Travelogues

<h1><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Travelogues</span></h1> The main agenda of this blog is to to make traveling simple and fun. Our travelogues document our past travels. We also blog about things to do in countries that could well be our next destinations.

  • Asia,  How-to,  South Korea,  Travelogues

    Self-Drive in Jeju Island

    In April, we did a self-drive in Jeju Island in South Korea. We spent 3D2N on Jeju Island and rented a Kia Ray for our road trip. It was the cherry blossom season *PRETTY* and the car really helped us explore the beautiful island.   Travel HANter 23 Sep 18 Self-drive in Jeju Island Self-drive in Jeju Island is quite easy if you prepare beforehand. Here are a few things that might help make your road trip easier if you are looking to self-drive in Jeju Island. Right-hand drive First of all, unlike Singapore, South Koreans drive on the right side of the road. This means that: The steering wheel is on…

  • loyly helsinki
    Activities & Attractions,  Europe,  Finland,  Reviews

    Loyly Helsinki [Review]

    Finns love their saunas and there are over 3 million saunas for a population of about 5.5 million. A place for relaxation and bonding with friends and family, Loyly Helsinki is a popular sauna for both tourists and locals alike.   Travel HANter 16 Sep 18 Loyly Helsinki When we visited Helsinki last November, we knew we had to pay Loyly Helsinki a visit. So we booked a session once we touched down in Helsinki. There was also the option of an online reservation but a prepayment was needed. Since we only had one day in Helsinki, we decided it was better to make a booking when we were in Helsinki. How to get…

  • Activities & Attractions,  Europe,  Finland,  Reviews,  Tours

    Northern Lights Hunting In Ivalo [Review]

    Northern Lights – the elusive but spectacular phenomenon that captivates so many. Come winter, when the night falls and coupled with lots of luck, watch the northern lights dance across the night sky. We were extremely lucky to catch them during our Northern Lights hunting in Ivalo.   Travel Hanter 09 Sep 18 Northern Lights Hunting In Ivalo Ivalo is a village in northern Finland, home to pine forests and reindeer. It is also the place where we succeeded in our Northern Lights hunting in Ivalo. After our failed attempt to catch the Northern Lights in Iceland, we were even more determined to catch those green lights. Traveling from Helsinki up North…

  • Europe,  Finland,  How-to,  Reviews,  Trains,  Transportation

    Santa Claus Express Night Train [Review]

    A trip to Finland is incomplete without visiting Rovaniemi, home to Santa Claus. Besides taking a domestic flight, the Santa Claus Express Night Train is also a hassle-free way to get from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.   Travel HANter 02 Sep 18 Santa Claus Express Night Train The Santa Claus Express Night Train runs daily from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. Spend your day in Helsinki and your night on the Santa Claus Express Night Train, then arrive in Rovaniemi the next morning. Simple. Helsinki Train Station We arrived in Helsinki early morning and spent the day shopping around the city center, which can be easily accessed by the train that connects the airport to…

  • Guesthouse Husky Safari
    Activities & Attractions,  Europe,  Finland,  Reviews,  Tours

    Guesthouse Husky Safari in Finland [Review]

    Mention Finland and many things come to mind – Santa Claus’s hometown, Northern light hunting, crossing the arctic circle, Reindeer Safari and of course, Husky Safari! We had the chance to join Guesthouse Husky Safari in Ivalo for a day with the adorable Huskies.   Travel HANter 19 Aug 18 Guesthouse Husky Safari Guesthouse Husky Safari is both a guesthouse and farm located in the Northern part of Finland. It houses 150 Huskies, who are all very enthusiastic for a run in the cold winter.  How to get there Located about 10 mins drive away from the village of Ivalo, Guesthouse Husky Safari doesn’t provide hotel pickup so we rented a…

  • little zoo cafe
    Activities & Attractions,  Asia,  Cafes & Food,  Reviews,  Thailand

    Little Zoo Cafe [Review]

    There are plenty of animal cafes popping up all over the world, especially in Bangkok. Little Zoo Cafe is one of the more famous animal cafes in Bangkok and it definitely lives up to its popularity.   Travel HANter 12 Aug 18 Little Zoo Cafe – Siam Square Little Zoo Cafe has two outlets, one in Nonthaburi, which is about half an hour’s drive away from Pratunam and a newer outlet, just at Siam Square. We went to the one at Siam Square, on a weekday afternoon and were second in line. The entrance fee was THB350 for a drink, a pair of socks and a souvenir or a dessert. We…

  • Singapore to JB
    Asia,  How-to,  Singapore,  Travel Hacks

    Singapore to JB- 3 Easy Ways

    Johor Bahru (JB) is Singapore’s closest neighbor. Despite the separation of the two nations all the way back in 1965, the flow of people between the two countries never ceased. Every week, tons of people travel from Singapore to JB, either for work or for leisure.   Travel HANter  05 Aug 18 Travel from Singapore to JB Especially evident during the weekends, Singaporeans love to travel from Singapore to JB to take advantage of the exchange rate (SGD1 = MYR2.97, accurate at the time of writing). Here are three popular ways you can get from Singapore to JB for your long-awaited day trip or weekend getaway. 1. By Car The easiest way to…

  • fireworks in singapore
    Asia,  Singapore,  Travelogues

    Top 6 places to catch NDP fireworks in Singapore

    It’s the time of the year again! To celebrate our independence, Singaporeans begin balloting for the tickets to the National Day Parade (and its previews), months before the actual day. NDP fireworks is a big deal to many of us and the highlight of the NDP event has got to be the fireworks display.   Travel HANter 26 Jul 18 NDP fireworks For those who weren’t lucky enough to ballot for the tickets to the NDP, here are the top 6 places to catch NDP fireworks in Singapore. The Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge Nearest MRT station: Promenade The iconic Double Helix Bridge and Benjamin Sheares Bridge are two bridges that are…

  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pratunam by Train
    Asia,  How-to,  Thailand,  Travel Hacks

    How to get from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pratunam by Train

    Many tourists chose to stay near the Pratunam area in Bangkok for the vibrant shopping scene. Besides taking a taxi which will set you back about THB300-400, one can also go from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pratunam by train (airport rail link).   Travel HANter 22 Jul 18 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pratunam by Train Getting to the entrance to the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link Station To get from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pratunam by train, upon exiting, get to the first floor (follow the signage), where the entrance to the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link Station is. Getting the tickets The tickets can be bought from the ticket vending machines or…

  • Things to do in bangkok
    Asia,  Thailand,  Travelogues

    20 Things To Do In Bangkok

    Every year, I visit Bangkok religiously. I always stay at the same hotel, eat the same food and shop at the same places. Each year, I try to visit different attractions and I always have a great time in Bangkok. There are just so many things to do in Bangkok! Travel HANter 15 Jul 18 20 Things to do in Bangkok For all those who have yet to visit Bangkok (how could you?), here are the 20 things to do in Bangkok for first timers, second timers, third timers and you get the drill. 1. Tailor-make your clothes Have an important event upcoming? Or you just want to have something that…