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Review: Sunny Fine Guesthouse – Hue City, Vietnam

As I’ve done a road trip from North Vietnam to South Vietnam back in 2016, I get asked a lot of times about which city that I liked the best when I traveled to Vietnam. Without hesitation, I would answer their question with one thing: Hue.

Not so many Indonesian people I know have a special interest in Vietnam as I do, so it was only normal when they would question what Hue is in the first place. I don’t know though, but with the news about VietJet Air and its bikini flight attendants opening a route to Indonesia, maybe it will start opening Indonesian people’s eyes about the land of Uncle Ho? We’ll see. 😉

Okay, back to Hue. In this post, I would like to write a review on one of the best guesthouses that I have ever stayed, Sunny Fine Guesthouse.

Review: Days Hotel – Hong Kong

When I decided to go to Hong Kong for my birthday trip, Cata asked me why I chose Hong Kong in the first place. The question was understandable as I couldn’t stop complaining about how boring and expensive everything was in Singapore when I was around. So according to Cata, “Why Hong Kong? It’s only like more Chinese Singapore!”

My main reason to choose Hong Kong is actually to visit Macao, and by the time I tried to find a cheap accommodation in the city, I had a hard time pretty much like I did in Singapore. The good thing is, there are so many options in terms of accommodation, from some cheap dodgy hotels to even child-friendly hotels in Hongkong… You could get them all!

To be fair, the night rate for a hotel in Hong Kong is pretty much better than in Singapore. With HKD 210 (equal to around SGD 38), I could get a single room in the location that is quite convenient. For the same reason, I decided to book a room at Days Hotel in Chung King Mansion.

Review: Sawasdee Bangkok Inn Hotel

When I decided to go to Bangkok after Hong Kong on my birthday trip, I’ve already been told about how cheap everything is in Bangkok. When I started to look at the accommodation options after Hong Kong, I agree.

To be fair, the rate for accommodation in Hong Kong is pretty much like Singapore, so of course everything was cheaper when I looked at the options in Bangkok. And being a cheap traveler as I am, I decided to book Sawasdee Bangkok Inn Hotel for my accommodation in Bangkok for a few reasons.

Jittima, my Thai ex-roommate when we were based in Jeddah, suggested me to find a place to stay in Khao San Road as that’s where most tourists stay when they come to Bangkok. And when I checked out the hotels in the area, everything was cheap and I could book superior queen bed with my budget at this Sawasdee Bangkok Inn Hotel.

Review: Capsule by Container Hotel KLIA2

As visiting all 10 ASEAN country members by the time I hit 30 is on my to-do-list, in the past few years I genuinely take the advantage of low-cost carrier in the South East Asia to achieve my traveling goal.

I mean, I’m at that point where it gets somehow dilemmatic as using low-cost carrier means that I have to spend some time for transit in either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, but then using a full-service airline to fly within ASEAN could be really expensive. But well.

Given the fact that I’m in the love-and-hate relationship with Singapore, I honestly prefer to spend my transit time in Kuala Lumpur as the price there is relatively standard as per Indonesian pocket. It isn’t solely because I used to work for AirAsia that makes me choose AirAsia over any other LCC in South East Asia. *I no longer get paid for writing this, I swear!*

Review: Hotel Boss – Singapore

Frankly speaking, I have this love-and-hate relationship with Singapore.

As an Indonesian, of course everything I see in Singapore somehow looks so sophisticated to the point that sometimes I find myself in disbelief to see how organized everything is in this city state that took only around 1.5 hours flight away from Jakarta.

But as a part of ASEAN ‘Big Brother’, staying in Singapore could be a pain in the ass because honestly, everything is so expensive there!

From the food I bought from the street vendor to the hotel I stayed for layover, everything in Singapore was almost 5 times more expensive than in Jakarta. *sigh*