From Moscow, we embarked on a day trip to the Golden Ring, located a few hours outside the city. I had always wanted to visit the towns dotted along the Golden Ring Road. After much deliberations, I decided that Taxi is the best way to go (in the thick of winter).
Russia is not high up on everyone’s bucket list because of 2 main reasons. Firstly, awful misconceptions, and secondly, the lack of information online. I dare to give this statement: even Google doesn’t get it right most of the time (Google map? not the most accurate.).
After 6 long years living in Russia as a foreigner, here is some pretty useful information to make planning a trip in Russia somewhat easier. If you are still hesitating, just take a leap of faith and book that flight ticket. Actually, it is better that you come with low expectations… because the lower your expectations are, the harder you’ll get blown away. Yup!
Thinking of embarking on a trip to Russia? I won’t be surprised if your answer is a solid “No”. I get it. A lot of us have certain misconceptions about the country. I’ve lost count of raised eyebrows I met when telling people that I live in Russia. People are still associating Russia with communism, war, Mafias, and everything intimidating. Due to some political conflicts, some countries even listed Russia down as an unstable destination. Moreover, thanks to certain media and some Hollywood movies, the image of Russians being badass villains adds to the blunder.
Russia is a huge HUGE country, and naturally, the Russian rail system is one of the most extensive in the world. For train travel enthusiasts, you’ll be glad to find out that trains in Russia are ridiculously punctual (If they say 10.04 departure, it starts moving at 10.04!), hence it is a better mode of transportation over domestic flights, if you have no time for delays. In this post, I’ll be listing out some basic information from every aspect of the Russian train system. Hope this will help you plan your journey more efficiently!
Sungai Lembing recently became a hit destination among locals, so we at Miss Happy Feet decided to check it out. Traveling in the country is cheap, and the journey from Kuala Lumpur only takes 3 hours, most importantly, it can be done during a weekend. So, why not?
For our 3-days-2-night weekend escape in Sungai Lembing, Pahang, we checked into the Time Capsule Retreat, one of Malaysia's most famous hotel that went viral on the internet a few months ago.
Traveling afar is on everyone's bucket list, hence Iceland, Korea, Japan, Indonesia became the biggest trend among Malaysian travelers last year... However, even if budget doesn't allow, it doesn't mean that we have to put our traveling plans on hold. Here is our suggestion: instead of traveling far, why not explore our own backyard in Malaysia? Because beautiful places can be found in our home country as well, and it only takes a weekend! The moon is not always fuller on the other side. Now, let's talk about Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia, the place we spent our last weekend immersing in total tranquility. Here we go!
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.