Nov 20, 2018• by Bigaltravelcompanion

Protecting Our Interest When Taking a Taxi In Hong Kong

You may feel somehow being being taken advantage by some taxi service in Hong Kong when traveling. Overcharging and refusal to pick up are common problems appearing in Hong Kong. For example, you...

Nov 16, 2018• by Ryder-Walker Alpine Adventures

Seven Most Challenging Adventure Treks

Every hiker knows that the most rewarding hikes are paired with the greatest effort. Whether it is following the rugged cairn-marked trails across Iceland’s moonscape or climbing to the heights...

Nov 15, 2018• by Bigaltravelcompanion

Local Taste in Hong Kong (tea restaurant)

When you want to taste real local food in Hong Kong, a place is extremely well known among locals and I highly recommend this place to you! Hope you can grab a seat there because the chances are Lan...

Nov 14, 2018• by Bigaltravelcompanion

The Hong Kong Housing Authority Exhibition Centre

You may reach Exhibition Centre of Hong Kong Housing Authority by taking KMB Bus No. 7 (Lok Fu direction) and land off Bus Stop (Metropark Hotel Kowloon, Waterloo Road). When heading back to Tsim Sha...

Nov 13, 2018• by Chatrium Hotels and Residences

9 things to see and do in Yangon, Myanmar

1. Shwedagon Pagoda It only takes a 15 minute stroll from Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon to reach the world’s oldest pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda, built over 2,600 years ago. Towering over the city...

Nov 8, 2018• by Asia Undiscovered

What is the Best Section of The Great Wall?

If there is one thing China is known for its the Great Wall.  It’s one of the most famous places in the world. As few as 10 million and perhaps as many as 50 million people will visit the Great...

Oct 17, 2018• by mdooley

Diverse Sri Lanka!

Holidaying in Sri Lanka is special – lovely beaches, lazy palm trees, delicious local cuisine and warm smiling faces. Ceylon (as it was formerly known) is the home of tea, exotic spices and...

Oct 3, 2018• by Shivaexcursion

A few travel tips for visiting Nepal

Nepal is an eccentric paradise in the context of high chain mountains, spiritual & cultural heritages. In its northern half we will see the vast Himalaya. Everywhere in the world Kingdom of Nepal is...

Aug 22, 2018• by Auravoyages

Accessible holidays in India for Wheelchair travellers

It is often believed that India is not accessible for travellers with restricted mobility and in particular for Wheel Chair travellers. But those who have travelled once would confirm that despite...

Aug 18, 2018• by Elevation 2310

Reaching Shimla - The Queen of Hills

Namaste! So you're planning your Shimla trip? No worries. I hope the following tips help you with your adventure. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India Reaching Shimla: By Road Shimla is very...

Aug 9, 2018• by IndeBo

Kumbh 2019 - world's largest religious festival

PS- smithsonianmag The Kumbh is a gathering like no other. One of the greatest gathering of mankind, the Kumbh is an opportunity for visitors to get a glimpse into spiritual liberation. This...

Aug 6, 2018• by Daniel Levoho

Going from Kuching (Sarawak) to Belaga

Belaga is the remotest little town of Sarawak along the Rejang river. You have a few ways to get to Belaga from Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, as a gate way into our country. Take a express...

Aug 6, 2018• by IndeBo

The Seasons and Reasons to Travel India

PS- MyTravelCon India has been luring travellers for centuries and continues to do so to this day. With an unimaginable diversity in culture, religion, landscapes and weather, the vastness of the...

Aug 6, 2018• by Sharad Kumar Vats

Tiger safaris in India

India is home to over two-third population of the Tigers in the wild. Apart from Tigers, India is also home to Asian Elephants, Asiatic Lions, Snow Leopards, One Horned Rhinos, Wild Dogs, Brown...

Jul 30, 2018• by vijay

Currency of India

The National Currency of India is the Indian Rupee, which is available in denominations of 1, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2000. There are coins for 1, 2, 5 and 10. Banking in India has become...

Jul 29, 2018• by Laviral

Be hydrated on high altitude

Be hydrated whenever planning a trip to high altitudes in the Himalayas. Leh Ladakh base is located at 11400 ft from the sea level. Drinking 2-3 litre bottles of water is advisable. If you are taking...

