Sahai Nan Permaculture Farm – Barefoot with Friends

In late February 2016, I pursued a new experience on my travels in the form of a permaculture farm volunteering retreat. I want to explain why this experience was worthwhile, and why it was a good decision during my travels in terms of Experience, Money and Time. Decisions have to be made on a regular basis…

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…

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…

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…

Da Lat City – A waltz of flowers

Da Lat City – The city of flowers From my first full day in Vietnam I had heard about Da Lat City from a local university student named Minh Binh Tinh and added it to my list of places to visit. Honestly, its the best way to learn about where to go in a new…