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Maybe you don't want to please your cabin crew next time you fly. I know, I know, it's their job to be nice, you're the customer, they're the employee. But if you're good to them, they may be extra nice. So here's how to charm them.

1. Say hi back. If a flight attendant greets you upon boarding, don't just ignore them. A simple "good morning" or "good evening" does it. How would you like to greet 20 people in a row and be greeted by silence? That's what usually happens.

2. Listen to the safety demo. It's just polite. Put down your iPad and Kindle. When was the last time you really listened? If it was more than a few years ago, it's time for a refresher. At the very least, don't talk loudly to your neighbor when a flight attendant is standing in front of you trying to keep you safe.

3. Headphones off! Take your headphones off when they ask you what you'd like to drink so they don't have to repeat it three times. How would you like it if they were wearing headphones when talking to you? It's the Golden Rule.

4. Be specific when ordering. When you ask for coffee or tea, specify milk or no milk, sweetener or not, without being asked, as in "I'd like coffee with milk please." Not only does it make their job easier, but everyone on the plane will get served more quickly.

5. Same for cold drinks. "I'd like Diet Coke, no ice please" or "Water, with ice and a slice of lemon please."

6. Say please and thank you. As in the examples above, say please and thank you when asking for and receiving something. Again, common courtesy that will get you treated extra well. A flight attendant once told me "We thought you were company" (meaning that I worked for the airline) because I was so polite.

7. Magazines! Donate copies of your current magazines to the crew. After you finish reading this week's US Weekly or GQ, give it to your flight attendant. Flight attendants love to read magazines when they're off duty or on break.

8. Treats. It's perfectly permissible to bring a little taste treat for your crew. Just make sure it's safety-sealed— not your homemade muffins, which might be considered a safety hazard. I bring boxes of Walker's Scottish shortbread or factory-sealed chocolates. They're always a big hit and you may be rewarded with a free cocktail or maybe even get reseated in the exit row (yes, it happens).

9. Pens! People are always asking flight attendants for pens, whether to complete immigration and customs forms or to simply do the crossword puzzle. Bring a few extra cheap pens, bundle them up and give them to your crew member. It may not be as enjoyable as a box of chocolates, but they will surely put them to good use.

10. Wheels in! Try to put your carry-on bag with wheels or handles facing in before commandeering twice as much space horizontally. And, for heaven's sake, don't put your jackets or tiny bags in the bin. That takes up space for larger items that have to go there, and these smaller items easily can fit underneath the seat or atop existing bags once everyone has boarded. Flight attendants will tell you that boarding is the most stressful part of their job, and by exhibiting an ounce of courtesy and common sense, it helps the entire plane get on the way more quickly.

11. Stay out of the aisles. Make your best effort to stay out of the aisles when the carts are brought out or when the plane is boarding. Try to use the bathroom before boarding or after takeoff, but if the crew begins their service, it is best to stay seated. The carts are heavy and awkward to maneuver, and there's no reason to become an obstacle to them unless absolutely necessary. And if a crewmember reminds you that the seatbelt sign is still illuminated, remember that they are just doing their job.

12. Tell the airline. If a flight attendant offers exceptionally nice service, most airlines have a mechanism for recognizing them. Ask for their employee number and note the flight number.
Where will all this kindness get you? No, you probably won't get an in-flight upgrade (although flight attendants do have the ability to offer them if there's room). Maybe the crew will forget to charge you for your cocktail. Maybe they'll reseat you if the child behind you is wailing like a banshee. But sometimes being nice is its own reward.


George Hobica is the founder of Airfarewatchdog.com. Airfarewatchdog features the best airfares on thousands of routes verified by a team of expert fare analysts. Source : usatoday.com

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The temptation of travelling alone offers countless possibilities and opportunities for adventure and is becoming more popular than ever before - and the number of women opting for solo trips in recent years has increased even more sharply than the number of men. Around 45% of solo travellers are now women - a sign of the times undoubtedly, and an encouraging one for those with a thirst for adventure but a fear of the big unknown

A slightly less encouraging statistic however, is that 79% of those lone female travellers would prefer to have a companion but have no choice. But is the glass half full here or half empty? Should we bemoan the fact that with independence comes loneliness, or instead celebrate the fact that more people than ever now simply decide to go off and follow their dreams regardless? Because the truth is, there's never been a better time to take the plunge and go travelling alone whether you're male, female or something else.