Jul 25, 2018• by IndeBo

Inbound India: Tips for Travellers

PS- WOI - Wonders of India India is a lot packed in itself. It’s chaotic and crazy, intoxicating and mesmerising, liberating and scary, and wonderful and overwhelming, all at once. Travelling to...

Jul 20, 2018• by LingoYes

Remembering the four Chinese tones

Many Chinese learning beginners can't remember the tones of Chinese characters and even don't know how to distinguish them. Here's the little tip for remembering better, four different tones can be...

Jul 13, 2018• by TheGreatNext

How to choose the right Himalayan trek for you

If you're thinking of heading to the Himalayas for a trek, choosing the right one can be a challenge. With hundreds of treks available, from the Markha Valley trek in Kashmir to the Dzongri trek in...

Jul 11, 2018• by charlotterick

Tip: Avoid the Yellow Tuk Tuk Scam in Bangkok!

Obviously when travelling you have to be careful, but it helps to know what to avoid before going! On this occasion, it was the 'Yellow Tuk Tuk Scam' in Bangkok. We were stopped by a man...

Jul 7, 2018• by TheGreatNext

How to stay healthy and fit during a Himalayan trek

Home to some of the tallest mountain peaks in the world, the mighty Himalayas present the ultimate adventure for mountaineers and trekkers from all around the world. From easy treks around Manali in...

Jul 4, 2018• by dmbeckon

Visiting India with a Professional Travel Company

To discover this wonder that is India, you need more than place-names on a map. In a country of such distances, where there is so much to see, you need professional tour management to make sure that...

Jun 29, 2018• by Anant S

Travel Tips for an Indian Escapade

1. Prepare for extremes - Both in terms of weather as well as your experiences. With the highest mountains, one of the longest coastlines, and a multi-cultural people, expect the unexpected. 2. Go...

May 29, 2018• by hashan vishwa

Top 6 places to visit in and around Balapitiya (with map)

If you're planning a trip to this beach town in Sri Lanka's Southern Province, here are the top things to do during your stay in Balapitiya: 1. Sea Turtle Hatchery This is the best experience for...

May 22, 2018• by Jamie Ball

Eastern Nepal - an unexplored gem

So you have been in Nepal for a good few weeks now. You have visited Kathmandu and the UNESCO sites of Patan and Bhaktapur. You have been to the lakeside city of Pokhara, and from there proceeded to...

May 19, 2018• by Marykatehilmes

42 Tips For Your Trip To Thailand

Below are 42 tips that were compiled during a 1-month exploration of the beautiful country of Thailand! All were experienced and learned first-hand and documented in order to help ease the travels of...

May 15, 2018• by The Surfer Weligama

Where to Surf in Sri Lanka?

From the middle of September to the middle of May you will find good waves in the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. There are many spots in Weligama that you can surf, from beginner level to advanced...

May 14, 2018• by hasitha

How to plan your trip to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of the leading romantic destinations in the whole world. The land of serendipity brings spiritual tranquillity and a chance to rediscover oneself. The beauty of this tiny island is...

May 23, 2018• by Dhanushka De Silva

Things to know before visiting Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock, Matale District, Sri Lanka Visa With effect from 1st January 2012, all Holiday or Business travelers to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for entering in to...

May 9, 2018• by Irshad

Sunset at the Galle Face Green Promenade

Galle Face Green, a microcosm of activity and a place where the local congregate as the sun goes down to take in the cool sea breeze of a sultry evening in Colombo. Lined with hawker street food...

Apr 25, 2018• by priyaflorence

A Trip To The Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers

One of the highlights of my trip to Ladakh, a desert plateau in Northern India, was visiting the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers near Nimo village on the Kargil – Leh highway. Located...

Apr 4, 2018• by Clem

Korean ATMs: withdrawing money in South Korea without fees

If you own a foreign credit card, such as a Visa or a Mastercard, most ATMs in South Korea will have withdrawal fees (usually from around ₩3,000 to around ₩5,000) for international...

