Malaysia is not a country I had originally planned to visit. But the super cheap flights from home were too good to resist. So I did a little research and found that it is actually a pretty interesting place. I ended up spending a month in Malaysia and I’m still using KL as my hub for flights around the region. I visited Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Sepilok, Semporna and Georgetown during my trip.

Kuala Lumpur

The capital city of Malaysia and a shopping haven KL, as it is more commonly referred, is where I began my trip. I spent a week here to start with and came back for a couple of days after my time in Sabah.

16 Observations About Kuala Lumpur
Every place has its quirks.

 My Visit to the Batu Caves
So many steps to climb. And watch out for the monkeys!

Surviving China Town. And Not Blowing the Budget!
I was advised not to go. But, I actually enjoyed myself.

A Stroll Through the Garden
My morning wandering through the Perdana Botanical Gardens.


Beginning in Kota Kinabalu I spent two weeks seeing a few of the natural attractions that Borneo has to offer. From the jungle home of the Orangutans in Sepilok to the stunning islands off the coast of Semporna. Sabah is an ideal place for nature enthusiasts.

An Orang-utan Stole My Juice!
My close encounter with a Man of the Forest.

Semporna’s Islands, Snorkelling and My First Dive!
Two amazing days of sea, sun and sand. But it didn’t end quite so well.


My last stop in Malaysia. A little hipster, quirky and the food capital of Malaysia.

Finally! A Vegetarian Paradise
How can I go to Penang and not talk about food?

From Malaysia to Thailand. Visas, Red Tape and My First Border Crossing
I had a few hiccups moving countries


Malaysia Wrap Up and Statistics
My wrap up for the month I spent in Malaysia in 2014