2018 In Review And 2019 Plans – JenjalanKami

We know. People already started to do 2019 goals, while we just started on reviewing 2018. That is why we mix them up in one post. Better late than never!

As we drill down all the blog posts that we have shared throughout 2018, these posts outshines others!

1. The Travelling Baby

Hack, people love the newest member of JenjalanKami rather than the same old us! I guess maybe in 2019 we should add on another new member? 😂

Kidding. We’ll make sure our 2019 posts will be more juicy stuff on Aydeen’s adventures (and hell yeah, our planners are already started to be filled up for 2019. Woo-hoo~)!

2. Why Family With Toddlers Should Consider Travelling To Japan

Ahhh.. This was actually a general blog post, but we know our readers are mostly family travellers with baby and toddlers on tow!

And.. Most of the readers travel in Asia (our biggest number of readers are from Malaysia, we love all of you!). So probably 2019 we will focus on Asia travels (sorry brothers in Europe, will definitely catch up with both of you in between the plans)!

3. The Emirates Experience – Viewpoint Of Family Travellers

Our readers love to travel with their family, and some of them are doing a thorough research on long distance flights (we know, because some of them even personally message us in social media for some tips and advices)!

We know flights in general, whether long or short, are great investments (we literally restrain ourselves from buying good food and shopping to make this happen). Thus, review on flights will definitely be a big help for JenjalanKami’s readers. Especially if you are travelling long distance with babies and toddlers, it can easily become nightmare if things turn out unexpected 😱

Though we can’t promise long distance flight in 2019 (we are still saving for our next family visit trip), we do have some short distance flights in mind. Let’s hope for that!

4. 5 Alaska Destinations That Will Blow Your Mind

Believe it or not, United States of America is the second highest number of readers for JenjalanKami, after Malaysia! We love all of you so much!

Thus, we will not forget to put destinations pieces for this country in the year 2019. This particular post is a guest post by Nikki Spitzer, a local Alaskan. We will definitely collaborate with more American bloggers (and also possibly the countries nearby the U.S.) in year 2019!

5. 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Le Quadri Hotel

OMG, this is our current obsession! We can’t say how much we love hotels so much! We used to be (and still are) Agoda hunters, searching for the best deals for members only (and that’s Friday, people!). 😂

We have a number of hotels and resorts coming up for reviews in year 2019, so be sure to check out our blog every single month if you are hotel lovers, like us!

So that’s basically our review for 2018 and plans for 2019. Hope to have an awesome year ahead!

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Europe Trip Day 2 Part 1 – London to Manchester

Our 2nd day of Europe Trip was quite a journey. Both of us are total suckers for public transport, so we decided to have our 2nd day trip by bus. Woohoo!

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Since we planned a lot of transportation & accommodations during our whole Europe Trip, we decided to use technology to organise ourselves. In this case, we used TripIt app.

TripIt is so useful when you have a lot of bookings on hand. Below is the print screen of how our 2nd day trip were planned in TripIt:

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As you can see, on 17 September at 7 a.m., I will be on board National Express NX540 to Manchester Coach Station. Then we will have another journey at 6.15 p.m. to Blackpool Central Coach Station, on board National Express NX333. I have also booked a 4 star TripAdvisor-rated B&B. All this in 1 single page.

If you click further, you will have more details. Below are the examples:

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Well, that’s our sharing for today. Will write again soon!
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Europe Trip Day 1 Part 3 – London

Here goes the 3rd part of our Day 1 trip. We have no idea why the picture uploading didn’t work for the rest of the pictures in the last post. Probably there was a limit? Let’s have a test today.

Ok, let’s continue to the rest of the journey that we had during the rainy day trip (yes, it rained for the rest of the day).

So here goes the rest of our London visit!

1. St James Park

The first picture was that of Shafa & her brother at St James Park. The scenery was beautiful, even in rainy days! This is Shafa’s favourite picture of Day 1, as it potrays perfectly a brother-sister bonding time.

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We are both animal lovers, and so we specifically love this park because of that. Just look at how adorable the ducks and swans at the below picture!

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And of course, one of the reasons why we love London so much is the fact that one attraction is located at a mere walking distance to another. As proven in below picture link.

