Patong – Land of the He/She’s!
We landed in Phuket from Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday afternoon for three days which started and ended with some drama. We got a taxi from the airport into Phuket town and when we got out of the taxi Aileen discovered that she hadn’t her purse! Panic quickly set in as she...read more
Downtown Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur!
We arrived by overnight train from Kota Bharu into Kuala Lumpur Saturday morning after a very comfortable thirteen hour journey. The comfort was attributed to the personal 1 berth bed cabins we each had. We boarded the train at 7pm and I was out for the count by...read more
Kota Bharu: The Muslim city
We’ve been in Kota Bharu, since we got back from the Perhentian Islands on Monday. Its now Thursday and we are finally leaving tomorrow. The reason why we ended up staying all four days here was simply because I’d problems with my online banking with Bank of Ireland,...read more
Perhentian Islands and the first month review
The Perhential Islands are a backpacking magnet for those who venture to the East coast of Malaysia. The islands(two of them, one small and one a little bigger) are situated about 40 nautical miles for the mainland in the Northeast. We spent three days there after we...read more
Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian Jungle of Taman Negara!
A Plane, train, boat, bus and car was how we made our way from Gili Trawangan in Indonesia to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It was a trip that last just over 24 hours by the time we eventually got to our hostel in the Bukit Bintang area of KL. We landed in KL just after...read more
Leaving Indonesia: On the move again!
After spending a nice long week on the Island of Gili Trawangan, we decided to leave. Not because we were fed up of the endless beach time or the exotic tastes of the local food there, but just because our feet got itchy and we wanted to explore more. We talked about...read more
Back when I was starting to plan our trip to Asia, I was surfing the different forums on the net looking at the different locations that people visit. Initially I really didn’t plan on going to Indonesia but during one online conversation with a forum member on...read more
Mt.Batur Volcano Trek!
Having never trekked a volcano before I was really looking forward to this. We were picked up from our accommodation in Ubud at 2:30am Saturday morning and we drove for a little over 80 minutes at a constant uphill incline the whole way until we reached the foot of...read more
First few days here in Indonesia!
The land of 17,000 islands as Indonesia is also know as is definitely worth a trip in itself. It’s a vast humongous country that sprawls between Malaysia and Australia, with the equator as its spine. We landed in Bali late Sunday night with after a short 2.5 hour...read more
Wow wow, weeeee wow! That pretty much sums up our 3 days here in Singapore. We arrived on Thursday and got settled into our hostel which was called the Betelbox packpackers hostel. Very cool hostel with easy access to all the cities main attractions. My original...read more