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    • Where: Malta
    • Who: Travelbug
    • When: February

    We went to Malta for 2 weeks in mid February. We chose Malta for a couple of reasons, and we know it's not as hot as the Canaries at this time of year but we wanted somewhere different which offered great deals and a bit of sunshine. We got all of the above.

    It was around 18 degrees most days, and sunny and dry. We wore T-shirts every day, and although there was a couple of rain showers throughout the 2 weeks they only lasted an hour or so. It was genuinely great to be there in the fresh bright sun, and escape gloomy wet days back home.

    It's not a huge island but theres plenty to do. We took 2 open top bus tours, one for the north of the island and one for the south. It wasn't too expensive at €17 euros each, and well worth it when you can just hop on and hop off whenever you like, so it was a great way to explore the island.

    It was a little windy, so although it was good to relax outside and we had a few beach afternoons in general it wasn't really sunbathing weather. But we chose Malta mainly for an interesting location where we could actually get outside in comfort rather than coats!

    The area we stayed was called Buggiba, absolutely brilliant place, BUT even in February this was the clubby area of town and was fairly noisy in the evenings. After exploring a bit I would definitely go back but would choose to stay in St Julians.

    It's not expensive at all in Malta, everything from coffees to ice creams are fairly inexpensive, a welcome change from most Mediterranean countries we've visited.

    Don't bother with taxi's, the bus system is so good, it's just €2 euros for a pass for the day which gets you pretty much anywhere, and they are really easy to use.

    We chose a really cheap hotel, which meant that the pool wasn't heated which was a real disappointment, but you get what you pay for. So to really enjoy this pretty island and relax outdoors pay extra for a good hotel with heated pool as it will make all the difference to your stay.

    Published: 25 February 2014

    • Where: Penang, Malaysia
    • Who: kb081
    • When: February

    Following a 10 night trip in Malaysia we tagged on a 2 night whistle stop trip to Penang to visit some friends. After just a 45 minute flight from KL we had arrived in Penang. Following 2 nights of cloud and rain in Kuala Lumpur we were welcomed to the island with warm sunshine. This was a good start!

    We jumped in a taxi and headed to the beach area of Batu Ferringhi which took about 45 minutes. We were surprised how busy the island was, the roads were congested and it was very different to the remoteness where we had stayed earlier on our trip in Langkawi! Batu Ferringhi is one of the most developed area's of the island (it translates into 'foreigners rock' and lives up-to it's name of attracting the foreigners!). There is heaps of things to do here from waterparks to mall shopping. There are lots of bars and restaurants - both cheap and cheerful and high end. In the evening the streets come alive with market stalls selling pirated DVD's and CD's and knock off designer handbags and sunglasses! Practice your haggling to get the best bargains!!

    Although the beaches of the island are an obvious big draw, it is also worth checking out Penang's capital of George Town. Here you can feast on traditional Malay food from the cheap and cheerful hawker stalls whilst taking in the electric architecture of this old town. Make sure you hire a rickshaw around the city to ensure you don't miss out on all the sights!

    Penang Hill is also worth a visit - although be warned - it does get crowded! Go early to avoid the huge queues! Once you've made it through the crowds you take a 30 minute cable car ride to the top of the Hill for the best views of the island. Once your back on lower ground, make sure you have a cocktail in the legendary E&O hotel, which gives Singapore's Raffles a run for its money!

    Published: 04 December 2013

    • Where: Laos
    • Who: sai
    • When: February

    Laos was one of my highlights on a 6 month trip to South East Asia. The country's natural beauty, combined with its laid back atmosphere and its friendly people all added to my experience. We travelled in February and the weather was absolutely gorgeous - not too hot, not rainy, just perfect.

    Laos feels like it has stepped back in time - forget high rise glitzy hotels, shopping centers and restaurants and imagine wooden riverside huts, local market stalls and shacks to buy beer before sitting on a cushion on the banks of the Mekong.

