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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Bicester Village, England - Designer Outlet Shopping...


"I dislike feeling at home when I’m abroad..." - George Bernard Shaw

(The ultimate shopping destination)

Date: 17 May 2017 (Wednesday)
Route: Southampton - Bicester
Distance: 78 miles (1 hr 40 min)
Hotel: Travelodge Cherwell Valley Bicester (£81)

From Southampton we drove direct to Bicester Village. It was raining still when we reached the shopping complex.

(An appeal for tourists and shoppers)
(Gorgeous shop fronts and decorations)
(A Manja food truck of street food)
(A Contemplation Room a.k.a. prayer room)
(Multi-faith prayer room)

Bicester is a town and civil parish in the Cherwell district of northeastern Oxfordshire in England. This historic market centre is one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire. This quaint retail park half way between Birmingham and London is a shopping Shangri-la.

(Each store offers a heavy discount on prices)
(High-end UK brands)
(Less crowded in late evening)
(Still raining when we left)

Tonight we stayed in Bicester Cherwell Valley M40 Travelodge. It is a short distance from Bicester Village and train station, perfectly placed for shoppers looking for designer brands at Bicester Village and visitors looking to explore nearby Banbury and Oxford or the beautiful Cotswolds.

(Our lodging for the night)

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