A lot of you have been asking where have I been and where I took my Advance OW, so here it is ! Disclaimer : Lots of videos/photos (half of it not mine) and at the end of the post is the summary (costings and places of interest around the area.).
Sometimes it seems like I’m at Boracay and sometimes I feel like I’m in the Maldives but really I was just back in Sabah.
Singapore and Malaysia has always have a sibling relationship (read : Can’t live with you, cant’ live without you, Love-Hate relationship). So it wouldn’t be surprising to know that what you can find in Singapore, you can too find in Malaysia and vice versa. But sometimes one can do better than the other or can they?
You would think that as a travel blogger, the first few countries that I hit are the ones close to me right? No. Surprisingly, the last time I set foot in Singapore was 15 years ago for some random mental arithmetic competition.
Fast forwarding to 2018 where Singapore now has thrived as the safest city to travel in South-East Asia for a female backpacker you can't help but to wonder how did your adorable neighbour with the size of 277.6 mi²and limited resources manage to secure itself in the tourism industry. Or may be it’s the cheap air tickets that your colleagues/friends knew about that you don’t so you kept seeing them fly over ? ….
So hey guys! As you all know, I recently went to Egypt on a social volunteering program with AIESEC. Read more to find out the tips that every traveler and tourists ought to know about Egypt, from how much should you bring to places you don't want to miss.
So yes ! I daresay I went to Egypt and came back - alive, breathing, better than ever.
A: Where to next?
Me: Grand Canyon!
A: which rim?
Me: what rim?
A: You've got 3 hours to decide and research on Grand Canyon
I have no idea why, but I've always thought that the water of Niagara Falls flow backwards. Like instead of water going down, it's rising up. Sad to say, the gravity-defying waterfall of my dreams does not exist.
Btw, an unfortunate story...
A place so untouched by technology and urbanization,
Sand dunes and oasis waiting for you to start your exploration.
Camping in the desert, not for the faint-hearted,
Welcome to Fayoum, so let's get started.
ps: Poem inspired by Achu & Aakansha, and also Fayoum, obviously.
This is embarassing but I have a confession to make, truth is during "the planning phase" I've been reading the map wrong all this while, thinking that D.C and Washington is the same until my friend was like "why do you keep saying D.C is far away from NY?!" Okay, so I'm not very good with geography, sue me. I'm pretty sure half the people out there didn't know abou this too. Right?
For Malaysians just to visit US, you have to get a visa, and the visa itself is pretty hard to get. I heard that it's better if you're a non-muslim but I have a friend who failed to get his visa TWICE. So yes, this is a post on how I manage to get my visa with a 99% success rate, manage to somewhat-land a job that allows me to travel for a month to 9 places across the country with only "the initial amount i pay."
Okay so I like I mentioned previously, I worked for 3 months before I started travelling so that's kinda cheating. So when I mean 10,000 it's the amount of money I spent coming to USA (inclusive of visa, flight tickets and pocket money). Here's the breakdown of it:
Because I went on this Exchange Program under the Ministry of Youth and Sports hence all my food is pork-free and is as halal as possible. Hopefully, vegetarians and muslims find this post useful (because Vijay and Mathana are vegetarians and they survived for 10 days).
Hong Kong, famous for their dim sum and offensive hawkers is a place we would want to go visit but fear to as well. But truth is behind their rudeness they're actually really nice people, they're so nice in a rude way, it's funny really.
How do I know this?
Because I FINALLY went to HK after 20 years and I've actually done this post already in my old blog, and it's too much of a hassle to move post from one platform to the other so just click HERE, to check out some tips and what I did in HK.