Perth is the perfect city to visit for an awesome getaway, even more so for Malaysians because it is only 5 hours 30 minutes by flight. A 12 day trip was perfect us for us because we spent a few days in Perth, and had an epic road trip by traveling down to the south western regions to towns such as Albany, Denmark, Pemberton, Augusta, Margret River, Dunsborough, Mandurah, then back up to Perth again. Continue reading
If you love nature, the Rainbow Waterfall at Sungai Lembing would be a fun place to visit. To get to the waterfall, you’ll have to take a package from a local travel agency at RM 50 per person, including transport and insurance. The roads into the waterfall are mud roads Continue reading
KL and the Klang Valley are two vibrant places that are constantly evolving. New F&B places are opening everywhere; while new night clubs are making their debuts, ready to get the party started. At the same time, Continue reading
Getting to the Great Wall of China in Badaling by train from Beijing is as easy as 123. The train leaves from the Beijing North Railway Station and it does help if you read Chinese because there’s no English signages around. I’ve taken a few photos to help you get to Badaling with ease:) Continue reading
Paris, a city of romance and sophistication, has plenty of attractions. My time is precious in Paris, so I’ve planned my itinerary to maximize time to get the best out of Paris. Knowing which day the attractions have extended hours or when they are closed helps to avoid disappointment. Note that the opening hours vary during summer and other months. Continue reading
Luckily, we found ourselves an airport shuttle – Navette Aeroport on the way back home from Paris. The two of us had a total of 6 luggage and it would have been too tiring to haul them around, going up and down stair cases, changing stations at the metro system!
Navette-Aeroport provides shared shuttle service to the airport. Depending on when and which part of Paris you are leaving from, it should take around 40 minutes to 1 hour to get to the airport (or more during peak hours).
Our flight was on a Sunday, so there wasn’t too much traffic so we calculated our time for 40 minutes to reach the airport. We were the first couple to be picked up and we didn’t take into consideration that a few people were picked up along the way so by the time we reached the airport, it was 1.5 hours before our flight departure. It was extremely tight for us to do the VAT tax refund, queue up at the ticket counter, go through security and customs. But we made it on time, went through everything and even had about 10 minutes to shop at duty-free before boarding! So you might want to plan for extra time to get to the airport if you are using the shared shuttle.
The cost was amazingly reasonable – 20 euros for the two of us. If you ask the hotel to call, they usually will take a commission and it ends up more than 20 euros. The receptionist at Hotel Du Nord called for us and didn’t take any commission (thanks!).
Millions of visitors flock to Paris every year for shopping. Not only do you get the most complete range of high fashion, most importantly, you get the benefit of a 12% VAT Tax Refund, and sometimes the benefit from the exchange rate too. A very important note to bring your passport along for shopping to get the tax refund procedure done. Continue reading
The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, housing the most famous painting on this planet – the Mona Lisa, averaging 8 million visitors per year! The former royal palace is also one of the world’s largest museum, with three wings, Denon, Sully and Richelieu, displaying more than 35,000 pieces of artwork. Continue reading
Travel Tip : Change for more 100 Euro Notes before your travel, enough to last for the first few days of your trip. If you have 500 Euro notes, go to the post office, buy some stamps and break them up there.
We changed a whole stack of Malaysian Ringgit for a few pieces 500 Euros, Continue reading