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Getting to know Malacca

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

Malaysia does not only offer accessibility and affordability to Singaporeans when every destination in Malaysia has its unique character and one particular upbeat destination would be Malacca. Getting to Malacca from Singapore is surprisingly easy when one can just make a booking online for the next 707 bus. Best known as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Malacca is among the unique and fascinating destinations in Malaysia. What’s more, the city is easy to navigate and therefore you will not encounter any problems finding the popular tourist attractions. Malacca boasts of numerous narrow passageways, and thus the best and more convenient way of exploring the wonderful city is by walking. A Walk Down the History Lane  Malacca rose from a humble fishing village to become the renowned trading port forming a vital link between the East and the West. Envy of many, the first of many foreign invasions took place when the Portuguese arrived and soon after falls on the hand of different nations. As rich as the history can be, the many historic events that took place in Malacca has successfully...

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Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Koh Samui

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world, and for good reason. The food, culture and budget-friendly nature of the place make a combination you can;t beat. If you’re visiting Thailand for the first time you might want to consider coming to Koh Samui. It’s the second largest island in Thailand, and one of the most popular destinations, So while your browsing some Koh Samui vacation rentals please keep in mind some of the amazing things you need to do when you arrive. 1) Go Diving Koh Samui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is a prime spot for diving. The water around Koh Samui is great for diving, and it’s considered one of the safest locations for first timers anywhere. If you don;t have any experience diving then you can learn from any number of diving schools, get certified, and be out on the water in no time. 2) Enjoy Some Street Food The street food in Thailand is world famous for being inexpensive, tasty, and one of the biggest...

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Few Tips to Save Money on your Flights

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016

Asia is indeed a continent that offers something for every person, from Thailand’s superb beaches to the temples of Hanoi and Beijing’s famous shopping districts you are rest assured to discover your ideal destination. Asia’s leading travel destinations offer an amazing experience of adventure, ancient culture, history, and a variety of incredible things to do in each destination. In addition the continent offers visitors affordable accommodation, food and flights making it a perfect holiday destination. Here is a list of a few tips to help you save money on your flights: 1. Book in reputable sites Booking your flight in reputable sites such as Traveloka is the first major step to see to it that you save money on your flights. The main advantage of these sites is that they have detailed search tools due to their experience in flight searches, which offer you an opportunity to concentrate your search on exactly those results that fit your criteria. In addition they help you search flexible dates and add close airports to increase your chances of getting pocket friendly costs. 2. Purchase...

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Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Koh Samui

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world, and for good reason. The food, culture and budget-friendly nature of the place make a combination you can;t beat. If you’re visiting Thailand for the first time you might want to consider coming to Koh Samui. It’s the second largest island in Thailand, and one of the most popular destinations, So while your browsing some Koh Samui vacation rentals please keep in mind some of the amazing things you need to do when you arrive. 1) Go Diving Koh Samui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is a prime spot for diving. The water around Koh Samui is great for diving, and it’s considered one of the safest locations for first timers anywhere. If you don;t have any experience diving then you can learn from any number of diving schools, get certified, and be out on the water in no time. 2) Enjoy Some Street Food The street food in Thailand is world famous for being inexpensive, tasty, and one of the biggest...

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World’s Best Places to Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

World’s Best Places to Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Feb 11, 2014

Soaring over the earth in a hot air balloon is one of the most breathtaking experiences that you would ever have in your life time. As the baskets fills and lifts off the ground one barely notices only later to discover you are cruising over vast tracks of lands at nice speeds gliding like a bird with 360 degree view. Despite the fact that hot air ballooning is a great thrill, it still remains a fact that some places are more fascinating than others. Here are some of the world’s best places to visit as you enjoy the ride. California, Napa Valley Napa is allocated in San Pablo bay and has a generally warmer climate than most other towns. Most renowned for its vineyards Napa is a top tourist destination, it boasts of prestigious hotels, hospitable people and the famous hot air balloon rides. The balloons have designated pilots who will sail you as you enjoy the panoramic view of Napa valley. The feeling of being in safe hands gives you a calm spirit as you enjoy your vacation. Take your family on a ride and they will never forget, you can also celebrate other life occasions like birthdays or even propose for marriage on air. This romantic feeling places Napa in the hearts of many and is the same reason it should be your next destination. Kenya, Maasai Mara Maasai Mara is a national reserve in Kenya that boasts of hosting the eighth wonder of the world. The great wildebeest migration that happens between July to October. You will enjoy watching the migration of zebras, gazelles and wild beasts as they cross the crocodile full Mara River. You will enjoy this spectacular experience on air and the balloon safari rides do extent to the neighboring Serengeti National park in Tanzania. You will enjoy seeing the big five and the breath taking landscape of East Africa. Burma Myanmar, Bagan Having a ride on a hot air balloon over the rich history inclined Bagan is a perfect way to spend your vacation. Bagan is considered to be the capital city of many ancient kingdoms and this is evidenced by seeing the over 5000 pagodas which...

