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How to Cross Thai-Malaysian Border by Land: Bus From Hat Yai to Penang - The BeauTraveler

How to Cross Thai-Malaysian Border by Land: Bus From Hat Yai to Penang

Yes, I am aware that it’s almost 1.5 years since I came back from my last Indochina trip. But I’m still writing about my experience, from flying with Vietnam Airlines to getting sick in Vientiane. As I initially planned, I also headed back to Malaysia from Thailand by crossing the border with a bus from Hat Yai to Penang. And today, I’m going to talk about the latter! 🙂

As I previously mentioned, Hat Yai in Songkhla Province is more popular for Malaysian visitors since the city is only 4 hours away from Penang. And because of that, it’s relatively easy to find a bus that departs from Hat Yai to Penang or even some other cities in Malaysia.

I took the bus to Penang since my last visit to the city, it was a really short trip for my friend’s wedding, so I guess I would stop by to explore some other areas there. My other intention to stop by Penang is also to make sure that Laksa Penang is really better than Laksa Sarawak, a mere belief that most people from Peninsular Malaysia think when they talk about laksa. Spoiler alert, I stand with my belief and I think Laksa Sarawak is better! 😛

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3 Things to Look Out for While Booking Your Bus Ticket Online

Traveling by bus comes with its own dose of fun. There is a certain childlike excitement that takes over when you step inside a bus and take a seat, ready to enjoy the ride and soak in the views outside the bus window. But in order for you to enjoy the bus ride, you will need to first purchase a ticket.

Over time and with the advancements in technology, we have come a long way and are slowly yet surely making the switch from the traditional method of visiting a ticket counter to purchase a bus ticket to buying a bus ticket online from anywhere and at any time.

Whether you are new to the world of buying a bus ticket online or have been a regular customer since a while, there are some things you should keep in mind about online booking. These pointers can help your entire experience of travelling by bus through online booking and make it more fulfilling.

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What You Could Get in Penang for $10 – Enjoy the View of Penang from the Top at Penang Hill

First of all, I would like to apologize for the late post of this week’s $10 series. It’s not that I wasn’t aware of this, because I really was. It’s just that the circumstance didn’t let me publish this post on time.

I was planning to come back home from Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, only for me to find out that I booked the wrong flight which departed earlier in the morning. As a result, I got panic, I had to extend my stay for one more night and buy a new return ticket. All those things, with a lot of things to do work-wise.

But here I am… Back to the $10 series, as now we’ve got Priyanka of On My Canvas to share with you how to spend $10 in one of the cities that I visited recently, Penang.

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Hotel Around KLIA/KLIA2: Bary Inn Hotel, an Affordable Place for a Short Layover Near Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Hi everyone!

As some of you probably know, I’m currently on the Indochina trip that I had been longing for so long. And for exactly the same reason, I kept procrastinating to update my blog post with fresh content about my current journey. Like, I’ve had plenty of stories to tell yet I’m too lazy to start one, to begin with. What is life?! 😛

So, now that I’m in the mood to actually work, I decided to finally start my first post covering a piece of my journey.

And the first post would be a review about a hotel where I stayed for my short layover in Kuala Lumpur before heading to Saigon the next day. If you know me personally and you’ve talked about traveling with me in person, then you probably know that Kuala Lumpur is my favorite city to have a layover for so many different reasons.

One of them would be the option to pick a place to crash during a layover for a good price. So, after reviewing Capsule by Container in KLIA2, this time I’m going to review one of the hotels around KLIA/KLIA2 that could be your next choice for a layover in Kuala Lumpur.

It is a convenient place to stay with an affordable nightly rate. What more do you need?

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Try Destinations A Bit More Off the Radar

It’s easy to be so cautious when choosing a destination for your next holiday. A lot of people like to go for the same sort of holiday destinations because they know what they’re getting.

You can’t really go wrong with an all-inclusive in Europe. They’re pretty much safe, the hotels are great, and you know exactly what you’re getting when you’re going.

But this style of holiday is preventing you from seeing the world in a different light. There is just so much to see and do out there, you shouldn’t keep yourself sheltered behind the doors of an all-inclusive.

Instead, you should have a read of the holiday destinations that we have below, and see if you’d like to go for any of them.

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