Travel plans for 2019
Everybody we talk to in Asia travels a lot! At first I thought this was a bit of an exaggeration. Every weekend, a day off and a public holiday is used for a holiday. How is this possible and why didn’t we do it in the Netherlands? The answer is very simple, traveling here doesn’t cost that much compared to Europe. So this blog is about our travel plans for 2019.
Now, flying isn’t something you can wake me up for. I always read in advance what turbulence is all about, I want to know exactly which plane I’m boarding and I’m sitting with my fingers in my ears during take-off and landing so as not to get stressed by the noise. Crazy actually, flying seems to be the safest way of transportation. In itself, I can imagine that here, the bus is no fun. Before we leave Kuala Lumpur it is my goal to make flying my hobby and to get on it with a positive feeling. I have to laugh out loud myself because of this, but if I don’t set that goal it won’t work anyway.
Now we had absolutely nothing to complain about in the Netherlands. However, the city trip costs quite a lot of money. For comparison: with the Thalys to Paris for four nights in a three-star hotel without breakfast, it cost us €450 for two persons. By plane to Langkawi for four nights in a three-star hotel with breakfast cost €250 in total. Bizarre, isn’t it? You’ll soon have a plane ticket for a couple of bucks via AirAsia. That’s when I understood better why people travel so much here. Besides that it is a unique experience to live here, so I think we should get as much out of it as possible.