Travel Around the World to Italy, Paris, Germany, Dubai and New York!

Paris Louvre Us

I love to travel! I think everyone who reads this site knows that. I’ve been to a lot of destinations ranging from the quirky like Georgia (the ex-Soviet state in Eastern Europe) to the more conventional like London. I’ve also studied for over 4 years in Australia (that’s where I started this blog in 2002) and went to Germany and France with my better half earlier this year.

2 Michelin Star Meal

It’s so much fun to travel and I love everything about it – you get to immerse yourself in the local culture, meet interesting people, experience new things and best of all, eat amazing food! That was what we had in the 2 Michelin Star restaurant in Paris we went to.

Frankfurt Apfelwein Wagner

This year alone, we’ve been to Paris and Frankfurt (famous for their apple wine or apfelwein) on our annual couple trip, Sydney right after that, Hat Yai in Thailand for our end-of-year Asian trip, and back to my hometown of Sibu to visit my dad before a second staycation right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur to end the year with.

Arc de Triomphe Us

It was a lot of fun, and we’re already making lots of plans for travel next year!


However, one place that has always evaded me is the United States. I’ve never been there! I’ve gone to Europe *4 different times in the past four years* (loved the Berlin Wall) but I’ve never been to New York. I’ll love to and with the recent visa exchange program, I think it’ll be easier to go for long periods of time (it has always been my dream to go from coast-to-coast – New York to Los Angeles).


That’s the place I’ll be choosing for my contest entries – New York! πŸ™‚

US Army

There’s a campaign going on called Travel Around the World with RHBNow and it’s an easy way to get a chance to visit the country you’ve always been wanting to go. There’s five (5) dream destinations for two pax you can choose from and it’s worth RM 50,000:

  • Berlin
  • Paris
  • New York
  • Dubai
  • Italy

New RHBNow signups will get an additional 20 extra entries! You can get entries based on a minimum transactions of RM 30 for the valid transactions below:

Valid Transactions

I love using RHBNow coz you don’t need to drive out to a bank or find the nearest ATM to do the basic but essential things like paying your bills (which will net you 20 entries via Mobile Banking). I also do a lot of Foreign Telegraphic Transfer and PayPal transfers (for Internet shopping) so there’s a lot of entries each time I do that.

Pro tip: A lot of online websites offers payment via PayPal now. You can buy everything online now – from the biggest sites offering hotel stays to the smallest independent Internet shops selling bracelets. I even pay for the hosting on using PayPal! Of course, there’s the option of paying via credit card but if you want more entries for this RHBNow contest, you should always choose the PayPal option and use RHB to send money via PayPal!

RHBNow Contest

The Travel Around the World with RHBNow contest runs from now till 22nd February 2015. You can register via SMS by typing RHBNOW 12 digits NRIC Number and send to 36266. Example: RHBNOW 123456121234. You can also fill in the online contest form here and start using RHBNow via Internet Banking or Mobile Banking to win your dream trip to the five destinations!

I’m hoping to win a trip to New York. Good luck, everyone! πŸ™‚

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21 thoughts on “Travel Around the World to Italy, Paris, Germany, Dubai and New York!”

    • No worries, maybe in the future then! πŸ™‚

      It’s always good to be able to plan for the future. I have travel plans for far-away places like Antarctica – which is impossible for me to fulfil currently.

  1. Happy New Year to you again dude and may all your dreams come true.
    I have never visited sunshine Australia or those beautiful far Europe except only London. I have visited NYC several times besides the big cities like NSEW of America – Chicago, LA, Dallas and Washington DC. I know your day will come soon!!! You will love USA for sure.

    I will log in to RHB now to see.

    • Happy New Year to you and your family! πŸ™‚

      Yeah, I’ve always went to Europe but not to US due to the visa requirements which can be a hassles but now that it’s been relaxed, I’m keen to go, there are several places I want to go to – NOLA and Chicago being two of them.

  2. Nice post. I like to travel too, but it depends on who I travel with la, hehe.. Before I got married and had kids, we (me and my hubby) must travel once a year.. Not to expensive places, but nearby places like Bangkok or Bali, those places.. We usually travel around CNY.. But now, errr, didn’t check my passport already, I think expired for more than 5 years liao..

    • Nice! That’s always a good habit! πŸ™‚

      We travel at least once a year too, doesn’t have to be to expensive places, but places you both want to go.

      Oh too bad, you can renew it during CNY then when there’s less people. Haha.

    • Happy New Year to you and yours! πŸ™‚

      You can travel too, just need to save up here and there (for example, I never get coffee at Starbucks) and you’ll have enough to go.

    • Happy New Year to you and your family Kathy! πŸ™‚

      Yeah, it’s a good thing that we enjoy doing the same things. We can also travel when we’re old too, take the kids together, and when they’re older and don’t want to follow us anymore, we can go ourselves again.

      That’s what my parents did, until my mom passed on. I’ll like to bring my dad along sometime, wanted to bring him to Phuket once when my better half couldn’t go but he was busy with my mom then.

    • Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

      I’ve been getting the same problem too! It’s not just limited to my site, but most blog sites and I’m wondering what’s going on. I’m against intrusive mobile ads like that so I’ve never put it on, just regular ads that you can switch off, so I’m asking around to see if there’s anything like that going on.

      Thanks for bringing it up!

    • Thanks Rose! πŸ™‚

      Haha! Me too, but you can always save up! I eat out less, don’t get coffee at Starbucks etc etc and it’s strange how these things can eventually stack up till you have enough to go travel!

  3. good luck in the contest! i would prefer NYC than the rest of the options too. Visiting central park & times square and eating NY hot dogs tops my wishlist.

    • Yeah, that sounds like a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

      The dirty water New York hot dog. I’ll love to have that too, as well as the wonderful restaurants in Manhattan – would like to eat the USD 200 burger and the Michelin star places there, as well as in NOLA and Chicago.


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