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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Travel Made Easy With Online Bookings

All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go, I’m standing here outside the door…. But I didn’t have to wake anyone up to say goodbye….. *A very nice song by our late John Denver*  I always like to use his lyrics whenever I go for a long travel….  LOL…

Alright, jokes aside, yes, my travel mode is on again.  This time I will be flying thousand of miles away to the other side of the world, all in all, the flight journey itself is 17 hours and that is supposed to be the quickest.  Since my ticket is “economy class”,  the flight is a bit “torturing” as usual.  For my neck I brought this brown companion along, it really helps to straighten my neck upright especially when I am asleep.  I had my days of stiffened neck those days and it really hurt.  Another benefit having this pillow with me is the warmth… It curls round the neck and I don’t feel chilly as before.   To pass the time, watching three to four movies helps, provided I cannot sleep.  On the other hand, it would be a blessing if there is a vacant seat beside me.  The long flight is somehow very comfortable then….. 

Actually,  I love to travel by car in my own country, Malaysia…. For the past six months I have been going up and down like a “crazy chicken”, from the north to the south and back forth to the center of Malaysia.  I love going up north, my favourite state of all times is none other than Penang!  Yes, the Pearl of the Orient, it is on my top list travel each year.  And most times I book my accommodation through online websites and one of them I normally use is Traveloka…. I am very “kiasu” actually, I do thorough checking online to look for the cheapest rates, I compared few websites before I decide which to choose.  

My most recent stay in Penang was on the 31 December, 2016.  My girl and I celebrated the year 2007 at Straits Quay, Penang.  That was our first time spending the last day of the year elsewhere instead of our own home.  Hotels were fully booked prior to the event.  But I managed to But I managed to get a very affordable rates from Traveloka Malaysia and we spent two nights at one of the hotels along Jalan Anson.  It was a very memorable trip….  One month before that, in November, I booked three nights in Penang, I drove up together with my two sisters and we stayed in two different hotels.  The main purpose is to try out the hotels which were giving a good offer at that moment of time.  See, I told you, I am very “meticulous” when it comes to bookings of rooms.  I checked the rates with a few online websites and I get good deals most of the time.  LOL…
Scenery from the Alora Hotel....
Images from my previous stays at Alora Hotel, Penang...

When I come back from my trip in a few months time, I hope to go “exploring” Penang again, no doubt about that.  This time I thought of staying in my all time favourite hotel, Alora Hotel, formerly known as B-suite Hotel, Penang.  In fact I have been staying in this hotel for the past six years or so, when my son was in college near Bukit Jambul.  We love staying at this hotel because of its spacious room… it is indeed a big suite and my family of four agree with me anytime!  Recently, this hotel has been given a good facelift and the rooms are more comfortable, I believe.  I really love the space, so far I have never been to any hotel room as big as Alora Hotel.   Well, Alora, you will see us again very soon…. In a few months time, my girl might be working in Bayan Lepas again after eight months of internship at a factory there.  She loves the working environment over there, getting on pretty well with the staff and so on.... and when she does, that would be the perfect time to book our stay at Alora Hotel Penang again so that she can easily access to her working place without any hassle with the traffic.

Yes, time really passes very fast…. In a few months time, she will be graduating and the good news is, my burden will be lighter… it is time to receive some paybacks from her…. LOL…. Just kidding, she might read this and say.. “OH MUM, you are really terror!”  LOL….. On the serious note, I wish her all the Best in her future undertakings and I hope that we can have more travels together again in the future!
Big and spacious room, my kids and I love to stay here at Alora!




4 comments:

  1. Wahhhhhhhh!!! Really jet-setting lah you! So nice. Wish I could fly here and there too but unfortunately, I have my responsibilities here, tied down, cannot even hop over to Ipoh. :'(

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  2. The room is so huge that you could dance tango inside. I will definitely consider this refurbished Alora Hotel.

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  3. going usa or uk again? safe flight!

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  4. There was once I went to Penang alone, it was my first time trying traveling alone

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