How often do you go for travelling ???

@shia88 (4582)
Malaysia
October 5, 2009 1:18pm CST
I guess everybody love travelling. For sure, I am one of the person that like travelling. I hope I can travel to more countries,So need to work harder and save more money,then only my wish can come true. The country that I wish to visit : Australia,Hongkong,Korea,Japan,Singapore. Actually, I been to Australia and Hongkong before, But i really love these two countries and really hope to have a chance to go there again. As for Singapore, I been there for more than 10 years,it is a nice country and I just miss the food and the life there. For me, I travel back to my hometown at least once a year,never miss it. I always go back to my hometown in December with my husband and my son, we wil have at least 3 weeks holiday there.Sometimes, I do stay back for about two months with my son at my hometown. Usually, we will stop-by Singapore before going back to my hometown.but this coming December, we are not going to Singapore,instead we are stopping by Kuala Lumpur during end of December. Tell me how often do you go for travelling? Which country you would like to visit in your next holiday plan?
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• Philippines
6 Oct 09
I like traveling, I usually plan atleast one travel a year.. this year, I have been to Macau, and to Coron, Palawan here in the Philippines, this coming november, I'll be going to Ilocos, also here in our country.. I love visiting great places here.. I believe that it's really better to tour your country first before travelling to other countries... I just like traveling, cause I like seeing new places, eating new foods, and just visiting new places.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
HI Ingkingderders, I also been to Macau once,that was in Year 2004. I been there with my husband. We were on free and easy trip, we travel ourselves using a map and asking people around when we lost our way. We went to several places in Macau like : Cathedral of St.Paul,Macau Tower,Guia Hill,A-Ma temple.and also the Sands Casino. I hope to have another chance to travel around in Macau again.
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• Spain
9 Oct 09
Hi! I was in Macau last June 2006. My bestfriend and I only printed some maps and serach for things to do in Macau. We're also able to cross Hongkong via ferry. It was an awesome adventure being in a foreign land. We got to see a lot of places - Victoria's Peak, Disneyland, Macau Tower and a lot of old Churches there. We were actually daring each other to try the reverse bungee jump but we're not daredevils so we just watch the Koreans do it. It was really fun! :)
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
HI Nurse, Macau is a nice place for holiday. Actually my husband wanted to climb up to the Macau tower on top,but I am not dare to try it as the wind was so strong and the sky was getting dark at that time when we arrived. I went to Macau from Hongkong, we spent whole day in Macau,walked ourselves just using map and asking people around. We travelled around by bus,it is pretty cheap to take the bus in Macau. Too bad, me and my husband missed out the night life at Macau. Only when we came back to Malaysia,then we got to know that there was a whole street in Macau full of shops to shop around,we never know about this place before. Next time, If I do have chance to visit Macau,for sure, I will overnight there for at least 2 nights to explore the city well and also wanted to see the nightlife in Macau.
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@maximax8 (27048)
5 Oct 09
My last trip was in January 2009. I took my toddler son to Cape Town and the Garden Route in South Africa. In June 2008 I took my son when he was a year old to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. During October 2007 I took my son when he was four months old to Portugal. In January 2006 I went to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. That year I also went to Bulgaria and Romania. During November 2005 I went to the Maldives. I travel when ever I can afford the time and money. There are plenty places on my travel wish list for the future. In 2010 I hope to visit Vancouver in Canada. Happy traveling.
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi maximax, It seem you are going for holiday every year.That is good for relaxing. You have visited several places and it is a great experience to travel around with your kids. I heard that Maldives is a nice place..never been there before and very far away from my country. I also do hope I can visit canada one day.
