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13 Days Germany Itinerary – Frankfurt, Munich, Berchtesgaden, Nuremberg & Rothenberg

What comes to mind when you think of Germany ?  World-famous car manufacturers ? WWII History ? or German beer and sausages ? These are the things I think of before I had the chance to visit Germany.  Out of my 34 days in Europe, 13 days were spent in Germany, which allowed me to travel deep, and see a lot more than that.  From magnificent castles to fairytale towns to pristine countryside sceneries, it was a trip to be remembered for a lifetime.   Continue reading

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5D4N Belitung Itinerary, Indonesia.

Belitung Island of Indonesia lies on the east coast of Sumatra and it’s an hour’s flight away from Jakarta.  The island became famous because of a blockbuster Indonesian film – “Laskar Pelangi”, or Rainbow Troops, adapted from the same-titled novel by Andrea Hirata.  In this Belitung itinerary, you will find information on how to get around, places to go, things to do,  accommodation information and a cost breakdown of the trip (at the bottom of the post) if you were to travel to Belitung for 5 days.   Continue reading

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26 Intriguing Buildings To See On a Taiping Heritage Trail

If a city without old buildings is like a man without memories, then Taiping would be a man full of vibrant memories.   Once a mining town that was the capital of Perak from 1875 – 1937, Taiping was also one of the very first cities to be established in Malaysia.   Naturally it has many historical buildings,  whether built by the British for municipal uses, or built by the different communities in Taiping.  Many of these buildings are more than 100 years old and are also Malaysia’s  “firsts” to be built.   Continue reading

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Tokyo Side Trip – 5 Days Itinerary in Hakone, Kamakura & Enoshima (with cost breakdown)

I visited Japan for the very first time in 2008.  We dedicated our first visit to Tokyo and that was enough to keep us busy.  When I went back to Japan for the second time, I went to Tokyo again, but this time, adding other cities that are not too far away from Tokyo on the itinerary, such as Kamakura, Enoshima, and Hakone.  These three places are along the same route on the Odakyu Line, which means that you don’t have to spend too much time travelling from one place to another. To get an estimate of how much this 5 days 5 nights trip might cost you, refer to the costing section at the end of the post. Continue reading

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17 Hidden Food Gems You Must Try in Ipoh

Not too long ago, I wrote  a list of “15 Iconic Ipoh Foods You Must Try in Ipoh” that’ll serve well as a beginners’ guide to Ipoh food.  These foods are the most iconic and they are pretty much what everyone wants to eat when they are visiting Ipoh for the first time.  But of course Ipoh has much more to offer than these 15 things.  In this new list , I’ve put together 17 hidden food gems in Ipoh that are not too well-known by visitors but are absolutely  loved by Ipohans, and you wouldn’t want to miss these 17 incredible things to eat in Ipoh.  Continue reading

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Hongji 4 in 1 Taiwan Ginger Tea

For those of you that have been to Taiwan, you would notice that Taiwanese are very health conscious and that if you visit the super market, a stunning array of beverages for overall well-being is available.  One of the most popular ones is the Taiwan Ginger Tea (台灣薑母茶).  You would see this pretty much everywhere; whether you are strolling about in Jiufen (九份), or catching a train at the Taipei MRT station.  Continue reading

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15 Best Things to Do in Kuala Sepetang, Malaysia

Kuala Sepetang is a vibrant fishing village located in Perak that’s 40 minutes drive from Taiping.  Formerly known as Port Weld, the village is a popular destination for “Cuti Cuti Malaysia”. With its excellent array of activities on land and water, a happy day out with family and friends is ensured.  The activities on land are listed from No. 1- 10, while activities on water are listed from No. 11 – 15 .  Continue reading

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15 Iconic Ipoh Foods You Must Try in Ipoh

When it comes to Ipoh food, it is so difficult to decide what to eat because there is just so much good food and you just want to eat everything ! I’ve picked out 15 Ipoh Foods that you absolutely must try when you visit Ipoh.  The food on this list is as iconic as KLCC is to Kuala Lumpur; and as iconic as Eiffel Tower is to Paris.   That’s how iconic they are. Continue reading

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