A Quick Guide To Chiang Mai: Part 2

Here’s a quick guide to Chiang Mai Part 2 – activities that you can do in Chiang Mai especially if you have limited number of days to explore in this beautiful, laidback city. As mentioned in the Part 1 post, Chiang Mai is the fifth largest city in Thailand. I was surprised by the never-ending list of activities that one can do in this city of a million people. But then again, it’s Thailand, and the country certainly knows how to organise and showcase their tourism professionally so much so that there are activities for visitors with wide range of

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3Cs of Chiang Mai: Scenes From The City

Thailand is a beautiful country. It’s a great country for food, shopping, islands and beaches, jungles, mountains and wildlife, and not to mention, magnificent Buddhist temples. I was in Chiang Mai for a couple of days at the end of January, and some of the activities I did were temple visits, night markets and a day tour to the Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai province. Chiang Mai is situated in northern Thailand and also known as the “Rose of the North”. It’s a smaller city than Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, and is surrounded by the countryside and mountains, thus the city

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Things To Do in Darjeeling

It’s 8am. I could hear some noise from the kitchen which was next to my bedroom. Breakfast was being prepared and I could not wait to start my day. I had arrived in Darjeeling the day before, and my homestay host, Mr Pradhan had been sharing with me the various activities I could do throughout my stay at the hill station. However, the first thing I wanted to do that morning was to go to the District Magistrate’s Office to apply for the Inner Line Permit to enter Sikkim. I wasn’t sure how long it would take to process the permit,

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Palaces and Museums of Tehran: Part 1

We arrived in Tehran in the evening, feeling tired especially after an 11-hour flight from Malaysia (including transit time in Dubai). By the time we exited the airport, we came across heavy traffic leading into Tehran. It was Friday, the weekend was already in full swing and locals were out and about (weekends in Iran are Friday & Saturday). A journey which could have been an hour to our hotel turned out to be 2 hours. All we wanted to do was check-in to the hotel, unpack, shower and go to sleep. The next morning I woke up bright and

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Visit Hong Kong: Second Time’s A Charm

The first time I visited Hong Kong was in 2011 to attend a work conference. Post-conference, I extended my stay for extra 2 nights to do some sight-seeing but I wasn’t sure what I had wanted to do or see in HK. You see, back then I wasn’t a seasoned solo traveller. My previous travels were always with friends and I just went along with their itineraries. For that first trip, I had booked the hotel accommodation which was located in an area where bus services were infrequent and no MTR stations nearby (I had checked out from the conference 5-star luxury

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