@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
Yeah, I like to travel too. I was a tour leader before I got married. I leaded tours to some Asia countries like China, Australia and Thailand. But most of the time I would sent to lead China tours as it is the biggest market we had in my company. in peak seasons, I went for 2 tours in a month. But if there was a low season, I just stay in the office as a tour coordinator. After I married I have stop this job and I still will go for my own travel with my hub. We travel at least once in a year. After I have kids I still adjust my time at least to travel once a year, but mostly we wouldn't go too far and shorten the travel days. Now I am planing to go Singapore this year end and to visit my friend. I will travel alone or accompany by another dear friend of mine. This will be the first time I leave my hub and my kids behind, lol.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
HI Vingyan, I just knew that you are a tour leader before.That is a good job and too bad you have quited your job. Given a chance to travel around is a kinda of blessing. I never been to China before.So which part of china you have been before? China is a very big country...there are so many places to visit. Oh,year end you will go to Singapore.That is another nice country to visit. I was there before I got married for my study and work. It is always good to travel without kids,but I won't never have that chance. Everytime when I go travel,my son will tag along. My husband wants our son to see the outside world too.
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• Spain
9 Oct 09
Hey! I've been to Singapore twice already. I was there last year alone! I've booked for hotels online and did a lot of research on the net before going there. I was even able to manage crossing Malaysia from Singapore. It was really fun. That was the best out of town I ever had to date. Don't forget going to Sentosa ang watch the laser light show. It was awesome! Also the luge. Love the ride. What made my travel memorable are the foreign friends I had and they are too are alone. I would definitely do it again in the future.:)
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@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Shia, I will dump my kids to my mother in law because some of the destinations we went isn't suitable for small kids to travel. Honestly I like to bring my kids to short vacation too. Mostly I prefer local trip for them. The destination isn't too far to reach and they don't get fussy in the whole journey. I like China because they are many province to visit and I like to shop when traveling in China, . I have been to Beijing, Shang Hai, Jiang nan, Hainan Island, and Guilin. I like to visit flea markets in every city I visit in China. They are many good stuff we can get from flea market such as clothes, Chinese drawings, jades and many more. But I do know not all the people like China. Just my sister she is not fancy to go travel to China. She prefers to go western country. For me, I like to travel to Asia country and western country too. I wish I can visit one country every year.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
I love to travel... and i used to do that a lot when i was still single... but i did not travel outside of my country because airfare was quite expensive then... but after i returned from working abroad... i was able to go to Kuala Lumpur... and was plannin another trip abroad after that... but i found out i was pregnant... and since then... i was not able to travel anywhere really far... But now that my daughter is old enough and she has her own passport... we will be traveling together to places where budget airfare is available... and we will start next year in Kota Kinabalu... i am so excited...
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Aseretdd, I guess you must be looking forward for your next trip to Kota Kinabalu. I also never been there before. It is actually not that far from my place. I am at sarawak and kota kinabalu is at Sabah. Nowadays,airasia has travelled to so many countries and if you can get the promotion rates,it is pretty cheap to travel around. I always travel back to my hometown using Airasia.Always grabbed the zero fare promotion fares. So have you booked the hotel for your Kota Kinabalu trip? There is Tune Hotels now at Kota Kinabalu,it is not that expensive and located at very convenience place.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
I saw the Tune hotel in my search for hotels where my daughter and i will stay... and it does look nice and affordable... i don't want to stay in a hostel because that would me we won't get our own bathroom... i might checkout tune hotel again...
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Aseretdd, I saw from the Tune Hotels website, the KOta Kinabalu Tune Hotels looks not bad in pictures and somemore the location is so convenience,exactly at 1borneo,that is the biggest shopping malls at Kota Kinabalu. So have you plan well for your holiday?Where to go? How many days trip actually? My parents been to Kota Kinabalu once and actually I helped them to arrange for accomodation,but I forgot which hotel I booked for them that time. You can also search for more info about tourist spots at Kota Kinabalu from website,I believe all the details are easily available online. Happy weekend !!
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
shia.. nice discussion here! I love to travel too.. I do solo travel when I am about 15 years old. Every year end, I will go holiday on budget during the long school break. Nowadays, I do more short travel, as it's easier and getting my girl used to travel too! Oh, you coming back to KL? Do let us know so we can meet up as well..
