Anything can happen during travel. It is not always rainbow an sunshine. Sometime, you experience minor to major hassles that can leave you feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Smooth travel can be achieved when you prepare it well in advance as well as being more flexible on the road. While something can be prevented, some just can’t. therefore, you need to be flexible and think quickly if you experience unexpected thing during a trip so you can travel safely and smoothly. what about emergency situation during a flight?
How to behave during emergency on a plane
You may have heard how a plane is the safest mode of transportation. However, there have been cases of emergency during a flight causing minor to fatal injury and even death. So what should you do when you are encountering emergency situation during a flight on your trip?
Try to Stay Calm
The first important thing to do during emergency is try to stay calm. It is almost impossible to do because even minor turbulence can make your heart beats faster. However, staying calm and level-headed will help you to not go into panic mode. It will make you easier to think what’s best to do. When there is an emergency situation being announced during a flight, take a deep breath and avoid screaming or yelling at the flight attendants or pilots because it will spread like fire and everyone will start to panic as well.
Put your life and safety as priority
The next thing you should do is put your life and safety as your priority, not anything else, not your bag, not your toiletries. There have been cases of burning plane where some passenger were busy dragging their bags instead of hurrying to the door or helping other. It was one of the most causes of more casualties during burning plane situation. You can buy them all if you survive so leave your bag or belongings and don’t let it hold you and other passengers back when exiting the emergency door.
Locate the nearest emergency exit
When there is an emergency during a flight, try to locate the nearest emergency exit so you can evacuate yourself more efficiently because you know where to go faster. During the event, there will be announcements from the flight attendants. They will give some instructions. Instead of panicking, try to listen attentively so you know what to do. Follow the instruction well because they are already trained for this situation.
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Forget your bag
Keep in mind that your bag doesn’t worth your life. The process of evacuation during emergency situation on a flight needs to be done quickly to avoid casualties. Thus, everything should be done efficiently. You don’t have to take everything with you. Do not try to open the overhead compartment either and leave your personal items behind.
Care to other passengers
Instead of worrying over your personal items, it is much better to worry of the other passengers. Try to help each other during emergency. Even a small act of kindness during emergency will truly make significant change. It may save many lives.
You have already imagine it. The sun, the sands, and the long barrel of waves ready to ride on. In a few months from now, you will be leaving whatever boring thing you are doing right now and start on an exciting surf holidays. Your life would consist nothing but surfing, sunbathing, eating, and enjoying every second of the hard-earned vacation. It seems almost perfect, isn’t it? However, all the things under the sun has it problems and surfing holiday is no exception. Let’s get real. Surfers has their own challenges when it comes to surf holidays no matter how dreamy it is. Here’s realistic problems you might encounter and need to think of.
Moving Boards on Surf Holidays
If you have your own surfboards and plan to bring it, that will be the very first challenges on the holiday. You see, taking surfboards to airplanes are risky, expensive, and it will always be. Some airlines doesn’t charge for boards, that’s great. Others charge boards and some even open your bag and count charges for each boards you take. Also remember that the charges applies for the return trip as well. Count the charges meticulously. You probably need to pay more than the value of your boards on a return trip just for the charges only!
Travelling to Remote, Untouched Waves Can be Expensive
We surfers are thrilled when we can have all the beach and the waves just for ourself. On surf holidays, we are determined to find the most remote and pristine places. To surf where no other has been. However, reaching remote destination also means spending more money for travel. You might need to hop to another plane, ride a taxi, rent a car from the locas, or probably sail with a boat. If you are not ready with the added expenses, stay on most popular, reachable surf destinations.
No Guaranteed Waves
No matter how expensive your surf holidays is, nothing could guarantee how nature behaves. Some places are certainly at its best at certain times. But we have heard enough of dissappointing surfer stories. About coming to a place, dropping expenses worth of months of wages, and couldn’t even get into the water because the waves are too big ot too small to surf in.
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The Risk of Drowning on Surf Holidays
Do you know that drowning is one of the biggest risk of surfing? Even the most experienced surfers could drown on their surf holidays if they are not careful enough. Getting trapped on reef, miscalculating the waves, hit to unconciousness on a collusion, and many wrong thing are possible during surfing. The danger is real and should never be underestimated. The solution? Always surf with a friend (or better, local surf guide) who can help you out if you get into problems.
Planning for your vacation is not only about choosing destination and packing necessary items to bring. It is also about knowing some threats and dangers you might possibly encounter when travelling. It is common for travelers and tourists alike to fall victim of travel scams in various countries, especially in popular travel destinations. Some of travel scams are truly effective but they are still avoidable if you know what they are and how to deal with them.
