MALAYSIA Travel Guide: Trip Highlights, Itineraries, & Tips

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Welcome to Malaysia! 

Malaysia is an amazing and diverse country that has something to offer everyone.  If you’re looking for amazing food, gorgeous islands, and beautiful landscapes — Malaysia is a destination you should highly consider for your next holiday.  I have traveled pretty extensively through Peninsular Malaysia, and it has grown to become one of my favorite countries in entire world!  I’ve compiled this Malaysia Travel Guide as a source for people planning trips to this amazing country.

This guide will go over trip highlights, how to get around Malaysia, Malaysia itineraries, and general travel advice!

Hope you enjoy reading my Malaysia Travel Guide and favorite photos from my travels!

Note:  This Malaysia Travel will focus entirely on Peninsular Malaysia.  I have never traveled to Sabah or Sarawak, and am not too well informed about those areas of the country. 

Trip Highlights

Kuala Lumpur

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You’ll most likely be starting your Malaysian holidays in the amazing capital city — Kuala Lumpur.  This is truly a special place with friendly people, beautiful sights, and delicious food (just like the rest of Malaysia).  During my travels in South-East Asia , I was lucky enough to call this city home for awhile.  The first time I visited Kuala Lumpur I actually didn’t enjoy the city too much, but after spending more time there I discovered how special the city really is.

For more information on Kuala Lumpur, check out the following blog posts I’ve written:

 

Penang

Penang is the cultural hotspot in Malaysia!  You’ll fall in love with it’s busy streets, beautiful artwork, and enchanting history.  Oh, and the food is absolutely amazing.  Most people come to Penang only planning a few day stay, but end up staying much longer than they expected.  You can spend a day on Batu Ferringi beach, hike through the National Park, and take the journey up to Penang Hill for spectacular views of the entire city.        

Best things to do in Penang:

  • Beach day and sunset on Batu Ferringi Beach
  • Spend some time hiking through the National Park
  • Take a visit to Penang Hill for spectacular views of the city
  • Stroll through Georgetown and check out all the artwork
  • Eat at Penang’s famous hawker stalls

 

Langkawi

Officially known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, around 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.  It’s right at the border of Thailand, and is a popular place to visit for traveller’s going north/south between Malaysia and Thailand.  It is truly an amazing island with amazing things to do, cheap accommodations, tax-free booze, and beautiful landscape.

Check out some of my blog posts on Langkawi:

 

Cameron Highlands

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The Cameron Highlands is a stunning hill station in central peninsular Malaysia, and has become a popular destination for visitors in Malaysia. Roughly the size of Singapore, the Cameron Highlands covers a large stretch of land, and there’s tons to see, do, and explore.  You’ll fall in love with the beautiful green tea plantations, and will leave you speechless when you visit the highest peak in the Cameron Highlands

For more information on the Cameron Highlands, check out the guide below!

 

Taman Negara

Teman Negara National Park is the perfect place for travelers who love wild life viewing, jungle trekking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, camping and many more. It is well established as one of the most popular ecotourism in Malaysia.  Popular activities include the canopy walk, jungle trekking, rapid shooting, cave exploration, and boat cruises.

Recommend days spent here:  1-2 days max

Check out the Teman Negara National Park website for more information

 

The Perhentian Islands

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Welcome to paradise.  The Perhentian Islands consist of both Perhentian Kecil & Perhentian Besar.  They are both absolutely stunning, and the minute you step foot on of the two islands you’ll never want to leave.   I’ve visited Perhentian Kecil on two different occasions now, and I definitely would not mind going back for a third.  The beaches are gorgeous, the atmosphere is relaxing, and the nightlife can get pretty crazy.

Perhentian Kecil is more for a younger crowd.  It’s much more lively at night and has an incredible fireshow.  Perhentian Besar has a lot more resorts, and is a bit more family oriented.

If you’re going to Malaysia — you’d be mistaken to skip the Perhentian Islands!

Check out my blog posts on this paradise island!

 

Pulau Kapas

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Pulau Kapas is an idyllic island escape for those looking for a bit more of a remote location.  You won’t find any big crazy resorts, fast wi-fi connection, or luxury restaurants.  What you will be rewarded with is amazingly beautiful water, suburb underwater life, and an extremely laidback atmosphere.  Pulau Kapas is truly a Malaysian gem, and I guarantee if you go for a couple days you won’t regret it!

