Pulau Pinang – Spicy Cooking

While on Pulau Pinang, take a day to get out of Georgetown. With a quick bus ride from Komtar central terminal, I visited local markets, Kek Lok Si Temple & The Bronze Statue of Kuan Yin, and the Tropical Spice Garden. Other Pinang highlights include a trekk up Pinang Hill from the entrance at the Botanical…

Georgetown, Penang – Art & History

Hey Traveller! Don’t forget to visit George Town, Penang to see the cool street art on your journey throughout Malaysia! This old colonial town is rich in history and overflowing with hip, fun and inspiring artwork. I arrived in George Town on March 18th from the Cameron Highlands. I heard through word of mouth that…

Cameron Highlands – Trekking

When I first heard about the Cameron Highlands, I knew I had to visit them on my way through Malaysia. Not because of the name we share, but because of the hiking trails and the cool mountain temperature that ranges between a glorious 16-23 degrees. On march 14th, I casually made my way to the…

Cameron Highlands – Colours of Tea & Flowers

A Little History The Cameron Highlands of today is a popular tourist site for foreigners and locals to trekk, visit tea plantations and get away from the coastal heat. The Cameron Highlands was discovered by government surveyor William Cameron on a mapping expedition in 1885. However, it was George Maxwell, Chief secretary during 1920-1926 who…

Welcome to Kuala Lumpour “KL” Malaysia

Flying into KL, Malaysia…WOW what a change! The landscape, the people, the culture, the temperature and most of all the food! I first arrived in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, onMarch 10th, via air from Bangkok (60USD one way). The Klia airport is big, clean and has lots of ATMs. After taking out my…

Bangkok – Thai Massage

Ticklish feet in Chinatown After a spiritual ten days barefoot in the rugged northern Thai mountains, I made my way back to civilisation, to the comforts of Thai massages and Western food in Bangkok. On March 8th, I started my second chance to see the big city. This time I was ready for it! I…

Bangkok! – Two Crowds on Khao San Rd.

The Sacred Buddha Protest & Party Over the course of my travel in Thailand I had the chance to visit Bangkok twice for a couple of days, I experienced what I call the loud and quaint sides of the city. For a look at a quaint, more relaxing and scenic visit take a look at…

Pai – A Thai hippie town

Over the course of my travels I had heard a lot of praise for the mountain town of Pai. So, like any good backpacker trusting in the opinions of my fellow travellers, I added to my hit list. It was a good choice! On February 23rd, I took a mini van from Chiang Mai to…

Chiang Mai – Jump in!

The city of Chiang Mai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand! It has everything: Temples, Adventure Parks , Trekks, a Grand Canyon, Markets, Cooking schools and more! I arrived on February 21st at 5:30am via night bus from Bangkok (400baht/ $12 USD) and took a red car for 60 baht (pickup…

Angkor Thom – Part 2

Angkor Thom – The Ancient Capital Part 2 of 2 on my adventures through the ancient temples of Angkor! Please see part 1 for tour options and my visit to Angkor Wat. Angkor Thom Of the 1200 plus temples of Angkor, the largest grouping of structures is located at Angkor Thom. It’s huge! It took…