Singapore’s Marina Bay is in the heart of the city, located right next to the central business district and packed to the brim with restaurants, shops and attractions. With major tourist hot-spots, including the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay must be on your itinerary when you visit Singapore.
If you’re a fan of the Bachelor (you don’t have to admit to it publicly), then no doubt you’ve noticed the exotic and beautiful locations where the contestants spend their time. The ladies (and the guys) might seem preoccupied with their immediate drama (as are we), but who can overlook those amazing resorts and stunning locations?
If you’re a female traveler who’s also fond of attending big events like music festivals, then you’d immediately know what we mean when we say that not all of them actually looks after the best welfare of the ladies. Don’t get us wrong, women can still have as much fun in the male-dominated music festivals. However, there would be some issues to ponder and think about like invasion of personal space and sexual assault, most especially if it’s going to be your first time in this kind of event. During vacation, with or without a music festival in the picture, your safety is still top priority.
Recently we found out about Duane and Kim, an Australian couple planning a trip around the world. As we are huge fans of long term travel and extended career breaks, we naturally wanted to learn more about this intrepid couple and their exciting trip. After all, they have no set date to return home! Their plans will take them from Australia to Southeast Asia, and then into China, over to Europe and then to the U.S. We asked them a number of questions about their trip and their planning process, so read on to find out what they said.
If you think about it, Pirate Travel is a completely sensible topic for posting about. It’s always good to get back to our (ancestral??) roots and remember that they were the original pioneers of the randomised, inquisitive and adventurous ideals of travel. Plundering their way around the world cove to cove, finding the unexpected and bathing in the riches on offer sounds faintly familiar. Many a traveller will bounce from hostel to hostel, enriching their lives, perhaps not through treasure but more through experiences and photo shots. So here’s to tracing the footsteps (or peg steps!) of history by outlining a few treasures of pirateyness left unplundered around the world.
Asia, is large, and of course diverse. But when you move beyond the glitz and glamour of Hong Kong and Singapore you can find some of the least expensive and most inspiring travel destinations. We’ve compiled a list of what we think are the most interesting, and cheapest, destinations in eastern Asia.