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…

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! – 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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…