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Cousin Wedding in Sabah

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" I attended your wedding, and you must attend mine too" that's how my cousin, Joy sealed a deal with us nine months ago. Now, fulfilling our promise, we were back again in the land below the wind, even though just three months ago we had just spent our holiday there. When we arrived at the airport, we took a taxi straight to The Palace Hotel Kota Kinabalu.

The Land Below The Wind

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The distance between Kuching and Kota Kinabalu is about 805km, and I've read a blog about driving from the said destination, and it takes about 26 hours! So far, I haven't heard anyone mentioning about a public bus. But I heard there's a bus from Kuching to Brunei and from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu. If you feel like passing your time, then you are welcome to try it out, but if you come for other reason and want to save your time, my advice is to take the flight. It only takes about an hour twenty minutes.

Gayu Guru, Gerai Nyamai

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Harvest festival in Sarawak known as Gawai Dayak, an annual celebration celebrated on every 1st & 2nd June. It's similar to Kaamatan; the festival celebrated in Sabah on every 30th & 31st May. In this trip, we will be joining the Sarawakian celebrating their Hari Gawai.  It is always exciting to be part of any celebration.

Chiang Mai Zoo

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Yesterday, when we visited Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, we drove past Chiang Mai Zoo. And since we don't have any plan for today, we decided to visit it.

Chiang Mai The New City

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Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand with its population of about half a million. Located 700km from Bangkok, there are three options to reach to this place, bus, train or by flight. The cheapest option is by Bus with the fare about 400-600Baht. However, I'm not sitting on a bus for 10 hours journey unless there's no other option. And since flight and train are a much comfortable way of travelling, we opted for it.

Eating and Drinking in Bangkok

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We flew from Penang to Don Muang at 15:05 (Malaysia time) and reached 15:40 (Thailand time). This time we stayed at Trinity Silom by Zinc for two nights before leaving to Chiang Mai. While we were in Bangkok, we went to Molly Malone and met up with Mike's mate, Trev. Besides eating and drinking for two days here, we didn't do any sightseeing.

Phu Quoc Island

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For our last honeymoon destination, we went to Phu Quoc island, the most prominent island in Vietnam. You can either fly (60 minutes) from Ho Chi Minh or by Ferry (90 minutes) from Ha Tien (320km from City). We chose to fly with Vietjet. However, our flight delayed for about 2 hours, and by the time we reached to our gaff, it was almost 6 pm. We stayed at Dong Xuan Hong Guesthouse for four nights. The room designed as a tiny house and it's spacious on the inside. However, it's not soundproof so, if you are a light sleeper, you won't be able to get a good night sleep.

The Honking Heaven

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Ho Chi Minh is the noisiest city I've ever been to, not a minute past that my eardrums were at ease from perpetually honking by the car and motorcycles. I started hearing it the moment I stepped out from the airport until I finally reached the hotel. I've never experienced anything like it before, the sea of motorbikes on the road coming from everywhere, without really obeying the traffic, I was surprised I didn't see any accident throughout our stay there.

The Maldives of Thailand

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Koh Lipe is the island that you must visit if you do not have the budget to Maldives. Located 42km from Langkawi, journey by Speedboat from Telaga Harbor only takes approximately 90minutes.