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Just like any other destination, there are those spots and places that you must visit when you visit Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Though it may seem like a small city, visitors often enjoy exploring this multicultural haven that features religious hotspots, famous iconic landmarks and even culturally enriching markets and temples along the streets. Some of the popular places you must consider visiting include: Petronas Twin Towers. These twin towers are considered the world’s largest twin tower buildings and are found in the city centre. These towers have earned a reputation and commonly hailed as the twin jewels of Kuala Lumpur. The towers are 88 storeys high with a sky bridge connecting them at the 41st and 42nd floors. Menara KL tower This tower stand atop the Bukit Nanas forest reserve and is 421 meters high. The tower has been recorded as the fifth tallest structure in the world. Though it has been outshone by the Petronas Towers, the Menara KL tower remains a very significant architectural marker of the city. It has a viewing deck that is about...Read More
We all know how difficult it can be traveling around a major city with a young family especially if you’ve never been to that city before. And there aren’t many cities in the world that are as daunting as London. During the summer months of July-September, the city welcomed a record breaking 4.9 million visitors to the city in 2014 according to the Standard. So, it’s imperative that you research thoroughly all the different transport options that are available to navigate the city efficiently. With that in mind, here is some vital information for newbie travelers of the city. London buses For the experience factor alone, the iconic London buses are an experience that you cannot miss out on. They are also relatively cheap and will afford you the option of seeing major landmarks en route to your destination. Day tickets can be purchased which you will also be able to use on the underground. For the more adventurous there is a myriad of different London bus tours available to people visiting the city as well, that are ideal for families....Read More
Whether you’re a travel amateur, a travel veteran, or an absolute gypsy–there are some things that all of us could benefit from when it comes to travel advice. No matter how you travel, you’ve no doubt been the victim of a blog or post that told you take something you never used….or you found something you forgot to pack that would have really come in handy. From bags to toiletries, types of clothes, practical shoes, and a shewee, below are some useful tips, hints and tricks to get your through any style journey you’re about to adventure on! What To Pack In So many times you’ve heard what to pack, what not to pack and how to pack it, but in what? Unless you’re hiking Nepal, less is better. A great back-pack or rucksack can go a really long way. Learn how to military fold most clothes, and limit yourself to one style of shorts and pants, then pack five t-shirts. You’ll want to make sure your bag fits into the overhead compartment of the lowest economy flight in Europe–they’re...Read More
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I have gravely misjudged Malta. My picture of Malta has dependably been that of a bundle occasion end. An island packed with visitors searching for the heavenly trinity of sun, shabby lager and a sandy shoreline.Till this late spring, I had never felt that you could truly pander to free explorer voyagers. Other biased confusions? Being settled amidst the Mediterranean , I additionally had this thought of you being lavish and hard to reach.(Image by egonwegh) I am happy to report that this all so distant from reality. Malta is exceptionally available, plan neighborly and cooks well to both free explorers and also the individuals who still incline toward their occasions to be complete. This is a smaller than normal aide stuffed with fundamental tips of how you can knapsack in style crosswise over Malta and Gozo. When Is It Best To Visit Gozo And Malta? It is best to visit Malta and Gozo in April/May or September/October. Notwithstanding, as I blog about this, even in late November, temperatures are 22c which is very nearly spring like temperatures . So my...Read More
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Sep 18, 2014
Let me sum it up for San Francisco. The city is vibrant with diversity of cultures, music and picturesque views of the surrounding. Almost everyone I had met said that they love San Francisco because it’s an eclectic place. I love the alternative lifestyles in the city where tons of college students and hippies are seen around a lot. This has to be one of the funkiest cities in America. Cost of Accommodation I didn’t stay in a hostel while I was traveling to San Francisco. I had a friend who is willing to let me stay at his house and I considered this as a way of couchsurfing. Althought it was not. Back to the story, I figured out that for most of hostel dorm rooms, the cost start at USD20 and go up to USD27. A private double room will cost USD80 per night though. Budget hotels in San Francisco have rates starting at USD60 and up to USD90 per night in a double room. However, if you really search around, you will be able to find cheap hotels in San Francisco. If you find it hard to do so, you can always try couchsurfing, house-sitting or even renting a cheaper accommodation like an apartment. (image by : University of Nottingham ) Cost of Food and Public Transportation What I loved the most about the city was the Chinese food. It tends to be a lot more inexpensive when compared to the other selections of food. San Francisco’s Chinese food is very good. Other than that, the city also offer a wide range of budget menus for its visitors. I didn’t spend a lot of money on food because most of the places I went to have moderate prices of meals. As for the public transportation in San Francisco, the SFMTA applies to historic streetcars, metros and buses. The cost of an adult pass is USD2. There are also other options of a one-day pass for USD14, three-day pass for USD22 and seven-day pass for USD28. I would really recommend for you to get any of these if you’re planning to do a lot of walking around and sightseeing since these...
Sep 15, 2014
According to the normal standard of tourist trail of Scandinavian, Helsinki of Finland might be a little bit off. The capital and largest city of the country doesn’t seem to be able to defeat the typical Stockholm, Copenhagen or even Oslo when it comes to tourism. It’s a shame to know that the city never seems to be on the radar of travel for most travelers on budget I have met on the road. They tend to shy away from Helsinki. But if you’re looking for a pleasant place as your travel destination, I would highly recommend Helsinki. Let’s see what did I do in 3 days in Helsinki, Finland. Day 1 I spent most of my first day visiting museums all around Helsinki. It’s a must if you want to learn more about a city or country. The first was Museum of Contemporary Art. It is situated right up of the Post Museum, which showcases the history of Finland’s postal service. Both museums might sound completely boring to some people, but I was quite impressed to learn the evolution of the mail service from ships and sleds to the Finland’s modern postal service. As for the Museum of Contemporary Art, it has an amazing collection of contemporary art for those who’re interested in such a thing. Apart from these two, I would recommend visiting the National Museum of Finland, Finnish Museum of Photography and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum. When you’re tired of going through museums, rest at the Punavuori Park not too far from the Sinebrychoff. (image by : Scott Johnson) Day 2 On the second day, I went to visit the Bank of Finland Museum, which is according to my taste is probably one of the coolest museums I had seen so far. It explains thoroughly the history of modern finance and money in Finland. Next are the Helsinki Cathedral, situated next to the bank museum, and the Uspenski Church, overlooking the Helsinki city. I also went to the Helsinki City Museum where I got the chance to see a lot of photos, great exhibits and descriptions of Finland’s history. Don’t miss out the chance to go to the Central Market, Esplanade...