Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Why I Stopped CouchSurfing: It is NOT FREE

Having stayed with 15 hosts across the globe and hosted 5 surfers myself, I decided to take a break from Couchsurfing. Why? Because it costs too much I currently couldn't afford it. Yes you hear it right-- Couchsurfing is NOT FREE. As a matter of fact, it cost A LOT! It cost my time, something even money can't buy.

Monday, January 30, 2017

38 Practical Tips to Traveling in Europe

      Last Summer, I packed my bags and went on my longest trip to date -- 70 days in Europe. I've tried traveling solo, duo, trio and in a group during that period of time and I love single one of the experiences. Summer 2016, thanks for the fondest memories.
      Now, I am by no means an expert but here is some practical stuff I would like to share with all you lovely people. Tips to traveling in Europe, here we go: 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

How to Apply a Russian Tourist Visa in Malaysia (A Step by Step Guide)

       Have you ever picture yourself traveling in Russia? Although Russia is not such a “normal” destination in your wanderlust radar, it is slowly gaining popularity. Proof? When I traveled in Northern Russia a year ago, I only spent around $200+ for 5 days, however, few months back I was informed by readers that the tours in the same region are now triple the price! I am not sure if my post about the region that got about 2k shares had anything to do with it, but the fact is: Russian Tourism is catching up. So in order to be able to experience this country when it is still cheap and authentic, you have to come NOW, if not, soon! 
       Although I can’t say that applying for a Russian Tourist Visa Independently is simple, it is certainly not too complicated. I am speaking as a Russian student who needs to visit the consulate every year so I am very familiar with the procedures (well after talking to hundreds of tourist visa applicants throughout the years). Just follow my step by step tutorial here and you’ll get it done by no time. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

25 Europe’s Most Walkable Cities

We all know almost all cities in Europe are walkable. However, some cities are just too huge for elder legs to handle, some cities are too busy it's scary. Here I've listed down my top 25 cities in Europe which I think are the most walkable, taking the size, pedestrian friendly streets, amount of traffic and safety into consideration. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

7 Reasons To Travel With A Sleeping Bag

A Sleeping bag takes up quite some space in the backpack but no matter what, I would still bring it along. Instead of putting it into my backpack, I now tie it up to the bottom of my bag instead. For me, it becomes a travel essential, and here is why. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Food Affair: Golden Chicken @ G-Hotel Gurney this Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, are you still considering where to go for reunion dinner? Well, G-Hotel is here for the rescue! To be honest, I have never try on the Chinese New Year dinner in a hotel before as all these years my family & I always practise to have lunch or dinner at home during this special season. So, if you ask me where is the best restaurant or hotel to go for dinner during CNY eve, you're definitely looking for the wrong person. 😞 And this time, I am so grateful that I was given a chance to join the food review session organized by G-Hotel Gurney. And of course, this is also my very first time of food review. Once again, thank you so muchhh for having me! FYI, they are having CNY dinner not only at G-Hotel Gurney, but G-Hotel Kelawai as well. 
Toss, toss, toss... Toss for a better fortune for this rooster year.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

An Extremely Easy Step By Step Guide on How To Create A Travel Blog

I am not a techno-savvy person, so everything I do, I look up on YouTube (Yea, not even googling them because I am a "visual person" a.k.a lazy. ) for the easiest method to make it happen. Now that I’ve finally produced an extremely easy to follow “step by step guide” on creating your own travel blog, I shall call this article “Travel Blogging For Dummies: Module 1”

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Things You Should Know Before Starting A Travel Blog

After publishing the article explaining how I self-fund my travels as a student, I received a lot of positive feedback along with a decent number of messages asking me to elaborate about my part-time career as a travel blogger. A lot of people wanna know how to start their own travel blog, hence I will be covering this topic later this week on the blog. Today, let's talk about the perks and mindset, as well as clearing some doubts about travel blogging.    
Paris, Travel Blogger

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

14 Ways To Ruin A Friendship While Traveling

       Let's face it, even if someone is your best friend, you might be surprised to find out the different side of this person during travels. Travel brings out the best and the worst in a person, especially during stressful times. And we couldn't hide our true colors anymore with the other person being around 24/7. 
       Here are 14 behaviors that will make other people go berserk while traveling.