United Kingdom travel: A rumour about a celebrity in Bath

Bath is a very beautiful town with a long history. When I was on holiday in Britain, I joined a day tour that included Bath in one of their tour destinations. The guide shared with us some facts and history of Bath. He also shared with us a rumour about a celebrity having a property… Continue reading United Kingdom travel: A rumour about a celebrity in Bath

United Kingdom travel: Sir, your baggage is not seen in this terminal

During my last visit to the United Kingdom, I flew from Edinburgh to London. It was a short flight but the time I spent at the baggage reclaim area was longer than the flight time. (I will not say which airport). I waited anxiously for my luggage until the screen showed all baggage were cleared… Continue reading United Kingdom travel: Sir, your baggage is not seen in this terminal

Switzerland travel: To use Euros or Swiss francs in Switzerland

Can I use Euros in Switzerland?   That was 1 question I asked before my trip to Switzerland. The answers on the travel forums were a mix of yes and no. The general advice was to use Swiss francs as that is the official currency of Switzerland. When I was at the shopping street, Hoheweg,… Continue reading Switzerland travel: To use Euros or Swiss francs in Switzerland

Hong Kong travel: Do not expect good customer service in Hong Kong

  I visited Hong Kong many years ago. One thing that left a lasting impression is the customer service, or rather the lack of it, in Hong Kong. Let me share 2 instances in this post. I went to a traditional cafe aka cha chaan teng, for lunch. It was lunch hour thus the place… Continue reading Hong Kong travel: Do not expect good customer service in Hong Kong

Switzerland travel: Witnessing an act of theft in youth hostel

They say you will meet people from diverse cultural backgrounds and nationalities when staying in a hostel, making the stay and trip unforgettable. They also say to watch out for thieves when staying in a hostel. To a certain extent I agree with them.     I stayed in a youth hostel during my short… Continue reading Switzerland travel: Witnessing an act of theft in youth hostel