smile

traveler's ultimate language

5 Tips to Have Super Smooth Overland Border Crossing

5 Tips to Have Super Smooth Overland Border Crossing

Overland Borders are always unpredictable. They are vulnerable sometimes even if you are super-duper innocent. The security measures keep changing from time to time. Therefore, sufficient research and preparation are compulsory before reaching the borders. Some borders are only open for a few months in a year due to weather issues, example as Karkara ValeyRead more about 5 Tips to Have Super Smooth Overland Border Crossing[…]

KUNMING TO SHANGHAI BY TRAIN- ‘PNEUMONIA ON BOARD’

KUNMING TO SHANGHAI BY TRAIN- ‘PNEUMONIA ON BOARD’

Despite the hassle in Mohan, the overland journey from Seremban(Malaysia) to Kunming was sucsessful. Now,  I had to travel more than 6,000km overland to reach my goal (Seoul) from Kunming. I still had half way journey left to complete. A little depression, loneliness and excitement was building up and my health wasn’t in a goodRead more about KUNMING TO SHANGHAI BY TRAIN- ‘PNEUMONIA ON BOARD’[…]

WHAT IF YOUR TRAVEL BUDDY IS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

WHAT IF YOUR TRAVEL BUDDY IS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Travel with a Professional Photographer Even though I have thousands of justification to be solo on the road, it cannot be like travelling with your best friend sometimes. What if your best friend is a professional photographer? That would be of  utmost excitement. During my twenties, I had good opportunities to travel with one of myRead more about WHAT IF YOUR TRAVEL BUDDY IS A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER[…]

MY HEIGHT WASN’T 182 CM, CHAOS AT LAOS/CHINA BORDER CROSSING-MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 5

MY HEIGHT WASN’T 182 CM, CHAOS AT LAOS/CHINA BORDER CROSSING-MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 5

 30 Hours Bus Journey to China The time was 6.30 am, Julien was in a deep sleep. I had no choice, other than to wake him up to bid my farewell. I had lots of great moments and memories travelling with him.  it would not be nice if I leave silently. My next leg ofRead more about MY HEIGHT WASN’T 182 CM, CHAOS AT LAOS/CHINA BORDER CROSSING-MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 5[…]

MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 4, LUANG PRABANG

MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 4, LUANG PRABANG

Welcome to Luang Prabang Luang Prabang welcomed me differently. Very differently. Thanks to Laos 🇱🇦 for keep on surprising me from the beginning. The best way for me to initiate this post is by asking you guys to watch this funny video below first. This video tells a better story than me. Appreciate much forRead more about MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 4, LUANG PRABANG[…]

MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 3,  PAKBENG LAOS TO LUANG PRABANG via MEKONG RIVER

MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 3, PAKBENG LAOS TO LUANG PRABANG via MEKONG RIVER

PAKBENG The moment the slow boat anchored at the Mekong River river bank, my perspective about Pakbeng was crushed completely. Pakbeng wasn’t how I imagined it would be. The village/downtown turned out to be a commercially active center. It has all the facilities that are needed by travelers. Most of the promoters for the hotelsRead more about MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 3, PAKBENG LAOS TO LUANG PRABANG via MEKONG RIVER[…]

MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 2, CHIANG RAI TO PAKBENG LAOS via MEKONG RIVER

MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 2, CHIANG RAI TO PAKBENG LAOS via MEKONG RIVER

Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong The journey from Chiang Rai to Chiang Khong was simply amazing.  The rotating fan in the bus, manual ticketing, bumpy road, frequent stops to pick and drop, cramped goods, free natural air to ‘massage my face’and weird/surprised  look from locals made the journey more meaningful and joyful. The journey reallyRead more about MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND-PART 2, CHIANG RAI TO PAKBENG LAOS via MEKONG RIVER[…]

MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND- PART 1, SEREMBAN TO CHIANG KHONG, THAILAND

MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND- PART 1, SEREMBAN TO CHIANG KHONG, THAILAND

Since the road to Nepal from Tibet has not been repaired after the earthquake in 2015,  I have been forced to switch from plan A to plan B which is from Malaysia to South Korea overland. The journey took nearly a month for me to reach Seoul by crossing Thailand, Laos and China. When theRead more about MALAYSIA TO SOUTH KOREA OVERLAND- PART 1, SEREMBAN TO CHIANG KHONG, THAILAND[…]

MUSEUM OF KAZAKH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN ALMATY

MUSEUM OF KAZAKH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN ALMATY

The museum has already impressed me through google before i reached there. The wooden architecture which was crafted in 1908 was absolutely astounding. The entrance fee was surprisingly cheap and the time Paul and I visited the museum was perfect as a classical music instruments performance was about to begin. I was on cloud nine.Read more about MUSEUM OF KAZAKH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN ALMATY[…]

WordPress Backup