One of our destinations in the pipeline is visiting the Baltics which is DIY doable. We have made preparations regarding airlines, trains, buses, and accommodations. Hopefully, the pandemic will be over in 2021 so that all of us can travel again in 2022.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Today, 25 January 2021 I received a travel voucher from Thai Airways regarding the cancellation of my flight KUL-BKK-ZUR (4th May 2020) and MIL-BKK-KUL (21 May 2020) for the same cost of tickets purchased i.e. RM2,466.
I had opted for full reimbursement of the ticket price but was not given. Alternatively, the airline is only prepared to refund part of the tax which is equivalent to RM700. The refund process as I am told is lengthy as Thai Airways is undergoing rehabilitation proceeding through the Central Bankruptcy Court which temporarily prohibited them from processing any refund requests. Due to this and the extension of the validity period till 31 December 2022, I accepted the travel voucher.
Hopefully, the Covid-19 pandemic will be over this year (2021) so that we can travel again.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Since my trip to Swiss and Italy was abruptly canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am putting up several itineraries for my travel plan once the pandemic situation permits. These plans are:
1. Swiss and Italy (DIY)
2. Trans Siberia Rail Moscow-Beijing (Agent)
3. Baltic (DIY)
4. Balkan & Turkey (Agent/DIY)
5. New Zealand Motorhome (Agent)
6. Japan (DIY)
7. South America (Agent)
8. South Africa (Agent)
Hopefully, I will be able to travel again.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
2020 is only a few moments away from 2021. As a traveler, 2020 is a dreadful and frustrated year as we were not able to travel overseas since March due to the pandemic.
Hopefully 2021 will be better since the Covid-19 vaccine is available and travel can resume like before.
Happy New Year 2021.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government had imposed The Movement Control Order 2020 (MCO) on 18 March 2020 as a precautionary measure in response to this pandemic. The MCO included prohibitions of mass movement and gatherings, sanctions for traveling local and abroad, closure of office buildings, institutions of higher learning, schools, pre-schools, and places of worship.
As a frequent traveler, I am disheartened by this situation that restricts travel locally and abroad (our trip to Europe had to be canceled).
After 3 months of total lockdown, the government announced the opening up of domestic traveling (with the new normal and SOP) we decided to indulge our travel passion locally. Since then we have been to Rompin, Ipoh, Malacca, and Kuala Lumpur.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
TAX REFUND of RM710 (ticket price RM2,466). The refund process may take a longer time (more than 180 days) since the airlines' is processing request worldwide.
EXTENSION OF TICKET VALIDITY up to 31 December 2021. Rebooking must be made within ticket validity (same route) subject to seat availability. The change fees will be waived, however additional fees/taxes will be collected if any different fare involved.
Convert ticket to TRAVEL VOUCHER with 12 months validity from the date of issue. A travel voucher must be requested before 31 May 2020. It can be used as a credit towards any future travel on Thai Airways destination worldwide and the additional fare/tax/surcharge differences may be applied to the new itinerary.
Monday, April 6, 2020
Moscow State University
Saint Basil's CathedralAfter a quick stop at Moscow State University, we proceeded to Saint Basil's Cathedral (now a museum). It is a Christian church situated in Red Square, Moscow.
The Kremlin Armoury Chamber
Kremlin WallFrom the Kremlin Armoury Chamber, we walked to the Kremlin Wall. We had to brave the heavy snow and cold chilly winds. To capture photos was quite a challenge.
GUM Shopping MallFrom the Kremlin Wall, we walked to GUM Shopping Mall for some last-minute souvenir hunting. We were here previously but it was during the day. But tonite we witnessed the beautiful lighting on display.
Sunday, April 5, 2020
|Arbat Street daytime picture - courtesy Google|
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