MALAYSIA JOURNAL

May 3, 2018

Meet Joko, my first Couchsurfing host ever. If you've never heard of CouchSurfing before, let me explain. It's an online community that connects you with locals who can either offer your free accommodations or guides for almost anywhere. Yes, I know it sounds crazy to...

October 10, 2017

Malaysia was a country that was full of surprises.  I didn't have any real expectations which made my trip there so incredible.  Here are 5 things I learned about Malaysia during my trip.

1. It's home to a melting-pot of cultures. One of my favorite things about tr...

October 7, 2017

If you start researching where to go in Malaysia, there is no doubt you will quickly stumble across Cameron Highlands.  Located in the highest part of the country, the luscious green tea plantations are a quick draw for loads of tourists from around the world.  The pic...

October 4, 2017

If you have been reading my blog over the past 2 months you know that I lived out the experiencing of staying in a capsule hostel in Cebu City, Philippines.  It’s an experience I enjoyed so much that this will likely be my preferred accommodation type for my trip.  It’...

September 26, 2017

Finding a place to stay is always tricky for me.  I try to find a balance between cost, comfort, and accessibility.  And when I narrow it down to a few places places, I then rely on other travelers reviews.  Malaysia in general in a fairly cheap country, especially whe...

September 24, 2017

I noticed this cafe my first night in Ipoh.  The name got my attention. I wrote it down on my phone, and looked it up when I got back to my hostel.  They served desserts. But these weren’t just any deserts, these looked like gourmet deserts.  I knew I had to put it on...

September 24, 2017

I’ve said in a previous blog post, that if you’ve been in one cave, you’ve been in them all. Well, Malaysia is teaching me thats not the case at all. 

Batu Caves. It’s more than just a cave.  It’s a temple, a shrine.  In fact, it’s one of the most popular shrines outsid...

September 23, 2017

The Patronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur is probably the most famous building in all of Malaysia.  In fact, it was the only thing I really knew about Malaysia before I arrived.  

While I was planning on seeing the towers during my trip, I actually randomly stumbled upon...

September 18, 2017

I know that bathroom talks are always slightly awkward, but lets face it, as a traveler, I go through a lot of awkward situations.  So far, the most uncomfortable has been the squatting toilet.

Now yes, I knew I was going to come across this one day.  I had just not exp...

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