For more information about traveling to Pulau Kapas:

 

Tioman Island

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If you’ve looking for some more island action, than definitely make your way over to Tioman Island.  It isn’t as gorgeous as the Perhentians or Kapas, but it has some of the best scuba-diving sites in the whole country.  The island is pretty massive, and is a 2-hour ferry ride from the mainland.  It is a DUTY-FREE island, which makes drinking on this island pretty cheap!  It’s a popular destination for weekend trips from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, so book in advance if you plan on being there on a Saturday & Sunday.  If you do plan on going, I’d definitely recommend staying on ABC Beach.

When I was there, I happened to catch really bad weather, and had some transportation issues.  I still had a great trip.  Read about it below:

 

Melaka

Melaka is just a short bus ride away from Kuala Lumpur, and can be a great place to spend one night.  It’s small enough to walk around, explore, and try some delicious food.  There’s not a whole lot to see here, but it’s definitely worth the visit.

To plan your visit, check out this post titled:

 

 

Getting Around Malaysia

The Malaysian transportation is some of the best I’ve found in all of South-East Asia.  Prices are relatively low, there’s tons of options, and they are all relatively comfortable.

Flights / Airfare

Malaysia is actually a really easy country to book extremely cheap domestic flights.

If you know your exact dates, you can actually get great flight deals.  Malindo Air is really great and includes 1 20kh checked bag.  These are particularly useful for flights to/from Kuala Lumpur.

Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Islands

 

Busses

Traveling around Malaysia on the bus transport is actually really easy, budget friendly, and comfortable.  There are loads of different companies that offer a ton of different routes.  None of the journeys take that long, and the busses can actually be really nice.  For bus schedules, routes, and fares, check out the website below.  I’ve booked online tickets with them, and made the process extremely easy.  You can just show the email confirmation at the bus station, and receive your ticket.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas

 

Hitchhiking in Malaysia

Just like in any destination, you should be careful when hitching a ride alone.  With that being said, Hitchhiking in Malaysia can be done, and it’s actually not too difficult.  I met these Spanish girls on Pulau Kapas who found a ride all the way from Teman Negara – Kuala Terranganu.  It’s not that it saves a ton of money, but it’s a great way to meet some local people, and have a unique travel experience.  For more information on Hitchhiking in Malaysia check the website below:

Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Alor in Kuala Lumpur

 

Trains

I’ve actually never taken a train in Malaysia, but I have heard that the system works out.  I almost boarded a train from Penang – Kuala Lumpur, but ended up extending my stay in Penang, and finding a flight that was cheaper than the train!  I honestly think that dealing with trains on other routes would just get complicated, so I’d just personally recommend Flights and Busses over taking trains in Malaysia.

Sunset on Tioman Island

Sunset on Tioman Island

Renting A Car

I’ve never rented a car and explored Malaysia on my own (mainly because I’m a solo budget traveler), but I have had some friends rent a van and go on weekend trips from Kuala Lumpur.  It’s definitely not the best option for everyone,

Jeep Excursions in the Cameron Highlands

Jeep Excursions in the Cameron Highlands

 

Malaysia Trip Itineraries

If you look at each of these locations on a map, you can see that it actually fits pretty well

One Week Malaysia Itinerary

If you are only in Malaysia for a brief visit, than you want to enjoy your holiday.  My advice would be to enjoy 2-3 days in Kuala Lumpur, and fly to either Penang for 3-4 days.  You don’t want to rush around each destination, because you will want enough time to enjoy each place and do all the activities.

 

Two Week Malaysia Itinerary

Days 1-3 — Kuala Lumpur

Take a morning bus to Teman Negara

Days 4-5 — Teman Negara

Book the early bus ticket to the Cameron Highlands

Days 6-7 —  Exploring the Cameron Highlands

Book the early departure bus to Penang

Days 8-10 — Penang

Catch the two hour ferry to Langkawi

Days 11-13 — Langkawi

Catch a domestic flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur

Day 14 // End of Trip — Kuala Lumpur for your outgoing flight..

