Goodbye Formosa: Leaving Taiwan

My final few hours in Taiwan in 2009 ended in the same way as the entire Taiwan experience had been – sleepless. I shed a tear as I said goodbye to Millwall Neil outside a Korean Restaurant in a downstairs shopping mall in central Taipei. This was ironic in itself as Neil now lives in Read more about Goodbye Formosa: Leaving Taiwan[…]

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[…]

Last Minute Buses, Slow Trains, Lost Passports and Sleeper Train to Kuala Lumpur

It was all a big rush leaving Singapore. We had been to Night Safari, leaving it around 8.30 pm, having to get to Keppel Road Train Station for our 10 pm Singapore to Malaysia sleeper Train across the border into Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur. WE had left it tight, and we had also left our bags at Read more about Last Minute Buses, Slow Trains, Lost Passports and Sleeper Train to Kuala Lumpur[…]

World Borders: Kuala Lumpur to Singapore (Malaysia – Singapore train)

Knowing we had made it to the correct terminal in Kuala Lumpur Sentral was such a relief. I had already swapped a few Malaysian Ringitts in Taouyan Airport rather than aimlessly spend my final few Taiwan Dollars on junk at the airport. This barely gave us time to buy anything for the train. Natalja managed Read more about World Borders: Kuala Lumpur to Singapore (Malaysia – Singapore train)[…]

Malaysia…Kuala Lumpur In Transit

So I got to spend about 6 hours in the country of Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur Airport, which is voted the best airport in the world. The city is the home of the Petronas Twin Towers! Unfortunately I was actually on a connecting flight from Auckland – Kuala Lumpur – Beijing so couldnt really stop Read more about Malaysia…Kuala Lumpur In Transit[…]

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