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    TOP MUST SEE PLACES IN SEOUL – ITINERARY GUIDE

    SEOUL Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is one of the most modern and technologically advanced cities in whole Asia.We came here when we were living in Vietnam, taking advantage of one of the many cheap flights available in Southeast Asia.Covering a wide area on both sides of the Han River, every neighbourhood in Seoul is very different from the other. There are so many sights that you would need weeks to see them all, so here’s a list of what not to miss when in Seoul. CHANGDEOKGUNG PALACE One of the many royal palaces in town, and our favourite.Differently from the others, it blends naturally with the topography around,…

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    ELLA TO KANDY TRAIN: ONE OF THE BEST TRIPS EVER

    Today we get to try the Ella-Kandy train route, that’s said to be one of the greatest not only in Asia but in the entire world. We get to Ella railway station by 9am, our train leaves at 9.30.       Following under, some lines to explain how to obtain your tickets.   There are 3 ways to book a train ticket in Sri Lanka: Simply show at the train station on the day of travel to buy a non reserved 2nd or 3rd class ticket. These kind of tickets are by far the cheapest ones, but be warned that carriages may be overcrowded, especially during high season and…

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    11 BEST THINGS TO DO FOR FREE IN SINGAPORE

    Singapore is one of the most modern cities in the world, with an amazing skyline and an incredibly advanced urbanization. The cost of life, however, is higher compared to nearby Southeast Asian countries. But this doesn’t mean that this city-state is out of reach to travellers on a budget. We’ve been there twice, and both times we were backpacking in Asia, so we decided to put down this guide to the best things to do for free in Singapore! 1. JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT2. HAJI LANE3. LITTLE INDIA4. CLARKE QUAY5. ROOFTOPS6. SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS7. COLOURFUL HOUSES&NEIGHBOURHOODS8. GARDENS BY THE BAY9. HAWKERS – LOCAL FOOD COURTS10. THE MERLION11. FORT CANNING PARK 1.…

  • Best temples Ayutthaya A Million Travels

    THE BEST 8 TEMPLES IN AYUTTHAYA NOT TO BE MISSED

    AYUTTHAYA Being close to Bangkok but at the same time not as crowded as the capital city, makes Ayutthaya one of our favorite destinations in Thailand when it comes to visiting temples and appreciating Thai architecture. Indeed we’ve been to Ayutthaya 3 times already and we’ll probably go again next time we are in Bangkok, we just love it so much! Ayutthaya is one of the former capital cities of the Kingdom of Siam. There are so many temples in Ayutthaya both inside and outside the river boundaries that contain the naturally protected city, that we keep coming back everytime to see some new sights we missed before. Many of…

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    BANGKOK TO BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

    THE BRIDGE ON RIVER KWAI Kanchanaburi may not sound very popular as a destination in Thailand, but it surely becomes more appealing when you get to know it is a crucial point of the Burma Railway, aka the Death Railway, precisely where the famous Bridge on River Kwai (or Kwae) is located. Only thing we knew before getting here was that there are a book and movie of the same name, but we definitely learned more about this railway thanks to this trip. So here’s our guide to all you need to know about the Death Railway and how to go to the Bridge on River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. We…

  • Les Villas Ottalia Gili Meno review

    LES VILLAS OTTALIA GILI MENO – REVIEW

    Our dream trip to Bali wouldn’t have been complete without visiting the wonderful Gili Islands, and we couldn’t have found a better place than Les Villas Ottalia Gili Meno to make our stay perfection. After two weeks riding up and down the winding roads by scooter throughout Bali, the peaceful Les Villas Ottalia on tiny Gili Meno has represented a true bliss for us. LES VILLAS OTTALIA GILI MENO Gili Meno, the smallest of the three Gili Islands, lies just off Lombok northwestern coast. It is actually easier to reach from there, a mere 15 minute boat ride from Bangsal port town, rather than from Bali. Still, the majority of the…

  • sigiriya pidurangala rock how to go

    SRI LANKA – OUR ITINERARY GUIDE FOR A 2-WEEKS TRIP

    We spent three weeks in Sri Lanka and soon fell in love with this gorgeous country: very backpacker friendly, it’s amazing to travel by train and local bus to get to know their culture. Two major disasters have hit Sri Lanka recently: the civil war between the Tamil rebels and the government forces, especially in the north of the country, ended in 2009; and the devastating tsunami of 2004 that destroyed many villages on the eastern and southern coasts. Sri Lanka has risen again since then, making tourism its n.1 income. As of today, it is still relatively untouched in some areas, but is becoming quickly a top destination for…

  • What to do in Bangkok 2018

    OUR TOP 9 MUST SEE PLACES IN BANGKOK

    BANGKOK Thailand’s capital city is a huge metropolis, but normally travelers stop here only for a few days, leaving quickly to the beautiful beaches in the south of the country or towards the mountains in the north. We’ve been to Bangkok 4 times already, so we put together a list of the most interesting things to do&see.   1. GRAND PALACE&ROYAL TEMPLES First thing to visit to understand Thai culture is the golden decorated Grand Palace, together with Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho (giant reclining buddha) sacred temples. This large area represents the religious centre of Bangkok. -tip: if it’s your first time in Thailand, be aware of scams…

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    SRI LANKA COAST TO COAST: TRINCOMALEE TO NEGOMBO

    After visiting the central regions of Sri Lanka, now it’s time for us to relax on the east coast beaches around Trincomalee, and later move to the west coast up to Negombo, crossing the whole country in its width. We leave Habarana in the morning and we hardly find a seat on the overcrowded bus to Trincomalee, city on the east coast of Sri Lanka. A couple of hours are enough to drive through the 88 km, accompanied by loud local music, trying not to get stuck to the plastic seats (which glue to our sweaty skins). TRINCOMALEE Trincomalee looks like any other Sri Lankan big city we’ve seen so…

  • BEFORE SRI LANKA, LONDON+DUBAI IN 48 HRS

    Our journey starts today, Saturday 17th September 2016, at Torino Caselle Airport. We land at London Stansted at around midday. LONDON After a few transports, we get to our hostel by 2pm, in a nice area close to Hyde Park. We got used to stay in guesthouses and hostels around Southeast Asia back in early 2016, which were usually very cheap but decent at the same time. Well, we are very disappointed with this hostel in London: one can accept the 24$ a bed cause it’s London right? But you’d expect at least cleanliness and a decorous room. Ours was a 9-bed dorm, 3×3 bunk beds, not more than 15…