Travel scams to avoid while travelling
Travelers and tourists often become the victims of travel scams in various travel destinations. You don’t want to lose your money or any of your belongings while what you plan is to have fun and relieve some stress. Here are common travel scams you should know.
Fake ID Card
Scams of travel agent card is quite common in many popular travel destinations so you should be more aware of this thing. Lots of people thought that just because you have travel agent ID card then you will be granted cheap accommodations and airfares. If there is someone who issue you a travel agent ID card and promise that you will be provided unlimited access, don’t believe them. You will find out later that the IDs are fake and cannot be used at all. So, don’t buy any travel agent ID card.
It is possible for you to fall victim to one of the most common travel scams when renting a vehicle. The owner recharge you with some damages you didn’t even know exist when you return the car. They can charge you with expensive cost. Therefore, be careful when renting a car in a travel destination. You can also take some pictures of the car you are going to rent beforehand so you have proof later if needed.
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False Online Accommodation
Travel scams are easy to deliver through internet. You may book your accommodation online and plan your travel using internet connection to make everything easier. However, it is also common to receive some emails saying you won a free trip. Do not get swayed easily by those prizes because they are epic traps. They may ask your personal information including your credit card number saying that it is to claim your prize. Do not be fooled by these common scams and don’t give any information. You can actually verify the prize to the resort or airlines independently to know if it’s real or scam.
Misleading Hotel Room Photos
It is also common to book a hotel room online. Then, the hotel is not what it looked like in the pictures. The hotel is already run-down and uncomfortable for you to stay. Some promised amenities are not exist as well, making you feeling more horrible. However, they won’t give you any refund. Therefore, make sure to book from trusted site if you book a room. You can also read the customers’ reviews before booking to see if the place is truly worth to book.
While Komodo Island have the blood-thirsty, prehistoric dragons roaming on its grassland terrain, the underwater Komodo has another beast wandering around the crystal-clear ocean. That’s the Manta Ray. The gentle giants of the ocean, member of the devil ray family, and native to the waters of Komodo National Park. Manta Rays are highlight of many divers who come to Komodo National Park. They are colossal, intelligent, and very calm towards divers and snorkelers alike. The Manta Point Komodo is one of the most popular snorkeling and diving destination in the national park—given the shallow water and the clear waters. Here’s your guide to swim with these marvellous creature without harming yourself and the Manta in the process.
Snorkeling at Manta Point Komodo from Liveaboard
Do you know that the best way to have snorkeling at Manta Point Komodo is by jumping from liveaboard? Well, not literally, of course. You actually need to enter the water quietly cause the Mantas are very, very sensitive to sounds and vibrations. What we mean is embarking on liveaboard trip where it gets you to the spots in the right time of the day. Moreover, liveaboard boats in Komodo usually provide snorkel masks and fins you can rent (sometimes for free) to snorkel with the giants!
Follow Your Dive Guide
Most of the time, you will be snorkeling (or diving) at any site in Komodo waters with a dive master or dive guide from the boat. They will tell you what to do, what’s not, where to go, and which time is the best. At the Manta Point, they will guide you to Manta’s cleaning station where they are spotted the most.
The Current is Strong, So Prep Your Skills
The Manta Point is characterised with strong currents which is the first reason why the giants thrives there. The strong currents bring rich planktons which is basically Manta’s main and favourite dish! This means you need to be a confident snorkeler if you want to swim with the Mantas.
Snorkeling with the Mantas at Manta Point is Totally Safe!
How about the Mantas itself?
Are they safe to swim with?
Yes. Totally yes! Manta Ray, despite of their gigantic body, are extremely tame and charismatic. They are definitely non predator (plankton over meat!) and never show any agression. Mantas are intelligent—they are basically the smartest fish in the sea. Sometimes they show curiosity towards divers and snorkelers alike, as far as “asking” them to “swim together” or circling a snorkeler in almost a playful manner. If you happen to experience this, consider yourself lucky! Most of the time, Manta Ray will leave you alone—and just a glimpse of them is enough to make snorkeler’s day!
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Be Mindful of Your Marine Surrounding
Snorkeling at Manta Point Komodo means sharing the responsibility to keep the environment sustainable. Learn how to behave around Manta Rays. Never block the path of a Manta. Approach a Manta from their side and never attempt to touch, caress, or feed the giants. Do not try to chase a Manta Ray or scare them any other way. Be mindful with the corals below you—your fins might cause water spins which can damage the corals. Always follow the rules from your guide.
