Diving in Malaysia: Perhentian Island Life
By August 25, 2012 8 Comments Read More →

Diving in Malaysia: Perhentian Island Life

From Mountain Highs to the Depths of the Sea The Cameron Highlands were a real treat in terms of the lovely cool weather, the great scenery and the relaxing fresh mountain air.  This crisp air was about to be replaced with something out of a compressed tank as we headed east through the mountains toward […]

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Cameron Highlands: High in Malaysia
By August 20, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Cameron Highlands: High in Malaysia

Journey to the Cameron Highlands With the flavours of Penang still swirling round our taste buds we boarded our minibus and spent the next four hours slowly winding our way eastwards and upwards into the Cameron Highlands. The Cameron Highlands get their very British name from the surveyor who charted the area in 1885.  The […]

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Malaysia: What to do in Penang?
By August 16, 2012 5 Comments Read More →

Malaysia: What to do in Penang?

Penang Past to Present Penang has an interesting history from its days as part of the Sultanate of Kedah, through to the ‘leasing’ to Captain Francis Light and the East India company in the 18th century, Japanese occupation in the Second World War, its dominance as a Freeport and eventually its independence to become the Penang of today.  One of Malaysia’s […]

Bangkok to Penang by Train
By August 11, 2012 8 Comments Read More →

Bangkok to Penang by Train

A Flashpacking Train Journey Train travel is always our preferred method of transport.  So we booked ourselves onto the 14:45 from Bangkok to Butterworth, a 24hour train journey taking us south through Thailand, across the border at Padang Besar, and then into Malaysia for the final three to four hours of our journey. We have […]

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Burma Travel Blog: A Flashpacking Experience

Burma Travel Blog: A Flashpacking Experience

Burma Travel Blog You may have read our previous blog posts relating to our recent tour of Burma.  If you didn’t or haven’t got the time, this is a summary of what two ‘flashpackers’ thought of our Burma experience. We had a strange affair with Myanmar.  It’s a bit like the first time I ate an olive, […]

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