    Laos is super cheap - decent rooms with private bathrooms set us back around £7 per night. A large beer was around £70p and you could eat out for around £1 each! Food is also great and surprisingly the main resorts such as Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng offer a wealth of cuisine from Thai, Indian and French. If all fails, grab yourself a banana pancake from one of the local stalls for around 30p!

    One of my favorite experiences in Laos has to be tubing in Vang Vieng. You pay US$5 dollars to hire a huge rubber ring for the day and basically float along the Mekong river all day whilst stopping off at make shift bars! Picking up a beer as you float downstream is definitely the best way to enjoy river life!

    We also went white water rafting on Nam Song River, located just outside Vang Vieng. This was also a fantastic experience and the landscape was simply stunning. As Laos isn't commercialized you really feel that you can enjoy attractions without bumping into too many tourists!

    Another worthwhile must-see is the night market at Luang Prabang, It is probably one of the best markets we visited during our entire trip to Asia and the quality of clothes and crafts were fairly decent quality for the price we were paying.

    Published: 15 November 2013

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    • Where: Cambodia
    • Who: kb081
    • When: February

    I visited Cambodia as part of a 6 month trip to South East Asia and spent around 2 weeks exploring this incredible country in February. Weather was great - sunny and hot, if not a little too hot for temple sightseeing!

    Cambodia offers everything from temples to beaches. Here are my favourites:

    1. See Angkor Wat at sunrise - Angkor is Cambodia's most popular attraction and it gets very, very crowded. In attempts to have a slice of it for yourself, I would strongly recommend getting there between 5-5.30am. The grounds are vast and there is so much to see. It is definitely worth paying extra for a guide who will be able to show you all the best bits!

    2. The Killing Fields - I wasn't sure if I wanted to visit but I am really glad I did as it shows you how far Cambodia has come in the last three decades. It is hard to think that just thirty years ago prisoners were been sent to their deaths in this very place. It is a very emotional sight and not for the squeamish but sort of helps put everything Cambodia now stands for into perspective.

    3. Ta Prohm in Siem Reap - This is otherwise known as 'Tomb Raider' temple as its where Angelina Jolie filmed some of her famous scenes! The temple has been left in its natural state and there are incredible tree roots growing all over the body of the building. Definitely worth a look and its less crowded than Angkor Wat!

    4. Siem Reap night market - buy all your replica goods here! Its big on fake sunglasses, bags and arts & crafts and has a great atmosphere. Red Piano bar is also worth a stop for the cities best cocktails and for a bar with a difference try....alligator bar! Yep, its a bar with an open alligator pit! In Cambodia anything goes!

    Published: 14 November 2013

    • Where: Barbados
    • Who: kayley
    • When: February

    Having travelled to the majority of the Caribbean islands Barbados is definitely my favourite. The beautiful beaches combined with the laid back Bajan atmosphere can simply not be beaten.

    Whilst you could happily stay on the beach drinking rum punch for a week, I would strongly recommend venturing out of your resort and exploring this wonderful island. The majority of hotels are based on the west side of the Caribbean. Holetown and St James are luxury resorts home to the top hotels of the island. It is worth stopping by the famous Sandy Lane hotel and seeing which celebrities you can spot enjoying the beach! My favourite beach on the west coast is 'Crane Beach'. This beach is often featured in the top 10 beaches in the world and offers clear blue seas and the softest of white sand.

    The west coast is also home to St Lawrence Gap - a Mecca for fantastic nightlife. My favourite bar is the 'Ship' where you can dance outside under the stars and enjoy the islands best BBQ! Speaking of food, Oistins Fish Fry held every Friday should not be missed! Oistins is an outside gathering where locals come together with tourists and BBQ the catch of the day whilst enjoying live music.

