Category: travel

What You Could Get in Kuala Lumpur for $10 – More Than Just the Twin Tower

If you ask me what city I’m most familiar with in any ASEAN countries, apart from Singapore then I will definitely mention Kuala Lumpur for the next. Ever since I visited the capital city of Malaysia for the first time in 2013, I always stop by the city at least once in every year. It could be for the sole purpose of travel, transit, or even work.

No kidding, back when I was working as a flight attendant, I probably flew to KUL more often than most of my Malaysian colleagues. There were times when I even had a week layover in the city. If you asked me whether I’ve ever given up a room at DoubleTree for a university to a dormitory room in a university, my answer is yes I have.

I left my hotel room unoccupied to a dormitory room at UTM, just so I could have a sleepover with Miza during my long layover in the city.

After quitting my job as a flight attendant, I surprisingly travel more frequently. And whenever I get to choose a transit in either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, more often than not I’d choose the latter. And the city itself will be the one that we cover now. Thanks to Kirsty from World for A Girl who will be sharing her recommendation with us!

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Less than 100 Reasons Why You Should Think Twice Before Begpacking in Asia

There was this article that has been shared for way too many times on the travelers’ group lately, and it is the one about Bali reporting begpackers to their embassies.

Look, I know I’m some kind of a failed Indonesian as I’ve never been to Bali before. However, I’ve seen this begpacker phenomenon a few times in Bangkok and Hong Kong. I don’t know though, there’s probably somewhere else that I’ve been where there were also begpackers.

However, I remember I was curious about why so many white street musicians around Tsim Sha Tsui when I was about to see Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. It was only a few minutes when I saw some hippies spreading a floor mat and taking out some stuff from their traveling printout pics to even their friendship bracelet whatever.

I was amused and annoyed at the same time. And let me speak for myself, as a traveler holding a weak passport like the Indonesian one. Frankly speaking, if I were to do the same thing as they did in their country, I would be deported in no time.

But life isn’t always fair, so the only thing I could do about it is to spread the awareness on why you should think twice before deciding to begpack around Asia. This especially applies in the less developed countries like those in Southeast Asia region.

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Top Things to Do on Your Indian Ocean & Adventure Holidays

If you’re thinking what a giant slice of paradise on earth means, the coasts of Indian Ocean could perfectly fall under that glorious description.

You’d easily get swept into a daydream of you booking flights to Mauritius, Maldives or Seychelles, spending a week or so to live an idyllic life, lounging by the powdery white sand beaches, exploring wildlife or indulging in sumptuous local cuisine from breakfast to dinner.

Imagining the adventure itself can make your heart skip a beat and booking your flights for the first time will make you giggly. Experiencing it firsthand feels like falling in love for the first time. And when you do, you fall hard.

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What You Could Get in Alexandria, VA for $10 – Strolling Around the Old Town

Whenever I hear ‘Alexandria’, my mind always goes to the city in Egypt. But hey, did you know that there’s also another city with the same name in the United States?

Located in the state of Virginia, I wasn’t really aware of its existence until I got connected to Maria from Call It Adventure for this week’s $10 series.

Yup, she’ll be covering the city that is just south of Washington D.C. So, how could you spend your $10 in the city that is known as the Old Town? Check this one out for details! 🙂

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What You Could Get in Tbilisi for $10 – Get Busy in Georgia’s Capital City

Hello everyone, rogor khar?!

In case you’re wondering whether I spoke gibberish at that point, just know that it’s Georgian word for ‘how are you?’. And when I said Georgia, I mean Georgia the tiny country somewhere in Eastern Europe. Yes, not Georgia as in one of the states in the USA.

I’ve got a few good friends from Georgia, as I met them during my summer course almost 10 years ago in Turkey. In case you’re not familiar with the country, go google it now. For those who like football ever since the golden era of AC Milan in early 2000s, you might not know about the country, but you’re probably familiar with Kakha Kaladze.

If you knew his personal story about his late brother Levan, you might also take a bit of concern about the country as well. Just like what I did back then. Otherwise, you might want to know a little more about this country and what it can over for your wanderlust.

This week on What You Could Get In The City for $10, Chris from Worthy Go will share with us how far you could get in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia.

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