More and more people (particularly in the Western world) are going travelling these days. However, it seems that some of the original spirit that travelling the world brings has been lost in recent years, with companies offering package ‘travel the world’ holidays where everything is included, and with people being too over-prepared before setting off.
“Before you go take out all of your clothes and all of your money, then take half the clothes and double the money”. A wise traveller once said that, and the words of wisdom should be taken into account by all that are thinking of going on a voyage. What it basically means is that you should sell half of your clothes, and it’s better to improvise and buy things along the way then to take everything that you could ever possibly need with you.
Part of the fun of travelling is having little adventures along the way, and there’s no better way to do that then to be slightly unprepared. For example, I once needed to buy some plasters whilst I was in Vang Vien in Laos (a country between Thailand and Vietnam). The experience turned into a great little adventure round some backstreets, …
One of the best times to travel is during the summer months. This time of the year is considered the best time to travel without having to deal with bad weather. Most places around the globe will have mild or beautiful weather to enjoy if you can make your travel plans to take place in the summer. For those who can use this time, some travel tips are provided to help you make the trip as successful as possible.
When you go on vacation, you are supposed to enjoy yourself. It is not supposed to be a bad experience. To help prevent this from happening, you may need to make plans before you travel. The best trips involve careful planning. To accomplish this, you should consider a checklist. Make checklists of the things you should pack, the places you want to visit, and what your goals are for the trip. Learn as much as you can about the place you intend to visit. Once you have learned everything about the location you want to visit, you will be able to make a plan that will allow you to enjoy everything a location has to offer.
If you are going to …
Kuching is sharing pretty much a similar festivals as other region of Malaysia, nevertheless you can still find some local festivals that only Sarawakian get to celebrates. All festivals and events in Kuching are as follow:
1. New Year’s Day (1 January)
Public Holiday through out the entire Malaysia, and the world; and Kuching has no different too.
2. Chinese New Year (January/February)
Chinese New Year is fall on 1st day of every lunar calendar year, which will fall on any days during January or February.
Google it for exact date of the particular year you wish to know, eg. “Chinese New Year 2010”. Travel to Kuching two weeks before the Chinese New Year is the best time for you to see the local people getting ready for the Chinese New Year festival. People in Kuching is usually busy shopping for Chinese New Year goods and goodies during this time period. On the Eve of Chinese New Year, locals will do their final shopping before noon, and after 2pm usually the Kuching is much like a dead town. Shops closed, businesses ended, everyone is in the home getting ready for their reunion meal. If you are still in Kuching on …
There is an increasing number of wildlife viewing trips advertised to places all over the world, driving an increased interest in nature travel. For many people, viewing wildlife in their natural environment is among the most rewarding and uplifting travel experiences available.
Here is my top ten wildlife viewing travel list available to normal travelers.
1. Mountain Gorillas of Central Africa
One of the most memorable experiences in many people’s lives is spending an hour with a group of mountain gorillas, only accessible in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
2. Wildlife Safari in East Africa
Spending time watching the great wildlife of Africa’s rift valley is a memorable experience far more real than watching it on Discovery Channel. Some target seeing the Big Five (the elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros and lion) while others enjoy the familiar giraffes, baboons, deer, wildebeest, zebras and antelope.
3. Polar Wildlife in the Antarctic Peninsula
View the famous polar fauna of whales, seals, penguins and other bird-life (especially the soaring albatrosses) in the least accessible and emptiest of the seven continents via a comfortable cruise on an ice-breaker. Most depart from the southern tip of South America.
4. Bears and the Salmon Run in Canada and …