according to all city guides check here

Science centre NEMO: We wanted to go there, but we had not the time to go. A must if you travel with children. Attractions change regularly, check the homepage to get the latest word.

Maritime Museum: a former arsenal of the Dutch Navy, over 300 years old. Another nice spot to visit that we missed.

Stedelijk Museum: is the city’s modern and contemporary art museum, We have not been there, so is up to you again

Anne Frank house: we just decided not to visit, (Father bunny said it was a rip off)

Sights:

Flower market: nice and colourful, hundreds of tulips that you can buy and try to make them grow. No nice ultra sweet carrot though…

Dam square: In the very centre and heart of Amsterdam, you will pass several time by this place

Rembrandtplein: A nice place to have dinner or have a drink during the evening, there’s a nh hotel there, but may be very expensive and too noisy

Red light district: Every time is more concentrated in just a couple of streets. Personally I did not like it. Loud British drinking beer in the pubs and in the streets, sex shop and sex shows with – we saw a complete bus of Chinese businessmen queing- and hookers inside windows with red light. No pictures are allowed and some streets are not very safe by night.

Coffe shops: Plenty of them with a crowd of adolescents paying tribute to Mr. Marley (Bob).


Canal cruises:
A must, but pay a little more and get inside a nice boat where a regular (but nice) supper is served with live music. Enjoyable even if your little bunny is coming with you.

Heineken beer experience: if you like beer and want to know how they made it.

Diamond stores: Free tour, close to Van Gogh museum store. Interesting

Nijntje store: you will find a lot of Miffy merchandise but no one so beatiful like Miffu and Me

More: ask Miffa and she will answer you question



A bunny guide to visit Amsterdam
April 5, 2006, 5:10 am
Filed under: Travel

Father bunny actually hates this city, it’s not anything about the city itself and more about circumstances (he told me) anyway he has been there quite a few times, mostly in business trips but last time he took me with him.

A friend of us, Pat Bunny asked Father Bunny for some advice, but he totally ruined his laptop and he lost all his data….

Thank good I’m an ultra efficient little bunny that collected all kind of info for other bunny travellers.

So here we go.

We assume you ‘re going to stay just a couple of days, may be three maximum, so we will focus just in Amsterdam center (centrum).

  • Getting directions in this city is not easy, too many channels and two many circle streets are confusing.
  • Central station is meeting point no 1
  • Focus on centrum means inner part delimited by Amstel Channel
  • They charge you for a map, but you can get some nice ones free (pointed Papa that belong to “Closed fist brotherhood”)
  • Museums are a must in this city, but long lines to enter arise. Be patient
  • Prices are similar than in you country (Europe) but double check! (come on! Father bunny leave future travel alone !)

Before getting there , you‘d better check

http://www.holland.com/amsterdam/gb/

How to get

This is a big problem, don’t ask me for advice , I had a lot of problems with Iberia and Father Bunny got mad. So mad that Iberia paid us 250 euro to get rid of us.


Once you arrive to Schipool airport, try to get a bus. Ok, you’re not in the mood and you want to spend abut 100 €, take a taxi. Nice Mercedes with GPS though.

Trains run every 10 minutes (airport train schedule) from platforms 1 and 2 in the main arrival plaza and cost just € 3.40 for a single journey. Have change on hand to use the ticket machines to avoid the lines and € 0.50 surcharge at the ticket office

Accommodation

You can find a nice hotel in the center for about 100 €, we do not recommend to get one in the suburbs (because you will loose money & time). If you have time and patience try some internet hotel reservation tools. We suggest to check Nh hotels

Moving around

Use a rented bicycle, it’s fun and cheap, or use the trams – see below. If you have time and you’re a good traveller, not as Father bunny, check this site and then get a City Pass

Not to miss

We suggest you to rent a bike, it’s not cheap, but affordable and it will give you the ability to move faster and to integrate yourself into the city’s mood. But beware cycling there is not easy, cheaper bikes (guess what Father Bunny rented) are tricky if you are not used to (braking) and a must is to buy the mega-premium insurance.


Bike robbers are everywhere so make sure you understand the instructions they gave you. Always use all the lockers they provided or you’ll en paying for a Mercedes and not for a bike.
Natives are not very polite when cycling so, expect to hear them yelling and ringing you as hell. (I really can’t understand what Father bunny said about that)

  • Rent from well know places as www.bikecity.nl
  • Secure your bike the best you will be able to do (both tyres and frame to a pole)


Trams

They’re definitely the essence of this city. Get a pass, and if you’re in Central Station get the circular line that gives you a tourist panorama view of the city for very little money.

Spots

Museums

Rijksmuseum: may be it is not fully open but it’s collection –Masterpieces– is a must. Father Bunny said that has nothing to do against “El Prado” and really we were in line for a lot of time for just some stuff. Anyways a must.

Van Gogh museum: up to you, if you like his work, go ahead, but entry fees and lines are stratospheric, so u decide. Nice spot and surrounding area. A must to see and to be according to all city guides check here

Science centre NEMO: We wanted to go there, but we had not the time to go. A must if you travel with children. Attractions change regularly, check the homepage to get the latest word.

Maritime Museum: a former arsenal of the Dutch Navy, over 300 years old. Another nice spot to visit that we missed.

Stedelijk Museum: is the city’s modern and contemporary art museum, We have not been there, so is up to you again

Anne Frank house: we just decided not to visit, (Father bunny said it was a rip off)

Sights:

Flower market: nice and colourful, hundreds of tulips that you can buy and try to make them grow. No nice ultra sweet carrot though…

Dam square: In the very centre and heart of Amsterdam, you will pass several time by this place

Rembrandtplein: A nice place to have dinner or have a drink during the evening, there’s a nh hotel there, but may be very expensive and too noisy

Red light district: Every time is more concentrated in just a couple of streets. Personally I did not like it. Loud British drinking beer in the pubs and in the streets, sex shop and sex shows with – we saw a complete bus of Chinese businessmen queing- and hookers inside windows with red light. No pictures are allowed and some streets are not very safe by night.

Coffe shops: Plenty of them with a crowd of adolescents paying tribute to Mr. Marley (Bob).


Canal cruises:
A must, but pay a little more and get inside a nice boat where a regular (but nice) supper is served with live music. Enjoyable even if your little bunny is coming with you.

Heineken beer experience: if you like beer and want to know how they made it.

Diamond stores: Free tour, close to Van Gogh museum store. Interesting

Nijntje store: you will find a lot of Miffy merchandise but no one so beatiful like Miffu and Me

More: ask Miffa and she will answer you question