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26 Things You Should Know About Malaysia

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Countries, Malaysia | 9 comments

26 Things You Should Know About Malaysia

Summary: What to expect while traveling in Malaysia? Check out our list of observations after three months in this wonderful country. We were in Malaysia from October to January 2014. Though we didn’t visit many places in order to stay within our budget, we did make it to East Malaysia, and have a more complete idea about the country in its whole. 1-The currency is the Ringgit (MYR), which is 3.28 for $1(2013–2014). 2-Malaysia is a multicultural country. Many Malaysians have a Chinese or Indian background. There is also a huge number of...

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Activities to Avoid in Thailand

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Countries, Thailand | 0 comments

Activities to Avoid in Thailand

Summary: Though Thailand is a great country to visit and a favorite backpacker destination, it is also the country where everything can be transformed by money and business. We found that some of the popular things to do in Thailand are very unethical, and have decided to share our research and let people know about the truth behind some attractive forms of entertainment. Unethical Activities One Should Avoid in Thailand We’ve been to Thailand many times, but now that we are full-time travellers we actually have a different perspective about...

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Our “Yummy” Collection of Food and Drinks from Around the World

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Countries | 4 comments

Our “Yummy” Collection of Food and Drinks from Around the World

Summary: Who doesn’t like food? Check out our 20 favorite dishes and drinks that we discovered during our 16 months of travel. While traveling, one of the things that can be quite challenging is food. When you discover a country, everything is new, including what you eat. The language barrier doesn’t help you get information about the ingredients of dishes, so most of the time you just have to try. The good thing is that usually the experience is rewarding. We want to share with you the different food and drinks we discovered during our 18...

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Kuala Lumpur Top Activities

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Countries, Malaysia | 0 comments

Kuala Lumpur Top Activities

Summary: Check out a few activities, but you absolutely must see the Malaysian capital. Even if you don’t have much time, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the city. Kuala Lumpur–KL as the locals call it—is for us a highlight of Malaysia. Though we usually don’t seek out big cities and prefer quiet places, Kuala Lumpur, like Bangkok or New York, has it’s own peculiar vibrant energy and is definitely a place where one should spend at least a week. Shopping Who said that KL was a Mecca for shoppers? Well this is partly true if you...

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Kota Kinabalu Marine Parks

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Countries, Malaysia | 5 comments

Kota Kinabalu Marine Parks

Summary: Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park located near the coast of Kota Kinabalu may be one of the most paradisiacal place on earth. Unfortunately, it is endangered by mass tourism and poor monitoring. Check out what you can expect to see if you are planning a visit to Manukan Island, Sapi Island, or Mamutik Island. $1=RM (MYR) 3.21 Unlike the city of Kuching in Sarawak, there is not much to do in Kota Kinabalu, and we were a little bit disappointed when we explored the city. We came to Sabah after seeing a very beautiful picture of the sea,...

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Semmengok Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Step by Step

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Countries, Malaysia | 0 comments

Semmengok Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Step by Step

Summary: Check out how to visit the Semmengok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center on your own, how to go there, what to bring, things you should know. Orangutans are not totally wild there because they were rescued and fed, but they are still free and in the trees, not in cages! So this was a really good opportunity to see them because it is (as they told us) very difficult to spot totally wild orangutans. It takes half a day to do this visit. We arrived too late (at 10:20 am), as they close the park from 11 am to 2 pm. People were bitten by the...

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Bako National Park Photo Essay

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Countries, Malaysia | 0 comments

Bako National Park Photo Essay

Summary: Take a glimpse at the amazing wildlife of Bako National Park. There are more animals that you could see depending on your luck, here are those we met. If you ever have the chance to visit Bako National Park or any other national park PLEASE: Do not feed the animals Tell your guide not to do so, unfortunately some guides do that to get more tips from their clients Don’t try to interact with them or touch them

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Gunung Gading National Park Step by Step

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Countries, Malaysia | 0 comments

Gunung Gading National Park Step by Step

Summary: Gunung Gading is the park where you can see the biggest flower in the world. Here is a description of how to go there on your own, what can you expect, what to bring, and all you need to know. $1=RM (MYR) 3,21 Even if you’re not a botanist or if you think that taking a day trip just to see a flower isn’t worth it, remember that this is not just any flower, but the biggest flower in the world. In other words, it is something unique, and that makes you think twice. I wasn’t very enthusiastic at the beginning, but this visit turned out...

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Kuching Travel Guide: The City You Never Want to Leave

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Countries, Malaysia | 0 comments

Kuching Travel Guide: The City You Never Want to Leave

Summary: There are so many things to do in this peaceful city that it is really difficult to do them all, especially if you don’t have much time. We stayed 40 days in Kuching (we could have stayed even longer), enjoying the Sarawak River, the city and its dense ethnical diversity background, as well as the surrounding parks. Here is how we experienced Kuching: $1=RM (MYR) 3.21 When we first arrived in Malaysia we had planned to stay on the peninsula without visiting Borneo Island, but when we found out that the flights were that cheap (there...

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Bako National Park Step by Step

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Countries, Malaysia | 4 comments

Bako National Park Step by Step

Summary: One of the best places to see wildlife in Sarawak is Bako National Park. The place is very easy to reach, the management is competent and the park is beautiful. Here is a step by step guide to how we visited Bako (including how to go there, what information you should have before you go and what to bring). $1=RM (MYR) 3.21 How to Get to Bako National Park: Transportation You can easily go to Bako National Park by yourself—you don’t need to take a tour. You will need to take a couple of different modes of transport, but it’s an easy...

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