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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Planing A Holiday


I love to travel a lot. When I say a lot I mean every single chance I get. So basically most of my friend would be surprise everytime they call me to hang out with them as I normally just pack and go at the last minute without telling anyone. So how did I do it? Well put aside the money of course. I know a lot of you sure say "He got money sure can do one"

Ok. It pretty simple actually. I am talking about the planing. Not the grab your bag and just fly. That you need money and lots of it. Hahaha. This is what I normally do if I were to travel. Since traveling is consider one of stress factor, I always follow this simple rule.

Transport, Accommodation and Meal.

So put aside some budget say RM 500 (excluding flight ticket) for a 3 days trip. That is more than enough already. Hahaha. I am blank already now. Don't know what to say.

I usually do everything online. It is easy and fast. Try and look at all available resource.

Like example for flight. I usually open up few airlines site at a time just to compare the price. That way I know which cost the least.

For hotel or hostel, I usually go to www.booking.com or www.hostelworld.com. These two site always give the best price and most of the time the hotel will actually upgrade you to a next type of (a better) room (which happened to me twice already). Alternatively, you can go directly to the hotel website. Sometime they offer a lesser rate compare to the booking website.

Done with that so I can Google map the place I will be visiting. With that I could know what mode of transportation I could use. Sometimes what good in that country might not be good in other country. For example taxi should be strongly use in Jakarta compare to other mode of transportation but MRT or Bus is good enough in Singapore.

So that how I roll. All this can be done in just an hours. The rest is just small adjustment on where to go or what to do at the destination. I normally would do the read up on board the plane or better yet I always have a chat with the person next to me. If I am lucky, they could be local and mostly willing to recommend you on places to go and do. It always best as they know how to get things cheaper.

Don't worry, I am still in Malaysia right now. I think. ;)

5 comments:

ramzylee said...

ameer,
thanks for the links you shared..
i'll make use of it..

AmeZac said...

hahaha.. I'm just talking nonsense..

joey said...

hey there

holiday never crossed my mind. It literally means 'balik kampung' for me.

Ultraman Jino said...

still sayang my money a lot, tak sanggup spend yet haha




[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot

AmeZac said...

joey: hey.. well you should plan for one.. you'll enjoy it..

jino: lol. once awhile should be ok what..