Tuesday, 14 December 2010
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My brother and his family came home to spend the holidays in the Philippines. I tagged along with them to Boracay (where I’m writing this post from) for some R & R.
I usually spend the holidays at home, since I prefer to stay at home when everyone else is traveling. This year, however, some friends are inviting me to go to one of those New Year’s Eve countdown thingies, followed by media noche in one of the hotels in Makati. Since I’m not too excited about the prospect of going home in the wee hours of January 1st (this is the Philippines, after all, where firecrackers can be set off by anyone who can afford to buy it), we decided to just stay somewhere close.
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Hostel search and booking site, HostelBookers.com is holding a 24 Days of Christmas Prizes contest. Every day until Christmas eve, they will be posting questions in the Hostel Bookers Facebook page, and you'd have to e-mail them the correct answer to qualify for the daily drawing. Prizes at stake include cameras, iPods, shopping vouchers from Amazon, hostel stays and a…read more
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Brunei surprised me. It wasn’t as expensive as I initially thought it would. Though my taxi from the airport was expensive, my expenses in Bandar Seri Begawan was kept at a minimum. You can live in Brunei for BND$20 a day: $10 for a night’s stay at Pusat Belia, $3 for breakfast, lunch and dinner and $4 for bus rides all around the city. None of the places we visited had any admission fees.
Myanmar can both be expensive and cheap. In restaurants catering to tourists (usually ones that appear in the guidebooks), you can expect to shell out an average of MMK 2,000 per meal. If you’re adventurous and eat in the streets though, you can get noodles as cheap as MMK 500. A liter of purified water usually go for MMK 300 per bottle. Taxi rides within Yangon can go for MMK 1,500, depending on the driver, the distance and your bargaining skills.