How I’m Funding Traveling in Asia While Living & Teaching English in Vietnam

Ladies day out in Hanoi

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Explore Asia an an English teacher. Help out the communities. English teachers are in high demand and development is in urgent need in Vietnam.

Despite all weird and difficult situations I can say that there is no warmest hug such from a Vietnamese friend. Thank you Tran, Coung Ha and Teresa. And the best coffee in the world is produced in Vietnam.

 

 

People and culture in Hanoi, Vietnam
People and culture in Hanoi, Vietnam
The Ann Hanoi Hotel is one of the best in Hanoi.
The Ann Hanoi Hotel is one of the best in Hanoi.
Vietnamese people exercise outdoors. It's beautiful to see the elderly taking good care of them. I adore this in Vietnam.
Vietnamese people exercise outdoors. It’s beautiful to see the elderly taking good care of them.
Halong Bay one of the most beautiful places on Planet Earth
Halong Bay one of the most beautiful places on Planet Earth
Literature museum , Hanoi Vietnam
Literature museum , Hanoi Vietnam
Vietnamese smiling face in Hanoi
Vietnamese smiling face in Hanoi
A pearl in Vietnam
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Transportation and tours in Europe

The Prince Islands, Istanbul, Turkey
European transports and tours

Get organized before you go to Europe so you can take the best of it. Europe has great connections by train (Luxury trains, high-speed) such as Eurostar in Brussels and the Eurotúnel from Calais France to Dover England and the Eurorail and Venice Simplon Orient Express. Low cost airline companies being my favorite Easyjet and Ryanair as a second option.I have also travelled with Transavia has it also have good fares. Easyjet take us only to International airports which are always located centrally.The same we cannot say about Ryanair but with offers from 9.99 EUR it can make the journey very convenient. Make sure to book in advance.The low-cost can get more expensive than a regular airline such as British Airways or Airfrance. Better regular Airlines are Lufthansa, TAP and Best European Airline being Turkish Airlines (this one covers the entire world destinations). River cruises and European ports will be shared here. If you’re planning to rent a car you’re gonna take the best of Europe although I highly prefer public transports. There is also the option of travelling by bus. I share information that suits all budgets.You can also hitchhike in some European countries, but even though I did it at the age of 19 it will be at your own risk. I do not recommend…(Portugal, Spain, France, Muniche in Germany, Poland, Berlin to Amsterdam, Brussels, and from Paris back home to Portugal.I few months later I also hitchhiked in the Eurotúnel. TOP experience ever!

La Tour Eiffel. A few hours short break on my return from Sweden back to Lisbon.
La Tour Eiffel. A few hours short break on my return from Sweden back to Lisbon.

Love France but my appreciation to the British people is higher!!. I’ve learned much in the U.K. and I’m always looking forward to go back! I love shopping in England.Visit London, Bath, Liverpool and York!!! Go up to the Highlands of Scotland, take part of the great festival and the amazing daily scenic train journey where usually kids go free.The Jacobite is just one of them. If you google some services you might find Germany as one of the countries where you manage to do so.

European Airlines

Tap

Lufthansa

Turkish Airlines

 

Info links / Trains in Switzerland

Visit “My Switzerland” trough their website

Euro Railways

http://www.sbb.ch/en

and the Grand Train Tour Switzerland

Regarding  cruises you may wish to explore some options: Barcelona and Naples in the South of Europe.If you rather cut on budget have a look at Logitravel. You might find something really nice in Greece! A 5 days cruising for two would costs start 450 EUR (in a cabine with no sea view…)! My wishes for 2017 is to travel with Trans – Siberian in summer time and a tour in magnificent Switzerland! I’m looking forward to visit Scotland and go back to Sardinia – Italy.In the mid-time I’m taking the best of Portugal, TOP destination worldwide!

European Airlines for all budgets

Some useful links for the best European Airlines and low-cost airlines

Easyjet

Ryanair

https://www.klm.com/

https://www.lufthansa.com/

https://www.flytap.com/

https://m.turkishairlines.com

 

 

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Visit Malaysia!

Tourism Ranking World Destinations

In 2015 my neighbour country, Spain got the first place in The World Tourism Ranking taking France off the podium after many years. My home country, Portugal came in the 15th position and Malaysia in the 25th. Let’s find out why! Malaysia is a land of friendly people and a nation blessed with natural wonders. With 4,800km of coastline, Malaysia boasts some of the most beautiful islands and beaches of Asia. Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor, Port Dickson just to mention a few out of many greatest destinations in Malaysia. George Town and Penang Island are worth 3 days minimum.

