Kuching Means ‘Cat’ In Malay – A Quick Glance At Kuching’s Cat Museum


Kuching is an interesting city, one that I really enjoyed spending time in an hope one day to return to …but it has its quirks. If you get the chance to visit Kuching you’ll notice something. Cats. Kuching (meaning ‘Cat’

Posted in Malaysia

Kuching’s Orchid Park – A Photo Essay


Opposite the Waterfront, The Kuching Orchid Park is a beautiful place to spend some time while exploring Kuching. Completed in 2009 the park has a collection of around 75,000 orchids and holds annual orchid competitions. I spent a hot afternoon

Posted in Malaysia

Nosy Primates At Bako National Park


For anyone visiting Kuching in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Bako National Park is a Must See, and I can’t stress that enough. If you’re in the area and you don’t want to see incredible

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How to Get to Kuala Lumpor’s Aiport from Hentian Putra Bus Station

Getting to KL Sentral Station (2)

Figuring out Kuala Lumpors transportation network can be quite a challenge. If you find yourself heading to KL’s Hentian Putra Bus Station to catch a plane or arrive via plane and want to catch a bus, you might find these directions

Posted in Malaysia, Travel Tips

Kapas – A Relaxing Island in Terengganu, Malaysia


While Kapas may not be as popular of a destination as some of the other islands in the area (Perhentian, Redang) it has a different vibe that may just be right for you. Kapas doesn’t have the loud bars, clubs,

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My Costs September 2013 – Terengganu to Sarawak, Malaysia

Spending Flow September 2013

What did I do? I started the month on Perherntian Kecil, finishing up my Open Water Diving Certification, then returning to Terengganu to finish up my two months of volunteering at a University there as a research assistant, and hanging

Posted in Malaysia, My Costs 2013

Why Sony’s RX100 M2 is your Best Choice for a Travel Camera


The RX100 is not the perfect camera, no camera is, but when my last camera met an aquatic death, I did my research, factored in my complaints from my previous full sized camera and ordered the RX100 M2. I couldn’t

Posted in Gear Review

PADI Open Water Cert with the Quiver Dive Team – Perhentian, Malaysia


While volunteering in Malaysia, on my birthday weekend, I ended up getting my PADI open water diving certification from Quiver Dive Team on Perhentian Kecil. I was somewhat hesitant about incurring such a large expense as a budget traveler (along with

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Shack-Rafting on Tasik Kenyir – Malaysia – A Photo Essay


In the Malaysian State Terengganu there is a beautiful 100 square-mile man made lake. Former highlands, flooded via dam, became 340 lush jungle islands surrounded by brilliant blue water where you can fish, swim, hangout with friends, explore waterfalls, and watch

Posted in Malaysia

My Costs August 2013 – Peninsular Malaysia

Daily Spending Flow August 2013

I spent all of August continuing my work as a volunteer research assistant in Terengganu, Malaysia. As part of my arrangement, I was living with the professor I was working with, and my room & board was covered. My expenses

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