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MACAU: Vegas of the Orient

If you’re in Hong Kong for 3 days or more it’s definitely worth it to do a day trip to Macau (or as I’d like to say My Cow…and I know that was not actually punny at all, I apologize to everyone who holds me to a higher funniness standard). Getting from Hong Kong to Macau In all seriousness all it takes to get to Macau from Hong Kong is a ferry. All it takes for me to get my life back together is another type of “ferry” a fairy godmother to be exact. The ferry ride itself is approximately 1 hour and they run at various times throughout the day. You can buy the tickets right at the ferry terminal. For more information check the link for prices and time of departures. Macau Ferry Terminal to City Center When you get off the ferries in Macau and exit the…

HONG KONG: Our First Vlog Followed By An Apology

I would call the following a spoiler alert if it wasn’t the only selling point of the video: A bird shits on Shirley. Sometimes when I’m typing her name I accidentally type “Shitley”, as I’m sure many of you have done. Is this some sort of self-fulfilling prophecy? Is this evidence of The Secret being practiced? Was I careful for what I wished for? Whatever the answer, I’m very glad for it. Of course after 288 views* of our video, we had to take a look at the video statistics before the video’s momentum really took off because big data is the future, or whatever. *288 is measly in YouTube terms and virtually non-existent on the world wide webz but significant for us small fries who had up to this point only posted to our respective Facebook pages, which meant 288 actual(!!) people had watched our video, or at the…

First day, First pound gained – Taipei, Taiwan

Hey y’all, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but my lovely co-blogger Jen has been pretty active in keeping this blog alive. Let’s just say I’ve been pretty busy on exchange with all that “studying” gna’ mean. Continuing on with my exchange adventures, after my first trip to Malaysia, I went to Taipei for my spring break to visit my best friend. We’ve been childhood best friends since I was a babe (still a babe…just sayin’) and if you guys don’t know her she’s pretty famous…PRESS HERE FOR MY SHAMELESS PLUG, SHE ACTUALLY DOESN’T EVEN KNOW I PUT HER HERE. Singapore to Taipei plane tickets are decently priced, my tickets were around $350 off of Tigerair, but if you keep your eyes out there are better deals I was just a little last minute buying my tickets, but come on $350 is not that bad for a…

The day I passed out on a beach – Langkawi, Malaysia

Our final destination for this Malaysia trip was Langkawi, an island known for its natural beauty. We stayed at a new hotel called, The Villa Langkawi. The upside was that this was the biggest bed we slept in and most hotel-like, unhostel like place we stayed this whole trip. The downside was the amount of mosquitoes that were there. I might as well have moisturized my whole body with Tiger Balm, which actually sounds quite refreshing. Look at those nomnoms. That Thai fried rice. Those garlic fried veggies. Them clams. That green curry. All I can say is yum. After extensive traveling of Malaysia, when we got to our final destination we just found a beach and passed out for a whole afternoon. It was the rest we needed from walking around so much. Our hotel was right next to both Pantai Tengah and Pantai Cenang. Our hotel was actually…

#AncientAtmosphere – Penang, Malaysia

My next stop in Malaysia was Penang. We took a coach bus with the biggest seats I’ve ever sat on and the hostel we stayed at was Ryokan, a very cute and stylish hostel. The rooms were slightly smaller than Backhome, but still very clean and more than comfortable. We stayed in George Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a tourist spot (trap) with lots of colonial architecture mixed with temples, churches, and mosques. A real melting pot of different cultures mixed into the different periods of time. #AncientAtmosphere, guys y’all feel it in the air there (please don’t take my hashtag seriously). For lunch we ended up at a noodle shop that served handmade noodles. As appetizers we ordered fried wontons and spring rolls. Let me tell you those spring rolls were something else, they were filled with radish, which is…

One Night in KL…*and day – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Alas, I must blog about my time in Southeast Asia #ForTheFans (-awkward chuckle-…what fans…). Last weekend I embarked on an adventure to Malaysia with 3 other lovely ladies. This was my first trip out of Singapore and definitely the first of many other trips to come. Since there is so much content to this trip, I’m going to dedicate each post to one location just so that I can put enough informative content and not make it dull to my dear readers. Let us begin. To start off any trip out of a country, one must leave the country. I took a flight with Air Asia in the wee hours of the morning to Kuala Lumpur. Keep in mind that this plane ride is about an hour long. So I literally got on a plane, took a nap, woke up, and landed in another country. *Note to self, bring a…