Posts tagged: Malaysia

Hello Malaysia!!!!

By , August 13, 2014 8:28 am

KuchingWell, cannot believe another week has gone by.  Where does the time go?  At the moment I am on a plane headed to Hanoi.  I have just spent a week and a half in Malaysia.  The time went by in a flash.  Let me tell you all about it.
So, a few months ago I was talking to my friend from Uni, Constance, and she decided to coordinate her trip home to Borneo for the same time that I would be graduating from my TESOL program.  This could not have been more perfect.  I went from my newly made friends in HCMC to my old friend and her family.  It started with two nights in Kuala Lumpur.  Constance and her in laws picked me up and we headed out to the sweetest town called Melaka.  It took a couple of hours to get there but it was completely worth it.  Since Connie and her family are Chinese Malaysians, we visited Chinese temples, ate the most amazing rice balls lunch, and walked around.  The town is a must if you are visiting K.L.  There are cute shops, cute guesthouses, museums, a huge cathedral and the the most amazing guys riding around on the funniest bikes decorated in all kinds of colors and designs.  You have to see it to believe it.  It was a lovely day that ended with a lovely Chinese dinner and a trip to the health clinic.

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Lost Post: Riverboat to the Rainforest

By , April 12, 2010 8:00 am

As we’ve been traveling, sometimes we don’t get the opportunity to write about what we’re seeing or experiencing. Sometimes, as in this case, we write about it but without access to the internet it soon fades into the background and is forgotten about amongst the other posts that have been written.

Here is a post that tells of a trip through Malaysia back in February.

Our time in Kuala Lumpur was coming to a close. We enjoyed the hustle of the city, the noise of it’s people and machines, and the joy of being surrounded by a few million people. We’ve slowed down to enjoy our surroundings, and eight days in KL has filled us to the brim of human contact and culture – off we go.

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The Utopia called the Perhentian Kecil

By , March 8, 2010 6:09 pm

Malaysia is lovely. The people are lovely, the scenery is lovely and the food is lovely. We decided to skip the main touristy beach (Pualu Langkawi) on the west coast and, instead, venture to the less touristy Perhentian Islands on the east coast and we are so glad we did. We ended up on the island called Kecil which is the smaller of the two islands.

First we left the jungle and headed to Kota Bharu, a town in the northeast corner of Malaysia – since it is the jumping point to the Perenthians. We stayed at a lovely hostel and the hosts were only too happy to hook us up with a shared ride to the ferry dock and sold us tickets on ‘their’ boat. Well, the next day we were off to the boat. Seemed like the ride took forever and the boat was to leave at 9:30 a.m. and we were still about 15 minutes away. The taxi driver kept assuring us the boat (which I had in my mind to be a big ferry) would not leave us. Well, we finally arrived and next thing we know, this tiny boat pulls up. I thought to myself, ‘surely this will take us to the ferry’ because it was way too little to accommodate all of us with all of our backpacks. Well, to my surprise, this was our ferry–a very small boat!

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