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Cwong, Oh,travel solo?? Does it mean you travel alone when you are 15 years old? Won't your parents get nervous to leave you out alone? My first time holiday is to Singapore once I graduated from my high school. I was there to search for my university. After been searching about a week, at last I make my final decision to be in Singapore for further my studies. I was in Singapore for almost 10 years before I got married and move back to my husband's hometown. Yeah,I will be going to Kuala Lumpur on 27 Dec for 2 nights stay.Hope can meet up with you too !!
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
yup Shia.. I travel on my own to Thailand when I was 15. Well, I have all arranged by my uncle who has strong contact there, and all I need is just to follow the map. muahaha... and later, I brought a few friends over there too! So, great that you are coming back for holiday, and do drop me a message when you are coming back ya.. :D
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Cwong, I really salute you. I can't imagine that you are so brave enough to travel alone when you are just 15 years old. When I was 15 years old, I never travel abroad and I don't even have a passport with me. Only when I graduated from my senior high school, then my father do a passport for me and at last I went to Singapore to further my studies,that is the first time I went overseas in my whole life. Sure, I will drop you a note when I am in Kuala Lumpur in December.Takecare. happy weekend
• Spain
6 Oct 09
I travel at least once or twice a year. Whether it's an out of the country or an out of town travel. It's something I really love doing. I get to see a lot of new faces, experience different cultures, eat new foods (not exotic) and also a chance to make new friends. On my next travel I probably go to Thailand and do some shopping there as well as see the love Phuket beach and visit the temples. I also plan on visiting Paris so I could see the famous Vatican City and the Eiffel tower. If that happens, that would be one of the most unforgettable travel I will ever had. My Mom says that it's really beautiful in Paris especially during the nights when the Eiffel lights up and changes its color.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi NurseMathilda, Paris...that is one of the romantic place to visit.I always dream to go to Paris one day especially at Christmas time. I read from newspaper that paris is very beautiful decorated during christmas time. So when are you going to Thailand? It is a great place for shopping. I never got chance to visit Thailand yet. Since I have one son with me, I don't think Thailand is a good place to bring small kids along for holiday.
• Spain
9 Oct 09
Yup, Paris has always one of my dream place. I hope that I'll be able to go there at least before I die and see the beauty of it. I'm wanting for the airline promo for Thailand so I'm not yet decided when it will be. Yup, I don't think that you can bring small kids with you in going to Thailand. You won't be enjoy shopping if you have to look after someone. :)
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
HI NurseMathilda, I heard from people that Thailand is also a shopping paradise,but the place is more complicated and it is best not to bring along kid together. I never been to Phuket beach before. I remembered when I was on Star Cruise with my parents last time, I been to Hattyai once,only for few hours.The things there are super cheap,but I have communication problem as they don't understand English.Most of the staffs in the department stores were speaking Thai language. I also went to eat the Thai Sharkfin,that was amazing and not expensive too. Paris.....hope our dream can come true. My husband told me that Airasia is on the midst of discussion to have flight to Paris from Malaysia, hopefully, I have a chance to visit Paris with these budget airline.
@Snow28 (23)
• China
7 Oct 09
HI,shia~ We share the same interest.i am a backpacker and i do like travelling around the world.I been to some places and for the next holiday plan i want to visit :Vietnam, Germany, Africa, hehe~ Just like u, I also travel back to my hometown,at least two times a year.I enjoy the feeling of staying with my family, old friends n the old streets. Hope u enjoy ur coming hometown trip.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
HI Snow, Where are you now? in China? Going back to hometown is always the best holiday trip for me and I am looking forward to it every year end,I can gather with my friends and my families. Of course, I also do hope to visit other country during year end. Travelling is good,but I always feel very tired after back from my holiday trip.Always no mood to do other things.That's the feeling that I hate most. Happy weekend !
