Stepping on the island after a hairy boat ride was the best thing that happened to me that day. We proceeded on looking for our friends who were already on the island. They arrived a day earlier than us. However, because of our schedule, we only have about 24 hours on the island. After an initial confusion about where they were staying, we eventually found them and booked another room. That was well into the evening and we were starving for normal food after having similar food on the mountain trail.
The room was nice, but there’s only saltwater for shower. Continue reading »
Railay is a small peninsula at the tip of Krabi, Thailand. It’s only accessible by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting it off from the mainland. This part of Thailand has been popular with rock climbers from all over the word because of its quiet atmosphere and beautiful stunning beaches.
There are many accommodations in Railay that ranges from cheap hostels to luxury resorts. However, we decided to stay at Krabi town. There’s a daily boat that goes back and forth from early morning until about 5 in the afternoon. Continue reading »
Whenever it is time to travel to a new destination, there are certain things that every traveler worries about. Be it the difficulty of communication, getting lost and losing some valuable things, missing flights and getting sick. These situations are common amongst travelers and they can be difficult to anticipate. However, with some of these small but brilliant tips for first time travelers, these can be easily avoided with proper planning and preparations.
The view from my airplane window seat was lovely. The river looked like a snake running through a very wide green grass filled garden. Kerala here I come.
Touching down at Cochin International Airport was quick and the immigration process was a breeze. After meeting my friend outside the airport, we hired a taxi to take us to Munnar. It was a long 3 hour trip. The road was narrow, twisty and curvy but the scenery on the way to the hill station was beautiful. Alongside, we passed by many refreshing waterfalls and some tea plantations on both sides of the road. I couldn’t wait to explore the place!
(A continuation of the post by my sister Holly about our trip in Malaysia)
“Are you ready to have fun?”
This greeted me when I woke up on our 2nd day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Always up for something fun, I hurriedly dressed up.
Now, if you’re looking for a post that will conscientiously guide you around the 12,000 acres Genting Highlands, then my friend this article is not that. I, however, will try to share how a then twenty-four year old child at heart, the same person who got lost around Kuala Lumpur Sentral, loves this colourful place. Let’s start with my confusion of pronouncing Genting.
“ghe-n-ting”, I mumbled to myself with a hard “G”. “Or ghe-n-ting”, with the hard “J”. Continue reading »
I got lost.
After the trek to the viewpoint of Taraw Peak, I decided to explore El Nido by motorbike. The wonderful host at the homestay told me to go and find Nacpan Beach which is an hour and half away from the main town and watch the sunset at the secret beach. His instructions were; follow the main road until you get to a massive tree beside a dirt road and turn there to get to Nacpan Beach. Sounds sketchy but I know I could speak the language so what are the odds of me getting lost right? Continue reading »