As I was leaving Langkawi on the plane yesterday, I can’t help but to admire the beauty and gem of Langkawi. I think it’d continue to be a place I’d return to at every stage of my life, despite having visited the island 4 times in my lifetime now.
One of the long weekends in June, I went to Malacca in a group of 6-8 for a 3D2N trip. Two nights in Malacca? Really? Having been to Malacca at least 6 times in the past 10 years, many would wonder if I’d find anything interesting. Of course I did. In fact, the 3 days didn’t feel long at all.
#1 Play with Huskies at Huskitory
This trip to Phnom Penh was a significant one because it was my birthday trip that I booked myself — first time booking plane tickets on my own! It’s significant also because most people who know Phnom Penh wouldn’t choose the place for a birthday destination; I knew nothing about this capital city of Cambodia when I booked the tickets in a flash during sales.
Once I learned about the gloomy history of Phnom Penh, I made effort to ensure I don’t ruin my birthday trip — I was determined to get the best out of this accidental destination.
It has been a week since my trip. Here are the top 7 highlights:
RK and I sometimes like to go on road trips because he likes driving around while I like roaming around. It’s normally a day trip with on-the-go itinerary (read: no itinerary), like the ones we did to Malacca, Ipoh, Tanjung Sepat, Sekinchan and Bukit Tinggi. At the back of my mind, I’ve always wanted to visit the Mah Meri in Carey Island and we were finally persuaded to go after reading this full-day itinerary blog post on www.parentwonder.com.
We only missed one location in the reference itinerary and added our own along the way. It ended up being a day trip to Carey Island, Jugra, Banting and Jenjarom within 6 hours, excluding drive time to and fro home in Klang. Sounded a lot but some were really quick stops so it can be replicated easily.
YOLO. You Only Live Once.
Tonight my mind wonders wildly because I’m about to embark on a YOLO trip willingly. I bought flight tickets to Taipei, Taiwan for two weeks from now! This is the most expensive flight ticket I ever bought. This is also the first time I’d be travelling solo. Too much anxiety. Also too much excitement.
As I think about this upcoming YOLO solo trip, I recall several YOLO moments and most of them happen to be from travel experiences.
#1 Climbing a 72m tree unprotected in Australia Continue reading Top 5 YOLO Travel Moments
I’m back at work today after a week long holiday at the East Coast but I still can’t leave behind the magic of the 5 days spent at Club Med Cherating! While I’m still smiling ear to ear from my first Club Med experience, let me blog about my top 5 highlights from the stay! Continue reading Top 5 Highlights from Club Med Cherating
I didn’t go to work on the first working day of 2016! I took leave and was at Singapore for a one-night trip with RK. Hehe. He was there for business purpose and I tagged along for a short trip to places I’ve never visited before and for a food trip to taste food I’ve never tried before. Even though it was a short trip to Singapore, it was a good one nevertheless =)
We started the drive down to Singapore from Subang at 5am I believe. We arrived at Singapore custom by 9am and started our day with food hunt based on the recommendations of his colleagues in Singapore. Let’s talk about the food that I’ve eaten during the trip in this post and leave the travel for another post.
Continue reading Short Trip to Singapore Jan 2016 – Food We Ate
It’s the holiday season now. It’s the time of the year when you send out emails and almost certainly receive an auto-reply email from every other person. Not hard to guess why I am missing Perth, is it? What do I miss about going to Perth? Read on. Continue reading What I Miss About Perth, Australia
Two weeks ago, RK and myself just felt like work stress was too much to handle. One fine morning, he randomly suggested a day trip to Malacca to “runaway from stress”. With no itinerary at all, we woke up when we woke up and drove to Malacca for our “runaway” =)
One of RK’s fondest memories that he kept sharing with the group prior to our Hong Kong trip was about his typhoon experience. When he was in Hong Kong a few years ago with a few friends, there was storm warning but they were clueless how severe it was. So they went to Victoria’s Harbour to enjoy the strong wind and were literally blown away. One friend had a deep cut on her leg when the wind blew her to a barricade. RK thought he flew at one point.