Teman Negara – Trekking the Rain Forest

Trekking Taman Negara, an amazing experience suitable for all ages! Teman Negara meaning “National Park” in Malay was originally named  “King George V National Park” when it was officially opened in 1939. Over the course of my travels in Malaysia, I had heard great things about Teman Negara. It was described as an amazing must see…

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…

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…

Heavenly Homestay – Ta Phin Village

A Homestay in the mountains of Sa Pa, Vietnam Travelled by Cam, Jenna and Tonya On January 13th 2016, we arrived via night bus from Hanoi to Sa Pa. At 6:30 am, a taxi had been arranged by our homestay to deliver us into the country side through a narrow and windy dirt road. After 30…