Kuala Lumpur

We’re on our way to Vietnam flying Air Asia with a two night stopover in Kuala Lumpur. Arriving it feels almost like we are reuniting with an old friend; so regularly have we stopped here. For this stopover we keep the sightseeing to a minimum and just have some fun. Food street Bukit Binang is…

Kuala Lumpur

We have a two-day stopover in Kuala Lumpur en route to Cambodia. It’s a chance to eat good food, watch movies, get a massage and check out some tourist sites.¬†Walking the city allows us a fine reintroduction to this magnificent city. It’s a visual delight of colour and chaos, a cacophony of scooters and construction,…

Tokyo-Narita to Kuala Lumpur

I wake up early and ready to fly home. I’ve enjoyed Japan but there always comes that moment just before departure when you are ready to see those you love. I don’t sleep well because my missed flight from Chiang Mai is still firmly fixed in my memory. But I wake up on time, load…

Melaka to Kuala Lumpur

After our late night last night, we laze around the hostel all morning eating breakfast, making use of the printer to print boarding passes for our departure from Malaysia (still four days away) and surfing the net. It’s almost midday when we finally leave and start the drive back to KLIA2 to return the hire…

Melaka surrounds (Melaka)

On the same day as we went to the Melaka Bird Sanctuary and the Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Park, we also drove around to see some of the areas around Melaka city. We saw a lot of palm trees. But we also discovered some lovely little gems. The Melaka Bee Farm is located out near…

Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Park (Melaka)

After being slightly disappointed by the Melaka Bird Sanctuary, I didn’t have much hope for the Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Park. But I needn’t have worried. This attraction is really cool. For a start, you get to walk inside these big enclosed gardens that are filled with butterflies. There are so many butterflies and they…

Melaka Bird Sanctuary (Melaka)

Melacca has an almost ridiculous abundance of attractions for tourists. There are museums about almost every nuance of Malaysian life from the history of youth to Islam, from Chinese art to the navy. There are also a plethora of animal parks and amusement parks to choose from. It was difficult to decide what to do.…

A day in Melaka (Melaka)

Melaka or Melacca. However you spell it, the place is the same heady mix of Chinese and Western influence, both now and in the past. It’s a place where tradition and modernity co-exist as though the circular concept of time is real and the linear one false. Our hostel is just behind the famous Jonker…