• Asia,  Tips,  Travel

    The art of bargaining in Southeast Asia

    This is seriously a tradition in the region, where price tags are just an introduction to negotation and not an actual sale Price. Seems crazy, right? Get ready to hear some tips that will help you out! My idea is that you end feeling happy (or at least satisfied), avoiding frustration and stress. DON’T GET MAD If it’s your first time in Southeast Asia, you are probably starting to desperate as you HAVE to bargain for everything! Even bottled water and snacks! Price tags (if any) are just fairy powder, nothing to settle and just a kick start to the negotiation. You will get used to, I promise! CASH IN…

  • Padova
    Europe,  Travel

    Half a day in Padova

    On my last trip through northern Italy, taking advantage the max advantange of my (rented) car, decided to choose some small towns that were along the way where I could spend a few hours and get to know its key sights. This is how I got to Padova! Just 40 km from Venice, take the Autostrade A4 just straight forward… impossible to miss! As I mentioned in a previous post (Click here), the Italian motorways are well signposted. Although it doesn’t have the splendor of cities like Venice or Florence, in my opinion (and I will never get tired of repeating it) every Italian town has its own beauty and…

  • Tips,  Travel

    10 things you need to know before booking a Low Cost flight

    Get this: Low cost flights are only meant to take you from A to B, that´s it! Expect nothing but getting to your destination, just like another bus ride! Seats are tight, no (free) snacks, leg room? Ha! I bet that if they could sell tickets so people travel standing… they will. Relax or at least try to, remember that that flight may have cost you less than a Big Mac! Through the next bullet points I will try to make your journey a little bit more pleasant! Emirates Airlines experience As I have just told you above, don´t expect an Emirates Airlines experience: I repeat. Getting from A to…

  • Europe,  Travel

    A place called Canterbury

    Canterbury is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in England, just a few miles from London and one of the most recommended daytrips! From its magnificent cathedral, declared a World Heritage Site, castles, historic streets with curious buildings to infinity of green places; the city is small, but with much to see. The easiest (and cheapest) way to get there is by bus, National Express and Easy buss are the most recommended companies with direct service every half an hour approximately; buying tickets in advance can get you a 6£ fare /way. The trip lasts a little less than 2 hours and leaves you in the very center…