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From Malaysia to Thailand

There are no big buses or coaches going from Malaysia to Thailand. Our only option was a minibus, which always cost more and always have crazy drivers. In Georgetown you can go to the ticket offices near the big white… Continue Reading →

Malaysia Travel Guide

I’m not paid by National Geographic, so don’t expect a comprehensive guide which you can use to plan your next 6 week holiday in Malaysia. These are merely my thoughts based on my experiences here in Malaysia. Things to see… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Malaysia. Truly Asia?

Off to Thailand tomorrow morning! A morning mini bus to Hat Yai, then perhaps onto Trang (apparently there’s some cool caves there). It will be interesting to leave Malaysia, considering its technically our first stop and all that we currently… Continue Reading →

Playing Just Cause 2 – Motorbiking Around Georgetown

After a night’s rest, I couldn’t wait to get back on a scooter and explore the south side of Penang. We decided to do another day with our friends, Audrey and Bastien on the motorbike. Feeling more confident and with… Continue Reading →

Finally, off the tourist trail

To get around Penang and see the island, we decided to hire some motorbikes / scooters. The first guy, sent us away after we didn’t immediately agree to his price so we went to find the mysterious Happy Ken. We… Continue Reading →

Riding a Motorbiking in Malaysia – The day I thought I was going to die.

Let me preface this by saying that yes, I am quite spoilt. I have driven in cars all of my life, gotten an education, and had food in my belly (at all times) but nothing had prepared me for the… Continue Reading →

Malaysian Toilets

Malaysia Lots of squat toilets but I had prepared for this by practicing at some Singaporean bathrooms. I was extremely perplexed the first few days as the cubicles usually consisted of a squat toilet, a hose, a bucket, and NO… Continue Reading →

Taiping – Getting to Orangutan Island

Eawasin, from the guesthouse, suggested that we do an extra stop between Tanah Rata and Penang. We followed his advice and the four of us took a bus to Ipoh and then to Taiping, a colonial city in north western… Continue Reading →

Jungle Trekking – Bush Bashing

Went for a mini hike on our second day in the Cameron Highlands. We met a very nice French couple at Orchid Lodge, the night before, and ended up going on a hike with Bastien. He and Audrey had taken… Continue Reading →

Beach to Mountains

Today we say goodbye to the island paradise and will move to central Malaysia to the Cameron Highlands. There are not a lot of buses going from Kuala Besut to the Cameron Highlands, only four companies, all mini buses. The… Continue Reading →

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