Busy Planning for Our Travel Itinerary to Asia

Travelling needs a lot of planning.  This is especially true if you plan to visit many places and countries as well.   This is also the reason why I have been  busy planning for our travel  itinerary to Asia since  the last three months. Planning for your trip earlier is also  necessary  if you want to save money  in searching  and booking for cheap flights  and accommodations. Proper planning will  surely save you time and money.

I am very happy because last month, I finally booked my plane ticket to the Philippines. This is actually our main destination and from there, I am also planning to visit  other countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.   We will also be visiting some islands in the Philippines.

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Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.  Photo courtesy of my sister Regz.

Trip to Singapore  

I am jealous to  my sister who have been to Singapore three times already. I have been to this city-state in Southeast Asia but only for a short stop-over. It means that I only stayed at the  airport. This time, I will finally visit Singapore. I can’t wait to experience its sights including the Chinatown, The Garden City and City in a Garden, visit to Sentosa, the Botanical Gardens, historic monuments and more.

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Singapore by Night. Taken from the Flyer by my sister.

Singapore is known as the a melting pot of cuisines from around the world. This simply means cuisines from Chinese to Malay, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Italian, French, American and other food in this city-state can be tasted here. I will surely feel-like  visiting these countries   when tasting its food in Singapore. I would love to taste especially the Chilli crab (since I love seafood), Mee siam, Laksa, Kaya, Satay bee hoon (I love Asian noodles too), and more.

I am glad that my plane ticket and accommodation to Singapore were all set-up now.

A Day or Two in Malaysia

This is quite a long 6-week trip to Asia this spring season (Europe time). The more it is coming nearer, the more I am excited with it. Honestly, this is not enough to see all the list of places in my bucketlist  in Asia but I also have to consider my time and budget.

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The reason why I booked a 6-day trip to Singapore is because I also want to do some days trip in Malaysia. I want to visit Kuala Lumpur and a short sightseeing in Johor_Bahru. I get more excited because last week  I received an email  asking me if I want to have a tour in these places and eat Withlocals. This is the first time I heard about this website and I truly find it very interesting.

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Malaysian food. Photo courtesy of  Withlocals.

For me, it is always a unique experience tasting local cuisines when I travel. If you want to get a real taste of local culture by dining with a local family in their home, the ideas  shared  Withlocals are really perfect. I love cooking and I love to experience local cultures as well. If I have the chance to do that thing, why not? Withlocals will not only give you the chance to taste local delicacies but you will also get to know the people by sharing a meal in a family home. This is such a unique idea!

6 Days Trip to Palawan

Palawan is an island province of the Philippines. It is considered as the last frontier of the Philippines. With the six days trip that we will be spending there, we want to experience the Underground River Cruise. This area is also called as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Of course, a walk in Puerto Princesa Bay is also a must. We will also spend 3 days and two nights in El Nido. It is  famous for its lagoons, beautiful beaches and limestone cliffs. We also plan to do some island hopping in Palawan.

4 Days Trip to Boracay

I am happy because our flights and hotels were already booked in Boracay. I believed we will spend most of our time in the famous beaches in the Philippines. Boracay is well-known for its white-sand beaches. It was awarded as the best island in the world from the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure in 2012. Visiting Boracay   will surely be a great  experience for me.

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White-sand beach in Boracay. Taken by my sister.

Tasting its local cuisine, enjoy the night life in Boracay, do some island hopping, scuba diving, snorkeling or swimming are some of the things I will surely do in when visiting  Boracay.

During the rest of my vacation days, I will also be spending some  days in Cebu, Davao and still planning if I am going either  to   Indonesia, Hongkong  or Macau. I hope by March, all of  my itineraries   will be done and finalized.

I can’t  wait to visit Asia again! I am also excited to see my siblings from the US who will be travelling with  me. Thanks to you my dear sisters for sponsoring this time some of my trips to Asia.

 
 

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