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…

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…

Phnom Penh & The Killing Fields

A heartfelt day in Phnom Penh On February 5th I arrived in the capital city of Cambodia: Phnom Penh. It was already late, around 8pm, and I had spent the entire day travelling by bus and trudging through disorganized border customs. After a 2.5 km walk to the Royal Hotel I settled down for the…

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Saigon is brighter than ever, and louder too! On February 3rd, I arrived in Saigon via day bus from Da Lat City. The drive down from the mountains was scenic and grand as I descended to flat marshlands leading straight into the heart of the biggest city in Vietnam, formerly known as Saigon. Over my…

Hanoi – The Old Quarter

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam! The beautiful city of Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. It is built up just south of the Red River that runs from the western mountains to the eastern sea. Hanoi has served as the capital of Vietnam for close to one thousand years. The city centre is filled with temples,…