How I Met The Person I Want to Travel the World With

It all began with a weekend trip to Madrid.

The day started off with a walking tour across the historical sites of the Spanish capital. Astounded by the excellent service provided by the tour guides of Madride Travel, I decided to take up their offer to join the night crawl too. Turning up at 8pm sharp at the bear statue of Puerta de Sol,  a horde of 20 other international tourists joined in on the fun.  Strolling through the cobblestoned streets an hour into the crawl, I overheard my travel partner striking up a conversation with this man with distinguished blonde hair and red beard.

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Journeys in Japan: Onsen-Hopping

Onsen

Naturally hot waters flowing from geothermally heated springs rich in mineral content with mystical healing powers – a one-sentence textbook description of Onsens.

Wikipedia could have told you that, but I am not here to be a parrot regurgitating facts. Allow me to take you into the world of onsens, from a foreigner’s standpoint with nil experiences in public nudity.

Wait, did you mean the sacred ritual of bathing/showering, that time of the day you look forward to some alone pampering time in lathers of shower gel, that’s done publicly in Japan?

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Musing over Malaysia in Kapas Island

A genuine tropical paradise, Kapas Island lies on the East coast of Terengganu, a state in the North-East of Malaysia. The island derived its name from the Malay word “Kapas” which means “Cotton” due to its soft cotton-like sands.

White-sandy beaches stretching over a kilometre long, it is the less touristy version of its neighbours, Redang and Perhentian Island. For those who are looking for a relaxing and private getaway without compromising the crystal clear blue waters – signature of the Malaysian East Coast islands – Kapas Island is the way to go!

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Eurotrip Tips for Beginners : Transportation

What makes Europe the easiest continent to travel through? Its extensive and well-developed transportation network, of course! No other continent in the world is as thoroughly-connected and linked as Europe is – making it the perfect destination for first-time solo travelers.

The knowledge of how to maximize such a facility definitely becomes a valuable skill to have – not only can it save you vast amounts of money and time, but it can also give you the experiences of a lifetime.  For that reason, I feel like it is my duty to share the knowledge I have accumulated over the past year – spreading the love!

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Lessons from Traveling

I have been traveling full time for the past two months and part-time for seven months before that. Within these nine months, I felt like I was let into a secret society of travelers, those who possess insatiable curiosity, something that they try to satisfy by exploring every possible inch of the planet. As an honour to the travelers that I have learnt so much from, this piece is for you.

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