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Malay Peninsula West Coast Plan Your Travel

Malay Peninsula West Coast – Open-Jaw Trip

If you’re planning a multi-destination road trip, then booking an open-jaw flight can be a godsend. Our Malay peninsula west coast journey would actually start in Phuket, Thailand – just north of the Thai-Malaysian border. The trip would end in Kuala Lumpur, after visiting a sequence of destinations including Langkawi, Penang, Melaka and Port Dixon.

Getting Around Panama

Getting Around Panama by Shuttle Bus 🚌

Without any real train infrastructure, buses are the primary way that most Panamanians — and many travelers — get around. The buses run frequently and are cheap enough, but if you have a few more dollars to spend you may want to make your travel a little easier. The Hello Travel bus shuttle company makes

South Goan Beaches

South Goa Beaches – Agonda

When we arrived in Goa, fresh off the night train from Kochi, we hadn’t yet decided which south Goa beaches we would visit – Agonda beach or Palolem beach. We had nothing booked, so left it to chance. As it turned out, our first experiences would be on Palolem beach. After an hours march from the

Mersing to Juara, Tioman

Tioman Island Ferry

One of the highlights of our trip around Malaysia and Borneo would be our visit to Tioman island on the east coast of the Malay peninsula. To get there, we needed to reach the port town of Mersing from where we could take a ferry across. Although we arrived at the terminal building in the

Rome Restaurants

Inexpensive Rome Restaurants

Rome is like one giant restaurant. Every street seems to host a series of eateries tempting visitors with their delicious Italian kitchen aromas. In our experience, it’s pretty difficult to get a bad meal in Rome, but if you’re looking for inspiration, here are our current favourite and inexpensive Rome restaurants. Inexpensive Rome Restaurants –

Ceylonica Beach Hotel Negombo

For many visitors to Sri Lanka, Negombo will be your first port of call. This actually makes a lot of sense if you are planning to head east to the central areas. For us also, this was the logical choice since our flight arrived in Sri Lanka in the early evening, and Bandaranaike International Airport

Leather Mosques

Istanbul Eateries and Accommodation

We would only have 2 nights and days in Istanbul. To optimize our time in the city, and to find the best Istanbul eateries, we did as much planning as we could before leaving home. After sorting out our transfers, our next priorities were accommodation and food. Following a good deal of online research, we’d decided that

Doha Airport Layover

Doha Airport Layover

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Our Qatar Airways flight from Rome to Jakarta included a lengthy 10-hour Doha airport layover. There was really no way of avoiding this when we booked the flight. If we had arrived early in the day, we could have enjoyed one of Qatar Airways complimentary 3-hour tours of the city. However, we would be arriving at 10:30 in the

Vaporetti Essentials

Vaporetti Essentials: Get a Day Pass

One of the reasons we all go to Venice is to travel on their unique vaporetti water transport system. And unless you are particularly flush with cash, you’ll want to do this in the easiest and most economical way possible. For a short weekend, a Vaporetti Day Pass is the answer. Vaporetti Day Pass The


Makunudu Island Paradise, Maldives

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Travelling with Emirates from Europe to Makunudu Island, we had an initial stop in Cyprus. We then had another stop in Dubai for our connecting flight to Male – The Maldives capital. We had a couple of hours to kill in Dubai, so spent most of it queuing up to spend a penny in a