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Harris Resort Waterfront Batam – An All-inclusive Holiday Resort in Batam

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.  At the end of year 2019, I had a few days of leave to clear and decided to bring my parents on a year-end retreat to Batam. I was looking to book a nice relaxing holiday resort there and Harris Resort Waterfront Batam stood […]

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Wut Hmon Thit Guest House – Roadside Motel in Nyaung-U, Bagan

We originally booked a room at Cheri Land River House but it turned out that this hotel does not have the license to house foreigners. The hotel helped us book another a room at a sister hotel called Wut Hmon Thit Guest House.   Wut Hmon Thit Guest House is a small roadside motel in Nyaung-U […]

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Thiri Thitsar Hotel (Win Unity Hotel) – Good Location and Clean Rooms

There wasn’t any unique accommodations on Airbnb in Myanmar, so my colleague Su and I decided to stay in a hotel instead. After much searching on Agoda, we decided on Thiri Thitsar Hotel for its proximity to the railway station. (But I didn’t actually get to take the train from Yangon to Mandalay. 12Go.Asia informed […]

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HOOD Hostel – Social Enterprise with Excellent Location and Clean Rooms

Yes! The Myanmar trip that I have been looking forward to has finally begun! First things first, I need to find a place to stay in Yangon. There was nothing interesting on Airbnb so I decided to stay in a hostel instead. I searched on Agoda, one of my go-to website for accommodation bookings. I […]

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Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Terengganu – Old and Run-Down Hotel

On the recent 3 days 2 nights Kuala Terengganu and Kapas Island weekend getaway, we stayed at Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Terengganu.  I did a quick search online before the trip and the hotel looked alright. A room here costs S$41-65 per room per night, which comes with complimentary breakfast.  Built on the bank of Terengganu River, […]

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Singapore Day-Use Hotels – Hotels in Singapore with Day-Use Rooms

This post was originally published on my lifestyle blog, Ramble Tumble. Since it is about accommodation, I figured it will be useful to my Travel Kudos reader, so I decided to republish the post here.  Singapore has a whole range of accommodations that suits every budget and need. From swanky 5-star hotels to unique boutique […]

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The Jomtien Twelve – Pattaya Beachside Hotel with Sea View

Pattaya was a quiet fishing village until the 1960s, but it has now become a cosmopolitan city known for its beaches. I have seen pictures and videos of breathtaking sunsets at the beach in Pattaya, so I really wanted to stay next to the beach.  I did pre-book an Airbnb that promised sunset on the […]

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DewyHouse – Clean and Safe Hostel Outside Chiang Mai Old Town

Staying at Fundee Story Guesthouse is a wonderful experience and the host, Pho, is extremely helpful but the lack of air-conditioning is insufferable. I have problem sleeping at night even though I have the electric fan at full blast.  To give myself more flexibility, I did not pre-book the train ticket from Chiang Mai to […]

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Fundee Story Guesthouse – Bamboo Huts in Chiang Mai Old Town

When I book travel accommodations, I am more inclined towards guesthouses and homestays than hotels. I like staying in local traditional houses to get a feel of how the locals lived.  Since I was going to Thailand, I was really looking forward to staying in one of those traditional teak houses but I couldn’t find any […]

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Keystone House Hostel – Small Cosy Hostel Lacks Entertainment

When I was choosing hostel to stay in London on Hostelworld, Keystone House Hostel was one of my strongest contenders. It is near to King’s Cross Railway Station and St Pancras International and most of the review on Hostelworld are positive. There is 24-hour reception, free WiFi and clean linens. Reviews on Hostelworld says that […]