Our Family Hiking Experience at Bukit Besi

We recently went on a hiking trip with our preschooler to Bukit Besi, and it was an incredible experience that we will cherish forever. Though we did not hike until the summit, it was still an amazing adventure that we thoroughly enjoyed.

The trail starts with an uphill walk via the paved road

Using the AllTrails app to navigate, we set out on our hike with our little one, eager to explore the beautiful surroundings. Initially, we were unable to find the trail using Komoot app, so we were grateful to have the AllTrails app to guide us.

Once you reach here, turn left to the forest trail!

As we made our way through the lush green forests, we were constantly amazed by the stunning scenery that surrounded us. Our son was thrilled to be outdoors and kept pointing out various plants, animals and insects that he saw along the way.

The trail was nice ❤️
Every forest looks unique to us
Hiking with a clear sky 🌌

Though we did not hike until the summit, we found several viewpoints that offered breathtaking views of the city. The vistas were simply breathtaking, and we took several breaks to sit and admire the scenery.

One of the things that we appreciated most about the hike was the fact that it was not too challenging for our little one. While there were some parts that require using rope due to many rocks and the top part of the hike seemed to be a bit too challenging for preschoolers, there were still plenty of areas that were perfect for families with young children. However, do bear in mind that our preschooler has went for hiking since he was 2.5 years old, so I wouldn’t say it is a good place to bring if your little one is a beginner, but a good one if she already has some experience.

Pure happiness 🥰

Overall, we had an incredible experience hiking at Bukit Besi with our preschooler. The trail was easy to follow with the help of the AllTrails app, and the scenery was absolutely stunning. We highly recommend this hiking trail to anyone looking for a fun and family-friendly outdoor adventure.

Top 3 City Destinations That Will Make Your France Road Trip Perfect

France is definitely a great country to visit. Not only because of its beautiful landmarks and sceneries, the people are also very friendly and helpful. However, be ready with some very basic French vocabularies, such as “combien” and “un” to “dix”, as well as “tout droit”. These words will give you such a big help!

For a road trip with very limited time, Below are three top city destinations that you should include in your itinerary.

1. Lille

Perfect for old city lovers, Lille is a historic 17th century city. It offers historical landmarks, museums, heritage sites, shopping, art, great hotels, and restaurants.

You don’t want to miss this city, especially since it is so easy to get to via Eurostar from London (only 90 minutes from London). As for us from Den Haag via Ouibus, it takes a mere 3 hours 55 minutes ride. Both of these will arrive at Gare Lille Europe (signboard in the picture).

The building in the picture is Garre De Lille Flandres, the main Railway Station of Lille. It is a terminus for SNCF Intercity and regional trains. It is only 500m walking distance from Gare Lille Europe, and both stations are adjacent stops on one of the lines of Lille Metro.

2. Rouen

Rouen is a vibrant city with beautiful architecture. The buildings of Rouen shows elements of a Norman architecture, such as half-timbered houses and Gothic cathedrals. Below are some of the buildings worth visiting in Rouen.

The picture is of Le Gros-Horloge (the big clock). It is a beautiful astronomical clock set within a Ressainance arch that stretches over the street bearing the monument’s name.

Other beautiful places and buildings include Historial Jeanne D’Arc, Old Market Square, Grande Pharmacie Du Cntre and the churches.

3. Paris

Visit to France is incomplete without visiting this city of love! Paris has so much to offer it’s visitors. The main one, of course, is the Eiffel Tower. You can choose either to pay more by taking the lift to the first or second floor, or you can pay less and use the stairs! You can skip the long queue by booking online, but be sure to book on a much advanced date, as it is always sold out! Alternatively, you may book your visit with a tour group, which is the fastest way to go up (with a bit more to pay, of course)!

The city is best explored by riding the hop-on-hop-off buss. It will take you to the tourists attractions around Paris. You can then visit Arc De Triomphe and Champs-Elysees, the best shopping place in France!

If you are an art lover, or just want to see the Mona Lisa, head over to the Louvre Museum! The museum is very big, you may want to use the map provided to visit the highlights of the museum, if your time is very limited.

These are the three cities suggested for the city lovers who are having road trip to France. Happy planning and have a great trip!