Malaysia – Christmas is Just Round the Corner (2)

This is my follow up of my post on Malaysia – Christmas is Just Round the Corner (1) . By now, all the shopping malls and shops are in full force and ready for the Xmas shoppers with Xmas song blasting in the background. People busy window  shopping and looking for gifts or items on offers.

This is the final decoration up in one of the biggest shopping mall in South East Asia. Sights of giant ‘hot air balloons’ in the center of the concourse.

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Very colourful sight indeed….

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They even have wooden rocking horses all around for the kids to sit and ride while their parents take photos.

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More shots…..

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From the 2nd floor looking down. People walking on the ‘map’ of the ‘ancient world’

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Lots of colourful stuff toys for sale……

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and.. more. Guess kids (and adults too) love all these.

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Xmas wishing from the big fellas…….

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lastly…. to top it of…. a Christmas tree.

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014 Year ahead!!!

Turkey … a country with a long history and beautiful scenic views (21)

This was the 2nd morning in Cappadocia. We left early in the morning.

A shot in the morning. Birds flying around on the tree.

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We went to the near mountain side of Cappadocia to see the hot air ballooning. Nope.. I did not take a ride up the hot air balloon if you asked me.

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This is one of the famous Blue eye charms or Nazar which is a common sight in Turkey.

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A tree with the Nazars in Cappadocia.

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Colourful knitted hats….

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Leaving Cappadocia, we headed to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It is the 2nd largest city after Istanbul. We had our lunch at the inside main railway station in Ankara.

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before heading to Atartuk Mausoleum or Anıtkabir.  It is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atartuk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.

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More to come……