Changes in travel trends and prospects post-Covid-19

Post-Covid-19 travel trends Passengers head to the train station at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Travel prospects for 2021 will be a whole new world with the covid-19 pandemic. This will be a year of "make-up travel" or "revenge travel." The year 2020 had been painfully life-changing for everything and everyone in the whole world and the travel industry is just one of those that were hit the hardest. Regular travelers…

Read More

And more hotel tales

Time froze, and from my upside-down view, I saw a guy staring at me with his key suspended in his hand and his mouth hanging open in total shock. Everyone has hotel stories to tell, and they all vary from funny to embarrassing to unforgettable. I was staying in a hotel at the heart of Kuala Lumpur one time and my room was on the 14th floor close to the elevators. The room…

Read More

Tuk-tuk: Your Bangkok “ride of a lifetime”

    Do you remember that Visa card commercial back in 2002 where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) rented a tuk-tuk, those sputtering three-wheeled open-air taxis to cut through the traffic and catch up with his date Zhang Ziyi in Bangkok and how the tuk-tuk collapsed to the ground from fatigue? I always thought that commercial was exaggerated but after I had my first tuk-tuk ride in Bangkok, I understood why James Bond picked…

Read More

My favorite travel Apps

Travel apps prove most helpful when you are travelling. Here are my top four most used travel Apps. If you don't have any of these already, don't forget to download them before your next trip.   Google maps Google Maps is my ‘bestest’ of best friends in travelling to anywhere, even just to the next block. If you installed Google maps in your phone, it’s like having the best navigation app available anywhere.…

Read More

My travel tripods

Tripods. It's those bulky thingies with three legs and a revolving head. Who needs them while traveling? If you're taking photos and videos and want your shots to be better, you do. You definitely do. Yeah I know the hassle and the weight they add to your luggage, but the extra effort is worth it. In considering tripods for traveling, I had to go through a lot of tests and errors until I…

Read More

Rice coffee hitch at the airport

 I come from a non-coffee drinking family but when I got out of the nest, coffee kicked its way into my life and decided to stay. I’m not really a big time coffee addict because I can go for days without, and I’m easy to please. Give me a 3-in-1 instant coffee (San Miguel please :-D)  and I’m good to go. Instant coffee is so convenient, although I splurge on my favorite Caramel…

Read More

A Charm called Chiang Mai

IN the northernmost part of Thailand is Chiang Mai, a city that caught my heart and became my instant favorite the first time I saw it from an airplane window.Chiang Mai is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It is small and laid-back but packed with everything—from mountains to verdant valleys to shopping malls, temples, and rivers, food, and nightlife, handicrafts and antiques—ask for it and you’ll find it…

Read More