May 24, 2018• by Clem

Exchanging Lao kip in Chiang Mai Thailand

Lao kip are hard to exchange outside Laos. But if you happen to be in Chiang Mai, there is a currency exchange that accepts LAK (Lao kip). Exchange rates might have changed since this picture was...

Mar 28, 2018• by liu-tw

A guide to Taroko National Park

Taroko Gorge is a National Park located on the Eastern Coast of Taiwan, around 150km away from Taipei. The mountains are crossed by the Liwu River, forming a 20km-long canyon. Shakadang Trail,...

Mar 22, 2018• by Clem

Exchange your Lao kip before leaving Laos

The currency in Laos is the Lao kip (code LAK). It is very hard to exchange it outside of Laos, and if by miracle you find a place willing to do so, the exchange rate will likely be very bad. Another...

Mar 22, 2018• by liu-tw

Taiwan "no seat" train tickets

In Taiwan, even when TRA trains are full, you can buy a "no seat" ticket. It costs 20% less than the regular price. It means that you have no guaranteed seat, but if a place is free you can sit...

Mar 19, 2018• by liu-tw

Finding accommodation in Kenting Street

If you go in person to a few hotels in Kenting Street to get information about their rooms, you'll find better prices than what you can find online. So, unless you are visiting at a very busy...

Mar 19, 2018• by liu-tw

Taiwan's Kenting National Park without a car or a scooter

Most guidebooks or blog posts about Kenting National Park will tell you to rent a scooter, but you can actually do without. That leaves you with two main options: walking and taking the bus. All this...

May 10, 2018• by liu-tw

ATM fees in Taiwan

Most of ATMs in Taiwan don't have fees for international withdrawals, including Visa / Mastercard. However, some ATMs might make you pay a fee (usually NTD 100). So unless you're in a big hurry,...

Feb 28, 2018• by Clem

Vegan street food at Luang Prabang's Night Market

There is a small vegan food stand right in the middle of the Luang Prabang's Night Market alley. It is located on the left side of Wat Mai, when facing it from the Night Market. The sign says...

Feb 17, 2018• by Clem

A Symphony of Lights, Hong Kong's light and sound show

The show starts everyday at 8:00pm and lasts around 15 minutes, the access is free. The best place to see it is the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade (MTR Tsim Sha Tsui), but it can get crowded. Be in...

Feb 17, 2018• by Clem

Beware of torn rupees

Don't accept damaged bills in India when getting your change back, take a second to inspect what's handed to you. Kindly refuse the bill and ask for an intact one. Even though this is a general...

Feb 17, 2018• by Clem

Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai bus schedule

Bus depart from the Bus Terminal 1 (see map below). Prices are the following: VIP bus: THB258, ~2h50 1st class bus: THB166, ~3h15 2nd class bus: THB129, ~3h30 Picture from January...

Feb 17, 2018• by Clem

Don't take speedboats on the Mekong

Even though every guide and every blog will tell you to not take the speedboat some clueless travelers still try to buy tickets. Speedboats are dangerous, uncomfortable, extremely noisy and more...

Jan 30, 2018• by Clem

Avoiding crowds at Ruins of St. Paul in Macau

Since the Ruins of St. Paul are Macau's most popular attraction, it is often packed with tourists. A typical Saturday If you want to avoid the crowds, try not going: Between 9am and...

Jan 30, 2018• by Clem

Lou Lim Ieoc Garden in Macau

Only 15 minutes away from the Ruins of St. Paul by foot, Lou Lim Ieoc is a good little gateaway from Macau's casinos craziness. Park entrance gate You'll see plenty of bonsai, a few ponds,...

Jan 30, 2018• by Clem

Visiting Macau's casinos

Entrance to the casinos of Macau is free, just walk in! Macau's casinos lights at night Casinos are divided into 2 parts: The gambling area, you need to be 21 to enter (an ID can be...

Jan 3, 2018• by Clem

Udaipur City Palace gardens for INR30

For foreigners, Udaipur City Palace entry fee is INR300. However there is an option that is not advertised at the ticket counter: the garden ticket. It costs only INR30 and it allows you to visit...

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