Offering a slice of kampung life, Pinang Sari Homestay is located in the idyllic rice bowl district of Selangor’s Sabak Bernam, just over 2 hours outside of Kuala Lumpur. As its doesn’t have a website and has yet to be listed on AirBnb, it’s appearance on Pokok Kelapa is something of an exclusive. Yay!
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With the Malaysian Ringgit taking an almighty plunge, getting more value out of every hard earned Ringgit is more important than ever. Searching for a comfortable stay in Bangkok with character and within budget, here are my top picks for some seriously super stays under RM250.
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Melaka may be Malaysia’s most historic city but it has enjoyed a creative scene that is vibrant, exciting and recognised even by its local government. Here’s just a small sample of some of the street art I’ve spotted in its narrow alleyways and along the riverside over the years.
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For the longest time I was a solo traveller – and I loved it! I relished the freedom of picking up and going whenever I felt like it, and staying for as long as I wanted. With the emphasis on “I”. But things have changed. I’m not as rigid as I used to be. Going with the flow and giving a travel companion reign to decide what to do opens up a world of possibilities. Meet some of my incredibly fun, generous, tolerant (of me) travel companions.
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Bangkok doesn’t just have to be about shopping and bars and clubs. It can be about culture. The old city on Rattanakosin island is perfect for sightseeing. Located amidst the temples and palaces, nearby to where water taxis wait to jettison you to floating markets, here are 6 great stays I’m considering for my next great escape.
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With tourism one of the key money spinners for Nepal, all tastes are catered to, particularly in the larger cities. But that doesn’t mean you should shirk an opportunity to sample the local cuisine. National staple dal bhat and beloved snack momo are a must try.
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Don’t be mislead by the name, it’s not just monkeys at Monkey Temple in Kathmandu….
I didn’t have the good fortune to spot any big cats at Chitwan National Park, but I did spot these two little ones staking out the elephant breeding centre.
Too busy to pose for the papps, I spotted this keen hunter in Kyumi.
Our dinner companion at Namaste Guest House in Jhinu.
“Aww mum, not fresh mouse again….”
On our way back to Bamboo from ABC we heard caterwauling below us. A tell tale tail revealed a snack in her mouth.
My favourite cat photo of the trip, this beauty was waiting for me at the very peak of the Ghandruk to Chomrong leg, just before our descent through a forest to the river below.
I noticed that quite a few cats sport spots rather than stripes. Wonder if this is a trait of a wild cat mix.
This little fellow was snapped on the first day of my Annapurna base camp hike, sitting on a shop table top in Ghandruk.
I caught this fellow stalking through someone’s vegetable garden directly in front of our Pokhara hotel. Cat drought over!
More than 22,500 dogs live on the streets of Kathmandu Valley. Cats on the other hand are harder to spot. I only found my first while whizzing down the mountain side in a tourist bus enroute to Pokhara. This short album is dedicated to Nepal’s feline residents.
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