If you are traveling on a tight budget, and, let’s face it, most of us inveterate travellers have at some time been backpackers, then one of the biggest drains on your finances is going to be accommodation. But fear not – this is where youth hostels come in, and the secret is that you don’t [...]
Entries from February 2008
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Harbin is a delight to the senses for those who love architecture, and the amazing thing to reflect upon as you gaze upon its quintessentially European-styled structures, is that you are actually in China, in the northernmost major city of the ancient Middle Kingdom. But ancient Harbin is not - the city actually started life [...]
February 7th, 2008 · No Comments
The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, takes its name from the Malay words for “muddy estuary”, and has grown from being just a small village to a major city of some seven million, in a mere half century.
Kuala Lumpur was for a long time a little off the major tourist tracks, though it frequently [...]