I'm new to solo travel. I've done it precisely once (and only recently too), yet here I am suggesting that everyone try it. I've been home for a few weeks now, have taken time to reflect on my first solo adventure and I have reached the conclusion that it was a defining and empowering experience, … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Experience Solo Travel At Least Once
I have a theory and although it's not grounded in hard science, it has thus far served me well. My theory is this: no matter where you are in the world, staying in Chinatown is always a good idea. My experience is that when you are in Chinatown you will be surrounded by good places … Continue reading Photographing Singapore’s Chinatown
It's the place where architecture meets horticulture in the most spectacular of ways. Where you can walk under the canopy of 50 metre tall "supertrees," experience being inside a dome filled entirely with flowers or be transported high into the mountains inside a "cloud forest." I was only in Singapore for two nights but during … Continue reading Is this the world’s most impressive Garden?
Before I went, plenty of friends offered me their advice on Kuala Lumpur. One friend told me it was simply not worth going to and that I should focus on other cities in Malaysia. Another, perhaps more diplomatically, told me that I should be prepared to spend my time shopping as there's not much else … Continue reading Why you should visit Kuala Lumpur (despite what you may have heard)
I visited Malacca on my last day in Malaysia. I was set to head back early the next morning and Malacca was the last place I'd planned to go that I had not yet visited. Deciding to make a day of it, I set out early. When I arrived, I was immediately taken by the … Continue reading Malacca in an Afternoon
I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting when I first booked a ticket to Kuala Lumpur, but I know I was definitely not anticipating it to be so green. Driving from the airport to my hostel in Chinatown I couldn't help but notice that every spare inch of land was occupied by greenery. Kuala … Continue reading The Greener Side of Kuala Lumpur
The truth is I'd never even heard of Klang when I signed up for a tour my hostel was running. I just honed in on the key word food and added my name to the list. Next thing I knew, I, along with six others were in a kombi van, west-bound for a city I'd … Continue reading KL to Klang and the Blue Mosque