5 of the Best Tips for a Magnificent Malaysia Holiday

By |April 8th, 2017

If you’d like to visit Southeast Asia but don’t know where to start, here are my five tips for having a magnificent Malaysia holiday. There’s a host of things to see, eat and do in this fascinating and beautiful country, with its melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences.

Get arty

George Town, […]

Love (or not) in Kuala Lumpur and Penang

By |August 12th, 2014

It’s funny how comparisons can influence your view of a place. My first arrival in Kuala Lumpur was after spending a month in Goa, so in comparison with India I appreciated the city’s relative calm, professionalism and more acceptable hygiene levels.

I enjoyed its melting pot of Asian cultures and tasty food, with influences from India […]

Baby Turtles Hatching on Tioman Island

By |August 10th, 2014

Have you ever seen one of those nature documentaries where hundreds of tiny turtles hatch out of their eggs and crawl across the sand into the sea, to start their aquatic lives? In one of the most special moments of my trip so far, I was honoured to witness this for myself on the […]

How to Be A Stylish Backpacker: My Travelling Fashion

By |June 1st, 2013

I was good for ages, but eventually caved in. Inevitably there are too many temptingly beautiful things available to buy when you’re backpacking in Asia, so I thought I would share with you my travelling fashion splurges.

Well, I say splurges, but most of these cost under a tenner, or under a fiver in some cases.

When I was […]

Beach Life: Coral Bay, Perhentian Islands

By |April 29th, 2013

When we arrived at Coral Bay it was grey and overcast. I couldn’t recognise it from the idyllic photos I’d seen on other traveller friends’ phones or from their glowing descriptions. At the time, most of Malaysia was being battered by rain storms and parts of Kuala Lumpur were flooded. However, when the sun comes out, the Perhentian islands simply […]