Travelling in Philippine is incomplete without food hunting. It is also known that Filipinos have the sweetest tooth in Southeast Asia. They enjoy desserts a lot and feel like it is incomplete to enjoy their meals without a dessert. Therefore, there are so many kinds of dessert in Philippine you can also try. However, make sure that your have normal blood sugar level. The level of sweetness of Philippines; sweets pr desserts are relatively higher compared with other countries.
Philippines’ desserts worth travelling for
If you visit Philippine, it is highly recommended to try some of their best desserts. This place is heaven if you have sweet tooth. And here are several recommended desserts that most Filipinos enjoy:
Ube is starchy purple root that has become popular in the west. However, it has been long popular in Philippine and some of Southeast Asian countries. This starch is often used to make cakes, pies, candies, and ice cream. In Philippine, you can try Ube Halaya which is also made from mashed and sweetened Ube. The root is peeled and mashed. Then, it is mixed with condensed milk or sweetened coconut milk. It is then thickened over heat. This dessert is simple but delicious.
Halo-Halo is probably the most popular dessert in Philippine. Filipinos enjoy this dessert almost on daily basis. It is a rich blend of shaved ice, evaporated milk, syrup fruits, Ube Halaya, sweet palm, and mung beans. You can also order the one that is added with a scoop of ice cream. The meaning of the name Halo-Halo is mix-mix in Filipino. Filipinos enjoy this dessert by mixing all together into a creamy, soupy mess.
Banana-cue is a popular dessert in Philippine that you can find it in almost every corner of the street in Philippine. The banana is skewered on a bamboo stick. It is then coated in granulated sugar and dunked into a searing hot oil. The process of deep frying the skewer causes the sugar-coated banana to caramelize. The result of the process is sticky banana skewer with slight crunchiness that makes this dessert is loved by most Filipino’s youngster.
Ensaymada is Filipino dessert that is an adaptation version of Spanish traditional pastry, Ensaimada Mallorquina. The original version uses dough that is infused with pork-lard. However, the Filipino version uses a butter-rich brioche. The bread is often topped with granulated white sugar, butter, cheese, and sometimes salted duck eggs. It is best served with hot chocolate. There are other Ensaymada with different toppings you can try while visiting Philippine.
Taho is a Filipinos’ dessert made from tofu. It is basically a tofu-based pudding with various toppings. However, the classic one is always topped with chewy sago pearls and brown sugar syrup. This is often used as mood and energy boosters for workers because it is rich in carb, sugar, and protein. The price is also relatively cheap. You can find Taho in street stalls. However, you can also find premium versions in various flavors in mall stores.
Party time! You’re in Bali and wanted to throw a big party but don’t have a spacious and comfortable place to hold it? Let me ask you another question, do you already have a place to live? If your answer to both is no, then how about getting luxury villas Bali that can solve both of that problem in one solution.
Luxury Villas Bali Benefits
Villas, in general, have so many facilities that you can gain an advantage of, especially when you are expecting someone to come over. Here are some of the advantage that you can get if you want to invite a lot of people to party in a villa:
Luxury villas in Bali are designed to have a lot of rooms and large outdoor areas. You can fit like 20 people in the living room alone, and can still have so much space in the house. No more cramped space and smelling each other bad odor. Dancing to the amazing music can be easier to do inside the room, just please mind the furniture though.
A grand house is always accompanied by a huge outdoor. Every luxury villa is guaranteed to have a large garden and outdoor lounge complete with comfortable seating for your party friends to enjoy. You can freely do so many crazy activities that cannot be done inside the house, making the party getting more lively.
What’s a villa without a pool? A swimming pool is also a gateway to throw an unbelievable party. Having a pool party with friends and get someone to play music nearby can be a real blast to have outside your villa. Don’t forget to get a lifeguard in case things get a little wild. I’m joking of course, but hey who knows right?
Fancy Architecture and Furniture
Are you the bragging type? If all of that still doesn’t impress your friends how about the content inside the house? With luxury villas, you are spoiled with an amazing house architecture that is pleasant in the eye and beautiful furniture that complement each room. Whether it’s a modern elegant design or Indonesian traditional look, your guests will definitely appreciate your choice of place.
On villa, aside from getting the luxurious version of what normal house offers, they also provide an additional facility that can entertain anyone. The examples are Jacuzzi, a mini theatre, a pool table or even board games. This extra feature is definitely going to enhance your party experience with your friends and will make them glad that they attend your party invitation.
By creating a party on luxury villas Bali, you will make an extraordinary party that will leave a great impression on everyone who’s coming. So, if you want to be the life of the party among your friends and struggling to find a great place to realize it, investing in a villa can be really beneficial in the long run.
