- Melaka, Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Tuesday 4th February
We had both been dreading the four hour bus journey from Singapore to Melaka, hoping that the bus would be Singaporean rather than Malaysian as the one and only bus journey we had taken from Georgetown Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Feb 7, 2014
- Cultural exchangeIt was with a spring in our step that we left KL for Melaka - hoping it would be more fun. It was. Melaka is awesome. A UNESCO heritage town (yep, another one), its full of amazing architecture reflecting the Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Jan 31, 2014
- Acting the flashpacker in KLSo having been recommended a party hostel in Kuala Lumpur, we were looking forward to a bit of fun. But man the hostel was fancy - proper flashpacker! Totally unexpected as the guys who recommended it seemed anything but. What Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Jan 31, 2014
- Back to the islandsAs a contrast we next headed to the island of Pangkor for some R&R. Our resort (no hostels here), between jungle and beach, turned out to be scruffy and old, but our room was at least clean. It was a Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Jan 31, 2014
- A bit of cool reliefThe Cameron Highlands are essentially where Brits came to cool off. Although a bit humid (it rains), it is only ever about 21C. Coming through the villages and towns in a frankly scary minibus (I hit my head), I was Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Jan 31, 2014
- Enter the colonial: being British in George TownArriving in Penang I have never felt more like a colonial - within minutes I'd seen a clocktower dedicated to Queen Victoria, a bunch of European architecture and I was staying in an old colonial house in Love Lane in Posted by GoonishPython in The Great South East Asia Adventure | Jan 31, 2014
- Mission to Go to Mass in MalaysiaI had stayed up late remaking some of the hotel arrangements I had because, although Booking.com is good for booking ahead and pay when you arrive, Agoda.com is the one that you can use to pay in advance (better for Posted by Peliroja in Time to Relax! | Jan 29, 2014
- Back in AsiaI have been trying to explain why I abandoned the Liberty. It's been difficult to tell without making it sound horrible. But it wasn't. The sailing was great. It was an awesome trip fixing the ship then crossing from India Posted by Zaspirucho in Thoughts from afar | Jan 28, 2014
- Batu CavesI slept in later than I had wished to. I have this ridiculous compulsion to have to be active when I have every right to relax and just enjoy the relaxing atmosphere I've placed myself in! :P So Posted by Peliroja in Time to Relax! | Jan 26, 2014
- Hunger Games(Wrote this the other night...)
First, Shout out to Priority Pass because I was able to sit upstairs from my gate while all the parents had their million kids running and screaming off their energy (thankfully) downstairs.
There was a Posted by Peliroja in Time to Relax! | Jan 26, 2014
- Day 97-98 KL #2
We returned to KL after the jungle while we waited to hear from another workaway project. We attempted to say goodbye to Bronwyn and Miguel twice but ended up staying on the same floor in the KL hostel. A Posted by vincerb in Becky is Backpacking | Jan 25, 2014
- Day 92 - 96 Jungle
Okay so we signed up to 'workaway' and arranged to meet our first host at a train station on the outskirts of KL. This lead to a few worrying outbursts from me where I quizzed Dan what Posted by vincerb in Becky is Backpacking | Jan 24, 2014
- Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaKuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, centrally positioned halfway down the Malaysian peninsula. So far we have only used it as a base, taking advantage of their low cost routes to Sabah and Brunei. We had a couple of Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Jan 19, 2014
- Kota Kinabalu, SabahKota Kinabalu is located on the northern coast of Borneo. It is popular for its island hopping tours and more so for the gorgeous beach resort of Gaya Island.
We decided to visit here to do a Discovery Dive as Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Jan 17, 2014
- Sandakan and the Orangutans! Sabah, BorneoWe left Brunei and landed in KL, where we spent the night in an airport hotel before taking a flight back to Borneo the following morning to Sandakan, Sabah. The simple reason for this somewhat convoluted route, similar to that Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Jan 15, 2014
- Climbing Mt KinabaluWe started up the mountain at 7:30. it was just the two of us and our guide: Genius. We had to make it to Laban Rata by 10am, which was 6 Indonesian kilometers away, (they feel twice as long as Posted by derryfadman in Worldwide ramblings | Jan 15, 2014
- Around KinabaluSo, after Brunei we decided to head straight to Kinabalu instead of spending the night in KK. We got some good views of the mountain before dark, so we were a little excited about it.
The next day we decided Posted by derryfadman in Worldwide ramblings | Jan 15, 2014
- Day 87-91 Kuala Lumpur
We left the chilly Cameron Highlands behind and took a coach into Kuala Lumpur. A city full of shiny skyscrapers, real infrastructure and pristine shopping malls - it wasn't until Posted by vincerb in Becky is Backpacking | Jan 14, 2014
- Day 85 - 86 Cameron Highlands
Oh so this is what being cold feels like!
Luckily I got a pair of knock-off trainers in a night market in Ipoh just Posted by vincerb in Becky is Backpacking | Jan 10, 2014
- Day 83 - 84 Ipoh
Ipoh (ee-po) was a stop over town so we spent one day on a bus and the other looking around Kellies Castle.
Posted by vincerb in Becky is Backpacking | Jan 10, 2014
- Malaysian BorneoWe have just come back from a few days around and near Mt Kinabalu, a two to three hour drive from the city of Kota Kinabalu. At over 4000 meters, it is the highest peak in Southeast Asia. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Jan 9, 2014
- Ipoh, Perak, MalaysiaOur two hour early evening bus ride to Ipoh soon became a four hour journey, finishing at a bus station in the middle of nowhere shortly before 11pm. Local buses had finished and so we had to take a taxi Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Jan 8, 2014
- Day 80 - 82 Langkawi
When backpacking on a budget you can't always get it right. Some days just won't be a success and you get bummed out. We booked a hotel online away from the beach, based on budget restric Posted by vincerb in Becky is Backpacking | Jan 8, 2014
- Georgetown, Pulau Penang, MalaysiaPulau Penang is the name of the island just off of the Malaysian peninsula and can be reached by travelling over the bridge from Butterworth on the mainland. Or, rather conveniently, you can take the three hour ferry direct from Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Jan 7, 2014
- Langkawi, MalaysiaThe speedboat ride from Ko Lipe was literally like being on a rollercoaster for an hour, with added water sprays at regular intervals. We were very glad that not only had we saved money by taking the ferry between Lanta Posted by Roaming Rolts in Two Rolts, Two Continents, Two Rucksacks | Jan 5, 2014