Category: Asia

Pristine & Planned: Putrajaya Malaysia

Putrajaya is a quick 15 minutes south of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, and accessible from the city’s public transit. Putrajaya is a fully planned city that was founded in 1995. It […]

Roaming Around A Royal Town: Kuala Kangsar

While in Perakwe tried to go to Taiping three times. We failed three times (full trains). And so instead went to Kuala Kangsar – the Royal Town of Perak, how […]

A Few Day’s In Perak’s Largest City, Ipoh

We spent a few days in Ipoh, the capital of Malaysia’s Perak state and the country’s 4th-largest city. Ipoh dates back to about 1820, when it got its beginnings as […]

Perplexed in Penang

Penang, Malaysia’s largest island, is extremely popular. Tourists love it! Backpackers love it! Everyone loves it! The island is affectionatly called the “Pearl or the Orient” and boasts the ever-popular […]

Strange Malaysia: Alor Setar [Kedah] in Photos

Some of Malaysia’s cities feel a bit strange, especially in the northern part of the country. This strangeness was certainly present in Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah, where we […]

Langkawi: A Weird Introduction to Malaysia

Malaysia is strange all around, so it was fitting that our introduction to the country was a weird one. Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands, but as only 4 are […]

Towns of Southern Thailand: Krabi Town, Trang, Satun

Moving south through Thailand most people go only to the beach. But we are not most people! So we stopped at some smaller towns slightly inland on our way down […]

Time To Hang In Ao Nang (Krabi)

Getting There: An Aggressive Bus Scam To get from Phuket Town to Ao Nang we took a shared songthaew to the public bus station. We accidentally bought tickets to Krabi (the […]

Thailand’s Iconic Island: Checking Out Phuket [and Phuket Town, Too]

Phuket is referred to as “pearl of the Andaman,” and is known by most as a popular beach destination off Thailand’s west coast. You know, that iconic photo of a deserted […]

Bustling Bangkok: A Few [Only Moderately] Touristy Things To Do

Bangkok is Thailand’s massive capital. Obviously you’ve heard of it so I won’t bother with a lengthy background, but suffice it to say the city is larger than large. Looking […]