Companionship and Security
If you are a woman considering travelling alone, well, you're er, not alone. Forty percent of lone female travellers aged over 35 have no 'natural' travel partner such as a spouse or close friend. Moreover, there are great advantages to be had as a woman travelling alone. A lone woman will usually find it easier to meet people and make friends than a man, and generally speaking, commands respect and admiration from men and women alike for her independence. Also, if you choose to hitch-hike, a lone female is the statistic most likely to get a lift, though this course carries obvious dangers.
Most women with doubts about travelling alone cite the lack of companionship and security as the two greatest negative factors. If you're one of the 79% who would rather not travel alone then fear not: thanks to the growing demand, there are countless opportunities nowadays for women to find other women in the same situation and some quick research on the internet will bring back a wealth of information, from women-only travel groups and package trips to simply finding travel buddies online.

Things to Bear in Mind
As a resource the internet is invaluable, but not just for finding useful sites and organisations - it's also a forum, quite literally, for you to find people who have done what you want to do and ask them personally about any issues you have in mind. Here are a few common samples of advice taken from various forums.

Pack Light: When travelling alone, the sheer volume of baggage you carry is a greater factor than you would think. Most airlines now have a weight limit of less than 23kg (about 50lb) per bag for one thing; then there's the question of carrying it all up and down stairs in airports, train stations and underground stations in rush hour.

Male Attention: Be aware that flirting or provocation are based on wholly different norms and social fabrics in every country. For example, simply making eye contact or accepting a drink can be construed as a serious come-on in some countries. Also, the law in other countries varies as to what may be considered provocation or even consent. Wearing a wedding ring is an internationally understood deterrent if that's what you want.

Self Defence: Do not carry any weapons other than a can of mace, and check whether the law in your choice of destination allows even that. Always carry a mobile phone for use in case of emergency.

Hygiene and Sanitation: Bring your own toilet paper, pads, toilet paper, sanitizer, toilet paper, condoms… and did we mention toilet paper?

Dressing Appropriately: Check out in advance what constitutes 'appropriate dress' and bear in mind that lone women are very often mistaken for prostitutes in certain places.

Other Useful Things to Take: A small handbag, just big enough for your valuable documents etc. yet small enough to hold on to at all times rather than set down; comfortable shoes; compact make-up; maps.

And Finally: If you think walking in heels is bad enough in Britain, bear in mind that much of the rest of the world does not have as good quality roads and paths as we do; and maids do steal from hotel rooms, it's a fact, so don't carry anything valuable that is not essential. (Source - http://www.travellingalone.co.uk/)

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Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust grows beyond what those trips can contain, a longer journey might be in order.
Embarking on a six-month or year-long adventure often can mean taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind, like arranging for an extended leave of absence or resigning from a job. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.

We sought out some of those brave, inspirational souls on the question-and-answer site Quora.com, asking: “what should I know if I want to quit my job, leave everything behind and travel for a year?

From the logistics of planning such a trip to the difficulty of managing others’ expectations and re-entering the workforce, the Quora community chimed in with their most useful advice.
Related article: Navigating the minefield of travel, love and money

Expect people to worry on your behalf
Quitting a job may seem like a huge risk to others around you. “People will bring up the dangers to your career, dangers of getting hurt out there, dangers of not finding a job when you come back,” said Kyle Pennell, who recently left a marketing career in San Francisco to live in Oaxaca, Mexico. Those dangers can be real, but according to Pennell, “the places you see, the people you connect with, the pace of life, the person you might discover yourself to really be – it is amazing”.

"It’s easy to keep doing what you’re doing, and it’s hard to go do something completely different,” said Julia Lam, a former Facebook employee who left the San Francisco Bay area and is currently in the middle of taking a year off to travel around the world. “You’ll probably have moments of regret or confusion, so stay focused on your goals and why you’re doing this.”

Do not over plan
Travellers who are used to planning long weekend or weeklong vacations may be tempted to lock in as many logistical details as possible before departing. But according to Quora's world travellers, keeping the itinerary open allows for more flexibility and the chance to take suggestions from locals on the road.

“We bought only transcontinental flights in advance,” said Sasha Katsnelson, who quit her management consulting job in New York to travel South America for six months. “We landed in Quito, Ecuador and had 40 days to get to Rio for our flight out. Everything else was booked during our travel.” Other travellers had success buying one-way or round-the-world tickets and having only an outline of possible destinations for the first few months.

“Part of the fun is to wake up each day and say ‘What do I feel like doing today?’” said Shahaf Abileah, who left his software development job in Seattle and travelled with his wife for a year through Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands. “We ended up in entire countries that we didn't plan to visit [Uganda, Rwanda, Myanmar], simply because we met people along the way who said, ‘You gotta go there!’"