One of my favourite Asian attraction - The Canapy Walk

The Canapy Walk at the Rainforest. The Hill, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Best spot in George Town.

The Hill Penang. Top attraction in Asia.
Vietnamese coffee is the best worldwide but expresso coffee is quite difficult to get in Asia. At David Brown’s I had the best in Asia as well as the best view.

Malaysia offers a diverse culture, different eco-friendly regions with eco-lodges at affordable prices and great transport connections. For families with kids, nature lovers and solo travellers, Malaysia invites you to visit it all year round. Be aware that even though very warm it also runs quite a bit which can actually make the tours of great fun and refreshing!!! The airports in Kuala Lumpur offers many domestic trips as already mentioned such as the big island of Penang and its colonial city of George Town, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley. Natural sites are also listed: Gurung Mulu Natural Park and Kinabalu Park. Have a look at the pictures and start planning the journey.

I made it and would go there again. It's worth every single ringgit.

Go green, go to Malaysia! I love it here! At the Hill, George Town, Penang.

George Town - Malaysia UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Street Art in George Town

Saving you time, street art in George Town is spread and you should do a research using Facebook or using other sources such as Google. You have to walk around a lot to see it but it’s worth. The one I’m sharing is one of several I have found at The UNESCO Route, close to my accommodation the Rope Walk Guest House in Jalan Pintal Tali

Street Art in George Town Saving you time, street art in George Town is spread and you should do a research using Facebook or using other sources such as Google. You have to walk around a lot to see it but it's worth. The one I'm sharing is one of several I have found at The UNESCO Route, close to my accommodation the Rope Walk Guest House in Jalan Pintal Tali

Street Art in George Town. Saving you time …visit the blog for more.
Regarding Airlines and prices, I like to use Skyscanner, which filters all companies by price, timetable, and duration. It’s up to you to pick the one that suits your needs. Booking.com is also the best for accommodation unless you prefer to deal directly with international chains for Luxury hotels and resorts. Five-star hotels can be found at the cost of 75 Euro per night in Kuala Lumpur but there are also a few at the price of 225 EUR! Usually I do enjoy reading TripAdvisor reviews, asking for advice and leave my contribution of the tours I took, hotels I’ve experienced and restaurant but in general, it is the best Website to search for attractions and all. I also reply on Quora, Flipboard and Pinterest.

One of my favourite international hotel chains

As an agent of this International Hotel Chain, I still vote it as the best one. See the locations such as Myanmar. Marriott takes good care of agents and costumers.

Useful resources to travel in and from Malaysia

Tourism

Malaysia Travel

Malaysia Airlines

Gha and Trains

Atlantic Emotions shares information and tips for the best tours and brands according to personal and professional experience as mentioned before. Malaysian capital events are also a good reason to stop by. The Sea Games in Kuala Lumpur is one of the greatest things about the city and a good start point as there daily flights everywhere from its International Airport (KLIA) meaning a great opportunity to visit Hong Kong, the tea plantations of Yunnan, Indonesia, Borneo, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodja, Australia and Japan. Sounds good to me, setting close to the International Airport in Kuala Lumpur, book Asia Airlines low cost and travel. The new KLIA 2, situated about 1.5 km away from the main terminal of KLIA, is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal dedicated to low-cost carriers. Malaysia Airlines has a global network that spans six continents. According to many Malaysia in the best country to live in but Thailand it’s probably the easiest to get settled and I adore to live there. What do you say?! Please leave a comment and share your blog if you like. Useful information regarding VISA  and death penalty for drug trafficking.

In Malaysia, I will not ride elephants or pay to hold a monkey!! Go green, go to Malaysia!”When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable, it is designed to make its own people comfortable.” Clifton Fadiman

A deserved break before a surgery. To much walk in Asia

Get comfortable sportswear. It’s hot here.

Visit Malaysia For more about Penang State Tourism Development Office and Penang Global Tourism Sdn Bhd.

Some touristic attractions in Penang:

Tropical Fruit Farm

Teluk Bahang Forest Park

Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

Penang National Park

Tropical Spice Garden

Adventure Zone

Toy Museum

Botanical Garden

Wat Chayamangkalaram

New World Park

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Kuan Yin Teng

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Little India. I loved it there. Follow the sound of music.

