Kota Bahru – Beach, Beers and BBQ

One night, two days in Kota Bahru. Kota Bahru is a fairly quiet Islamic city in northern Eastern Peninsular Malaysia. It is the capital and royal seat of the Kelantan State. Each Malaysian State has a Sultan or King at the head of state, although many of the positions are simply honerary. The city streets…

The Perhentian Islands – Snorkeling

Welcome to Pulau Perhentian Kecil! Snorkeling in Paradise! Beautiful beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling and fire jugglers, what more could a backpacker want in the beautiful Pulau Perhentian Kecil, the smaller of the two remote tropical islands off the coast of North East Malaysia. Isn’t there something truly sensational about being back out at sea after a…

Koh Chang & Lonely Beach

So overall, Koh Chang didn’t start all that well for me over the 4 days and 4 nights I spent on the island off the coast of north eastern Thailand. First, I couldn’t find a decent and affordable place to book prior to arrival so I ended up at the ugliest and worst hotel I’ve…

Nha Trang, Vietnam – aka ‘Little Moskow’

Welcome to Little Moscow, Nha Trang My arrival in Nha Trang was far from ideal, once again getting kicked off the bus on a strange dark street at 4:30am. The taxi drivers swarmed outside waiting for sleepy tourists to disembark. Its difficult to find time to put on my shoes before being bombarded with questions…

A Bright Night in Hoi An

Hoi An, The city of a thousand lanterns! Welcome to the UNESCO world heritage ancient city of high fashion and night lanterns in Vietnam! Hoi An is located roughly half way along the coast of Vietnam, geography and commercially, the tailoring center for trendy tourists. Hoi An gets a bad reputation for being overpriced and…

Swinging over to Cat Ba Island

Hello! Hello! Cat Ba! January 17th I travelled with my friend Jenna by Bus, Bus, Ferry Bus to Cat Ba Island off the coast of northern Vietnam. January is the middle of their winter season so the weather was a little cold, requiring a sweater in the evening. We were fortunate to be visiting while…