Have a goal or theme to guide you
Although over planning an extended journey can be limiting, wandering the world completely aimless can be equally frustrating. Andy Anderson, who has visited more than 35 countries, enhanced his year-long journey by finding ways to incorporate his passions. “I found a way to work at an Italian winery,” Anderson said. “I also spent a full season in a ski town, skiing being another passion of mine.” Software engineer Marcin Czech travelled from his home in Poland to Malaysia completely on land, and now finds his feat differentiates him from other world travellers.

Not sure where to start? Abileah recommended planning around big festivals. “By dumb luck we ended up in Lalibela [Ethiopia] during their Christmas celebrations, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. It felt like walking into Biblical times,” he said. “There were other events that we just barely missed. For the next trip we'll definitely check out the big events happening in different countries.”

Know your budget
While you do not need unlimited funds to take some time off and see the world, knowing how much you can afford and how long you want to travel will help you make the right choices. “Your money will last a lot longer in places like Southeast Asia or South America, than places like Australia, New Zealand or the Middle East,” Anderson said.

Toni Middleton, who left her job as an IT portfolio manager to travel solo without a cell phone, suggested looking into what housing might cost in your possible destinations. “Practice looking for lodging online at places like hostels, Airbnb and hotel websites, so you can devise a daily or monthly budget before you leave,” she suggested.

Do not over pack
Katsnelson warned travellers to pack as if for a two-week vacation. “You will need to do laundry,” she said. “Whether you get laundry service in Southeast Asia, use a washing machine in your hostel or hand wash clothes on the washing stones at a farm, you'll get to see a very real part of local life and you'll not break your back with six months of clothes.”

Embrace your journey, even after it’s over
While some Quora users went back to their original careers after returning home, others started new ones. Anderson said the job hunt could take two to three months upon return, but suggested starting to look at the end of your trip for a jumpstart.

Interviewers may question the gap in your resume, but that could also work to your advantage. Gary Forman, a marketing director from New York, used his experience to screen potential employers. “Some of them couldn't relate; those weren't the folks I wanted to work for,” he said. “Others loved the idea, and had taken similar journeys themselves. Those were the places I wanted to be.” by Lindsey Galloway Source at BBC Travel

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Backpacking by train starting from Kuala Lumpur than transit for almost 5 hours in Butterworth, Penang than continue to Bangkok with different coach. This video show our journey in coach from Butterworth, Penang to Bangkok.

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After several post about my trip by train someone ask me how to enjoy a train ride because travel by train  take long hours. So how to enjoy a train ride? Actually depend what inside the train have and what type of coach you take 1st class , 2nd class or seater etc. Depends also on the regulation like maybe they are not allowed you to enter other coach. So different country maybe different regulation. Normally I like to explore new things so that I can plan to do something useful so that I can kill my free time. So this is 10 things I have done in a train .

 1. Mingle with local people or with backpacker. Talking can do wonders to relieve boredom.



2. Play poker or anything game card

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3. Walk around from back to back


4. Hangout and chill at restaurant on the train


5. Busy body or try to found out what's going on .If the train stop for awhile try to found what happen like what I'm doing I try my best to take photo at every station that the train stop by.


6. Try to have experience using pantry or toilet. Even tough is not comfortable a least you feel how's the toilet is shaking.


7. Sleep at late night or any time you want


8. Read a book / ebook  or bring your iPod or mp3 player.


9. Look out the window if there is good scenery or something interesting to look at. If not, it is best to just stick to the activities above.

10. Doing crazy things when you feel so boring


The most important thing is 
Don't be too loud on the train. This counts for your music as well, use headphones and keep the volume down! Respect others.
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During our 5 days train trip from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok, we actually plan to visit Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha) or known as Grand Palace. We want to visit temple because my buddy Lim, want to make a wish. Do you want to know what his wish? He wish to have girlfriends and get married. From his face I know he pray so hard in the temple . But because time constrain we manage visit Golden Buddha Temple just near our hotel and also near to Hua Lampong Railway Station. I didn't know about this temple until i read some website said that 
The Golden Buddha, officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon (Thai: พระพุทธมหาสุวรรณปฏิมากร), is the world's largest solid gold statue
This temple become tourist spot either for local or foreigner. A little bit about Golden Buddha is the origins of this statue remain uncertain. It is made in the Sukhothai Dynasty style, and is thought to have been made during the Sukhothai period in the 13th-14th centuries, though it could have been made after that time. The head of the statue is egg-shaped, which indicates its origin in the Sukothai period. Sukothai art had Indian influences.Metal figures of the Buddha made in India used to be taken to various countries for installation. So the Golden Buddha statue may have been cast in parts in India.

