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Having heard about the amazing night markets and the abundance of delicious food, I knew Taipei would be a city that any food lover should visit at some point. And so I was excited to visit Taipei for the third time in my life. Taipei is a very friendly city. There is no worry at all even if you travel alone. It’s easy and hassle free to get around, there’s an amazing selection of restaurants and street food, and the night markets, with their never ending supply of interesting foods, are a highlight. 

So, i land at TaoYuan Airport upon arrival. It takes about an hour or more to get from the airport to the center of the city if you take a cab ( depends on the traffic) Well, for me, i took the TaoYuan International Airport MRT to the city. It is more convenient, faster and cheaper. It took me around 45 minutes to get to my home stay.
Here we go again .....

Itching to go for a short getaway?  We know, we all leave it too late to book trips for the public holiday or long weekends, but don’t give up the idea of having a short break. We all need a break sometimes. If you are lazy to go too far, go to Singapore! I’ve lost count of how many times i’ve visited Singapore. I realised, even after so many times, there are still much to see and much to do in Singapore. Here’s something “NEW” that I’ve discovered lately. 
Spain is incredible, if you find the beauty of it.

Besides RONDA, Seville is also one of my favourite! But compare to Ronda, Seville is bigger and more city compare to Ronda. Ronda is more like a little town. Seville is bright and colorful and it’s everything I love about Spain. Just a few days in Seville I’ve come to really appreciate the city. It is truly amazing, wish i could spend more time to appreciate all the details. Well, Seville is around 534km from Madrid, you can take a high speed train there ( around 2 hours 30 minutes ) You can check the ticket price - HERE. But if you choose to rent a car, you can drive from town to town and appreciate the view along the journey. 


If you follow me on my social media #karenkhotravel, you will know how much i love cold weather. I really enjoy the cold because i get to dress up with layers which we can’t do it in Malaysia. That’s the reason why, i love to travel during winter season. Well, just because the temperature has dropped, it doesn’t mean that the fun levels have to as well. There are a lot of awesome happenings activities during the winter season in the world’s most liveable city - Melbourne

I’m back to one of my favourite country- Australia! I’ve been to Perth twice but never to the city of Australia. I always wanted to visit Melbourne and finally i made it this July. With temperatures ranging between 7°C to 17°C during their winter season, it is ideal for those who hate freezing wind because it is not TOO COLD. Yet if you like the snowy side of winter, you can travel up to Mount Buller the mountains outside of Melbourne to have a white winter vacation. 

  Mt Buller is the most popular destination and is the most accessible major snow resort in Australia. It is around 246km from Melbourne city, it took us around 3 hours drive to get there from the airport. 
A place to experience all the thrill and excitement of Victoria’s snowfield in wintertime.

Of course, the best part is the snow activities! 
Summer is the best season of the year. Ready for an beach vacation anytime soon? 

I know, in Malaysia, it is really hard to find a nice quality bikini with nice design. It is really not much option to choose from. I know, There is a lot from the online website but sometime when i received the products from online shop, the quality is quite disappointing. Especially after a few washes. So i found that it is really a waste of money. I rather spend more on getting a good one, so that i can wear it longer. So recently, i’ve came across this brands from Paris and it is recently launched in Lazada. So i gave myself  try to get one of these 

As i mentioned earlier, my trip begin in Madrid and off to south, Ronda. Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Málaga, about 100kms from the city of Malaga. We took a high speed train to Málaga and drove around 2 hours to get there. You can also spend a few days in Málaga before heading off to Ronda. It is easier to just rent a car to get around, so you can take your own sweet time to drive there, enjoy the view along the journey etc. 

Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain.

I visit Ronda for the first time and i’m in love with this little town, have been dying to return with my loves one in the future! It’s one of those cities that captures your imagination. From beautiful alleyways and cobbled streets, to ancient city walls, the famous new bridge and incredible sweeping landscapes, it’s easily one of the most photogenic cities in Spain. It is a MUST VISIT place in south of Spain! One of my favourite place during this trip! 
There’s no words to describe how beautiful this town are!

Ronda is located on top of a mountain, divided in half by a deep gorge, with panoramic views around the surrounding countryside. There are old city walls, winding cobblestone streets, and Spain’s oldest bull ring. It’s like walking through a postcard! I felt in love instantly. 

The views is breathtaking..



It’s the perfect town to explore, for sipping wine and watching the world go by.
This town is so unbelievably pretty that everywhere you turn is a spectacular photo-worthy view. 



Visit The Puente Nuevo Ronda’s 

It is like the landmark of this town. This 18th Century bridge is what draws the crowds. Joining the two sections of the city, the bridge reaches a height of 100m, with its base deep in the base of the gorge and the Guadalevín river. We took a little walk to the opposite to get a better view of the bridge. 

VISIT THE BULLRING Plaza de Toros - The Bullring

I’m pretty sure all of you know about bull fighting in Spain. It is one of their culture. 
Guess what,  Ronda is actually the birthplace of the modern bullfighting nowadays


There’s a museum and guided audio tours around the bullfighting ring. 
  
The price of entry is 6.50€ per person and 8.00€ with an audio-guide. 


WHERE TO STAY?

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria This hotel is located in the centre of the town, very close to Ronda's landmarks and the famous Tajo de Ronda. Everything is just walking distance in Ronda, spend 1-2 days in Ronda and explore everything by foot. I really love the environment of the hotel! Especially the backyards, the breakfast and of course the panorama views from my balcony. 

My Room for 2 nights 
The breakfast place, the views outside the window is so surreal, like a piece of painting. 


Address: Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Calle Jerez, 25, 29400 Ronda, Malaga


Trust me, Ronda is one of the place you can’t afford to miss! This place is unforgettable for me, i really love this town. Well, Now you know where to go if you are visiting Spain anytime soon :)



 NEXT, SEVILLE 
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Ever wondered which European destinations are the most popular to visit? I start to wonder : why wasn't this city on my list earlier ? It was such a big mistakes. Spain is full of surprises, and i had wonderful memories in Madrid. Basically, It is a city full of life, colors, wonderful architecture and people. In the article, I'm going to share about some highlights of the place I've been in Madrid during my trip. 

First stop once arrival- Alcalá de Henares, the world heritage city in Central Spain, Northeast of Madrid. We walked around in the old city of Madrid after checked in to our hotel, Parador de Alcala de Henares. Everything is just walking distance from our hotel. 



Another short getaway to Singapore with my friends. Basically it’s for the music festival and also most importantly the crazy sale in Singapore on JUNE! Yay! Another shopping trip for us.   
I’ve heard about HomeAway many times, but haven’t gotten around to using it until my recent trip to Singapore. If you’re unfamiliar with the site, basically HomeAway is a platform where allows you to choose from many vacation houses that accommodate your entire family or travel squad during travel. Apparently, compare to others hotel booking, HomeAway is more economical and more spacious. 
I always loved to travel but yet i don’t really enjoy flying most of the time, especially on long haul. Flying can be really tiring if you didn’t get to rest well during the flight. It is hilarious i know, how can you avoid flying if you want to travel so much. Travelling almost every month these days, sometime i really hope there is a transporter where can just send me to my destination in a blink. 

Europe is always one of my favourite travel destinations and this round i’m lucky enough to tick off one of my bucket list - SPAIN! (I will blog about my spain trip soon in my next post, stay tuned) Yes,  Europe is so far away from home...another long haul flight. Long haul flight can be another nightmares for me, But i’m glad i’ve chosen Cathay Pacific Business Class this time. I got no worries at all. 

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