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Getting to Machu Picchu – How to get to Machu Picchu, Peru

Getting to Machu Picchu on your own is quite easy, but it does require advance planning.    Machu Picchu lay hidden from the world for such a long time because its location is fairly remote and inaccessible.  Because of its remote location and multiple connections required, many tourists are often confused on how to get there, and often settle for the […]

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Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by Train

One of the easiest, cheapest, most comfortable way to get from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is by train.  The trip is about 6-7 hours, cost MYR 33 (USD$10) for 2nd class seat , MYR39 (USD$12.50) for 2nd class sleeper, MYR114-135 (USD$36-43) for 1st class deluxe sleeper (private cabin sleeper with private shower /toilet and LCD TV).   Note that this is […]

Relaxing on Playa Bavaro - Punta Cana Beach

Best Beaches in Punta Cana

With 35 km of continuous white sand, Punta Cana has no shortage of beautiful beaches.  The beaches around Punta Cana are some of the best in the Caribbean, and without doubt the most spectacular beaches of the entire Dominican Republic .  Ask anyone who’s been to Punta Cana, and they will tell you that the beaches are among the most […]

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Isla Saona – Dominican Beach/Island Paradise

If you are in the Dominican Republic (DR) and considering whether to do a trip to Isla Saona, GO!  You cannot miss it if you have made it to the DR.   We have seen many beaches and islands around the world and Saona’s beauty will always be in our memories. Saona is a tropical island located on the southeast tip […]

Hiking Half Dome Yosemite – What You Need to Know

Hiking Half Dome Yosemite – What You Need to Know

Yosemite’s ultimate and most difficult day hikes.  Rising nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level, Half Dome is a Yosemite icon and a great challenge to many hikers, both professional and amateur.  The views along the way are amazing, with the spectacular mist trail steps up to Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall, the panoramic view […]

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in Aruba

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in Aruba

Because of the strong trade wind (typically blow at a steady 20-25 knots year-around) and its flat seas, Aruba is famous for windsurfing and kitesurfing.  The biggest and best known watersports event of the Caribbean for the past 24 years, the Aruba Hi-Winds, occurs at Fisherman’s Hut (Hadicurari) annually in June/July. Hadicurari, known to the locals as Fisherman’s Huts, is […]

Langkawi – The Hawaii of Malaysia (Pantai Cenang)

Langkawi – The Hawaii of Malaysia (Pantai Cenang)

I arrived to Langkawi’s Kuah Jetty around 11:00am via Ferry from Penang.  It costs ~60RM/person and takes about 2.5 hrs to get here.  It was quite a long ride and I did sure to take sea sick pills before boarding.  On the approach to the island, Langkawi feels like Hawaii, perhaps Kauai.  It has lush mountains, tropical landscape, largely undeveloped, […]

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1 Day in Kuala Lumpur

“Yes you can do Kuala Lumpur in 1 day.  If you have a long layover (6-12 hrs), get out of the airport and go for it” I arrived to Kuala Lumpur around 7:30am by overnight (KTM #24) train from Singapore (about 7 hours ride).  The first-class sleeper train costs RM135/$44/person, equipped with private shower/toilet, LCD TV, foods and towel services. […]

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