@Snow28 (23)
• China
11 Oct 09
Hi,Shia~~ Yeap, I'm in China staying in my hometown for a holiday trip. This my third times coming back home this year.I love it! And Where are you now?:-) Same with you.I hate the tired feeling after trip. I want to write down the journey everytime ,but i always cant finish that. Happy weekend!
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
WEll, I usually travel as long as my wife is on a break.. We usually go to Europe every two months... But usually, we stay in japan fro a month or two before coming back home.. I just don't know why we love Japan too much... We speak their language and the people are great... Hmmm... Maybe there's something about their food that makes us stay longer than expected... Definitely it's their food!
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Tantrums, Japan is a nice country,but very high living expenses. You like to eat sushi?? I also like to eat sushi,but not the raw sushi for me. My brother been to Japan once for honeymoon and he told me that the things in Japan are so cute and nice,but very expensive. I still don't have the chance to visit Japan. Hope can go to Japan one day !
• United States
6 Oct 09
I would love to be able to go back home to England every year - I have managed twice in 5 years so far, since I moved to America (married an American!) I would love to go back to Italy with my husband, I have been there myself about 5 times. He loves history so I would love to go back to Rome, Florence and Pompeii and show him. Especially Florence which I loved. I would also like to go back to Ireland, where I went to go out and watch wild dolphins on the west coast. For places I have not been already, I would like to travel around more of America. I live in New England and have been to all the NE states now, but I would like to see some of the rest of this country, there is a lot out there!
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Englishteaduck, I never been to the countries that you mentioned above. Do share with me what is so special about Florence?? I guess you must miss England alot since your hometown is there.I always back to my hometown at least once a year. That is the best time for me to spend with my families and friends.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
6 Oct 09
Wow, it must be really neat to be able to travel to all those exotic and unique places. Sadly, I don't get to travel all that much. Trips taken do cost a lot of money over here. So the farthest I have ever been is the U.S. to visit relatives.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Nijolechu, It is good that you have chance to travel to US. For me, I never been to US before. I have a few friends in US now and I really hope can visit them one day. I hope can travel to more countries in future,Need to save more money for travelling. Are you in Canada now? Canada is also a nice country,one of my husband's relative also stay in Canada, Hope can visit them one day.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 09
Dear Shia, I am working very hard to make my dream holiday come true! Hoping to bring my family to the wonderful place with beautiful landscape - the land of kiwis - New Zealand Hahaha, look at my on-line earnings, it seems it has to be put on hold for another few years...LOL. Hold On, God is Great! I still remembered after watching 'Night at the Museum', we were hoping to visit this huge 'Museum of Natural History' in New York. What a big dream, but nothing is too big for God to do! In Aug 2007 God blessed us a trip to New York free of charge courtesy of Buena Vista. We won the contest from the movie 'SpiderMan 3' So far, we have visited Hong Kong, Korea, Eastern Europe courtesy of Hong Kong Tourism, 8TV, Buena Vista and other sponsor! Thank God for making our dream holidays come true..
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Iriene, You are so lucky,won a free trip to New York.Congrats to you !! I never been to New York before,so far for me to travel there ,but I always hope to have chance to go New York. I heard that New York is one of the nice place to visit during Christmas. Hope one day I can be there during Chrismas time. Normally in December, I will go back to my hometown with my husband and my son,once a year trip.Visiting my families is always my wish.I miss my family alot. I never have chance to travel to New Zealand,it is a nice country and I heard from my friend that Kiwi at New Zealand is cheap.
@irefed (200)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
I always love to travel and I always had fun to travel to places especially when I'm alone. I always choose to travel alone and I feel more comfortable and enjoyable. May I know your location? I am from Philippines and I never traveled abroad. I am looking for an opportunity to travel abroad. Maybe this would be my happiest moment when I get a chance to travel abroad.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi Irefed, I don't like to travel alone,it is so boring. I used to travel with my friends when I was single. But now I am married and I always travel with my husband and my son. Every year , we will travel back to my hometown in December,we will stopby either Kuala Lumpur or Singapore on our trip. Now, I am at Sarawak,East malaysia. Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak,my location is not at Kuching,need half an hour flight to reach my place here. Airasia is having promotion fares on and off,you can always check out for cheapest fare for your holiday. Which part of Philipines are you in now? How is your place? Is it affected by typhoon?
