Malaysia travel: Differential treatment at a bak kut teh restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

I visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a few years ago. Bak kut teh is a well known local dish. It is basically a bowl of pork ribs soup served with a pot of tea. It is a local favourite and there are many restaurants in Kuala Lumpur selling the dish, so I decided to try out… Continue reading Malaysia travel: Differential treatment at a bak kut teh restaurant in Kuala Lumpur

Switzerland travel: Sunday window shopping at Bahnhofstrasse

I happened to spend a Sunday in Zurich, Switzerland, during my visit. I went to the well known shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse. It is located just outside Zurich train station thus it is very accessible. To my dismay, the shops were all closed. (Note to all interested visitors: the shops are closed on Sundays by law.)… Continue reading Switzerland travel: Sunday window shopping at Bahnhofstrasse

United Kingdom travel: Sir, this is your change — in coins

This incident took place during my visit to Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. I was on my way to Royal mile when I passed by a restaurant. The price of the set lunch promotion attracted me. So I decided to have my lunch in that restaurant. The food was of average standard. Anyway this is not… Continue reading United Kingdom travel: Sir, this is your change — in coins

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