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Tag: transportation

Subway Systems

Subway Systems

As a non-driver (i.e. I don’t know how to drive!), I am heavily dependent on public transportation. The Toronto public transit system has sadly deteriorated quickly over the last few years. There are various reasons for this: lack of public funding, lack of efficiency, slow […]

Air Asia flies to Seoul

Air Asia flies to Seoul

On Monday, it was announced that Air Asia will now be servicing Kuala Lumpur-Seoul. Since I am planning to spend many of my future vacations visiting family in South Korea, I was excited to learn this. Seoul is severely under-serviced by low-cost carriers despite being […]

Transportation and conveyance in Southeast Asia

Transportation and conveyance in Southeast Asia

Vietnam, by far, had the funniest things being transported by motorbike or pedicab.                                                              

Indonesia – Java

Indonesia – Java

These are the main things I knew about Indonesia before I visited. 1) It is one of the most natural disaster-prone areas in the world: earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis all occur here. 2) It is the fourth most populous country in the world with its […]

The exhausting voyage to Indonesia

The exhausting voyage to Indonesia

A direct flight from Krabi to Jakarta was really expensive so we decided to do a combination of minivan, train and plane with a one-night stopover in Kuala Lumpur. Instead, we travelled the following way: 1) Minivan ride to Hat Yai Hat Yai is where […]

Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambodia was the Southeast Asian country I was most looking forward to visiting. In the end, I was very glad to have visited but also relieved to leave. Rural Cambodia is lovely while urban Cambodia is thought-provoking, depressing and angering. This is a country trying […]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

I had some trepidation about visiting Vietnam. I was warned that it would be similar to China in terms of hawking, touts, impatience and aggression, and considering the hard time I had in China, I wasn’t sure about subjecting myself to all that stress again. […]

The Death Bus – To hell and back

The Death Bus – To hell and back

As mentioned in the previous post, I decided to take a long-haul bus to Hanoi. The Lonely Planet and backpackers call it The Death Bus. I had read about the horribleness of it: the buses were crowded, cramped etc. I had to seriously consider the […]

Laos – Land of Sabaidee!

Laos – Land of Sabaidee!

Everytime I hear the word Laos I think of a hilarious scene from King of The Hill. An Asian family has just moved next door to Hank Hill. He and his friends approach the family and the following ensues: Hank: So are you Chinese or […]

The Magic Bus

The Magic Bus

As I mentioned in a previous post, I travelled NZ with a backpacker bus called The Magic Bus. In hindsight would I do it again? I’m not sure I would but I’m not sure I wouldn’t. Here are the Pros and Cons: Pros They drop […]