Smart travel tips for Japan

My Smart Travel Tips for Japan

This is a compilation of my smart travel tips from my trip to Japan in November-December 2017. I believe these travel tips will come in handy as you plan your visit to Japan. As my itinerary only covered Osaka, Kyoto, Kawaguchiko and Tokyo, these travel tips will only be based on these places. If you would like to contribute on to these tips, drop me a comment or email and I will be happy to get in touch with you. […]

Iceland Budget Travel Tips

Iceland Budget Travel Tips From A Singaporean Pt 2

Travel Tips To Save Money In Expensive Iceland This is the second part of my Iceland Budget Travel Tips From A Singaporean. If you haven’t read the first part, please do so here: Part 1 for Tips #1 – 5. Continuing where we left off, here are the remaining 5 Iceland Budget Travel Tips I can share with you. (Apologies for the long wait, I was busy with my trip to Japan and only managed to finish this after my […]

Budget Tips for Iceland

Iceland Budget Travel Tips From A Singaporean Pt 1

Travel Tips To Save Money In Expensive Iceland If you don’t know this yet, Iceland is a very expensive country to travel in. Here you will find 10 Iceland Budget Travel Tips to help you navigate your way through this awesome country in a cost efficient manner. The land of fire and ice will enthral you with its picturesque landscapes and fill you with a memorable road trip. But it is also a very expensive place to travel when it […]

Dining at Tanjong Jara

Dining at Tanjong Jara – Restaurant Review

Dining Options In The Resort This is a follow up to my review of Tanjong Jara Resort. Dining at Tanjong Jara offers three options: Di Atas Sungei, Teratai Terrace, and Nelayan. Di Atas Sungei is the largest of the three and also where you go to for breakfast. It is also well known for dinner with its personalised dishes cooked to suit your taste buds. Teratai Terrace is a small dining area and bar, beside the adults-only pool. It is recommended […]

Tanjong Jara

Review: Tanjong Jara Resort, Malaysia

Tanjong Jara Resort – The hidden gem in Malaysia We just returned from celebrating our 10th year wedding anniversary in this hidden gem of a resort called Tanjong Jara in Dungun, Malaysia. I stumbled upon it by accident when I was looking for a luxury resort in Tioman. Somehow a combination of “YTL” and “Tioman” in the Google search led me to this resort that is almost unheard of. Tanjong Jara Resort is located on the east coast of the […]

Budget Travel Tips for Venice

Budget Travel Tips For Venice

Budget Travel Tips for the Most Expensive City in Italy Venice is apparently the most expensive city in Italy. This was echoed by our Airbnb host in Florence when we exclaimed how things seemed to be cheaper in Florence than in Venice. So I’ve decided to put together some Budget Travel Tips for Venice so you can benefit from this. Looking back, it seemed like a wise idea to pick the most expensive city to start our Italian holiday. Being […]

La Colombina

Dining Experience at La Colombina in Venice

A Birthday Dinner Celebration My Review of La Colombina The last dining experience which was done on another day was in a slightly snobbish gourmet restaurant called La Colombina (#26). This was a small gourmet restaurant hidden inside a lane. We wanted a nice place to celebrate my birthday and I wanted to pick one that was listed on TripAdvisor so we picked La Colombina. The restaurant seemed quite popular and the diners were mostly well dressed. To be honest, we felt a […]

Colourful street in Venice

Dining at Venice Restaurants listed on TripAdvisor

Venice Restaurants Listed on TripAdvisor On arriving Venice, I was ready to succumb to my suppressed urge to eat pasta since Barcelona. I marked out the Venice restaurants that were within my budget ($ – $$) and ranked in the Top 70* on Tripadvisor. While there were quite a few street food in the mix, the Venice restaurants on my list were mostly trattorias or simple restaurants except for one unexpected restaurant ($$ – $$$) we splurged on for my birthday. This would […]

A Portrait of Venice

Portraits of Venice

Portraits of Venice Here is a collection of some of my favourite photos taken in Venice.  

Venice on Day 1

Getting from Treviso to Venice by Ryanair

20 April 2017: Day 6 Treviso to Venice Taking Ryanair from Barcelona We flew into Treviso to Venice from Barcelona by Ryanair. Treviso is the only airport in Venice that Ryanair lands at. We picked Ryanair because of their flight time which was optimal for arriving Venice early. Ryanair is a no-frills budget airline and the staff are the most “no-nonsense” I’ve ever come across. Unfriendly, all-business, monotonous is how I would describe the staff there. Our departure from Barcelona was […]