Globetrotting on a Shoestring Budget

31 01 2009

When? 31 January 2009, Where? Pahang Room, Shangri-la Hotel KL

The traveller’s bug is certainly alive and kicking at our club judging by the amount of globe-trekking done by our members. We figure there’s no one better to give advice than our peers who have been to amazing places and done amazing things – especially when they’re doing it all on a super-tight budget.

Also in attendance was alumni Tang Weng Cheong who will be leaving for his fully-sponsored Rotary Group Study Exchange trip to the Lake District, United Kingdom. Cheong gave a short speech thanking us for all the assistance given in his GSE application. We can’t wait to hear all the stories once he gets back!

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Speakers of the day include IPP Neeraj (Rotary sponsored programs like GSE, Interota Korea and International RYLA in US), Rtr David (Bali), President Kavita (Europe) and Mei Han (Australia & Asia). Indeed, many of the things shared could only be picked up through experience – for example, Mei Han taught us how to pack our bags and things to consider ahead while planning a backpacking trip; Kavita shared how she started planning her Winter Europe trip through Amsterdam, London, Paris and Germany months in advance to capitalize on cheaper budget fares & using different modes of transport. There were many gems of travel wisdom that we gleaned so those who missed it – well, sorry, but its just too much for us to write it here.

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