London

amsterdam

Amsterdam

Georgia

georgia

New Zealand

Australia

Sri Lanka

sri lanka

Thailand

Singapore

vietnam

Vietnam

China

Korea

korea

Hong Kong

I love traveling – I can just pick up my backpack and go anywhere and meet new people. I also like traveling in a group – sometimes it’s all about the company, not the destination. I’ve been to a lot of places (and still more to go) and some of the best trips I’ve had were when I was traveling in a group.

friends

Okay, there are pros and cons to this especially if you have completely different personalities in the group – some would want to go shopping, some would prefer to lounge at the hotel, some are keen to hit the tourist traps while the others want to experience the local culture and hidden gems.

However, this is nothing that can’t be fixed with a bit of compromise.

local

It’s fun to have like-minded people go on a trip together. The best part about traveling in a group is that you all experience the same wonderful trip together and it’ll seal the friendship even more – having shared experiences (and trials).

You’ll get to know your friends better and there’s that old saying about security in numbers – you’ll get to have a lot more fun knowing that if you fall sick or lose all your money to a pickpocket, you’ll have people helping you and backing you up.

eating

The shared experience of traveling in a group can be very bonding – all the good and the bad makes the trip so much more memorable. You learn patience. You learn tolerance. These are the things you need to have when different personalities go on a trip together. Hey, the experience can be so fun it can even develop into an annual thing. :)

In fact, I’m going to Bali again this Christmas. Heh.

london

I’ve been to Europe twice and enjoyed both my trips. I went the typical London-Amsterdam route the first time and ventured further to the Baltics to Latvia and Georgia the second time. Europe is a fascinating continent. You get to see all different kinds of cultures there – it’s not just the homogenous Anglo-Saxon that people usually think of (that’s the UK). The entirety of the European continent spans a whole melting pot of races and cultures which is unique in itself.

Speaking of which, if you want to go to Europe for a vacation with a great discount, listen up coz here’s how you can:

Travel in a group of 3, 6 or 9 people from at least 3 different ethnic or cultural backgrounds and get 30% off your European holiday flight ticket from Malaysian Airlines. This is part of the 1 Malaysia Muhibbah campaign to promote the 1 Malaysia Spirit.

travelers

You know you want to go. Rope in your friends and start planning your European holiday now! I suggest London or Amsterdam as your start off point – you can get around Europe by bus, rail or flights easily. :)

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16 Responses to “My travel checklist”

  1. Awesome travel check-list. I have been a silent reader and enjoyed every travel post that you have shared. Look forward for more.

    Merry Xmas and Happy 2012

  2. wah *jeles* LOL

    but i’ll travel around like you one day :)

  3. awesome!I wish i got the money and time to travel!

    • Hello Hazel!

      Well, I kinda make the time and money to travel…which means I don’t have much in my savings account but I like to think that the travel experiences make up for it. :)

  4. Nice travel check list! I’m thinking of travelling solo to a few places next year.

  5. Honestly I find this promotion a little racist. Afterall, we are all Malaysians and why do we have to be labeled by our race to enjoy the special rate? MAS should really look into their PR programs.

    • Well, I guess this is a highly targeted campaign. *shrugs

      I get what you mean, but I can see what they’re trying to do too. :)

  6. i love traveling too and pls blog on the best babi guling in bali ya!… enjoy ur trip and merry christmas to you bin..

    • Hello Connie!

      Heh! I’ll try, we’re on a wing it itinerary here – no plans, let whatever fancy takes us. I just came back from this awesome night out in Bali. It was fantastic.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Connie! :D

  7. I wish I could travel like you too…but too bad, I’ve commitments at home. Not too mobile right now. Have fun in Bali, buddy…and have a great Christmas.

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