7 Amazing Tips To Choose The Best Travel Insurance Plan

7 Amazing Tips To Choose The Best Travel Insurance Plan

Feb 11, 2014

It is exciting to plan for a trip especially one abroad. This is from the places to visit to the accommodation hence the planning involves much coordination and research. Among the important considerations is the travel insurance. This is where research is important as it helps in finding the best provider with affordable insurance cover and policy. The insurance should be able to cover even the unexpected issues that might arise during the trip. Some of these issues include lost documents and baggage. The provider of choice should also be able to provide extended health insurance. The following are the 7 most effective tips to consider when choosing a plan with proper consideration of travel insurance, insurance cover, insurance policy, holiday, health insurance and flexibility factors: The exact cover detail Many insurance plans have basic and extra provisions for their clients. However, for travel insurance, one should consider cover on medical evacuation, theft, cancellations or disruption when already abroad. It is important to note the different levels of cover and before buying an insurance plan, one should read into details. Depending on the plan, one can access 24/7 services and assistance. Anyway, the details usually depend on the cost. Availability of the insurance services A good insurance provider observing the travel insurance, insurance cover, insurance policy , holiday , health insurance and flexibility factors have 24/7 services. This includes translations services in case of an emergency abroad.(image by insurance46206). Excess payments Finding the best and customized insurance is easy due to the many available to compare. However, care is important not to fall for the cheap policies which might later force excess payments. The insurance plan cost The cover can be comprehensive that it may create an impression that a plan with proper consideration of the client’s travel insurance, insurance cover, insurance policy, holiday, health insurance and safety is expensive. This is not the case as a good travel insurance plan should be very affordable. Actually, an insurance cover is a minor expense as compared to the total cost of the trip.(image by Directinsurance). Note the small print Proper understanding of the particular insurance policy may differentiate between having a great travel insurance plan...

How to Prepare for Your Trip to Uganda

How to Prepare for Your Trip to Uganda

Oct 10, 2018

Preparing to go to a completely new country with a culture, traditions and cuisine of its own can be a daunting process. It doesn’t matter where you are from and how much you have travelled, a new land is a new land. And it has its set of rules. So, while you might be very excited to go on gorilla trekking in Uganda, the preparation part might get a little scary and confusing. But don’t worry because we got you covered. Here is a comprehensive guide and tips and tricks that you can keep in mind to prepare for your adventure in Uganda: 1. Because preparing and packing and planning the trip to a new yet exciting land might be a bit too confusing, our first suggestion would be to ask people, frequent travellers and online communities, about their experiences in Uganda. But if that proves too daunting a task, you can always book a tour operator that will handle all the bookings of hotels and flights without causing you much trouble. We would not suggest doing this if you are travelling on a budget, though, because it would cost you way more than if you just researched it yourself, which brings us to the next point. 2. Read up. Look Uganda up online and bookmark useful websites. Make lists of local transport options, good eateries, places you should visit and things you should definitely do. Also make sure you know the numbers of all the emergency services and hospitals, especially if you are travelling with a pregnant person or a patient. Believe us, not all research has to be boring. A simple search can give you enriching knowledge and trivia about the place. For example, you will find that the locals speak in a particular dialect of English that is often referred to as the Uglish. You will also get to decide if you have the stomach for local delicacies such as the Nsenene grasshoppers and the crayfish that come straight from Bunyonyi. And that you can enjoy a drink or two with the second largest consumers of alcohol in the world while eating their delicious pork dishes, that which they are the...

