Why Backpacking Is Great For The Soul

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Goodbye Koh Phangan, Hello Koh Samui!

We left the East coast of Koh Phangan and went to the West coast for our final three days on the Island. We wanted to sample another part of Koh Phangan before we left. So Thongsala on the West coast was our choice. Thongsala is where all the boats to and from the...

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Have some; Dim sum yum yum!!

This is the first of two posts in which I’ve been asked give some information about. The other one will be about what I’ve packed in my backpack to last me for the seven months on this trip. Food! Well I’ve certainly eaten my fair share of it since arriving in Asia....

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Koh Phangan Part 2: Full Moon Party!

“The Full Moon Party is held on Haad Rin’s eastern beach and for those who haven’t been….the party is INSANE! During peak season up to 30,000 revelers descend on Koh Phangan from throughout Asia and further afield to party hard from dusk ‘till dawn in front of massive...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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