Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 8 – Swakopmund to Uis

 Namib Desert, Namibia ( Picture credit: Terri Turriff) Woke up early morning after a sound sleep last night as the two really 'heavy'...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 7 – Windhoek / Swakopmund

Windhoek Railway Station. As expected, the bus arrived Windhoek three hours off the scheduled time. Disembarking the bus, I walked as fast as I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 6 – Cape Town / Windhoek

Scheduled for twenty two hours  The day finally arrived where I will be starting my trip on mainland Africa. Toffar woke me up early and...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 5 – Mauritius / Cape Town

Exiting Cape Town airport. Normally, I would take a flight at night in order for me to save on accommodation but alas, all the flights to Cape Town...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 4 – Mauritius

Blue Bay pier. My last full day in Mauritius was a very short one for me due to the weather again. The plan was to hire a car for a full day as I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 3 – Mauritius

Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis.   Before sleeping last night, I vowed that even a rainy day won't stop me from visiting Port Louis today but I awoke...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 2 – Mauritius

Sunrise at Mahebourg, Mauritius. I didn't sleep well as the strong winds were crashing against the sliding glass door  that separates the room and...

Europe 2010 Day 2 London

28 Nov 2010Arrived London Heathrow Airport right on time. The service on the flight was excellent and I have no qualms about flying with Sri Lanka Airlines again. The British immigration officer did asked me why I had taken Sri Lanka Airlines to get to London instead...

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Europe 2010 Day 1

27/11/2010Took the ERL transit from Tasik Selatan station.I was one of the few that took the first train out. On reaching the KLIA I did wait for about thirty minutes for the check in counter to open as they were late as promised in the ticket but found out that my...

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Europe 2009 Day 11 Brussels & Amsterdam

Arrived Brussels bus station late morning and stored my back pack in the locker.I passed my time in Brussels by wandering around the old town which was near the bus station. I left Brussels for Amsterdam and upon arrival at the bus station i took the train to Schipol...

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Europe 2009 Day 10 Budapest

Woke up early and checked out of the apartment. I started the day with a walk along the Danube and stopped by the shops to find a calender with cats (for my mum) and marmalade jam (for my dad). I really enjoyed the walk around Budapest as the facades of the buildings...

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Europe Day 9 Budapest

The train journey was a smooth one and I arrived at Budapest railway station at about 10 am. I took the metro to the bus station to book my ticket to Brussels. I managed to withdraw some local currency at the ATM in the railway station by using my Maybank ATM card....

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Europe 2009 Day 8 Bratislava & Vienna

Vienna After breakfast I checked out of the hostel. I then walked along the streets of Bratislava heading for the old town which was quite close to the bus station. I noticed that Bratislava has one of the smallest historical centers but it is more concentrated. I...

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Europe 2009 Day 7 Praque

Arrived Prague Bus station in the early hours of the day. I then booked a bus ticket for Bratislava in the evening. I took a bath at the bus station and checked in my backpack there too. As it was still early and the shops were still closed I had my breakfast at the...

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Europe 2009 Day 6 Berlin

I cant remember what time that I did arrive Berlin. The first thing I did when I arrived at the bus station was to book a ticket somewhere that night and the only destination available on my Eurolines ticket was Prague.After getting a locker for my backpack I hopped...

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Europe 2009 Day 5 Paris

My Travel Buddy - Zainal Azman We reached London Luton Airport in the early hours and had to sit out until 6 a.m to catch our flight to Paris CDG airport. The Easy Jet Airbus A320 took off and landed on time. Arrived at the Clichy bus station and Zainal and me parted...

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Europe 2009 Day 4 Poole

Checked out of the B&B early in the morning as we had to catch the train from the West Hampsted Railway station to London Gatwick Airport and we had already hired a car for our trip to Poole. After collecting the car we were heading south to Brighton as I wanted to...

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Europe 2009 Day 3 London

Woke up late and was just in time for the English breakfast. The plan of the day was a visit to the British Army Museum. Hopped on the tube to Sloane Square, Chelsea and walked pass the Royal Hospital. The British Army Museum is just beside the Royal Hospital. Enjoyed...

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Europe 2009 Day 2 London

The bus was full and I dozed off to dreamland. I woke up at Coquelles near Calais where we had to pass through the French/British immigration and customs. One of the passengers had a problem with his entry visa to the UK and the bus missed the designated train...

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