Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

First things first. I’ve been rumbled. I left the blog open on the laptop by mistake. My wedding speech mentioned Claire’s inability to keep a straight face when she is angry with me…but she tried hard nonetheless. So you can now expect to see far less typos and a more modest representation of facts. We…

Update from Malaysia

After a hectic 4 days we have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. The hecticness continues though as tomorrow we have to get up early to fly north…our 4th flight in a week.. I feel sorry for Kuala Lumpur as we are again just passing through. Last time we had one day here and this time less…

Kota Kinabalu

Our accommodation in KK was Lucy’s Homestay, a backpacking guesthouse run by a lovely Malaysian woman called (you may have guessed this…) Lucy. The accommodation was pretty basic but we felt we had struck lucky as Lucy is somewhat of a legend it seems. She has been running her homestay for 17 years and as…

Sepilok, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo)

A fair few of our destinations have a very specific theme. Cambodia was all about the temples and Thailand was all about beaches. For us Borneo was all about monkeying around. We flew from KL and landed in Sandakan on the north eastern coast of Borneo. We then grabbed a taxi to our B&B in…

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

After a fantastic few days on the beach we moved on to Malaysia. The journey from Ko Lanta was very easy as nearby Krabi has an Airport. So no scary bus journeys this time. Kuala Lumpur, or KL as it is usually known is an intriguing city of mixed ethnicity. This is best reflected in the…