Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In and About #TBM2015 - Travel Bloggers Meetup 2015

Four travelers were invited to become panelists for this year's Travel Bloggers Meetup hosted by Sedunia Travel and the theme was 6 Degrees of Travel. Each person were to share their travel connections and experiences to the floor as they are given questions from the attendees. Topics varied from how to meet the locals to how to structure a travel itinerary. A perfect summary of the event can be read here, written by panelist Ms. Anis Ibrahim. A freelance writer who loves open spaces and could walk for miles and miles just because she loves it. Hehe. Other panelists were pakcik RAW of Ramble and Wander, Menk of Routexplorers and Zarah of Jardness.com.. (oppsss.. she sounds highly familiar, ermm...), each of them are seasoned travelers (except the last person).

I love the painting at the back! Here's a picture of all four panelists for that day. From the left - Menk, RAW, Anis and the one who shouldn't be there. :P
I will not blog more on what the speakers has shared during the event, but will blog more on who and what was going on throughout the event through Instagram pictures posted by the attendees. There was an Instagram contest going on with the hashtag #TBM2015 and these were some of the pictures shared.

Here's TBM2015 via Instagram Pictures. Thanks to those who posted 'em.

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The meetup was held in Calavera. A cozy place with eccentric decor.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Captured, Framed and Judged

There aren't that many travel related reality TV shows out there. The ones that I know of are the likes of "The Amazing Race" and perhaps "Survivor". And then I learnt there is another travel related TV show that not only showcases countries they've visited, they also help educate the viewers on how to get the best shot. Shot? I mean photo shots. :)

I was invited to attend this launch of a reality show called Photo Face-Off season 2, coming to HISTORY Asia starting Tuesday, 22 September 2015 at 10pm (tomorrow)!. After declining many event and sponsored trips before this, I suddenly decided to attend this one after a long absence from the blogger event scene.

At the event I get to meet Azril Azam, Ignitius Kong, Desmond Teoh and Pro Photographer Justin Mott who spoke to the media during this launch of Photo Face-Off Season 2. I honestly didn't watch the first season as I have no TV at home (opps) but the promotional videos looks awesome!

Three contestants from Malaysia : 
Here are the personal biodata of the three contestants who will battle to the finish in this year's season two. Only one will move forward to  compete with winning contestants from Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Singapore.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

My Weekend to Medan in Istagram Pictures

Having been to Medan numerous times before, I don't actually get tired with the many outdoor activities you can do there. I've been to the typical Danau Toba and Sepiso-piso attractions. But nothing beats body tubing at a high current river or trekking into the jungle in search for the two colored waterfalls.

Am not gonna write more on what I've done during the past weekend and let the pictures tell it's stories.

From Medan --- Tangkahan (famous for the elephants reservoir) ---  Sibolangit (waterfall trekking ) --- Negeri Suah ( River with natural hot springs ) --- Goa Penen

Elephants at tangkahan
Air terjun Dua Warna at Sibolangit
Goa Penen..

i would love to blog about these places but seem to find no time for it! Hahaha! If you have any questions regarding these places, feel free to comment below or contact me directly via email. :)

Happy weekend guys!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Princess Treatment at Castle Inn Cappadocia

I first came to know of this "castle-like" accommodation from another travel blogger and decided to give it a try. Initially I wanted to stay at the highly tourist dense town of Goreme to be close to the UNESCO listed Goreme Open Museum but at the very last minute decided to check Ortahisar instead Well, after reading the short details on Castle Inn as read below on Booking.com with an impressive 9.4 score in reviews, you'd too would have a change of heart!

9.4 guys!!! 

"Located in the heart of Ortahisar district, Castle Inn Cappadocia has a unique architecture with a stone-built structure. The property offers a terrace with views over the town, and arched or cave rooms with authentic interiors and modern amenities. The rooms of Castle Inn Cappadocia are equipped with orthopaedic beds and pillows. They all have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, a minibar, free table PC, a phone with free local calls, and an electric kettle with complimentary coffee, black herbal tea. All rooms have a fireplace and some rooms offer a private spa bath. Daily breakfast is served as an open buffet with local products. You can enjoy your breakfast in the authentic breakfast room with an arched ceiling. 

Goreme Open Air Museum is within 2 km. Nevsehir Cappadocia Airport is 40 km away"