Fireflies in Borneo sunset in Sabah

Watching Fireflies in Borneo at Klias Wetlands Park, Beaufort, Sabah, Malaysia

In a way I’m glad I don’t have photos of fireflies to share with you today as it was just too dark! The reason I’m glad is that, although I love travelling and taking photos, it’s nice for you to read my stories then go and do it for yourself. Recently in Borneo, the Malaysian Read more about Watching Fireflies in Borneo at Klias Wetlands Park, Beaufort, Sabah, Malaysia[…]

Watching Proboscis Monkeys in Borneo, Klias Wetlands Park, Beaufort, Sabah, Malaysia

If you’re staying in Sabah in Malaysia on the island of Borneo, it’s highly likely you’ll have heard of proboscis monkeys. They are wild, they live in the jungle and they have long noses. But more importantly they are native to the island of Borneo (Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia). This is the only place Read more about Watching Proboscis Monkeys in Borneo, Klias Wetlands Park, Beaufort, Sabah, Malaysia[…]

Eating at Batu Caves

Friday’s Featured Food: Malaysian Curry on a Leaf at Batu Caves

Today’s Friday’s Featured Food comes from Malaysia. It wasn’t just the food that made me want to write this post today – it was the location too! I visited the Batu Caves in Malaysia in 2009 after a night train from Singapore, and checking into our hostel in Kuala Lumpur. Just before heading into the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Malaysian Curry on a Leaf at Batu Caves[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The Beatles Bar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Its amazing you know where and how you find things. This one was random – I found a “Beatles Bar” slap bang in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! It was by chance. I mentioned before how English traveler Niki Whitley spent a day with Natalja and I and helped us firstly by loaning Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Beatles Bar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia[…]

Backpacking in Malaysia: Visiting Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

In 2007 I sent my kid brother Daniel a postcard from Kuala Lumpur, the postcard contained on it the Petronas Twin Towers. On that occasion I was stuck in Kuala Lumpur airport and sent the postcard as a gimmick, the “towers I didn’t see” because I didn’t have time to leave the airport. Fast forward to Read more about Backpacking in Malaysia: Visiting Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur[…]

Backpacking in Malaysia: Touring Kuala Lumpur

2009 saw my second trip to Kuala Lumpur, but in reality my first. I say this because I had stopped in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before, back in 2007 on my whirlwind world tour. My aeroplane from Auckland (New Zealand) would arrive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and I would stay there for only 8 hours before Read more about Backpacking in Malaysia: Touring Kuala Lumpur[…]

Backpacking in Malaysia: Batu Caves, Hindu Shrine and Snake Handling

We made the trip to the town of Batu, which is north east of Kuala Lumpur, and only about 1 hour by bus. The reason for the trip would be to visit the Batu Caves, a famous Hindu Shrine built within natural caves and rock formations on the edge of the town of Batu. The Read more about Backpacking in Malaysia: Batu Caves, Hindu Shrine and Snake Handling[…]