From cheap eats in Ubud at both warungs and restaurants to cafes and tourist-only establishments, here are our recommendations on where to eat in Ubud, Bali. We stayed in Ubud for a month and. . .Read More
Many tours are designed around seeing things in one general area for good reason, it allows you to see more in a single day! This is also true with the Alas Kedaton, Mengwi, and Tanah Lot Tour, which brings you to the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest - where the monkeys are the guardians of the Temple, the Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi - known as the former Royal Temple, and finally to the breathtaking and picturesque Ocean Temple of Tanah Lot.
These are just some of the amazing places to see in Bali, but we’ve provided a list of the best places to see in Bali near the bottom of this article. Some of which you’ll see or hear about…Read More
A day in any city is probably not enough, and one day in Munich is no exception. We’ve packed this guide with the BEST things to do in Munich and give our recommendations on the best tours to get the most out of your visit. We’ve also included our favorite places to stay in Munich and tips to make your day go smoothly. In case you’re not a city person or if you’re able to extend your visit to more than a day, we’ve added day trips from Munich as a bonus section at the…Read More
Cape Town’s most famous locations are known as “The Big 6” and are the first 6 that we mention on this list, but there are also so many other things in and around Cape Town that are worth checking out as well! Apart from the best things to do around Cape Town, you may also want to check out. . .Read More
Ubud and the surrounding area isn’t that large, but it does take some time to get around because of the narrow roads and traffic. We’ve listed the best things to do around Ubud and separated them into their respective areas to make it easier to plan out your itinerary. Included in the itinerary are. . .Read More
Bali, an Indonesian island known for its yoga and meditation retreats, forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, amazing temples, beautiful beaches and coral reefs. It has vibrant communities of party-goers, digital nomads, and vegans - so it is at the forefront of the new age. And after the film Eat, Pray, Love was released in 2010, tourism has picked up exponentially on the island between Australia and…Read More
Johor Bahru, or “JB”, is just across the border from Singapore in Malaysia. Nusajaya / Iskandar Puteri is a suburb of Johor Bahru and best known for Legoland Malaysia and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town. Whether you visit for a couple of days or a couple of months, JB has something for the whole family. We’ll share what to do in JB and the best hotels for your stay. It’s even a great affordable spot to stay if you want to visit Singapore for a day or…Read More
What comes to mind when you think of Singapore? Perhaps Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Park, a Night Safari, or the Trick Eye Museum? This unique city-island-country has many world-famous attractions and locations. We’ll share how you can get the most out of your visit in this amazing 3 day Singapore itinerary.
Before you visit, you may want to…Read More
It’s no secret that staying in Singapore can be expensive, but it’s also no secret to Singaporeans that everything is cheaper in Malaysia. To save on expenses during our travels, we decided to stay at a resort hotel in Malaysia that is just around the corner from Legoland in Nusajaya, Johor Bahru. Our cost at this Bed and Breakfast was just under $630 USD per month and we stayed for 2 months. We’ve learned that crossing the border takes time, so if you are limited on time, we certainly wouldn’t recommend it.
However, if you only plan to cross the border into Singapore once or twice per week…Read More
Planning a visit to the Singapore Zoo can be a bit overwhelming and slightly complicated. This guide will make it easier! When asking for recommendations of things to do in Singapore, the Night Safari, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park, and the Singapore Zoo were all highly recommended by other travelers. Did you know they are each separate parks? There are multi-park tickets available, but be aware that…Read More
Sentosa Island is south of the main island of Singapore. Nicknamed the “State of Fun” – It has attractions like Universal Studios Singapore, Trick Eye Museum, Fort Siloso, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Madame Tussauds Singapore. However, Sentosa actually translates to “peace and tranquility” and the lagoon-style beaches reflect that calm feeling. The whole front of the island is considered “Resort World Sentosa” and has enough to keep you occupied for a few days. However, the whole island is compact enough…Read More
It was easier to determine what “The Most Dangerous Places in the World for Travel” were twenty years ago, before “global terrorism”. With headlines like “Missing British backpacker found dead in Guatemala”, “Canadian found dead in Burkina Faso after kidnapping”, and “Fifteen men charged over beheadings of female hikers in Morocco”, the world seems like a completely different place today.Read More
When we were researching this trip, we ran across many different posts that said that it was HOT in Ayutthaya. So, we planned ahead and looked for a potentially cooler day to go, and made sure that Ayutthaya was the first stop on the tour, and not the Summer Palace (as people noted that there were Air Conditioned spots at the Summer Palace, but not at Ayutthaya). Thus, we did this trip the CORRECT way - whereas the people who wrote the other posts did it backwards and didn’t pay attention to the weather. That being said, when we went it was UNBEARABLY HOT!!! Our favorite locations were…Read More
This British-desired railway, connecting Burma and Thailand, was deemed to be too incredibly tough of an undertaking to consider, due to the hilly jungle terrain and absence of transportation and medical equipment. However, in 1942 - during World War II, the Japanese seized Burma and took control away from Britain and by October of 1943, “The Death Railway” - as it became known - was completed by the Japanese with no transportation between the workers and the outside world, no medical help, no advanced tools and very little food.
It is a heartbreaking story with grueling conditions of forced labor, including more than 60,000 Allied prisoners of war and about 180,000 Southeast Asian natives. Over 100,000 people died during the construction of the railroad, and - after Wold War II ended - 111 Japanese military officials who were connected to the Death Railway were tried in court for war crimes, 32 of which received a death sentence. The remains of most of the war dead were retrieved and transplanted to official war cemeteries.Read More
Why should you visit Cape Town? To be honest, I didn’t really have any expectations before arriving in Cape Town and didn’t know what to expect. South Africa just seemed so far away and until starting this travel forever journey, it hadn’t even crossed my mind that I would ever be able to visit it. But from the first moment of arriving in the “Mother City” it has been simply incredible. If Cape Town isn’t on your bucket list…Read More
The best times of year to visit the countries in Asia. Best weather conditions and months for visiting Thailand, Best weather conditions and months for visiting Cambodia, Best weather conditions and months for visiting Indonesia, Best weather conditions and months for visiting Vietnam, Best weather conditions and months for visiting Laos, Best weather conditions and months for visiting Malaysia, Best weather conditions and months for visiting Philippines, Best weather conditions and months for visiting Myanmar (Burma), Best weather conditions and months for visiting Sri Lanka, Best weather conditions and months for visiting Japan, Best weather conditions and months for visiting South Korea, Best weather conditions and months for visiting Taiwan.Read More
The best places to visit in Cairo, Egypt. Must see places in Cairo, Egypt. Can’t miss places in Cairo, Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza. The Great Pyramid of Egypt. The pyramids of Giza. The Sphinx of Giza. The Egyptian Museum. Memphis & Shakkara. Pharaonic Village. Fayoum Oasis - Wadi El-Rayan. Madinaty City or New Cairo City. Al Mokattam Mountain Coptic Cave Churches. The Hanging Church, the Cavern Church & the Ben Erza Synagogue. The Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. The Salah Al. Din Citadel & Alabaster Mosque. The Mosques of Al-Rifa’i and Sultan Hassan.Read More