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    Travel Essential You Need for Your Next Trip with Gaston Luga Backpack, A Trip to Melbourne Australia

    Maybe you’re preparing for your next business trip combine with leisure trip or perhaps you’re looking for some new gear for your upcoming travels. Sometimes it’s just way easier to bring only one carry-on backpack to fit various occasions. So you don’t have to worry about packing extra bags into your luggage especially if you have quite a few flights with different airlines along the way.

    Glad that I found this Swedish brand, Gaston Luga simple yet elegant backpack just in time for my Melbourne trip! Most of the Gaston Luga backpacks are practical bag you can carry everywhere, from work to leisure and even for traveling overseas. A backpack that suits various occasions is the most important thing when preparing for a trip to stay organized.

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    Here are Gaston Luga backpack review for your next trip!

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    The Ultimate Penguin Parade’s Guide in Phillip Island, A Day Trip from Melbourne Australia

    Love wildlife? You’ll feel right at home in Australia’s unspoiled treasure, Phillip Island. Located 90 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne, Phillip Island is home to the world’s tiniest penguins. Most famous for the penguin parades every evening at sunset, Phillip Island is a popular day trip destination from Melbourne.

    A top spot to check out local wildlife, Phillip Island is well worth the trip from Melbourne!

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    The 10 Spots You Can’t Miss On Your Next Trip to Great Ocean Road Melbourne, Australia

    Famous as one of the world’s most scenic coastal routes, Australia’s Great Ocean Road is one of the country’s greatest gems. Set along the south east coast of Australia, this iconic region spans 243 kilometers (151 miles) of coastline. With beautiful national parks, iconic surf breaks and stunning coastline, Great Ocean Road is a place like no other. It is one of the most popular tours in Melbourne, so I highly recommend checking it out!


    Great Ocean Road Trip Itinerary

    Don’t just rush to the 12 Apostles for your tourist snap. I would suggest 2-3 days minimum

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    A Complete Guide to Hallstatt, Austria’s Most Charming Lake Town

    Last winter, I traveled through the West of Austria for the very first time. And, just as I expected, I fell in love! Hallstatt Austria is a charming lake town village located between mountains on Lake Hallstatt. Hallstatt is home to less than 1,000 people and this well preserved town has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    I was looking for fairytale destinations around Europe and I found it here in Hallstatt!

    While I only had a day to visit Hallstatt, it was enough time to get a taste for this famous Lakeside Alpine Village in Austria. Aside from being the most beautiful place in Austria, Hallstatt is more than 7,000 years old and has the oldest salt mine in the world.

    Here are the 7 places to visit in Hallstatt, Austria!

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    A Local’s Guide to Strasbourg, France Muslim Friendly Itinerary in One Day for First Timer

    Love medieval cityscape and modern buildings? You’ll feel right at home in France’s unspoiled treasure, Strasbourg. I experienced the medieval town last winter. Far from the big city of Paris, this quiet yet lively city is home to the biggest mosque in France and one of the best Christmas Market in Europe!

    Strasbourg is the capital and the largest city of Alsace, a region in the north eastern France bordering Germany. Nestled along France’s border with Germany, Strasbourg was yanked back and forth between Germany and France over centuries and finally decided to join France at the end of World War II. Due to the location at the border of these two countries, it has an appealing blend of both French and German influences in the architectural, culture and cuisine.

    With so much to do in Strasbourg, it’s well worth the trip either from Paris, Black Forest or Zurich!

    Strasbourg is small enough to walk around but big enough to have plenty of eating places and convenient enough for shopping either to shop Strasbourg local products as souvenir or French luxury brands. And come winter it goes totally over the top as one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe! I think I have found a new contender to battle out with Paris as my favourite French city.

    Check out my Muslim Friendly day trip itinerary to Strasbourg!

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    A Quick Guide to Colmar’s Major Attractions in France – a French Fairytale

    Love a charming little fairy tale town in France? You’ll feel like as though you stepped into a “Beauty and the Beast” film set in France’s unspoiled treasure, Colmar. Look at those colourful houses, cobblestone dream streets and wonderful fountain. This could be Belle’s hometown!

