Friday, 14 October 2016

10 Best Honeymoon Worthy Asian Destinations

10 Best Honeymoon Worthy Asian Destinations

  1. Maldives
The Maldives is a tropical paradise surrounded with pristine beaches. It is a very known place for couples who loves tranquility and romance combined. With its clear blue beaches, fine white sands and wide coral reefs, Maldives has earned the top honeymoon spot.

Baros Residence, Maldives

  1. Bali, Indonesia
Bali has been the abode of many romantic couples. The city offers different activities for couples to fully enjoy their honeymoon. Chill out in a private pool with a breathtaking exterior view or enjoy a romantic candle light dinner for two. Bali has been a testament to many weddings from local Indonesians and to foreigners.

Viceroy Bali, Bali Indonesia

  1. El Nido, Philippines
Situated in the island of Palawan, El Nido is the haven of captivating natural sceneries. And because of the dreamy feeling it offers, most couples spend their honeymoons in this magical island. Aside from romantic the couple bonding, couples could enjoy some exciting activities in the island such as island hopping and snorkeling.

El Nido Resorts in Palawan

  1. Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui or the Samui Island is a perfect place for new couples. It has many magnificent hotels and romantic restaurants which is best for a great honeymoon experience. Explore the island's perfection with your partner..
The Height Restaurant in Koh Samui

  1. Langkawi, Malaysia
Malaysia may be an underrated honeymoon spot but it is one of a kind. Yet, the fine beach of Pantai Tengah makes the island of Langkawi more attractive to couples. It is another great choice for newlywed to enjoy a much needed romantic getaway.

Federal Villa Beach Resort, Langkawi

  1. Kanchanaburi, Thailand
If you want to experience a memorable and unique honeymoon, you can head to Kanchaburi, Thailand. The place offers one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world, The Float House River Kwai Resort. Couples could enjoy a peaceful time on top of the scenic river of Kwai, which is surrounded by tropical mountains and towering forests.

The Float House River Kwai Resort

  1. Halong Bay, Vietnam
Romantic Cruise, anyone? Experience a magical moment with your love one in a romantic cruise in Halong Bay. Halong Bay is truly a piece of natural art and it has been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site for a long time. Certainly a must for new couples out there!

Halong Bay Cruise Tours
  1. Japan
Japan is also a very popular honeymoon destination. Many couples want to witness the iconic Cherry Blossom. But aside from the traditionally romantic scene under the Cherry Blossom, you and your partner could also enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Fuji or even go for a shopping spree at Ginza, Tokyo.           

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

  1. Hong Kong
If you and your partner are young at hearts, Hong Kong Disneyland is the best way to experience your honeymoon. Forego the usual beach scene and go for a more adventurous trip. Enjoy the theme parks and fantastic rides with your partner. After the fun day, you can retreat in some of Hong Kong's lush hotels.

Hongkong Disneyland

  1. South Korea
Experience a more conventional and romantic honeymoon by exploring the captivating tourist spots in South Korea. The country is full of historical places which is perfect for couples who want to travel around.

The main palace of the Joseon Dynasty

Guest Blogger
Sil is a Filipino bitten by the travel bug the moment he finished university, A radical sabbatical, Sil moved to Malaysia in 2013 to to expand his horizon, experience the local culture and learning Bahasa. At his free time, he enjoys arts and crafts, and exploring neighborhood gems of Kuala Lumpur.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

China - Xi An : Mt Hua Shan

CHINA : XI AN - SEP 2015

This day was our most adventurous day ever in our lives. We were going for the death-defying cliff-side mountain climb in China - Plank walk at Mt Hua Shan. Plank walk is in one of my bucket list and now I can strike it off my list already! hehe

We took the business class to prepare ourselves for the plank walk later. Haha kidding, it was because economy seats were sold out.

After 2 hours train ride, we finally reached!
There are going to have ALOT people asking if you wanted an express ride to the mountain. DO NOT TAKE! There is free shuttle bus to the mountain and its only 5-10min ride from the train station.

We took cable car up lol cheated

You can choose to climb up too

Here it comes the most dangerous trek ever in my life.. the plank walk!

I was actually very determined about taking up this challenge but my boyfriend (then) was extremely uncomfortable and did not have any confidence in me doing it. Up till the last minute even we saw the long queue, he was still asking me if I am sure that I want to do it anot.. -.-" so much for the confidence. 

The pretty sight when we were queuing up.

There is only one trail for the plank walk. It means that the hikers has to take the same route back after reaching the end.

Basically, the hikers (with harness) has to climb down a vertical stairs to reach the horizontal plank. It is a two way traffic on a single plank. Hikers would have to move their harness over other hikers heads and step on the outside of them.

I asked one of the hikers that finished the plank walk if it was scary (to build up my courage). He said "if your heart is not soft, then your legs will not wobble". Well said!

There are a couple of stops where a couple professional photographer station there. I did not bring my camera as I wanted to focus all my attention on my every steps. 

The photographer asked me to sit down but I was too afraid on how do I get back up after that.. so I didnt lol

Our we-finally-did-it faces

my tired face at the end of the day.