Daily Archives: 13 May, 2008

Laundry List – Find a Place to Wash Your Smalls

LaundryEarlier I linked to an article about one of the keys to travelling light – hand washing. However, every once in a while a washing machine is handy. Short of being friendly with a local this can mean hunting out or splurging on accommodation with free or cheap facilities or finding a local public laundry. The Dirty Load promises to make the second option easier by providing an online directory of laundrys worldwide. Still very much a work in progress relying on input the users, hopefully the site can grow into a very useful means of finding somewhere to do a load in an unknown city.

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Free Flights to Kuala Lumpur (?)

Both The New Straits Times and AirTravelTips are running a story about AirAsia offering “free” seats between 14th and 16th of May on routes including Gold Coast – KL for travel between 12th January to 30th April 2009. Presumably taxes and surcharges are still applicable. No word on how many tickets are being released.

I can’t find anything on AirAsia’s website or recieved any messages in my inbox, but it may well be worth keeping an eye on the site tomorrow (at least before it melts down) if you’re interested in a deal to Malaysia.

As ever, let us know in comments if you find a bargain!

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Loose Change – A round-up of recent travel tips from around the web (13th of May)

Travel Tips of the Week

John Flinn, SF Gate: Travel Light Means Fewer Clothes, Wash Your Own

A great guide to washing clothes quickly with only a sink.

General

For everyone determined to make the most of their holiday time Bootsnall has five destinations where the summer sun just don’t set (literally).

Bravenewtraveler has some suggestions for avoiding getting lost in a new city.

Wired’s How To Wiki has an excellent guide to buying a digital camera.

Matador has some tips for visiting indigenous peoples.

The Americas

Intelligent Travel has some tips for finding the authentic Flushing in Queens, New York. The Guardian has some tips for free things to do in New York.

SFGate has a guide to LCC’s in Mexico.

Europe

Eurocheapo has some cheap places to see Michelangelo’s work in Florence, including the sadly overlooked Bargello. In Krakow they suggest five free things to do and for good measure they have five great places for a picnic in Paris.

Coach travel in Europe can be a more economical alternatives to the fabled Eurorail pass. itravelnet rounds up the low coast bus services in Europe and surveys European bus passes.

The Guardian has a guide to the Isle of Man. Ask a Local on High Culture on a Low Budget features Mike from London.

Nick Trend in The Telegraph claims to list Venice’s top ten budget (well less than £130 a night) hotels.

With the Champions League final around the corner The Guardian has some suggestions for Moscow.

Rick Steves has a very entertaining audio discussions about Rome and Istanbul.

Asia

9000 Hours in Saigon has a guide to Vietnamese titles

Frommers has an audio guide to South Korea with Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee, author of Frommer’s South Korea.

MSNBC has some tips for first time visitors to India.

Thailand is pretty cheap to begin with, but Budgettravelguide has some tips for making it even cheaper.

Travel Blogging – is that thing still around? has some tips for dealing with Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Stuff.co.nz has some tips for seeing Singapore with children.

Africa

Frommers.com Podcast discusses Namibia.

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[Sunset in Iceland by Deivis, Coach image by orisfrancesco.com, NAIA image via alexyra]