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WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL YOUNG

WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL YOUNG

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Muiz @ Perhentian (Photo credit: Anan Amri) As I write this, I’m flying. It’s an incredible concept: to be suspended in the air, moving at two hundred miles an hour — while I read a magazine. Amazing, isn’t it? I woke up at three a.m. this morning. Long before the sun rose, thirty people loaded up three conversion vans and drove two hours to the San Juan airport. Our trip was finished. It was time to go home. But we were changed. As I sit, waiting for the flight attendant to bring my ginger ale, I’m left wondering why I travel at all. The other night, I was reminded why I do it — why I believe this discipline of travel is worth all the hassle. I was leading a missions trip in Puerto Rico. After a day of work, as we were driving back to the church where we were staying, one o
National Monument

National Monument

Kuala Lumpur, Uncategorized
The National Monument is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, principally against theJapanese occupation during World War IIand the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960. It is located in the Federal capital,Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian Houses of Parliament is situated near the monument.The National Monument is located in the Lake Gardens area of Kuala Lumpur and nearby areas are the Asean Garden, Parliament Building and the National Mosque and other areas of attractions. At the mass scupture's base there is a listing of the names of the units who fought the insurgency, including British, Australian, Fijian, Maori and Malay troops It is the world's tallest bronze freestanding sculpture grouping. Every year on July 31 on Warriors'...
Independent Vacationing for the Novice

Independent Vacationing for the Novice

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Arranging your own vacation can be a little daunting if you’ve always placed your annual trip in the hands of a competent travel agent. Before, all you had to do was to select the country and resort, get yourself to the airport on the right date and at the right time, and the rest was taken care of for you. You were probably met at your destination airport by the tour operator’s representative who then escorted you to your resort, and, at the end of your vacation, you just needed to be ready and waiting for the return coach journey to the airport. The sense of reassurance this can give has always gone some way to help vacationers enjoy their trip: there’s never been any worry about how to get from the airport to the hotel, how to cope with a broken toilet once there, or how to buy ticket
10 tips for backpackers

10 tips for backpackers

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You, a bag and the world at your feet. The adventure of a lifetime awaits. No matter where you’re trekking off to, these few simple measures will ensure a safe, savvy trip 1. The bag While backpacking is all about thrifty travel, the one thing you shouldn’t stinge on is your bag. The key to choosing one that’s right for you comes down to comfort – usually, unless you’re doing heavy lifting, it shouldn’t be more than 4500 CUI (cubic inches). Also, buy yours from a reputable maker – shoddy workmanship or material will tear only too easily. (Normally I'm using 55 litter Deuter backpack plus 22 liter Deuter for daysack) 2. Packing essentials Every traveler should have these: • Flip flops: A must-have for use in those communal showers • Pillowcases • Extra wallet: Pickpockets are in
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus In Kuala Lumpur

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus In Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Uncategorized
Kuala Lumpur Hop-On Hop-Off Bus If you just want to get around Kuala Lumpur and tour the city at your own leisure without: * being tied down to rigid scheduled tours by tour agencies, or * being irritated by unlucky encounter with unscrupulous taxi drivers, or * getting lost by driving through unfamiliar roads I would strongly suggest that you get on the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus. These double decker buses (with glass rooftop) will get you around Kuala Lumpur all day long! You can get on or get off at any of the 42 destinations for just a one-time, all-day ticket. If you stay on the bus for a complete round, it will take about 45 to 60 minutes. And as of right now, there are four buses doing its rounds from 8.30am to 8.30pm. Kuala Lumpur Hop-On Hop-Off BusKuala Lumpur Hop-On Hop-Off Bus is...
Traveller’ Tale s

Traveller’ Tale s

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As independent travellers, we like to assume that we're above the workings of Tourist Zones. Look closely, and you'll notice that some of the most colourful indie-traveller hangouts in the world -Panajachel in Guatemala, Dali in China , Dahab in Egypt - have much in common. Granted, these place retain their own geographical and cultural distinction, but each location shares a laid-back predilection for catering to aesthic and recreational needs of Western budget travellers. Thus, keeping in mind that much of our time as travellers involes moving in and out of Trourist Zones, here is my tip sheet to help you make sense of things: *Learn to identify Tourist Zones - There's nothing necessarily wrong with a Tourist Zone, but it helps to know when you're in one, a it will affect how you rel...
Phuket-Penang direct flights to launch April 13

Phuket-Penang direct flights to launch April 13

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As part of a drive to boost the number of tourists to Malaysia, Malaysian Airlines’ new low-cost carrier Firefly airlines will start daily direct flights between Phuket and Penang beginning April 13. Malaysian Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor discussed the new service at a press conference at the Royal Phuket City Hotel on Thursday. Firefly, which will launch on April 2, will also start daily direct service between Samui and Penang on April 15. Last year, about 1.9 million of Malaysia’s 17.5 million tourists were from Thailand, and Tourism Minister Adnan said that the country wants to increase that number to 2.2 million in the upcoming year. “This year is very special year for Malaysia because Malaysia is going to celebrate our 50 years as an independent nation,”