Malaysia is a not so large country in Southeast Asia. The capital city, Kuala Lumpur is the main tourist attraction. However, there are neighborhoods that worth exploring for when you decide to visit Kuala Lumpur for your next travel plan. The best part of Kuala Lumpur is that it has marvelous ethnic diversity. Thus, you will experience the diversity in another level when you visit this capital city.
Interesting neighborhoods to visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia is accessible so it is not a surprise that this country attract many foreign travelers especially from the neighboring countries. There are many interesting neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur worth exploring for due to their unique charms, cultural experiences, and easy access. Here are several of them:
Kampung Baru is interesting neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur that has traditional setting and vibe to it. Located right in the heart of the capital, this place is in contrast surrounded by modern development. The anomaly is what makes this neighborhood more interesting to explore. In the neighborhood, you can also explore ancestral homes, food stalls, markets, mosque, and even banana trees. A walking tour is highly recommended when you visit this neighborhood.
Bukit Bintang is a such a busy neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur. This is where you can find hotels in all budgets, giant malls, as well as international restaurants. You can also find pubs, spas, nightclubs, and hawker stalls. If you crave for food street, this neighborhood has it. You can find the best seafood in this area. This neighborhood is great for shopping endeavor. The Pavilion and Berjaya Time Square are there to indulge your shopping spirit.
Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is recommended to visit. It is a walking street that is perfect for walking tour. It is actually a long, pedestrianized market but you can take a break as frequent as possible. Grabbing drink or snacks from the street stalls. This neighborhood is known to be favorite place for backpackers and budget travelers. In this neighborhood, you can find budget hotels, cheap guesthouses, and various hostels. There are also small temples you can explore during your visit.
Chow Kit Neighborhood
The Chow Kit neighborhood is also interesting spot to explore during your visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is also just west of Kampung Baru. One of the most interesting points of this neighborhood is Bazaar Baru Chow Kit wet market. It is considered the largest of its kind in Kuala lumpur. In the market, you will find various things include seafood, meat, and other keepsakes. You can also explore the dry side of the market to buy local and exotic fruits.
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Brickfields is an interesting neighborhood to visit. It is also often called as Kuala Lumpur’s Little India by the locals. This place is home to KL Sentral, the largest railway station in Malaysia. This transportation hub also has many spots to explore including Indian shops, restaurants, and stalls. One of the most recommended things to do is trying South Indian food such as curry.
The French country or French style living room as interior design of your home isn’t exactly shiny in the face of interior trend that steadily moves towards sleek lines and minimalism. But it’ll always have a place; the style has stood the test of time. The French is known for their architecture contribution as well, but what about interior?
The charm of French style living room
French country style is a classic one that wouldn’t go out of style. It fell in and out of favor from time to time; but one thing for sure, it’s here to stay. The charm of French country style lies in the nostalgic feelings it provoke upon entering the room. One of the distinct characteristic is the curvy silhouette; the French isn’t afraid of utilizing curves to their advantages.
A French style living room is beyond just traditional littering your living room with traditional, vintage pieces; it’s how you use these pieces and understanding their charm. They said that you’ll have to design like a Parisian, but what does that even mean? French style certainly has its own allure; let’s take a few simple things as examples here.
Take advantage of vintage pieces
Vintage pieces are perfect to create a timeless atmosphere. Have several statement pieces to create a strong look; a vintage chandelier, vintage lamp table, grandfather’s chair, classic mahogany bookshelves, or even showcase a piece of a grandfather’s clock. The presence of these items are bold and they make a strong statement on styling a French style living room.
A favorite of us when designing a French style living room is the Victorian style chaise lounge sofa combined with the grandfather’s chair; they instantly transform a room into a middle of a Parisian apartment in the 18th century. You can also customize this with camelback sofa, then add in a vintage magazine holder made of solid hardwood to complete the look. A round mahogany round wine table is often a great addition to your main coffee table.
Classic pieces of furniture
What instantly transforms a space into a French style room? Bring on the French classic furniture! Having a French country style room means that you brave yourself to embrace the feminine curves and the timeless elements. If your French style living room is on an open floor plan that connects directly to your kitchen, take advantage of it and have a long dining table with the classic French chairs that show off the curves.
Imperfections are part of the charm
Don’t try to have everything perfectly polished. There’s a reason why aged furnitures have their own fanbase. Look for furniture pieces in the flea market. You don’t have to look for expensive antiques; what matters is your style and preferences. In secondhand stores or flea markets, you’ll likely find good quality furniture without breaking the bank. And while you’re at it, shop for quirky living room furniture as well.
