So much of a visit to Kanchanaburi and Kwai is focused on the railway, from the track originally built during the war, to the train journey there, and the iron bridge that crosses it. But to only gaze on the river from your hotel or a cafe, or cross it by bridge, is to miss a very important part of it – being on it.
The best pad thai in Bangkok a 15 minutes walk from our hotel? Of course, that’s going to be a ‘yes’.
What happens when one of your favourite hotels is no more? Well, if you’re lucky, it’s been given a new name. a new look and still has all the conveniences that made you return.
There are plenty of reasons to head to Kuala Kubu Baru. The picturesque park of Taman Millennium and rushing waters of Sungai Selangor are just two of them. Whether the nearby Bukit Batu Pahat, which I climbed with the KL Hiking crew, is another remains debatable.
For me it’s home, for others it’s a stop on the tourist trail. Putrajaya has some impressive buildings, a multitude of parks, a number of lakes and too many bridges – many to nowhere in particular. This long but easy walk, gets you a little bit of all of that.
A writer with a travel blog may be the last person you expect to cop to a fear of flying, but guilty as charged. Still, I won’t let fear get in the way of me doing something I want to; so if you suffer the same, know that you’re not alone, and read on to find out how I’ve developed strategies for coping.
Located on the other side of Padang Pahlawan just behind Melakaraya, Rosa Malacca’s modern boutique hotel is everything Bandar Hilir’s UNESCO Heritage city isn’t. And that’s what you’re gonna love about it.