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Pre-Departure Checklist : 10 Things You Need To Do Before Flying Off On That Trip!

You’ve settled your itinerary, accommodation, flights and all the other nitty gritty details – What’s next? You’re ready to fly off? Wait just a minute and hold your horses! To ensure a smooth trip, go through the following checklist:


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How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 4: The Budget Traveller’s Guide To Sightseeing In Europe

If you’re already on my blog, I can safely assume that you’re not on one of those all-inclusive tour packages peddled by various travel agencies. Well maybe you bought a package but hopefully after reading this particular series you might reconsider purchasing a tour package the next time round! Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 4: The Budget Traveller’s Guide To Sightseeing In Europe

How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 3: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Getting Around Europe

In Part 3 of How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Getting Around Europe we’ll examine the various transportation options available on the continent for the budget conscious traveller.

Do check out my previous two posts in the series in case you just joined us:

You can get across the European continent on virtually any type of transportation. There’s planes, cars, trains, buses and even ships. With such an array of options available, which one should you choose?

We won’t be covering all bases in this post. Instead, we’ll focus on the most efficient value for money options on the market.

Here’s the lowdown on how to travel across the European continent both cheaply and efficiently:  Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide – Part 3: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Getting Around Europe

How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget – Part 2: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Accommodation

Welcome to Part 2 of How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget Guide: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Accommodation! If you haven’t read Part 1 where we touched on flights, do take a look.

Travelling on a budget doesn’t necessarily mean you have to compromise on the quality and range of accommodation options. Sure, you won’t be living in luxury – sipping champagne and eating caviar while a butler is on call  24/7 ready to attend to your every need and fancy. If that’s your idea of  travelling or a holiday then this post is not for you. Continue reading How To Plan Your Europe/Round-The-World Trip On A Budget – Part 2: The Budget Traveller’s Guide to Accommodation

Eating My Way Through George Town, Penang – A Gastronomical Adventure

Penang is widely touted as one of the world’s street food meccas. The local food culture is strong – Locals pack their beloved establishments day and night. Eating seems to be the island’s favourite past time. Penangnites live to eat indeed! Continue reading Eating My Way Through George Town, Penang – A Gastronomical Adventure

Top 7 Places To Stay In Penang For Under $100

The Pearl of the Orient has so much to offer – History, nature, retail therapy, sandy beaches, watersports and of course some of the best food on the planet!

With the recent annexation of Georgetown as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Penang has become a hot destination with tourists from all over the globe. It ranked 8th in The Guardian’s list of 40 holiday hotspots: Where to go in 2014. Continue reading Top 7 Places To Stay In Penang For Under $100

One Night In A Peranakan Mansion

Ke-lan-tan House, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Ke-Lan-Tan House
Ke-Lan-Tan House

I had the pleasure of staying here recently when I was in Penang. A charming Peranakan mansion hidden away in the shadow of the island’s tallest landmark – KOMTAR. Continue reading One Night In A Peranakan Mansion