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2. Trafalgar Square

Some travel books would suggest you to start your journey from Trafalgar Square. While it still depends on where you are based in London, starting you journey from Trafalgar Square may be a good choice. For us, specifically, we’re more than excited to take pictures with the lion statues, being a big fan to the Night at the Museum movie. He he.

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3. The National Gallery

We heard the National Gallery was good, but our time was too packed to explore. So we decided to just take a picture of it.

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4) Night View of the London Eye & Thames River

London at day is spectacular, but night view is even better! Below are the pictures taken at the Embankment, with view of the London Eye & Thames River.

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5) Tower of London & The Shard

Our first day was too packed! We did not have the time (nor the budget) to visit the Tower of London during the day. So we just had a stroll around the Tower of London at night. It was magnificent! And the view of The Shard just made it complete.

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6) Tower Bridge

Last but not least, the Tower Bridge. During the day, the Tower Bridge looks perfect. At night, the lightings made it look even more grand. In this particular picture, the Double Decker bus made it look even more London. 😉

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And so that completes our 1st day journey, Phew! Still long way to catch up.

Till then!

Europe Trip Day 1 Part 2 – London

Hi Everyone!

In our last post, we had shared some of the pictures taken when we had our Emirates Stadium Tour. Before we start to continue sharing pictures of the rest of our Day 1 London tour, let us share a bit on how we booked our stadiums tickets.

Well, as all of you would have known by now, Yusof is a big football fan. Yusof’s favourite is actually Manchester United, but the rest of his family supports Arsenal. So we decided to visit both stadiums.

We initially planned to book the tickets separately at the respective teams’ websites, but then we found this great website called Visit Britain Shop (www.visitbritainshop.com – the site where we also mentioned in our previous post that you can buy your Oyster card).

No price reductions, however (we had searched the internet extensively for a discounted entrance fees to both stadium). Prices were standard, no matter where you buy it. Only thing you gain when you buy at Visit Britain Shop is the convenience of buying them at one place! Not to mention you can also search for other places entrance tickets (together with promotional prices, if available). We would highly suggest this website if you do plan to buy any entrance tickets in the UK.

Enough said on this, let us now share with you the pictures of the rest of our Day 1 trip!

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Us, in front of the House of Parliament, its clock tower is also famously known as Big Ben. It was raining and traffic jam, so ignore the background 😛

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Shafa in front of the London Eye. Also still raining, but Shafa didn’t mind being drenched.

Buckingham Palace

Yusof, Shafa & Bang Shah (Shafa’s brother), getting all happy wefie-ing in front of the Buckhingham Palace. With the hope of bumping into any of the royalties, but no luck.

Well, we do plan to upload more pictures in this post, but something went wrong. They couldn’t be uploaded! We will continue again in the next post. Till then!

London Journey Plan

And so our Europe travel began in London. We took the tube (Piccadilly line) to Shafa’s brother’s house in Wood Green. The area was reachable by Piccadilly line, so no train change needed!

Of course, we use Oyster card in our London travels to enjoy cheaper rate & price caps (refer TFL website for details). The card can be bought from the airport train station. Just ask anyone, they’ll guide you.

Alternatively, you can buy it online (we prefer to shop for UK tickets at http://www.visitbritainshop.com – it’s a one stop centre). You can key in your departure date, they’ll make sure to deliver the card to you on time. Only downside, you’ll have delivery charges (in British Pound). You can gauge & decide whether you want to be worry free and have the card before your journey or just buy it at Heathrow airport. We’re sure Malaysians will do the latter, considering our currency against GBP. 🙂

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In any case that your destination is using another line, be sure to check out the London tube map. You can view the map at TFL website, also they will have a journey planner at their website.

Alternatively, you can download an app called London Journey Planner. But personally, our favourite app is called FetchMyWay (for Android) & Rome2Rio (for iOS). It will literally gets you from anywhere to anywhere (it doesn’t necessarily have to be station names), with details on costs & timing. Also there are options of different transportation alternatives (including walking!). Below are some screenshots of the app:

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That’s all for our tips on London journey plan. See you in next entry!

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