I’m going to take a moment out here to talk about something much more important and serious than travelling and I hope you will take something away from this. This week is World Refugee Week and today, the 20th June, is World Refugee Day. You will have certainly heard a lot about refugees in the … More World Refugee Day 2017: Stories of survival and how you can help
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you’ll know that one reason I embarked on my Asia trip was to see where else I could live in the world. At the end of a visit to every new city I’ve been to, I’ve done a summary to see how it compares with … More Cameron Highlands wrap up: Can I live here?
Aside from its tea, the Cameron Highlands are famous for their juicy strawberries. I headed to the aptly named ‘Big Red Strawberry Farm‘ to try them for myself. You can pick your own but, like a local Canadian man told me, it’s not really any different to strawberry picking back in your native country, except … More Malaysia: Cameron Highlands strawberry farm
It’s time for the main event; the reason why I came to the Cameron Highlands! Beautiful, bouncy, leafy mountains!! Honestly, I defy anyone to not want to go after seeing photos of them. The mountains are actually plantations of tea leaves, rather than just wild greenery. There are several different tea plantations you can visit but … More Malaysia: Boh Tea Plantation in the Cameron Highlands
The main draw of the Cameron Highlands is undoubtedly the beautiful green mountains full of tea leaves, which look like something lifted straight out of The Shire. I went to a tea plantation site myself, and it didn’t disappoint, but you’ll have to wait until my next post to see all those photos! This post … More Malaysia: Countryside walks in the Cameron Highlands
In some ways, I was more excited about my two days in the Cameron Highlands than I was my five days in Kuala Lumpur! A simple Google-Image search of ‘Cameron Highlands’ earlier in the year meant I instantly became obsessed with needing to visit them for myself. The mountains looked so green and bouncy! I’ve always been a … More Cameron Highlands Resort: A Malaysian countryside getaway
And so ends my time in city number five as part. It’s wrap-up time once again to see how Kuala Lumpur compared to all the other places as part of my ‘Can I live here?’ experiment as I travel. (I’ve already done wrap-up posts on Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo and Taipei so check those out too ). To be completely honest, when planning my trip around Asia … More Kuala Lumpur wrap-up: Can I live here?
Like most capital cities in Asia, Kuala Lumpur takes the art of shopping to the glorious extreme. It seems you’re never far from a towering shopping mall. I hear it’s not uncommon for KL residents to spend their entire Saturdays inside these giant shopping palaces! (Although I hear the main enticement of malls is their free air conditioning!) KL’s … More Kuala Lumpur: Where to shop
The people I stayed with, the lovely Australians Mika and Chris, kindly gave me a hearty list of eatery recommendations in my ‘welcome pack’. As they lived on the Western outskirts of Kuala Lumpur a lot of their favourite restaurants (and soon to be mine) were local to them (Mont Kiara way). But Mont Kiara is only about a 15 minute taxi ride from central KL and well worth a visit – plenty of shopping and eating opportunities! … More Kuala Lumpur: Where and what to eat
My two favourite things to do any city involve finding the highest views I can: looking down upon the city from the comfort of a sky-high bar or watching the sunset over the city from a mountain (if any exist, that is!). If possible, I’ll always do both! (I’m looking at you, glorious Taipei and Hong … More Kuala Lumpur: Sky-high views from ‘Marini’s on 57’ bar