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Reverse Vending Machines – Get Rewarded When You Recycle

In recent years, many people around the world has started to realize the seriousness of plastic pollution. In Singapore alone, more than 700 million kilograms of plastics is discarded every year.  I wanted to do my part in combatting plastic pollution so I did a little research. That’s when I learned about the Reverse Vending Machines […]

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Mandalay Taxi Service – Honest Mandalay Taxi Rental

If you are in Mandalay and you are looking to hire a chauffeured car or taxi to bring you around, I recommend Mr. Zaw Win Maung. Mr. Zaw Win Maung was the taxi driver Thiri Thitsar Hotel hired to fetch me from the highway bus terminal. He told me that he also does full-day taxi […]

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Do You Know What Travel Medicine and First Aid You Need to Bring?

Getting sick or hurt while traveling can really destroy the mood. Having diarrhea means you will not be able to enjoy all the delicious local food. Physical injuries such as abrasions and lacerations means you will not be able to enjoy the thrilling physical activities.  Besides making sure that you have taken all the necessary […]

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10 Travel Essentials That Will Keep You Sane

Based on my traveling experiences, these 10 items are absolutely essential to ensure that you stay sane by the end of your trip. They could mean the difference between a mental meltdown and a good holiday, so better make sure you have them.  1. Portable Power Bank We live in a power-hungry age. Everyone has […]

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Travel Vaccinations – Do You Know What Vaccines You Need?

Travel vaccinations, or travel immunizations, are injections travelers take to protect themselves against contracting illnesses while traveling.  It is always good to make sure you are up to date with your routine vaccinations. Routine vaccinations include Hepatitis B, Influenza, Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), Pneumococcal, Polio and Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertusis (DTaP, Td, Tdap).  Recommended vaccinations can protect you in areas […]

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Bangkok Canal One Day Pass – Explore Bangkok at THB$200/Day

Call me ignorant but I didn’t know that boat is a form of transportation in Bangkok. Sure, I see the canals on maps, but I didn’t know that you can actually take a boat from one place to another. You can read more about the different types of boats, prices and operating hours at Bangkok.com.  […]

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Eiffel Tower – Ticket Prices, Where to Buy Tickets and Tips to Skip/Shorten Queue

The Eiffel Tower is the icon of Paris, France. Even if you have not had the chance to visit Paris yet, you have probably seen the Eiffel Tower in television, postcards, magazines and books.  The Eiffel Tower was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was constructed […]

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How and Where to Get Tax Refund in Taipei Central Station

Foreign travelers to Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) can advantage of the government’s sales-tax (VAT) refund system if they spend more than NTD$2000 in a single shop on the same day.  Although Taiwan’s VAT rate is only 5%,  the savings can be quite substantial if you are buying big-ticket items like electrics or home […]

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Klook 4G WiFi Router – Easy Pick Up and Stable Connection

As a travel blogger, staying connected to the internet while traveling is of utmost importance to me. I need to be able to check and reply to any comments on my social media and email in a timely manner. I have no sense of direction, especially in a foreign place, Google Map has saved me […]

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Hanoi to Hoi An – How I Got from Hanoi to Hoi An by Train, Bus and Taxi

During the 3 days I was in Hanoi, I visited most of the sightseeing spots around Hanoi Old Quarter, I tried delicious banh cuon (Banh Cuon Gia Truyen) and egg coffee (The Note Coffee). I even managed to squeeze in a Golden Star 2 Days 1 Night Halong Bay Cruise at USD$100 per person. It’s time […]