Tag: Thrifty Traveller
Lisbon has done a good job in preserving the character of its historic centre.
Chickaboo, the runaway pet ostrich became a YouTube sensation when filmed jogging down Kuala Lumpur’s Federal Highway years ago.
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Sao Miguel island is of volcanic origin and is peppered with craters or calderas.
Many of the tourists who visit Dubai buy gold and spice from the many souks found here.
This mode of transport called abra is unique to Dubai, ferry up to 20 passengers at a time for a modest fare.
Here are some attractions in old Dubai which are located within the city limits.
Dazaifu’s main highlight is Tenman-gu Shrine, dedicated to a ninth century scholar, poet and court official named Michizane.
A pleasant walk as there is a picturesque lotus pond, a boating lake, museums and a zoo.
According to Hindu mythology the goddess Shakti, who was consort to Lord Shiva, immolated herself.
This remarkable construction in Putrajaya showcases Moorish architecture.
In 1994 the Diana’s cargo was recovered, including 11 tonnes of porcelain pieces.
Faial is a lovely, picturesque island with rolling green pastures, lots of cows, and hedgerows filled with hydrangeas and other colourful blooms.
if you are looking for a relaxing no-frills holiday the Perhentian Islands could be just the place for you.
A circular walk around Putrajaya's parks will last around four hours and is worth the effort.
Each postcard sketches a scene of the various ports of call of the Compagnie Des Messageries Maritimes between France and the Far East.
The epic battle ended France’s colonisation of Vietnam and triggered America’s involvement in the region, which culminated in the Vietnam War.
At 3,143 metres, Mount Fanxipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam, and the highest in Indochina.
One can only hope this district will escape the developers’ wrecking ball and be recognised by Unesco as a world cultural heritage site someday.
Once the base of Stamford Raffles, Bengkulu is now worth visiting for its historical sites.
Thomas Bewick is remembered as 'Northumberland’s greatest artist, a wood engraver and naturalist who revolutionised print art in Georgian England'.
Surabaya’s House of Sampoerna is a cigarette museum that tells the story of Liem Seeng Tee.
Apart from the pleasant weather, there is not much to see in Malang unless you like birds and flowers.
Being adventurous has its benefits in discovering many new experiences in Surabaya.