6 Things to do to Make Your Trip to Russia Memorable

6 Things to do to Make Your Trip to Russia Memorable

Apr 16, 2018

A trip to Russia cannot be complete without these crazy experiences… It’s not often that we hear people heading to Russia for a holiday, but for people who love travelling to unexplored places, Russia is nothing short of a dream vacation. With the country gaining popularity with tourists from across the world over the years, you will find many travel companies offering Russia Tours. This country is full of contrasts wherever you look. You will find both amazing architecture as well as concrete beauty. While Russia has one of the world’s richest cities, it also has certain unexplored corners that will make you feel like you have travelled back in time. A fun destination means unforgettable experiences too. Here are some of the best things you can do while you are in Russia. 1. Do not miss a visit to Star City If you always wanted to experience what it feels like to be weightless, head to Star City. It is actually a cosmonaut training centre that is situated just outside Moscow. This place will take you ahead in time; it is so futuristic. Back in time, the Soviet military was one of the most secretive agencies in the world, so much so that you could not even find it on any map. But now you can explore this wonder at the Star City. This centre has huge replicas of both the Mir Space Station and the Russian division and the International Space Station. If you can afford it, you can even experience a rocket launch or be in a zero-gravity flight to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If this does not sound unforgettable, we don’t know what else would! 2. Head to the Twin Stars Diner to see everything in doubles This diner is a unique experience for visitors in the craziest possible way. It has everything in double. Sounds weird? The restaurant works in a way that its staff includes only identical twins! They all wear the same clothes, do the same things together. The owner, Alexei Khodorkovsky, got this idea from a 1964 film called the Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors. In that movie, the girl gets to know of her twin in...

Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Koh Samui

Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Koh Samui

Apr 27, 2017

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world, and for good reason. The food, culture and budget-friendly nature of the place make a combination you can;t beat. If you’re visiting Thailand for the first time you might want to consider coming to Koh Samui. It’s the second largest island in Thailand, and one of the most popular destinations, So while your browsing some Koh Samui vacation rentals please keep in mind some of the amazing things you need to do when you arrive. 1) Go Diving Koh Samui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is a prime spot for diving. The water around Koh Samui is great for diving, and it’s considered one of the safest locations for first timers anywhere. If you don;t have any experience diving then you can learn from any number of diving schools, get certified, and be out on the water in no time. 2) Enjoy Some Street Food The street food in Thailand is world famous for being inexpensive, tasty, and one of the biggest draws for tourists. You shouldn’t miss the chance to expand your tastes, and save a little money in the process. One of the easiest tricks to avoid eating at the bad places is to look for the locals. If the local Thais are willing to eat there it’s a good bet the food is healthy and tasty. 3) Visit the Big Buddha The Big Buddha temple should definitely be on your list of things to see. The statue itself is made of gold and is one of the islands most prominent landmarks. When you first go to the temple you will note how it;s connected by a causeway to the island itself. Please be respectful when visiting the temple. 4) Go to the Samui Aquarium If you want to see some wildlife and are just looking for a place to relax for an afternoon then Samui Aquarium is it. The aquarium itself has been designed to mimic a fishing village so it might not quite be what you’re used to. It has a really diverse collection of sea life ranging from manta rays,...

Don’t Forget to Buy a Travel Insurance policy Before Your Next Overseas Trip!

Imagine yourself travelling to your dream destination abroad for the first time! The very thought can give you goose bumps out of sheer excitement, isn’t it? If given a chance, what would be on your list? Brand new clothes, accessories, adventure sports outfits, binoculars, DSLRs and first aid? But, before you go ahead, wait, and think! Like everything in life, travel is also accompanied by its set of risks. You might face a medical emergency in a foreign place where you do not have any personal contacts! What you can do instead is to choose a suitable travel insurance plan. Let’s have a look at the overall advantages of a travel insurance plan through certain examples: Case 1 Mr. Singh visited Bangkok, Thailand with his family. However, on reaching there, they discovered that one of their bags was missing. They consulted the airline authorities only to find that it might have been misplaced at the original destination itself and might have been lost! The family incurred the loss with only a half-hearted assurance from the authorities that if they find it, they will be contacted. Travel Insurance pays the cost of lost or misplaced baggage: If Mr. Singh had availed a travel insurance, the content of the bag would not have been found but their estimated monetary value could be reimbursed to the family. In its absence, even though the family was not responsible, they had to bear the loss personally. Case 2 Mr. Sahay is a social worker. He loves to travel to remote foreign locations with harsh weather conditions and unsuitable political situations to research on people’s lives there. While on such trip to Ireland last month, he fell extremely ill due to the spreading of hay fever in a village. Though, he was ready to spend money on medical treatment, there was no hospital or proper medical facility available nearby. The proper city hospital was located 5,000 miles away from where he was. He was not able to move and there were no proper facilities to carry him to the city hospital. Medical evacuation and expenses covered: A travel insurance plan can pay for his medical evacuation to the city where...