We arrived in Kuala Lumpur, and it’s a big city. We explored our area a bit on foot, but there’s no better way to get a good feel for the city than by using the Hop-On Hop-Off city bus. Being able to get on and off the bus for 24 or 48 hours is very convenient. Yes, many locations are easy access by taxi or car, but the bus provides you with commentary as well, so you learn as you go. As you know we like to explore on these, as we did in Penang, Porto and London. Continue reading
When planning our time in Penang, we knew we wanted a “normal life” feel, for a couple of weeks. We rented a 3 bedroom condo in Batu Ferringhi area and also decided we wanted to rent a car. That would give us a little break from hotel and public transportation life and help us recharge our batteries. We were thankful we had the opportunity to work with Europcar Malaysia for our car. It is a company we’ve often used in Europe, so we were excited they were also in Malaysia.
If you know the Wagoner Family, you know we love to take Hop On Hop Off Bus when we can. We find it fun and easy to get around a location with the kids this way and it has yet to disappoint us. Remember our time on the Original Bus Tour in London and in the rain when visiting Portugal? Well, this time we did experienced it island style with Hop On Hop Off Penang (HO HO). We found it a bit funny that it is also called HO HO! Instant thoughts of that delicious Hostess product or even Santa!
This is a post on the military precision that pervades the personnel at Wagoners Abroad. While we were in Phuket, we had rented scooters, and we had a Mission (note the capitalization).
We’d been doing a bit of moving lately, and it was time for us to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao, and once again we’re going to be riding the train. We did things a bit differently on this trip. We’re took the Sleeper Train! You better believe we were getting some AC this time.
When researching travel options for our journey from Hue to Hoi An, I found there were several choices. I happened upon the option of a private car versus the bus or train. I reached out to a few agencies for pricing and within minutes, I had a reasonable price from Hue Private Cars (VM Travel).
After spending 23 nights in Laos it was time to move on to Vietnam. Since we were in Northern Laos, it only made sense to hop on over to Hanoi, in the north of Vietnam, and take a month to work our way south. We had the option of the 26-hour bus ride over the mountains from Vientiane Laos to Hanoi Vietnam, or for $75 each we could take the 1-hour flight. No need to do the math or make any justifications on this one. Vietnam Airlines, here we come!
We have been traveling with our 3 generations for about 5 weeks now. Everything has been smooth as silk and absolutely no problems at all, that is until this moment. Apparently you are never too old to be scolded by your mother.
We spent a total of 10 nights in the little town of Vang Vieng Laos. We got off to a rough start in the town of backpackers and all night parties, especially after spending a nice peaceful week in Luang Prabang. After a day or two, we really looked beneath the surface of the transient backpackers coming and going and really fell in love with the people and the town. A day out exploring on the scooters helped with this, especially to the Blue Lagoon Vang Vieng!