After traveling for so long, I think it becomes more important to strike the right balance between destinations and activities. If you spend too long in cities, you get tired of cities and the same with beaches. So after spending the past couple of weeks in cities, I was excited to enjoy some nature in the Cameron […]
I enjoy street art a lot so I was excited to visit Ipoh and Georgetown, which are both famous for it. From Singapore, I returned to Kuala Lumpur and then further west to reach Ipoh. Georgetown, which is on the island of Penang, is west of Ipoh and reached by ferry from the coast. Ernest Zacharevic, the […]
Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world but definitely worth the visit. While I was there I got to catch up with some friends I met traveling in Vietnam 3 years ago which was an added bonus!
In the 15th century, Malacca was one of Asia’s greatest trading ports but was eventually replaced by Singapore. While trading drastically decreased, this protected much of the architecture of the city, with today’s historic city center being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout it’s history Malacca traded hands and was controlled by the Portuguese, Dutch, […]
From Krabi, I found a cheap flight to Kuala Lumpur which is another city that most travelers use as a hub to get to other destinations within Malaysia. I stayed for a few days, saw some sites, and sampled the street food, one of the things the city is best known for.
The islands of Thailand have some of the best beaches in the world with endless stretches of white sand and clear turquoise waters, but I’ve also heard horror stories from other backpackers. Things getting stolen on buses, passports held ransom after renting motorbikes, and countless other scams. So much so that I almost considered skipping […]
It sounds ridiculous but backpacking for 7 months is exhausting. Although it might seem like my life has become a full-time holiday, that’s not quite the case. Because I usually move to a new place every 3-5 days, I’m constantly packing and unpacking all of my belongings and there’s a ton of research and planning […]