Wednesday, February 28, 2018

AirAsia Is Now Flying Directly From Kuala Lumpur to Hua Hin For As Low As RM144

Still remember that I blog about my 3 Days 2 Nights to Hua Hin recently? Not sure why but out of so many of my backlog travelogues, I tend to blog about this instead. 

3D2N Hua Hin

To my surprise, today I came across the latest news regarding AirAsia is commencing direct flight to Hua Hin from Kuala Lumpur. The departure date is 18 May 2018 onwards with 4 flights weekly. The lowest return fare I spotted from the website is as low as RM143.90 with one way cost at least RM79 (not including luggage, meals, etc). 

AirAsia KUL to Hua Hin

KL to Hua Hin AirAsia

KL to Hua Hin AirAsia 02

If you haven't been to this stylish seaside resort town yet, hurry up and book your ticket from AirAsia website as the seats are limited. Now you can save up your time instead of taking three hours bus ride from Bangkok, like what my friends and I previously.

Here is an ideal 4 days 3 nights itinerary for those who are planning to go for the very first time: 
AirAsia KUL to Hua Hin 02

P/S: This is not an adv. It's for sharing purpose as I received quite number of messages from my friends as well as from blog readers asking how I always managed to buy cheap fares most of the times. Probably I should blog more about this in future.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Europe (2017): Hello Prague Again!

Somehow, somewhere I feel like I'm still dreaming. I can't believe after 9 years, I am back to Prague once again. I still vividly remember if I was given another chance to visit Europe again, definitely Prague would be top of my list (refer to my old post: I'm In Love With Prague). Honestly speaking, I can't explain why I adore Prague so much to the extend, I would love to return for the second time. Probably because it's rich with history and culture as well as for its remarkable and prestigious architecture. 

After few hours brief stop in Cesky Krumlov, my journey continued with CK Shuttle which I booked earlier. Something happened in the middle of the journey whereby a middle aged couple from Thailand just realised that the wife left behind her waist pack at the toilet of petrol station. She requested the driver to turn around and drive back to the petrol station but unfortunately the driver unable to do so due to company's rules and policies. However, that Thai lady managed to get her waist pack by end of the day. Imagine she left behind three handphones including the latest model of iPhone. Thanks to the honestly of the petrol station's staff who found it right after received the call from the driver. Therefore, bear in mind to always remember to check your valuables before leaving. 

As I didn't make early request to drop-off right in front of my hostel, the driver stopped somewhere nearby the metro station. Here's come the scary moment. By the time I reached Prague, it was quite late at night. I was literally clueless of how should I get to my hostel. Luckily, I bought sim card with mobile data plan and brought along the leftover Czech crown from my maiden visit; or else I definitely cry for help. 

Where I Stayed in Prague
My main consideration when selecting for hostel to stay in Prague is to be as close to Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. But because I did my planning quite last minute and with limited budget, the one and option I have is Ritchie's Hostel & Hotel. I can't deny that the location is nothing short of perfect as this hostel is surrounded by numerous of restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and etc. However the downside I approached was the whole place a bit worn and the staircase leads to the hostel are insanely narrow. I can't imagine those travel with huge luggage bags especially able to lift up to the hostel.

2017 Europe Prague Ritchie Hostel & Hotel

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Europe (2017): Brief Stop in Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic

Vienna, Salzburg & Hallstatt - Although I spent at least a day in each of these cities which might consider to be rush and short, but I glad that finally all these three had been ticked off my from bucket list. Will I be back again? Probably yes for both Salzburg and Hallstatt but nope for Vienna. 

So after spending three nights in Austria, I continued to the following country which is Czech Republic. It is a small landlocked country in Central Europe, located southeast of Germany and bordering Austria to the south, Poland to the north and Slovakia to the southeast. However, getting out from Hallstatt to the capital city of Czech Republic could be quite inconvenient as there is no direct transfer via public train or bus. At the end, my one and only last resort is by taking CK Shuttle.

CK Shuttle Hallstatt to Prague

Monday, February 12, 2018

London (2016): The Harry Potter Studio Tour London

"Miss Diana, can we go to Harry Potter Studio in London?"

This is what my two students requested when we went to London two years ago for International Girl Guides and Girl Scouts camp held in Leicestershire. Although I'm not big fan of this series of fantasy novels but I watched all the eight fantasy films instead. Plus, I thought it wasn't a bad idea after all to include this as one of my London itineraries since we had three days to explore and discover London before entering into the camp site. 

PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE 
From what I research, the tickets are not available for sale on the spot, hence you need to purchase in advance and pre-book the desired time and date you intend to visit. For more details about the latest admission fee, availability of date and time, you can check out Warner Bros. Studio Tour website here. I would advise to book at least 2 months in advance because it's so popular that it might sold out quickly. 

The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour London 02
#1: Purchase your tickets in advance cause they are not available for sale on the spot

Once you receive your booking confirmation via email, don't forget to print it out and bring along for the trip in order to print out the actual tickets from the kiosk nearby the main entrance. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Accommodations I Stayed Before

LATEST UPDATED ON 10.02.2018
 
List of the accommodations I stayed before:
(This list will be updated from time to time)

MALAYSIA
Sabah 
Johor
Kuala Lumpur
klia2
LCCT Airport
Malacca
Penang
Perak
    Putrajaya
    Sarawak

    AUSTRALIA
    Brisbane
    Sydney

    CAMBODIA
    Siem Reap

    CHINA
    Shenzhen

    HONG KONG

    INDONESIA
    Bali
    Bandung
    Jakarta

    JAPAN
    Osaka
    Kyoto
    Tokyo
    MYANMAR
    Bagan
    Inle Lake

    PHILIPPINES 
    Manila

    SINGAPORE

    SOUTH KOREA
    Busan
    Jeju
    Seoul

    TAIWAN

    THAILAND
    Bangkok
    Hatyai
    Hua Hin
    Phuket

    UNITED KINGDOM
    London
    VIETNAM
    Da Nang

    Ho Chi Minh City
    Hoi An
    Hue

    Disclaimer:
    The reviews of all the accommodation above truly based on my own personal experience and are my genuine and honest opinion of this hotel, and that I have no personal or business relationship with those establishment.

      Thursday, February 8, 2018

      Hotel Review: My Place @ Hua Hin

      Finding a place to stay in Hua Hin is pretty simple for me - as long the location is nearby to the night market so that we can easily roaming around without have to worry about the transportation. After scouting around for the ideal hotel in Hua Hin, I came across My Place @ Hua Hin Hotel and my friends agreed to choose to stay in this hotel. 

      After three hours ride from Bangkok, the driver dropped us somewhere close to the night market. And from there, we walked towards this hotel which just few minutes walk away. It's not really that far - like less than 5 minutes walk. 

      My Place Hua Hin 00
      #1: Overview of My Place @ Hua Hin Hotel

      Monday, February 5, 2018

      Europe (2017): The Magical Town of Hallstatt, Austria

      After spending a night in Vienna and another night in Salzburg, so what's next for Austria? Of course, none other than this fairy town known as Hallstatt which has virally shared in Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more. So tell me now. How's that possible for me to miss out visiting this place when planning my trip to Europe? This little magical town is absolutely one of the must visit place in Europe and became a favourite tourist destination.  

      #1: Sandwiches between a calm blue lake and mountains, Hallstatt has became a favourite tourist destination.