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  • Malaysia: LangkawiOn the island of Langkawi, close to the Thai border, we found ourselves in a real tourist hotspot. For a start, the entire island is declared a duty-free zone, making alcohol relatively inexpensive compared to everywhere else in Malaysia, where Posted by ecj in World Trip 2018 | Aug 1, 2018
  • Week 5Here is week 5 (only a little late) Monday Monday was exciting because new people had arrived! I got a new roommate. Her name was Kirsten and she was from Australia. There were also two girls from Minnesota (they lived in New Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jul 28, 2018
  • Malaysia 2009 This is to be my first experience visiting a different culture and our first (of many!) trips together, so a few apprehensions. We flew into Kuala Lumpur, changed planes and went to the Island of Langkawi where I had my first Posted by Cbrightman in Soy Viajero | Jul 27, 2018
  • Week 4 Brief HighlightsYes this is incredibly late but here we go! (Trying to catch up) Week 4 was Helena’s last week so instead of starting a larger project we focused on a few smaller ones. We made sensory blocks for the kids to Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jul 26, 2018
  • Malaysia: George TownGeorge Town is an old British settlement on the island of Penang, a few hours' bus ride from Kuala Lumpur. The town centre is packed with well-preserved colonial buildings, and is described as a 'food paradise' due to the concentrated Posted by ecj in World Trip 2018 | Jul 25, 2018
  • Malaysia: Kuala LumpurThe flight from Yangon, Burma to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia marked the end of our overland trip through Southeast Asia. In many ways, once we stepped into the airport, the trip took on a very different feel, from 'backpacking' to 'holidaying.' Posted by ecj in World Trip 2018 | Jul 24, 2018
  • Week 3Wow it’s been a while since I last posted. I’m going to do my best to remember what happened last week. Monday Monday was a bit of a rough day for me. After the hike on Sunday I was feeling pretty Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jul 12, 2018
  • Week 2Time for another blog! Also, one of my blogs has 366 views!! That’s so crazy! If anyone has any questions please comment. I changed the settings so you don’t need an account now to comment. It’s been a busy week Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jul 2, 2018
  • First 2 Days of ProjectWe finally started our volunteering project! I’m in the construction and renovation group. We have been working at a special needs school in Taiping. Monday Our first day was a little crazy. We were asked to clean out a shed that Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jun 26, 2018
  • Pulau Pangkor (1st Weekend)For our first weekend, 8 of us decided to travel to the island Pangkor and spend the weekend relaxing on the beach before our program started. The people that went were Clara, Joanie, Sabrina, Tom, Shane, Amy, and Helena. On Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jun 25, 2018
  • End of 1st Week in MalaysiaIt’s been a while since I’ve written. We’ve been on the go pretty constantly for the past week. I’ll try and catch you up. Tuesday We visited the town called Kuala Kangsar also known as the royal town. It was where Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jun 25, 2018
  • The Big Year Out-IpohHistorical Walk Round Ipoh The amazing Heritage walk round one of my favourite Malay towns of Ipoh where the food is amazing too! The heritage walk is about 4 miles long covering most of the historically important places and might take Posted by TheJohnsons in The Silk Route & SEA 2012 The Johnsons | Jun 19, 2018
  • The Big Year Out-Kellies Castle In 2013, I visited Malaysia for two months, here in Perak one of my favourite provinces, on being so close to Ipoh , I visited kellies Castle. An amazing concept that never quite got finished, a shame as I suspect Posted by TheJohnsons in The Silk Route & SEA 2012 The Johnsons | Jun 19, 2018
  • The Big Year Out-Spice Gardens & National ParkBatu Ferringhi- Spice Garden- We took the 101 bus to the Spice Gardens(about 15mins) which cost 15Rm each for entry you can get a guided tour for 25RM which could make the w Posted by TheJohnsons in The Silk Route & SEA 2012 The Johnsons | Jun 18, 2018
  • First Day in Taiping! (40 hours later)So I’m finally in taiping! It took a really long time to get here. It started with an 8 hour flight to Amsterdam. Then I had an 8 hour layover. After that came the 12 hour flight to Kuala Lumpur. Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jun 18, 2018
  • Asian Adventures Day 1 Melissa and I were supposed to meet up with Lisa and Jane on June 9, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We went to catch our flight at 9:40, but we got distracted and didn’t pay attention to the Posted by dianeski4 in Diane's Adventures | Jun 13, 2018
  • Raffles American School! It's a wrap! One of the most rewarding things about teaching is knowing that you have made a deep impact on a students life. After school today, t Posted by dianeski4 in Diane's Adventures | Jun 7, 2018
  • Mad dogs and Englishmen My last day in Borneo and my final opportunity to act as a tourist and look around KK (formerly known as Jesselton). KK is the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state in the northern part of the island of Borneo Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 5, 2018
  • Secretary requiredWith all goodbyes done, I settled into a day of catching up on email, laundry, Indonesia planning etc etc. It was really good to get on top of everything again so it was a day well spent. Even Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Tour finaleA magnificent thunderstorm last night with a lot of rain but by the time we had to leave the island, it had stopped and we took the speedboat back to Sandikan. We had a couple of hours to kill Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Ninja turtlesLeaving Sepilok was rather sad and I wished we weren’t moving on .... there had been a terrific thunderstorm during the night and so there was a slight chance that we wouldn’t make it to Libaran Island on account Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Where’s Goldilocks?Found the 3 bears, where’s Goldilocks? We could have done another river safari this morning but instead, opted to leave early in order to spend more time at Sepilok and the orangutan sanctuary. Here they care for orphaned orangutans or Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Crocodile rocksAn early morning cruise had us all up at the crack of dawn - the Kinabatangan river, the longest in Sabah, and surrounding area was covered in mist giving off an eerie ambience. Hoping to see some wildlife we set Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • River safariSeems like ages since I’d done a long bus ride, but after an early start and 7 hours driving along the windy snake-like mountain road to the east coast of Sabah, we arrived at the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Lodge Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Village lifeAfter more final, final goodbyes, we left KK shortly after breakfast (our 5 now joined by a further 6 girls much to Harrys delight) and after an hour and a half or so, we arrived at the Tambatuon Homestay which Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 3, 2018
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