Pros and Cons of living and travel in Malaysia

Pros Easy to get visa Malaysian people are very friendly. Not too touristy. No one really hassles you and you are not constantly hounded to buy stuff or take taxi rides. Malaysia is a multilingual country. English is a common language that almost everyone uses. Very good prices for flights from Kuala Lumpur to many others…

Korean jjimjilbang / Bathhouse

How to visit a Korean Jjimjilbang bathhouse and Why! Jjimjilbangs (찜질방 or  찜질房) are a popular weekend getaway for Korean families. A jjimjilbangs, literally meas ‘heated rooms’,  are a large, gender-segregated, public bathhouses in South Korea. Most jjimjilbangs are open 24 hours. You can find inside a lot of relaxing hot and cold soaking pools, bathing and massage…

Angkor Wat Secrets! Cambodia

For both history buffs and travelers, Angkor Wat is a must-see. The Angkor Wat is one of the most celebrated temples in Cambodia. For many years, Angkor Wat was totally isolated from the Western World. Large, thick jungles covered the area. The French colonialists were the first westerners to get exposed to Angkor.  Angkor Wat can be seen…

Driving a motorbike. Bali Road Etiquette

The first thing you will notice on arrival in Bali will probably be a huge amount of Scooters passing you. I am used to driving a car, and I don’t want to get knocked off a scooter, but there is something so amazing about driving this little machine. Driving a scooter is simply the best way to…

Best of Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia

Georgetown  is situated on Penang island in the north-west of Peninsular Malaysia and its a mix of many cultures. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site its an exotic melange of old and new.  Penang’s colonial past is visible everywhere. Most people don’t choose Penang Island for a holiday destination or it just never comes to mind, as…

Magical, Komaneka at Bisma, Bali

Komaneka at Bisma is part of Komaneka Resorts in Ubud, and a collection of boutique hotels. We stayed 3 nights at Komaneka at Bisma, as our first accommodation in Bali. I’d stayed in Ubud (although not at Komaneka, which wasn’t around at the time) about 3 years ago, and I have to say it’s become much, much busier and more…

Top Things to Do in Bali

Bali is the dream destination for many. Its rich and diverse island with unique blend of things to do. There’s a diversity of experiences, whether that’s shopping, surfing, serenity-seeking, exploring or indulging. Bali is great value for money where affordable flights and accommodation packages are available. Here are all the reasons to keep Bali on your Bucket…

Gili Islands, Indonesia

Gili Islands The Gili Islands are a group of 3 tiny islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air located just of northwest tip of Lombok Island. the Gilis became popular and felt like a backpacker mecca in the 1980s and 1990s. Three Gilis are famous for the ultimate remote island experience. This is…

Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Indonesia is an absolutely massive country, and I was only able to spend there one full month during my three-months Backpacking Trip. I still think I could be happy with even more time.  I only had few days at the biggest Island of Java. I wanted to take careful thought with my itinerary. Of all the…

Ibis Styles, Yogyakarta

Ibis Styles is a very colorful concept hotel with modern decor. All the services and amenities you expect from more basic Accor Hotels are there to enjoy. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including bar/pub, safety deposit boxes, 24hr room service, restaurant, room service, spa. Overall it’s a nice and pleasant…

The Phoenix Hotel, Yogyakarta

After staying only in a lot of Hostels, during my Backpacking trip around Southeast Asia, I didn’t know what to expect of Phoenix hotel except that according to reviews it was ranked #2 among all Yogyakarta hotels. I needed a break from noisy backpackers and picked this accommodation for my stay in the city. This amazing hotel…

Lub D hostel – Siam Square. Bangkok, Thailand

I stayed in this hostel for 4 nights (2013). Convenient for the budget traveler who is just passing through and looks for a nice comfortable stopover. Lub D has a “wow” factor for a hostel. It is just next to national stadium BTS line, which is very useful in getting anywhere and especially to the international…

Heaven on Earth, beautiful Koh Lipe, Thailand

(this is, updated with new info, re-post from my old blog) WHY Koh Lipe? Koh Lipe is not a party island. It took me my whole life but I finally get to my dream island, I really hope it doesn’t take to long to come back there. Basic info: The nearest airport to Koh Lipe…

Seoul, South Korea

(this is updated with new info re-post from the old blog) South Korea was always on top of my list of places to go. I went to Korea in September 2012, for 3 weeks. If you you are looking for interesting East Asian country with rich history and stunning countryside, South Korea is great for it. To understand more…

Few Days in Bangkok in 2013

UPDATED Re-post from the past (old blog entry) 2013 My flight to Bangkok was pretty OK. Only 14h long and with one stop in Abu Dhabi. I don’t like flying and being on the plane crumbled in a tiny seat with all those people around brrrrr. And dry Stuffy air sucks. Dry skin sucks. I…