Kek Lok Si Temple | Penang |Review & Photos

Location Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple on the island of Penang and is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. It stands on a hill in Ayer Itam which is about a 45 minute drive from Batu Ferringhi. We hired a driver but you can also get the 203 or 204 bus from Georgetown. History In 1885, Venerable Beow Lean was appointed as the chief monk of the Kuan Yin Teng Temple in Pitt Street, the oldest temple in Penang. Later he found a…

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Celebrity Solstice | Review and Photos
Celebrity Solstice in Sydney

Celebrity Solstice | Review and Photos

Celebrity Solstice is the highest rated ship in Australian Waters and has amazing reviews so we were eager to see how she compared to previous cruises. Although owned by The Royal Caribbean Group, Celebrity is touted as a step up from the RC ships. Celebrity Solstice arriving in Sydney We have only cruised 3 times and all with different companies. The first was on Costa Victoria in the Med, second was an Asian cruise on the Sapphire Princess but the third and best of all was…

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Batu Ferringhi | Penang | Review & Photos

Penang Airport to Batu Ferringhi Batu Ferringhi is on the northern coast of Penang in Malaysia. The island is just off the mainland and accessible by bridge, ferry or plane. The flight from Kuala Lumpur is a very short 45 minutes. Upon arrival, we went straight to the taxi desk to arrange our taxi to Batu Ferringhi. The cost was RM69 and fitted in the four of us as well as our two large suitcases and hand luggage. The fares are set and paid for at…

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Cabin 9155 Celebrity Solstice | Review & Photos

Are you looking to cruise on Celebrity Solstice? Don't know what cabin to choose? Check our review on Veranda cabin 9155. Location of Cabin 9155 It is located on Deck 9, on the left (port) side of the ship near the front. It is close to the front elevators and stairs. Deck 9 has the Card Room near the Atrium but this does not effect this room as it is far enough away. We didn't hear any noise from the lifts and there didn't seem to…

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Why stay at Holiday Inn prior to your cruise in Sydney
View from Holiday Inn roof top pool

Why stay at Holiday Inn prior to your cruise in Sydney

Searching for a hotel to stay at before your cruise from Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal? We researched and ended up staying at The Holiday Inn Old Sydney in The Rocks for these reasons: Holiday Inn Old Sydney Location Holiday Inn Old Sydney is located in George Street in The Rocks, a stones throw from the Overseas Passenger Terminal. It is literally across the road, down a pathway and then you are there. It took us less than 5 minutes with all our luggage and children. It's…

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The Rocks Sydney | Things to see

The Rocks is such a fascinating place to explore when in Sydney. It’s home to Sydney’s oldest surviving residence, historic walkways, markets and old pubs. It also has magnificent views of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

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