Reading the discussion forums on Tripadvisor, five hours in transit in Dubai doesn’t seem like enough time to get out of the airport and see the city. It feels as if the only way you’re going to see the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, is from an aeroplane window seat or on a pricy […]
Oman isn’t particularly kind to budget and solo travellers at the moment, as I found out while researching my trip. In a land of luxury beach resorts and desert camps, there are no hostels, trains are still years away, bus routes are not conducive to tourism, and no scheduled group excursions. It’s all very nice […]
To get a sense of a city, take its public transport. You get to see some places that aren’t on tourist maps, all sorts of people – schoolchildren, salarymen, pensioners, migrant workers and more – and how they interact with the services. Singapore is no different in this regard, and you can see it all […]
You know the ennui that comes with waiting in transit at an airport? I know it too, and it doesn’t go away no matter how much lounge booze I consume. However, some cities and airlines are attempting to change that by offering free stopover or transit visa, a free sightseeing tour, or even free overnight […]
You’ve probably read articles that tell you how to save on your travels. I have written those before too; this time, I’ll tell you what’s worth spending extra on. It can save you a world of pain or simply make you a more responsible traveller.
I bet you’ve heard that Singapore is expensive, right? It’s true, and some of the prices may come as a shock after you’ve toured the rest of Southeast Asia. While you won’t find US$5 beds or US$1 beers, there are ways to keep your spending down. If you’re willing to rough it out, you can […]