Island Hopping Boats in Langkawi

 

Three Week Malaysia Itinerary

Days 1-3 — Kuala Lumpur

Take a morning bus to Teman Negara

Days 4-5 — Teman Negara

Book the early bus ticket to the Cameron Highlands

Days 6-7 —  Exploring the Cameron Highlands

Book transportation to Marang Jetty for access to Pulau Kapas (Close to Kuala Terranganu)

Days 8-10 — Pulau Kapas & Gem Island

Book early morning boat back to mainland, and get to main bus station.  Book transport to Perhentian Islands

Days 11-15 — The Perhentians Islands

Book Domestic Flight from Kuala Terrananu Airport – Penang.  Cheap fares available if booked in advanced. 

Days 16-17 – Penang

Catch the two hour ferry to Langkawi

Days 18-20 — Langkawi

Catch a domestic flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur

Day 21 // End of Trip — Kuala Lumpur for your outgoing flight..

Water & Lights show at KLCC

Water & Lights show at KLCC

 

One Month in Malaysia Itinerary

If you have a full month in Malaysia, I honestly would just recommend to follow the 3-week itinerary, but travel slower.  This will also allow flexibility with the domestic flights, and also spending less time on travel.  I would also recommend staying in Kuala Lumpur for an extra couple days, and doing a one-day trip to Melaka.  If you want to see it all, you can switch up this itinerary to add Pulau Tioman, but I would honestly skip it.  I found it to be really touristy, difficult to get to, and there are much better islands and beaches in Malaysia.

If you have even more time in Malaysia, look out for cheap domestic flights over to Borneo.  You could scuba-dive off the coasts of the world famous Sipadan island, or hike the highest peak in Malaysia — Mt. Kinabalu!

 

 

General Malaysia Travel Advice

Eat as much as you possibly can!  The food in Malaysia is absolutely incredible.  When you get to Kuala Lumpur, check out a Nasi Kandar and try the various curries, Roti Canai, and Nasi Lemak!

Interact with the locals!  Malaysian people are extremely friendly, and generally speak really great English!  They are very open and welcome to tourism, and can be a great experience.

Understand you are in a Muslim country!  Be respectful with your clothing!

Get a local SIM card!  Malaysia has a wide variety of phone plans, and it will come in handy to have 3G / 4G internet when your traveling.  I’d recommend Tune Talk.  There are great prices and deals, and it’s good coverage.

Download my Free E-Book — 77 Amazing, Helpful, Money-Saving Tips for Backpacking South-East Asia.  This goes over a ton of valuable information for Malaysia!

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If you haven’t figured it out by reading this post, I have traveled pretty extensively throughout Malaysia.   I think it’s an amazing country, and am always thinking about going soon and exploring different parts.  I’m actually dying to get over to Borneo, but I’m sure that time will come eventually.

If you’re ever planning a trip to Malaysia, feel free to Contact Me with any questions!

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Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Overland: Backpacking Trip Itinerary

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Introduction

One of the most common routes for backpacking in South-East Asia is traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok overland.  It’s an absolute amazing trip with tons of incredible places to see along the way!  From starting out this trip in an amazing metropolitan city like Kuala Lumpur, and then breaking away to some gorgeous islands — this is definitely going to be a trip you’ll never forget.  This Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok overland travel guide will go over my proposed route, travel tips, helpful websites, and some of my favorite blog posts I’ve written along my travels.

Brief Overview & Itinerary Route

  1. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  2. Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
  3. Penang, Malaysia
  4. Langkawi, Malaysia
  5. Koh Lipe, Thailand
  6. Koh Lanta, Thailand
  7. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
  8. Ao Nang / Railey Beach, Thailand
  9. Koh Phangan, Thailand
  10. Koh Tao, Thailand
  11. Bangkok, Thailand

 Kuala Lumpur (3-4 Days)

Welcome to Kuala Lumpur.  This is truly a special place with friendly people, beautiful sights, and delicious food (just like the rest of Malaysia).  During my travels in South-East Asia , I was lucky enough to call this city home for awhile.  The first time I visited Kuala Lumpur I actually didn’t enjoy the city too much, but after spending more time there I discovered how special the city really is.

For more information on Kuala Lumpur, check out the following blog posts I’ve written:

This is one of my favorite cities in South-East Asia, and definitely worth the visit for a few days.  If you’re on a time crunch, you won’t want to spend too much time here.  Just make sure you cover all the city highlights.

