Sunday, October 16, 2011

Road Trip to Birmingham & Visit National Sea Life Centre

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Back in few years during my summer degree program, weekend use to be our favourite day because no class was conducted and most of the time, we fully utilised our weekend by joining the school's trip or organise by our own. Unlike currently where I had my class on most weekend and worst case scenario was my class start from 10 am until 9pm - soon I'm gonna be zombie.

Out of sudden, 2 of my group assignment members suggest that we should try for a road trip. It's was a brilliant idea but unfortunately non of us has even reached the age of 25 at that moment. In United Kingdom, to rent a car, besides having a valid car license, you should at least 25 and above. But thanks God, one of my housemate who was eventually 25 at that moment heard of our idea and interested to join us. Thanks for the blessing, God.

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Yeah! No wait for more and let's us start our road trip

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Don't you admire with UK's road system? Smooth, clean, no traffic jam, no holes on the road, etc.

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The item besides the spec is GPS. Not included the rent of the car but it was bought by my housemate himself. Too rich, no idea where to spend his money :P
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Approximately less in 2 hours, finally here we are in Birmingham city.

Birmingham is a metropolitan city located outside London and it's United Kingdom's second most British city.

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Wander around Birmingham city

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We spend most of our day at here.

National Sea Life Centre of Birmingham is an aquarium which displays more than 60 of marine and freshwater life sea creatures. There are 35 centres of sea life located around the world and I happened to come across the other one while I was in Berlin, Germany. All of these 35 sea life centres only available around Europe and USA.

Anyhow, there are few countries around Asia that have these kind of aquarium which might slightly differences such as Singapore and its Underwater World located in Sentosa Island, Malaysia with its Aquaria KLCC and not forgeting Underwater World situated at the Langkawi Island, Japan with its one of the biggest aquarium in the world located in Osaka, Coex Aquarium in South Korea and etc.

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My assignments groupmates, my housemates and I

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Say hello to Nemo!

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There even has this glow in the dark room.

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A big and giant green sea turtle that really exist and swim happily in the sea tank but unfortunately we unable to snap using our low and unstable compact camera.

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I almost forgot! Before I end my this post entry, let me introduce the car that we rent.

Tadaaa.....
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Oooppps... The wrong photo. How could this car accommodate 7 of us?

This is the one...
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Ok! I fool you for the second time. Nice to see but unfortunately not this one.
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This is the actual car that we rent. I am serious this time, no more fool you guys around.

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Not bad at all. Comfort, elegance, stylish

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I even bring along my pillow xP. By the way, the guy behind me is the one who has reached 25 at that moment. The guy on the other side is my housemate too.

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Let's take a group of happy family travelmate photo before start our journey.

Hey wait! Our journey doesn't stop there. We rent the car for 2 days. But anyhow, I will continue the other half in upcoming upcoming upcoming post. So, stay tune!

8 comments:

  1. hahahahaha u got me on the cars!

    ok, seriously...the turtle...THAT BIG??? O.M.G!

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  2. Can't wait to read your adventure next!

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  3. so nice.. I MISS UK!!
    but i didnt get to drive there tho.. would be a fun experience.. haha.. :)

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  4. Thks for sharing your UK road trip with us, Diane! I like the pix of Nemo, so cute! Looking at your shots make me wanna book a tix & return to UK again. Lol!

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  5. omg amazingggggggg wish i could go to london x


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