    Whilst the majority of tourist attractions are based on the west of the island it is definitely worth venturing East to see the beautiful rugged landscape of Batheshaba beach. The beaches on the East front the Atlantic coast and are stunningly beautiful as well as been much more quieter than those of the West. This area is also popular for windsurfing.

    We travelled to Barbados in February and enjoyed endless days of sun. I would say Barbados has something for everyone from honeymooners to families.

    Published: 14 November 2013

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    • Where: Malaysia
    • Who: sean
    • When: February

    Malaysia is one of my favorite countries as there is so much to discover from beaches and mountains to jungle and cities!

    Kuala Lumpur is the gateway to Malaysia and is home to the iconic Petronas Towers which are well worth a visit. Other things not to miss in KL are the amazing Chinese markets, Little India and of course the amazing shopping malls!

    I was lucky enough to spend 6 weeks in Malaysia. My favorite beach destinations have to be the Perentian Islands and Langkawi. The Perentian's are bordering on Robinson Crusoe territory and were the nicest beaches I came across in South East Asia. One of the highlights was booking a local boat trip and snorkeling with giant turtles! Amazing.

    Langkawi was very different to the Perentian's but equally as gorgeous. The bonus here is that the alcohol is tax free so you can cheaply spend your days drinking beers on the beach (which is quite rare in Malaysia!)

    We did a fantastic catamaran trip from Langkawi and were amazed how turquoise blue the sea was. We also did a kayaking trip which was great fun and allowed us to see some of the islands undiscovered coves.

    Other highlights was the Cameron Highlands, home to tea plantations and amazing curry houses and Penang, an incredible island full of beaches and colonial history.

    We traveled to Malaysia in February and the weather was perfect. The islands were around 30 degrees each day whilst the Cameron Highlands were much cooler at around 23 degrees.

    Published: 29 October 2013

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    • Where: Barbados
    • Who: LB1008
    • When: February

    Of all the places in the Caribbean I have visited, Barbados is my absolute favourite. It is so beautiful but also has an atmosphere that is so safe and friendly, if I could I would go back every year I would.

    I stayed in the south, which has great beaches and water activities, plus every time I swam in the sea I saw turtles which was just incredible. I visited Bridgetown once in the day (would not go there at night) and it was a lot of fun, my highlight being shopping in a boutique entitled 'No Playa Haters' - great stuff!

    I would recommend hiring a car as the island is definitely worth exploring, but public transport isn't great. The West Coast is great for people watching and surfing but the best beaches were, for me, along the South East coast; Bottom Bay and Crane beach are some of the most beautiful places I have ever visited, partly due to the fact that you pretty much have the place to yourself if you make the effort to get there. The centre of Barbados is pretty interesting to drive through if you like a bit of culture - there are some enormous plantations still around and the north coast is a photographer's dream, very remote and rugged although you can't swim there.

    Highlights for me were visiting the wildlife sanctuary (having twigs thrown at you by monkeys will brigten up anyone's day), the beaches, stuffing my face with lobster along the south coast and eating at Mangos by the Sea - the best food I have ever tried (Speightstown).

    The thing that makes Barbados stand out for me though, are the people. There seems to be a pretty high standard of living in Barbados and everyone was so friendly and chatty and wandering round towns at night was not a problem at all (had I been a fan of weed my time there would have been spent floating on a cloud). Worth the price to visit!

    Published: 22 April 2013

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    • Where: Lanzarote, Canary Islands
    • Who: RAKHIM
    • When: February

    We stayed at Club La Santa Resort for a week which is ideal for an active keep fit holiday, the resort is simple and has all the facilities you would expect and need for a short or long stay. Our accommodation was half board and a good range of buffet food is served at the restaurant.

    Activity highlights would definitely be out of resort bike rides which take place down the coast which makes for good sightseeing opportunities.
    The weather was was suprisngly hot and would definitely need appropriate wear if keeping active on a daily basis!
    Overall I would recommend families to Lanzarote and those interested in sport.

    3 STARS

    Published: 09 April 2013

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