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Kuala Lumpur

Being in a foreign country for the first time can be both challenging and exciting. The planning, the budgeting, the itinerary—everything needs preparation. But the excitement of doing new things for the first time is something to look forward to. Here are some suggestions for the fun activities you can do during your stay in the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur. Roam around the city on-board the Hop-on Hop-off bus Read more

The Observation Deck at the 86/F of Petronas Twin Towers

When in Kuala Lumpur, seeing Petronas Twin Towers should be on every traveler’s list. Scaling the world’s highest twin towers is optional, but is highly recommended. I intentionally scheduled my visit few minutes before sunset—a time when the sun starts to disappear from the horizon and a moment when the tinge of the welkin alters. I expected for a radiant, vivid, and vibrant skyline. Yes, I already imagined that the Read more

It is unwise to spend all your travel budget. Similarly, spending more than what you allocated for the trip is a total nightmare. The worst is, if you swipe your credit card for unplanned expenses while away from home. When you travel, every savings count. It will not only let you escape from imminent financial downturn, but will help you fund your upcoming adventures as well. Hence, getting few dollar slashes from Read more

Shwedagon Pagoda

Upon our arrival at Yangon’s Aung Mingalar Bus terminal, taxi touts swarmed the few travelers who disembarked the bus to offer their services. I was observing the ruckus when I heard two of my co-passengers were going downtown. I approached them if it is okay to share the ride. Luckily, they both agreed. Kai, who hailed from the US, was somewhat dragged by reluctance. Striking a continuous conversation is not his thing. He remained certain Read more

The vastness of Bagan: Who won't be stunned with these architectural beauty?

Touts approached every single individual alighting from every single bus that arrives in Bagan terminal. They offered taxi services with exceptional persistence. The sun was almost up and it was their major selling point—the guarantee of getting you at any available pagoda where the view of the sunrise is stunning. No other available cheaper transport that time, so I dealt with one to get me to a Pagoda for sunrise, and Read more

With the stupas of Candi Borobudur

Yogyakarta is pronounced as, and commonly spelled as Jogjakarta. Locals simply call it Jogja /JOGH-jah/. It is a host to temples which beginnings is even earlier to the construction of Khmer Empire’s Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, and at the same time, a testament to Indonesia’s rich and extensive history. Aside from the temples, travelers could experience the best of Indonesia’s cuisine, night life, and hospitality in Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta does not limit to being a Read more