Cool cafes in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a major hub for travel in Southeast Asia and is a great city to make a stop-over. While I’ve always enjoyed coming here for the food and to go shopping at familiar stores, the cafe scene has consisted mostly of the big chains (Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf et al). The […]

Visiting the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Even though I’ve visited Kuala Lumpur over 20 times in the last ten years, I had never been up the Petronas Twin Towers. My frequent visits fell into a familiar pattern of visit favourites restaurants and finding cafes to work from. When my dad was visiting KL I took this as a good excuse to […]

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the biggest city in Malaysia and a major air hub in Southeast Asia. If you are travelling in the region the chances are you are going to passing through here at some point. While it’s nowhere near as big as Bangkok, it’s a spread-out city that can be hard to navigate. The […]

Where I’m At: June, 2017 – Saigon edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Where I’ve Been Greetings from Saigon! After starting the month in Mui Ne, last month was split between Saigon and a Singapore/Malaysia trip. Singapore My Singapore/Malaysia trip revolved around meeting my dad in Kuala Lumpur. Rather […]

The regeneration of Kuala Lumpur Old City

The first time I visited Kuala Lumpur was when I was overlanding my way down the Malay Peninsula in 2006. Like most backpackers I ended up in a cheap guesthouse in the Chinatown area of KL. I was amazed that there were so many heritage buildings that had not been restored. There are sections of […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Penang to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: AirAsia AK 1502 From: Penang (PEN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with AirAsia from Penang to Ho Chi Minh City. As two of my favourite destinations in Southeast Asia I was happy to see that AirAsia had started this route. I already knew I was going to fly this route, but […]

Best cafes in Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown is a former colonial city on the island of Penang in Malaysia. The old town is lined with colonial-era buildings and and the entire inner city is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Traditional cafes here are kopi tiam style, which offer a simple food menu and a place to chat with friends. They […]

Guesthouse Review: Old Penang Guesthouse – Georgetown

Hotel Name: Old Penang Guesthouse Address: 53 Love Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Old Penang Guesthouse in Penang. I booked online and picked it out for its location on Love Lane. Having been to Penang many times before I actually forgot that I had stayed here before a few years earlier, which […]

Hotel Review: Friendship Motel, Georgetown – Penang

Hotel Name: Friendship Motel Address: 20 Penang Street, George Town, Malaysia I stayed at the Friendship Motel in Penang. This hotel is not far from the action of Little India in historic Georgetown. I walked in and booked a room myself, though you can also book it online. Like most properties in Georgetown, the hotel […]

Hotel Review: New Asia Heritage Hotel, Georgetown – Penang

Hotel Name: New Asia Heritage Hotel Address: 110 Jalan Pintal Tali, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the New Asia Heritage Hotel in Georgetown, Penang. I was already in Georgetown looking around for some different places to stay and I was curious about this hotel. I had walked by it before and I was attracted […]