@Melbee11 (233)
• United States
6 Oct 09
Well not to long ago I went to San Diego with my family. It was loads of fun. I travel not very often and when I do, I try to have fun out of it. Most of the time I travel around Arizona to New Mexico. There are many other places I would want to see. That would be great. ^^
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
HI Melbee, It is always fun to go for travelling, we can see and explore another country and not to forget to snap more pictures for memories. I never been to new mexico before.Just wondering how is that country??? I believe it must have a nice scene. Hope I will have chance to visit that country one day !
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 09
shia, I have caught the travelling bug since I married my wife. We went to 10 countries in Europe.We ( my wife, my son and I ) have been to Australia twice, China, South Korea twice,Thailand, Indonesia,Hong Kong twice, Eastern Europe,England,Spain, US, Egypt, Middle East and of course Singapore countless of times. If Mr. Money permits, we plan to travel to New Zealand, Japan and South America. My wife have been to the Philippines on business trip once whereas I have been to Philippines many times, all on business trips. Business also sent me to US,Germany,Switzerland, England, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, China and Thailand. In other words, my family and I been to all the continents except South America and the Antarctica.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi James, So envy you, you have travelled to so many countries before. I really hope I can travel further to other countries. I believe you have learn many experiences from your overseas trips. Which part of US have you been before? I have a friend in US and I hope can pay her a visit one day.
@mesuaky (397)
• Singapore
5 Oct 09
Since i had my own job i wanted to travel atleast once a year, but since i am the bread winner, this becomes a limited thing that i can do. But i still haven't loss hope, I dream of going to Ireland, Switzerland, Paris, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and China. and i know one of this days i will get to tour to this places of my dreams.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Hi mesuaky, It is good to travel around at least once a year. After you have been working for whole year,you also need a rest and traveling is the best way to relax. I do travel at least once a year,that is to go back to my hometown, I also do stop by other place for my short holiday with my family. Paris is a nice and romantic place. I always wish to go there one day. Hope our dream will comes true.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
11 Jan 10
Traveling cannot be separated from me as I have to travel a lot for business.Earlier,I had to travel some three to four trips a month for my purchases but now it has reduced to a trip per month.I love to travel a lot like before but now business has been made easy without visiting often.
• China
8 Oct 09
hi,friend.i want to go travelling so much.but in this year,i study in the important school year,i don't have the time to travell.my parent said if i get the good grades they will take me travell around the best tourist spot.so i will try my best to study well.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
7 Oct 09
i am not really in to travelling, but i usually go to some places within our country, in different cities, if the office sends me out to attend seminars and workshops. that saves me money because everything is shouldered by the office. i haven't gone to other countries, never been out abroad. but if given a chance, i would like to see italy, greece, canada and the u.s.a.
• United States
6 Oct 09
Travelling is very important thing in life where you come to know alot of new things,people,places,traditions etc....so i really love to travel and explore new things. I go for travelling very often,whenever i get time and money i prefer to travel with my friends and loved ones..i have been to many places in my Country and now im in a different country i wanna go to places like Disney land,Niagara falls etc..And i also wish to go to PARIS if i get a chance...
@jerimiyah (232)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
i never get to travel much. i wish i would be able to do that soon. As for now i will be hanging out and had fun in my home city. It would be nice to go atleast to hongkong or china or japan. My mom went to Australia in 2000. It was before she had my baby sister. She had 3 months(supposedly) she had to return home 3 weeks after because my dad was loosing weight because he misses her. I still have all the time in the world to go traveling still including my parents.