Many people choose to book their holiday last minute as they feel they get a better deal than booking in advance, however there are some downfalls to this method.
Finding a cheap last minute deal isn’t an unrealistic option, however you may have to make other compromises to achieve a good deal on your holiday. Be leaving your holiday booking until the last minute may mean your desired location is fully booked, meaning you will have to decide on an alternative destination for your holiday.
Although you may find a great hotel deal, you may find flight costs increase the later you leave it. You many also have to choose flights that depart at an awkward time, as the popular timed flights are all fully booked.
If you don’t mind taking these risks, then leaving your holiday booking until last minute is no problem. Some like choosing their holiday destination at random rather than choosing in advance, so in some circumstances it works well.
A fantastic adventure for any traveller is to explore the beauty of Vietnams east coast. With Thailand becoming the most popular destination for backpackers, Vietnam has seen a dramatic increase in visitors over the past few years, and we can see why.
Vietnams east coast is fringed with beautiful beaches, blue clear waters and weather perfect for any sun chasers. There are many tours and activities that you can sign up to along the way, with the main places to visit being, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh city, but many more beautiful destinations can be added in along the way.
If you love adventure, try to book yourself on a motorbike tour through the picturesque mountains and dip into the untouched waterfalls to cool yourself down from the strong heat.
Of course the best part of Vietnam is tasting the local foods and famous dishes, such as a Bún bò Huế from Hue and a Cao Lầu from Hoi An to name a few, but don’t forget to try the country wide famous Pho soup.
It is always important to do your research before travelling to a new destination. With more travellers wanting to venture further and further, there are new rules for us to follow.
Visas: When entering a new country, it is vital that you check and visa requirements. Some countries such and Thailand allow you to enter by air for 30 days without the requirement of a visa, however their neighbouring country Laos requires a 30-day visa. Some Visas must be obtained in advance while others can be obtained on arrival. It is always handy to carry some spare passport photos with you for ease at immigration.
Passport: Most countries outside of Europe will require 6 months on your passport on day of entry into their country, always check your expiry dates especially if you are going on a long adventure. Make sure you have enough full pages available within your passport for visa and stamps as this could cause you to be refused entry.
Kuala Lumpur, the hub of Malaysia, is one of the most visited tourist destinations around the world. Situated midway down west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is near the meeting place of Klang and Gombek rivers. It is the largest city in Malaysia with a population of over one and a half million from all of Malaysia’s several ethnic groups. Cheap and reasonable packages are available for short trips to this wonderful city. Some part of the city was renovated recently while the other parts of the city remain unchanged. This scattered modernisation has made the city more attractive for both the city’s modern attractions and its historical and cultural appeal. You can feel the history and culture of Kuala Lumpur from its open air markets and Chinese and Hindu temples. Kuala Lumpur is certainly a city your do not want to miss out on, with so much do see and do, great night life and street food galore.
Indonesia is host to some of the most beautiful places to visit, if you are looking for a paradise location you should travel to the Gili Islands. There are three islands to visit; Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan, all offering a unique travel experience.
The islands are full of picturesque views and beautiful beaches outlining each one. If you are interested in the ocean, you can hire snorkel gear and head out to swim alongside the turtles as they eat their breakfast. Alternatively, you can go scuba diving and see an even wider variety of marine life, including sharks.
You can watch the sunset over the islands while drinking at one of the local beachside bars and relax on a alang-alang as you reminisce about your amazing day. If you haven’t already added the Gili Islands to your travelling destinations list, you had better add it now as it is the perfect paradise location.