Travelling to the UK – 6 Things to Try


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Over the past few decades, the UK has become seen as one of the trendiest places in the world to visit. With the range of amazing activities to get involved with, it’s not hard to see why.

Today, let’s run through six of the best things to try when you visit Britain yourself in the near future.

1. Stonehenge

This ancient structure has been shrouded in mystery, but it’s generally believed to have been constructed as far back as 3000 years ago – at least according to the English Heritage, who are the current tenants of the property.

While you’re no longer able to walk up to the rocks and clamber all over them (as was the case as recently as the 90s), you’ll still be able to admire them from a distance.

Image Credit: Nell Howard

2. Sightseeing in London

You’ve probably developed an image of London as one of the greatest hubs of world culture if you’re not from the UK – and, truth be told, there’s certainly something to that.

There are lots of amazing things to get involved with when you head off on an adventure in the British capital from checking out sights like the London Eye, to the many (free) museums which the city has to offer. Continue reading “Travelling to the UK – 6 Things to Try”

Half-Day in Hallstatt


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After spending the morning in Salzburg’s Old Town, I spent the rest of the day in Hallstatt.

I can’t remember when I first learned about Hallstatt, but ever since I saw pictures of it, I knew I had to include it in my bucket list. It’s actually the main reason why I had to stop by Salzburg during my Eurotrip.

There’s no direct way of reaching Hallstatt. You’d have to take a train and/or bus, and ferry. If you have more time or on a tight budget, you can do that. But since I’m too lazy to commute, I just joined Panorama’s Hallstatt Tour for €55.

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We made a quick stop overlooking Wolfgangsee. So beautiful! It’s a popular vacation spot in the summer time as it hosts various world-class water sports events.

Our bus departed the Mirabellplatz bus terminal around 1:00pm.

We passed by many picturesque villages in Salzkammergut (Lake Area) like the one pictured above. One of which is St. Gilgen, which is the birthplace of Mozart’s mother.

Our guide also pointed out the Red Bull headquarters in Fuschl am See.

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Hallstatt is dubbed as the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’ Region. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Tourists arriving by ferry

I was so giddy when our bus pulled up at Hallstatt’s parking lot. I can’t take the smile off my face! Continue reading “Half-Day in Hallstatt”

Best Places to Visit for Street Art


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Seeing masterpieces by Rembrandt, Monet, van Gogh, Picasso et al can be a once in a lifetime experience for many. But going to museums usually take a big chunk off a traveler’s budget.

Today, art is no longer confined in the four corners of a building. More and more formal and freestyle artists take their art to the streets so that more people can appreciate them.

With the help of my friends, I compiled a list of best places to visit for street art.

Penang, Malaysia

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This UNESCO World Heritage town have quirky yet functional wrought iron street markers. If you take the time to read the text on the caricatures, you’ll find that they’re both informative and entertaining.

Next, head on to Armenian Street to check out murals by Ernest Zacharevic. He often marries his murals with real-life objects, and the results are larger than life.

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“Litte Girl in Blue”

Photo credit: Echoserang Lakwatsera.

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