The shape of the statue's head dates it to the Sukothai periodLater, the statue was probably moved from Sukhothai to Ayutthaya, after the latter kingdom came to predominate. This move may have happened in 1403.

Some scholars believe the statue is mentioned in the somewhat controversial Ram Khamhaeng stele. In lines 23-27 of the first stone slab of the stele, "a gold Buddha image" is mentioned as being located "in the middle of Sukhothai City". So this is interpreted as being the reference to the Wat Traimit Golden Buddha.

At some point of time, the statue was completely plastered over to prevent it from being stolen. Thus, the statue was covered with a thick layer of stucco, which was later painted. The plaster was also inlaid with bits of coloured glass. It is believed that this plastering over took place before the destruction of Ayutthaya kingdom by Burmese invaders in 1767. The statue remained among the ruins of Ayutthaya without attracting much attention.

In 1801, Thai King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I), after establishing Bangkok as a new capital city of the Kingdom, and after commissioning the construction of many temples in Bangkok, ordered that various old Buddha images should be brought to Bangkok from the ruined temples around the country. So this was the time that the Golden Buddha was probably brought from Ayutthaya to Bangkok.

At the time of King Rama III (1824-1851), the statue, still covered with stucco, was installed as the principal Buddha image in the main temple building of Wat Chotanaram in Bangkok.

After Wat Chotanaram, located near Chinatown, fell into disrepair and was closed, the statue had been moved to its present location at the nearby Wat Traimit in 1935. At the time, Wat Traimit was a pagoda of minor relevance (like hundreds of other Buddhist temples that exist in Bangkok). Since the temple didn't have a building big enough to house the statue, it was kept for 20 years under a simple tin roof. Thus, it seems as though the true identity of this statue had been forgotten for almost 200 years. (source Wikipedia

2 things you need to know about this statue :
1.   The statue is 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall and weighs 5.5 tonnes (5.4 long tons; 6.1 short tons). (According to another account, the statue measures 3.91 meters from base to top, and 3.10 meters across the lap from knee to knee.) It can be disassembled into nine pieces

2.   At US$1,400 per troy ounce, the gold in the statue (18 karat) is estimated to be worth 250 million dollars. The body of the statue is 40% pure, the volume from the chin to the forehead is 80% pure, and the hair and the topknot, weighing 45 kg, are 99% pure gold.





















Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Traimit Road (west of Hua Lampong Station), at the very beginning of Chinatown
Price Range: Around 30 Baht to visit the museum located half way to the top of the building. Visiting the golden buddha itself is free.
Web : http://www.bangkok.com/attraction-temple/wat-raimit.htm

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Madam Tussauds  is a wax museum that originally started in London. I never been to wax museum before so  I don't expect anything how the wax museum is all about. A little bit about the Madam Tussauds
Million and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds London since they first opened over 200 years ago. Madame Tussauds opened its doors in the heart of Times Square in New York City in the year of 2000. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old fashioned curiosity. Today visitors are sent on a unique journey through the realms of history, power and fame. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up close and personal with A-list celebrities, sports legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving times, events and moments that made the world talk about them.
Once I enter,I  feel amazing with the wax statue because looks almost 100% look alike , the face , the physical even the eye also almost the same. The wax museum is divided into several section such as Influential Leader / Political Leader / Public Figure, Athletes, Singer dan Actor even Doremon also have wax statue. I really enjoy the wax museum even tough is wax statue there have 3D game and karaoke session rather take photo only. Don't easily touch any part of wax statue such ass or breast because you might suddenly touch the human one hahah just kidding.

Visitior Map : Your journey start here










Kick like David Beckham


They also provide karaoke facilities free of charge but very very limited song to select

3D Game : I looks like Ryu in Street Fighter game hehe. Let kick yeaaahhh!







Cost :  Ticket 480 Bht - 800 Bht (Buy online more cheaper)
Location : 
  • Madame Tussauds Bangkok 6th Fl.,
  • Siam Discovery, Rama I Road, Pathumwan
  • Bangkok, Thailand 10330
  • Or click here for map
  • How to go :
    By BTS (the best access)
    Siam Pragon ----> Siam Center ----> Siam Discovery 6th fl. ( Madame Tussauds Bangkok )
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