Chicken curry with rice

I have mainly had a stop over at Kuala Lumpur airport. I have tried almost all the restaurants at the airport, including their food courts and cafes. But I have never liked the food until today. Today for the first time I tried at ‘Living Room’ cafe and I loved the food. I really enjoyed the Chicken curry with rice. …

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Vaccinations

Another important item in the checklist before you travel is the vaccinations required. Before I proceed, I would like to state that I am neither a doctor nor a medical representative who has the authority and knowledge to dictate what vaccinations have to be taken and when. So, please do consult your doctor before taking any vaccinations. While researching for …

Shuttle between Bangkok airports

There are two International airports in Bangkok – one is Suvarnabhumi Airport (big one) and the other is Don Mueang Airport. I was dropped at the Suvarnabhumi airport by my taxi driver and my flight was at Don Mueang airport. There were many taxi drivers who tried to mislead me in taking taxis. The taxis cost money, where as there …

5 hours in Bangkok

While travelling to Perth from Bangalore, I had about 5 hours transit in Bangkok. Even though I have traveled to Thailand twice, I have never stepped out of Bangkok airport. So, I decided to utilise these hours to see this city. I was advised by the Ministry of Tourism guys (at the airport) not to step out of the airport …

Storage in Don Mueang (Bangkok airport)

One of the biggest problems while travelling alone is managing suitcases. They are heavy and not very easy to manage. I had the same problem when I was in Bangkok at the Don Mueang International airport. After asking around and searching for quite some time, I found a place on level 2 where one can store the luggage for Thai …

Visas during Career break

I admit that visas are one of the biggest contributors for the expenses during travels. And also the effort that it takes to get visas and the stress that we go through during those visas processes cannot be debated. My biggest savings during my career break will be obtaining these visas. One of my main reasons to take the Australian …

Chai Lai Orchid – an elephant camp

Chai Lai Orchid resort is a place where elephants, cats, dogs and chickens roam around freely. They live in harmony and together. I am glad to have found this place.¬†Chai Lai Orchid is about 1 hour drive from Chiang Mai city and it is an elephant camp. They have about 20 elephants with small baby elephants as well. The camp …

Best Thai massage centre

Who doesn’t love body massages? Who doesn’t love pampering? I am sure everyone loves them. I love them too. While I was in Chiang Mai for my birthday, I got body massages done almost everyday. I tried places that had the best ambience as well. But one place which was very nice and cheap was the Gold Hand Thai Massage. …

Vietnam – 7 days itinerary

My friend Akshata and I traveled to Vietnam many years ago. This was the time when Vietnam was still not so famous touristy destination, at least in India. We had a surprised and shocked reactions from people when we said we were heading to Vietnam for our annual Christmas trip. But Vietnam was beautiful then, Vietnam is beautiful now. Many …

Reliable taxi driver in Chiang Mai

It was by accident that my friend Vijay and I met this amazing taxi driver ‘Mon’. We took a three hours trip with him and he charged us a reasonable fare. He is very friendly and more importantly he is local. He knows most of the stuff and also tells you the history of the places. I would definitely recommend …

Spring Palace Boutique Hotel

I loved this boutique hotel. I loved the rooms, bathrooms, amenities, cats and the staff – I loved everything about this hotel. The booking was easy. They picked and dropped us from/to the bus stop. If I visit Siem Reap again, I would stay at this hotel again. I loved it that much. They arranged for the cycle rickshaws and …

Swastika Bungalows, Bali

A beautiful place where my friends and I stayed at Bali is the Swastika Bungalows. Placed in Denpasar, Swastika Bungalows is close to restaurants and markets. The stay was very comfortable and the staff were very friendly. The rooms were big and clean. Definitely a recommended place in Denpasar. Details: Name: Swastika Bungalows Address: Jl. Danau Tamblingan 128, Sanur, Denpasar …

Scuba diving at Tulamben (Bali, Indonesia)

If you are an amateur diver and are planning to do an introductory dive, then I recommend scuba diving at Tulamben in Indonesia. Tulamben is a small village in the north-east coast of Bali. The dive site is popular because of the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship.

Singapore airport free lounge

Since I travel a lot, I love receiving some freebies. Every time I have a transit at an airport, I end up spending a lot of money on lounges. When I arrived at Changi airport (Singapore) this time, I inquired about the lounges as I had close to a day at the airport. This is where I learned that in …

Transportation from and to KLAI airport

Don’t listen to the KL Information desk! The lady suggested that I take KL express train to KL Sentral and then take another train to wherever I wanted from the Sentral. And she mentioned that it would cost me RM 55 per person. I then asked her how much the taxi would cost and to which she informed that it …

Capsule Transit!

On level 1 of KLAI2 is the Capsule Transit. It is a convenient and economical way to spend the night in Kuala Lumpur terminal 2. The sleeping pods are designed as capsules and each capsule has a charging point, reading light and a fan. It’s really cool. The facility also has showers and toilets. And on check-in they provide you …

Phare, The Cambodian Circus

My mother clapped cheerfully every time an artist jumped high on a tray held by other artists or an artist went high up performing aerobatic stunts on a rope. She had seen the artists perform in awe. To give a bit of context: In the morning, I had asked my mother if she had ever been to a circus. My …

Air Asia

Being an avid traveler, I have no other option but to look for cheapest flight options. Air Asia and Scoot tops the list as the budgeted airlines for traveling between Australia and Asian countries. I have tried both – many times. I have always felt since they are budgeted airlines, the service has not been that great.But this time around …