“Remember that time we went to George Town, Malaysia? Remember how great it was. With all the hawker stands selling cheap and delicious food. Remember how good that roasted pork was? Do you remember? Huh? Huh?!”
Yes, stomach, I remember.
The Cameron Highlands in Malaysia are a popular vacationing spot for Malays and other tourists. Only 200 km from Kuala Lumpur, the area is an easy bus ride from Pudu Sentral Bus Station (about 40 MYR, multiple buses in the first half of the day, takes about 4.5 hours). Most people head to the largest city in the highlands, Tanah Rata. We decided to go to Brinchang instead, mainly because we wanted to hike to the top of Brinchang Gunung (Brinchang mountain), which for novice hikers like us, is the best hike in the Cameron Highlands.
When we were planning our trip to Malaysia we originally had planned a stop or two between the island of Pangkor and the state of Penang. Knowing that we’d have to take 2 boat trips and a bus, we thought it would be too much in one day. Of course, plans change when you’re traveling, and we ended up having to go all the way to Penang in one, fairly easy, fairly short day. Here’s the best way to get from Pulau Pangkor to Penang (and also the cheapest).
If you’re looking for a short vacation while in Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau will hook you up with that sweet sweet ocean noise. It’s the closest beach town to Saigon, so it’s popular but certainly wasn’t busy when we went on a Monday/Tuesday. The city is on a peninsula and it feels very Miami Vice.
Welcome to the origin of Itchy Feet on the Cheap. This blog originally started as a way to share all the planning we did to make our first backpacking trip as a couple as budget friendly as possible. In this post, you will find the videos and links to the guides that outline the specifics of our journey.
If you are planning a trip to South America, you’ll find the guides helpful with your planning, and the videos will give you a preview of what’s to come.
Every year Toronto’s exhibition grounds holds the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, one of the largest agricultural fairs in the country. It started way back in 1922, and has since expanded with an average of 320,000 people attending every year. Vendors come from across Canada bringing their commodities, whether it be produce or animals. Sara and I mainly went for the latter – seeing, petting, learning, and eating our way through the barnyard animals (and some not so barnyard… kangaroo is delicious). There are plenty of family friendly activities and some exclusively for adults (beer and wine anyone?).
Where: 39 Manitoba Dr, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
When: Every year for 2 weeks in November
More info: The Royal
When I saw a deal on bus tickets to Philly – $20 each roundtrip – I jumped on them. I probably should have crunched some numbers first, but every time I tried the only number I could think of was 20.
We only had a weekend, so this was a short trip with a ton of bus time. If you don’t count sleeping, we spent about the same amount of hours on the bus as we did in Philly. Not ideal, but still worth the effort. Megabus was comfy and inexpensive. We managed to get the front seats on the upper deck, so we had a great view and lots of leg room.
Philadelphia is a really cool city. If you are going to travel around America, your stop in Philly will be your history class. Watch the video for more information and to see Sara rap.
Every year the people of Laos take three days off of work and get crazy. Water is used to clean homes, wash Buddha statues, and completely soak each other.
Sara and I didn’t know exactly what to expect on the first day. We soon found out it was a celebration where you had to let yourself go.
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