Bali, Indonesia, Travel

Learning to Lova Bali in Padang Bai

After not really feeling like we saw the 'real' Bali so far, we headed out on a bus East to Padang Bai. We checked in to a room with the most beautiful carved door in a homestay, but with very little atmosphere, and no interaction with the homeowner (who left the key under the mat… Continue reading Learning to Lova Bali in Padang Bai

Bali, Indonesia, Travel

“Culture” in Ubud

We took a minibus from Kuta to Ubud and arrived quite late. We checked into a place that had been recommended to me by several people, Happy Mango, but we found it to have little of the atmosphere and friendliness that I'd been promised, so the following day we moved across the village to Sania's… Continue reading “Culture” in Ubud

Malaysia

Partying in the Perhentians

I slept so well that night in the little hut on stilts that I woke up late, but still decided to get a bus over to Kuala Besut to grab a boat to the Perhentians. Awi offered to take me to the bus station in KT and on the way took me via his house… Continue reading Partying in the Perhentians

Malaysia

Kayaking in Kuala Terengganu

My plan after Kuantan (mainly because of the weather) was to get a bus all the way to Kuala Besut to grab a boat to the Perhentian Islands. Unfortunately, I missed the bus in the morning that would allow me to do that. As an alternative, I decided to simply get a bit closer to… Continue reading Kayaking in Kuala Terengganu

Malaysia, Singapore

Side Track to Singapore

From Melaka I took a small detour out of Malaysia and into Singapore. I was quite excited about visiting Singapore City, especially to see all the amazing buildings like the Marina Bay Sands building and the iconic skyline. I got up early to catch the bus which drives you through the border where you get… Continue reading Side Track to Singapore

Malaysia

Making friends in Melaka

The previous night out lead once again to a late morning, but I eventually made it to the impressive bus station in KL to catch a bus South to Melaka. On the bus I got chatting to a Chinese/Malaysian girl named Viny. She studied in KL and was on the way home to see her… Continue reading Making friends in Melaka