Dr Sun Yay-Sen Memorial Centre

Maha Mariamman Temple

Khoo Kongsi

Kapitan Keling Mosque

P. Ramlee House

Fort Cornwallis

Kek Lok Si Temple

Penang Hill should not be missed. I point out it as one of the best touristic attractions in Asia.

Snake Temple

War Museum

The History Museum, The Penang Time Tunnel allow you to travel through time back to Penang in 1592.

Penang Bird Park

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Straits Quay

Escape

Upside Down Museum

Happenings in Penang

July

Auto City Carnival

MITM Travel Fair

Asia Pacific Conference

Manulife Penang Bridge Half Marathon

George Town World Heritage Day

Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show

Penang Bon Odori Festival

St. Anne’s festival

George Town Festival

August

Butterworth Fringe Festival

Hungry Ghost Festival

Penang Agro Fest

3 reasons to visit George Town
It's green, safe and clean!

After one year in Asia, I still enjoy Malaysia as my favourite country.
Diversity plays a big role, transportation exists and Malaysians are very hospitable. Besides, communication than elsewhere in Asia.

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Visit Portugal

Is Portugal on your bucket list?

850 km of lovely beaches, traditional gastronomy, lovely people and centuries of culture. The portuguese discover great part of the world. The portuguese queen, Catarina de Bragança introduced the culture of tea to the british. Lisbon, Coimbra and its University, Porto, The National Park of Gerês, the Vicentina Coast, Évora Unesco World Heritage, The Algarve and its amazing resorts, the islands of Madeira and Azores. National Geographic has voted Azores as the best eco destination worldwide.

 

 

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Guimarães - Capital of Culture
Guimarães Portugal – Capital of Culture
 My favourite hotels in Portugal.

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Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas – Small Luxury Hotel in Coimbra

 

 

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Azores: Journey of a Lifetime

The Azores – A Marine Paradise

A compact archipelago of tiny islands where the sperm whale and dolphin watching are pointed as the highlights.

 

 

 

 

Marine sightseeings in the Azores

Lucky you if apart from whales and dolphins incidentally watch the superfast marlins, turtles, swordfish, sharks, and seabirds. The boat tours companies cannot guarantee but take the chance and go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azores an Eco-tourism Secret Resort

Ecotourism, top gastronomy, whales and bird watching, trials & boat tours. Biking and hiking, water sports. An endless adventure. Welcome back to Portugal.

We bring good news. From December 2016 on, Ryanair has started flying to this destination with offers at the price of 19.99. This time Lages at Ilha Terceira and Lisbon (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) and to Porto (Tuesdays and Saturdays). We glad to count 1.000.000 Tourism visit last year. Fortunately and with so much to offer the Azores is finally competing with wonderful Madeira. For fans of sports, both islands have amazing international events all year round. Because we care about communities and don’t want to leave tourism behind we say “CHEERS AZORES”.

We remain to make efforts and hoping to see Ryanair, Easyjet or Transavia flying direct from Lisbon or Porto to ‘The Golden Island’. It’s already time to take the best of Portugal by offering this amazing ECO destination all year round.

The island archipelago of the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is a natural unique on our planet. The incredible beauty of the volcanic islands Pico and Faial, colorful flowers and a breathtaking impressive wildlife form a real paradise. The worlds most famous whale watching area contains 27 species of dolphins and whales.

 

Gorreana is the only tea plantation in Europe.
Gorreana is the only European tea plantation.

Gorreana, the only tea plantation in Europe – Azores and hotels available may be booked here.

National Geographic Holand and Belgium have voted the Azores the most beautiful destination in the world. Have a look at http://www.visitazores.com

Azores UNESCO World Heritage Site
Azores UNESCO World Heritage Site

Terceira Island
Angra do Heroismo, in the central area, Terceira Island is listed at the property which belongs to Unesco World Heritage. If you plan a visit, please see Ferry lines

Flores, Pico, São Miguel, Terceira...
Azores: Eco-tourism best destination

Flores Island

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Top attraction:
Portuguese dish “Cozido das Furnas” being prepared.

The top attraction, the typical dish “Cozido das Furnas” being prepared.

Pico Island - Azores
Pico island

Pico Island

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Azores
Azores

Yes, this is for real:

São Miguel —-Azores.

Azores for nature lovers. Voted by National Geographic has best destination worldwide.
Eco-tourism, gastronomy, ferry boat tours and hiking up the volcano . As you can see I did it myself!
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