As per usual wherever I go in Asia, I found myself in yet another temple. I’m not at all religious so I’m still at a loss to explain why I love temples so much! Generally, I just find them really peaceful and visually beautiful places which have a tonne of interesting history and cultural significance. I think I also love … More Kuala Lumpur: Thean Hou Temple
However much you love travelling, we all need to remember to relax sometimes and not pressure ourselves into doing and seeing everything! Perhaps you don’t need to be told that but my style of travelling is ‘go hard or go home’. I can’t help it. I have this urge to see as much of a place as is humanly possible in a set amount of time. But my travel approach isn’t always ideal. … More ‘Travel burnout’: The importance of knowing when to slow down.
I’d be lying if I said my first impressions of Kuala Lumpur were glorious. It’s not that KL had done anything wrong or it was a bad city but I just didn’t get quite the same feeling of excitement as I did on Day 1 in both Shanghai and Taipei. I know they’re all very different … More Kuala Lumpur: A stroll round Merdeka Square
Malaysia was the last of the new countries on my itinerary and I super excited to visit this melting pot of cultures. I was also excited to be visiting a Asian Muslim country for the first time, having visited Qatar several times before, to see how they differed culturally. (Spoiler alert: they’re worlds apart!). I flew … More My first time in Malaysia! And first ‘homestay’ experience!