To Hotel Or To Hostel?

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Accommodation is usually one of the things that take significant part of our budget when we travel. Hotels are expensive especially in touristy areas so I usually try to find cheap alternatives… and that’s when hostel becomes best to save on lodging. When I hear hostel, I usually think of…
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Oh, Georgetown! A Walk Around Penang

Georgetown is not a place I loved at first sight. Getting to know and appreciating it did not come easy because at first, I thought it was only like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Manila. Before anything else, it’s not that I don’t love these places (especially my hometown), it’s just…
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Penang Street Arts

One of the main attractions in Penang (and also one of the things I loved in the place) are the little “surprise” artworks we encounter along the way. It wasn’t initially part of our itinerary but it instantly got my interest when we saw one while walking around. Then we…
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Bora Bora by Sunset

It was a beautiful day in Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island. The sun’s high, and fine wind blows; a nice mix to balance the sultry summer weather. From our hostel, we crossed the street, followed colorful sign boards, walked a short lane… and tadaa! — the amazing stretch of blue waters…
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Weekend in Borneo: Tavajun Bay

On our second day, we decided to have our lunch at Tavajun Bay — Gaya Island Resort’s secluded, private beach just 5 minutes away by boat. It is free to visit and the resort offers hourly speedboat transfers, easy peasy! I was mesmerized when I saw the turquoise blue waters…
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