Who has not heard of TripAdvisor? No? I do not know what to say to that …
I have tried a number of similar sources of travel assistance and I always go back to TripAdvisor. The most reliable, in my opinion, thus far. Granted, nothing is perfect. It has it flaws but this is where contribution from the members are important. For example, I stayed at a lodge which was not listed on TripAdvisor but recommended by Booking.com. It was located at a very if not the most strategic location, surrounded by the places of interest, mostly if not all, within walking distance (I tend to walk a lot when travelling alone). Being a reliable source of information that it is, it quickly adopted advice and recommendations made by its members. As a Senior Contributor and selected Asia-Pacific Insighter, it was not difficult to recommend to TripAdvisor to include new “items”. Now, the lodge that I stayed for almost a week for is in the list.
Anyhow, the introduction above is meant to thank Trip Advisor for all the assistance they have provided and the honour of selecting me as the Asia-Pacific Insigther. In that honour too, I was recently congratulated by TripAdvisor for being the top 3% reviewer in Kuala Lumpur. I would say that although it is not perfect (as most things are), it is by far one of the most reliable sources of travel information. In this honour, I have decided to do a weekly post on the places (be it eateries or attractions) that I have reviewed. Follow the link if you wish to visit TripAdvisor -> http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/
Until then, have a good weekend.