    Colmar is the third largest city in the Alsace region and is located in the north eastern France bordering Germany. Due to the location at the border of these two countries, Colmar was a disputed area between France and Germany for a very long time. It has an appealing blend of both German and French cultural influences when you walk through the streets. It’s not really Germany and it’s not really France. It has its own distinct character, it’s simply the Alsace.

    With the looks of Disney Fairytale town in Colmar, it’s well worth the trip either from Strasbourg, Basel or Zurich!

    Looking at the Colmar little town, I need to remind myself that this was a place where people actually lived in the 13th century and not a Disney film set. Once upon a time, the canals in Colmar were buzzing with butchers, tanners and fishmongers and la Petite Venise was a centre for art and learning.

    Here’s a quick guide for things to do and to see in Colmar, France!

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    The Perfect Zurich Muslim Friendly Itinerary in One Day for First Timer

    With only one day to spend in Zurich, I felt overwhelmed with what to put on my itinerary. There’s so much to see and do in the city and I wanted to see it all!

    Zurich may not be the capital of Switzerland, yet Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city. Famous for its super-secret Swiss banks and the low tax rates attract multinational companies to set up their headquarters there, including my ex-employer LafargeHolcim headquarter.

    Approximately 30% of Zurich residents are foreign nationals and don’t be surprised if you could easily found Malaysian expat in the city. The best part of Zurich is most of the people are so helpful, polite and smiling every time we asked for directions. It’s time to hit Zurich!

    Check out my Muslim Friendly day trip itinerary to Zurich!

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    Staying at HITrental Allmend Business Apartment in Lucerne, Switzerland

    With soaring snow-capped peaks of the Alps, some being the highest mountains in Europe and glittering blue lake, Switzerland has always been a dream destination for me. It has been one of the very few places with a fairytale beauty.

    Staying in Lucerne is the perfect base for exploring Switzerland. If you haven’t been to Lucerne yet, now is the time. With several mountain excursions to Mt. Titlis, Jungfraujoch and Mt. Pilatus as well as city excursions to Chapel Bridge, Old Town and Lion Monument, this Swiss gem has got it all. I recently had my first chance to visit Lucerne and totally fell in love with it. One of the highlights of my trip was staying at a comfortable studio new hot spot.

    Here’s my experience at HITrental Allmend Business Apartment in Lucerne, Switzerland!

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    The Ultimate Guide to Rhine Falls Switzerland 1 Hour Trip from Zurich

    Rhine Falls can best be described as Europe’s biggest waterfall, also known as Niagara Falls of Europe – there’s no exaggeration needed!

    From crystal clear blue-green water and rushing waterfall that belong on a postcard, Rhine Falls of Rheinfall – as it is known in German, is a major tourist destination in northern Switzerland. For travellers who choose Zurich as their gateway to Europe, the Rhine Falls may mean a pleasant side trip. Would you believe that this waterfall is just 1 hour outside Zurich?!

    This ultimate guide for visiting Rheinfall in Switzerland (along with plenty of photos) will spark your wanderlust and help you plan your own trip!
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    7 Things You Need to Experience at Mount Titlis in Engelberg, Switzerland

    Mount Titlis is famously known for having only one season all year round, and that’s winter! At 3,020 metres above sea level, Mt. Titlis is the highest peak in central Switzerland region and a snow paradise that is visually beautiful.

    I had the opportunity to visit Mt. Titlis this past December and experience freezing cold winter weather, -25°C.

    We headed straight to Engelberg to visit the beautiful Mt. Titlis and reached within 45 – 60 minutes driving from Lucerne. It wasn’t difficult to find Mt. Titlis thanks to the GPS in our car. We were totally awe-stricken by the stunning view when we got off our car! Ready for a dream mountain escape?

    Here are seven things you need to experience in Mount Titlis, Switzerland!

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