My Travel Genie

Month: June 2019

Quick Guide to Borneo (the resort of Rasa Ria)

How to get there You can fly in from Kuala Lumpur or Penang with Air Asia or transfer in from Brunei as other travellers we met had done.  We transferred from Penang airport and it cost just under £50 pp. Where to stay The Shangri La Rasa Ria has an on site nature reserve and […]

Quick Guide to Penang

How to get there You can fly from KL to Penang and we can recommend the award winning budget airline, Air Asia, to get you there.  If you are heading to Penang from Ipoh or the Cameron Highlands, you can get a coach for about £8 for 2 people with Sri Maju (the bus station […]

Quick Guide to Cameron Highlands

How to get there We took a day trip from Ipoh and hired a taxi for the day which picked us up at 9am, drove us around the Highlands and dropped us back to our hotel for about 6pm. This should cost about £65-70.00.  We organised this with our hotel in Ipoh (M Boutique). You can […]

Quick Guide to Ipoh

How to get there From KL Sentral you can get the train to Ipoh for about £6.90 and it will take roughly 2.5 hours.  The trains are clean and come with entertainment!  You can book in advance HERE. Where to stay There are a good few to choose from but we loved M Boutique which […]

Quick Guide to Kuala Lumpur

How to get there From the airport you can take a taxi for about £14 each way or a train from the airport into KL Sentral (on the KILA Ekspres) for about £20 return. Where to stay There is lots of choice in KL to cover every budget but we loved: Hilton Kuala Lumpur Situated […]

What NOT to wear on a long haul flight………

I have a problem when I fly……what to wear.  I want to be comfortable but stylish without being too over the top.  We all know those sorts of outfits are the worst to put together and I always leave thinking I have it right but later find my new flat (sensible!) ankle strap (didn’t think […]

Our Normandy Adventure: Part III

Day 4 One thing you have to do when in France is to try a French breakfast and make it local.  We headed to the tiny bakery in Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer and were like kids in a sweet shop.  The range was quite astonishing considering its size. We picked an apple based pastry and a custard filled […]

Our Normandy Adventure: Part II

Day 2 Caen Feeling refreshed after a great night’s sleep, we set off at around 9am to Caen.  Caen was heavily bombed in the war and was left with just one medieval street remaining. However, the city does not look as modern as some of the others which rose from the ashes.  The cathedral, rebuilt after […]

Our Normandy Adventure: Part I

As I walked along the beach at Omaha, still golden in the low winter sun, watching families building sandcastles and holding the hand of my better half, I could not imagine the horrors that struck this place just 72 years ago.  That’s tangible history and yet it didn’t seem possible watching the scene unfold before […]

Seaweed Gin

I visited a wonderful distillery near New Quay in Wales a few years ago now but it’s still one I always recommend as it’s so unusual and tastes amazing.  This place is terrific.  It’s small, friendly, organic and it makes and sells a different kind of gin to the ones you get on the supermarket […]

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