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This blog is for everyone who loves  a healthy, travel lifestyle

Bus Service in Penang, Malaysia

  Here is a service i have happily used  in Penang countless times over the past years, The buses are air-conditioned, seats are comfy enough and the price is outstanding value.  Usually my ride would be into the city center from the suburb but I have ridden as far as the airport, though you would […]

International Flight Penang to Singapore

The cost of travel is undeniably on the rise but there are still sweet deals out there if you know how and where to search. Take for example the latest international flight I booked from Penang, Malaysia to Singapore.  The cost for a one-way flight with no extras came out to the low cost of […]

Kielbasa (Ukrainian Sausage)

This is staple for me when I am back in Canada.  I have been going to the same shop for over twenty years for this tasty sausage. They are smoking the sausage out back everyday, sometimes you can get  it still warm from the smoker, yummy!   I always joke that I am just not comfortable […]

Transend External Hard Drive

I was looking for a better external storage solution and came across this darling,  the Transcend 350 240 GB SSD.  Being an  SSD (solid-state drive) means no moving parts inside which should surely last longer than the old-style spinning disks.   It was on a wicked sale at London Drugs, around one third the regular price. […]

Five Nights at the AC Hotel in Genova, Italy

I started my latest European trip with a 5-night stay at the AC Hotel in Genova (Genoa) on the Mediterranean coast of Northern Italy.  I have been interested in this city for a while and thought it was underrated and my stay confirmed that. It is lovely!  The AC Hotel is located away from the […]

Roast Chicken Salad – Veena Cafe, Vientiane, Laos

This one is coming from Vientiane, which is the capital of Laos, and also what I affectionately refer to as the Western food capital of SE Asia.  The strong French influences have a lot to do with that.  Veena Cafe is one of my all-time favourite places to dine. It has a lot of Western-style […]

Brunch, Indian Style

Indian food is one of my favourites and lucky for me, a place I spend quite a bit of time at, Penang, Malaysia, has a  large selection of it.  I love this little hole-in-the-wall stand as it feels like you are stepping right into India.  I have been going to this place for years and […]

E-hailing in Malaysia

E-hailing has been around for a decade or so but if you don’t know what it is, it is a service that allows you to hail a ride with an app on your phone.  Generally speaking, your ride will be in a private vehicle driven by its owner.  You use the app to enter point […]

Local SIM card in Malaysia

This deal would go down well with almost any traveler but especially with me, being from Canada, which has the most expensive mobile service in the world, It is for a local SIM card for Malaysia. I was quite happy to purchase this card with 30 days of unlimited data and local calls for only […]

My “New” Shorts

For me, pants are highly overrated. I generally spend my time either in the tropics or enjoying the short but sweet summer in Canada. On top of that, one of my favourite daily modes of transport is by bicycle. That said, shorts are the way to go. This deal was cutting off and hemming an […]