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Your living room doesn’t have to be perfect
Don’t stress over a desk that doesn’t match your coffee table. Styling a French style living room mean that you can work with what you have. Style a simple rumpled sheet instead of having a perfect fortress of pillows. The key is to create something chic with a simple trick that doesn’t overexert your effort. It’s a tricky balance that you could only achieve through practice. But take a page from the book of Parisian designers and learn their elegance in simplicity.
For some people travelling spontaneously is not a problem. They can just pack a few essentials and go for it without any trace of hesitation or fear. However, some traveller choose to be more meticulous of things they would like to pack to make sure their trip will go smoothly. However, it is not a secret that packing is one of the most unwanted things to do when it comes to going on vacation or a trip. Packing essentials and checking on them even on the last minute sound like a hassle but it is still important thing to do unless you want another problem later during the trip.
Easily forgotten essentials for travelers
Going on a trip or vacation especially to foreign place is good for you. There are so many benefits you can gain from travelling such as improve physical health, reduce the level of stress, etc. As for packing, there are most common essentials that easily forgotten by most travelers.
Toothpaste is like a minor essential and many of travelers often forget to pack it in their bag. The reason is that mostly hotels and other accommodations provide such necessities. However, it is different when you travel for camping, or to place where shops are hard to find. Toothpaste is important thing you need on daily basis. It will make you feel uncomfortable to start your day without brushing your teeth.
Charger is also one of the most easily forgotten essential for travelling. Your phone is like the extension of yourself since many tasks and information you need are there. However, you cannot do anything if your phone dies. Sure you can buy it once you arrive at your destination but it causes you another hassle. The problem arise when you bring other gadgets and forget to bring along the chargers as well. It can causes you in a bad mood during your trip.
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First aid kit
First aid kit is easily forgotten essential and most people don’t realize that they are at risk of getting injured during a trip regardless of how safe the environment is. Thus, it is a safe bet to pack your own small first aid kit. It saves you from so many troubles later when you need it. It is especially important when you need immediate care for the injury.
Lip balm is often forgotten especially for men travelers. Most women don’t forget it because it is usually ready in their cosmetic bag. However, lip balm is just as essential for men because chapped lips are uncomfortable. Sun exposure can cause irritation to the skin and lips. Even the air conditioning on the place can cause chapped lips.
Painkillers are essentials because they come in handy when you need it especially when you have long-hour flight. They are easily forgotten by most travelers because even then they think that there will be drugstores everywhere if they need them. However, packing your own painkillers especially with the brand you are used to is a safe bet.
Spending a fortune to find the best Komodo liveaboard and join the extraordinary trip can probably hurt your savings, but it’s important to consider the benefits that you will get out of it. Aside from the adventure that you will get, you are also accommodated with some luxurious facilities aboard the ship.
Best Komodo Liveaboard Gives You an Equally Best Services
Welcome to the liveaboard! The first thing that you would notice is that every crew always greets you while smiling. One of the things that makes Indonesia famous is the great attitude of the people, and for a professional boat charter, they will go to a greater length to show their hospitality to make sure you are leaving with a great impression.
Their attitude is also pair with great service as well. The crew will grant your request, hear about your complaint and give you compensation if they make a mistake. Komodo liveaboard sure can give you an unforgettable experience.
The Comfortable Room
Next, let’s check out the cabins. Every Phinisi liveaboard is equipped with comfortable cabins that will be your place to rest after a long and tiring day. The cabin usually fits for 2 people with 2 single beds complete with bathroom. Moreover, you can get a private suite that offers premium hotel-like facilities like Jacuzzi and even a balcony.
Other than your room, the deck of a liveaboard ship can also be a really comfortable resting area where you can socialize with other travelers and get something to eat or drink. Most of the luxurious yacht will offer an open spacious area with sofas and bean bags to laze around outside while enjoying the sound of the ocean.
Free drinks and snacks are available throughout the journey. If that still doesn’t satisfy you, there’s usually a bar where you can purchase more.
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Full Course Meal
A tour package will include 3 meals each day throughout your journey. With the hand of a professional chef, you will enjoy an authentic Indonesian food or fancy Western cuisine depends on your preference. Each food is made with the best ingredients to ensure that you will be satisfied.
Sailing like A King
Well, that was something. Only the best Komodo liveaboard can give you the most memorable journey of a lifetime, and it may cost a lot but surely you don’t come all the way to Komodo without going all out, right? It might be your only chance. The decision is up to you, join Komodo liveaboard and experience traversing the seas like royalty!