Train & Bus Bookings:  Easybook

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Bus to Cameron Highlands (2-3 days)

The Cameron Highlands is a stunning hill station in central peninsular Malaysia, and has become a popular destination for visitors in Malaysia. Roughly the size of Singapore, the Cameron Highlands covers a large stretch of land, and there’s tons to see, do, and explore.  You’ll fall in love with the beautiful green tea plantations, and will leave you speechless when you visit the highest peak in the Cameron Highlands

For more information on the Cameron Highlands, check out the guide below!

A Backpacker’s Guide to the Cameron Highlands

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Bus to Penang (2-3 Days)

Penang is the cultural hotspot in Malaysia!  You’ll fall in love with it’s busy streets, beautiful artwork, and enchanting history.  Oh, and the food is absolutely amazing.  Most people come to Penang only planning a few day stay, but end up staying much longer than they expected.  You can spend a day on Batu Ferringi beach, hike through the National Park, and take the journey up to Penang Hill for spectacular views of the entire city.        

Best things to do in Penang:

  • Beach day and sunset on Batu Ferringi Beach
  • Spend some time hiking through the National Park
  • Take a visit to Penang Hill for spectacular views of the city
  • Stroll through Georgetown and check out all the artwork
  • Eat at Penang’s famous hawker stalls
View from Penang Hill

View from Penang Hill

 

Ferry from Penang – Langkawi (4-5 Days) 

Officially known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, around 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.  It’s right at the border of Thailand, and is a popular place to visit for traveller’s going north/south between Malaysia and Thailand.  It is truly an amazing island with amazing things to do, cheap accommodations, tax-free booze, and beautiful landscape.

Check out some of my blog posts on Langkawi:

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Ferry from Langkawi – Koh Lipe, Thailand  *Seasonal (4-5 Days)

After spending some time on Langkawi, you’re ready to journey further north into Thailand.  You’ll start your Thailand Island Hopping adventures in Koh Lipe, which is known as the “Maldives of Thailand”.  Pristine beaches, incredible food, and amazing sunrises & sunsets.

Ferry from Langkawi – Koh Lipe only available from November – May throughout the year.  If you’re traveling during the low season, you’ll have to take the ferry to Satun, Thailand — and catch the bus + ferry combo ticket from mainland Thailand.  Traveling during this time can be a bit expensive, it just depends on your budget and time restrictions.  It might be best to skip this island if you can’t take the direct ferry. 

Check out this amazing post from my friends at Getting Stamped titled, “The Ultimate Guide to Koh Lipe, Thailand.”  This is one of the most informative guides I’ve ever seen, and will answer all your questions about traveling to this beautiful island.

Sunrise on Koh Lipe. Photo credit

Sunrise on Koh Lipe. Photo credit:  Bambo Corr

 

Ferry from Koh Lipe – Koh Lanta (4-5 Days) 

Also depends on time of the year.  You might have to catch ferry + bus combo ticket up to the Krabi Province. 

After you’ve explored Koh Lipe to your liking, catch a ferry up to your next Thai Island, Koh Lanta.

Check out this awesome travel guide from the crew over at Never Ending Voyage titled, “Finding the Perfect Balance: Our Guide to Koh Lanta“.  This post will go over all the information you need for your time in Koh Lanta.

You’ll fall in love with this incredibly relaxing island.  There’s incredible beaches, a beautiful national park, and loads of other stuff to explore.  My main recommendation would be to hire a moped, and explore the entire island.  It’s the best way to see the island.   You can pack a bag, take breaks at all the beaches, and see how beautiful the island is.

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Ferry from Koh Lanta – Koh Phi Phi (4-5 Days)

When you’re ready to leave Koh Lanta (which can be harder than you think), you’ll be on your way to one of the most beautiful, photogenic, and most well-known places in Thailand — Koh Phi Phi.  Known primarily for the nearby Maya Bay being the film location for the Leonardo DiCaprio hit movie — “The Beach”.

Some people criticize Koh Phi Phi for being too touristy now, and too focused on partying — but it is still an absolute must visit during your time in Thailand.

Read my following blog posts on Koh Phi Phi

Leaving Koh Phi Phi is no easy task.  The party vibe is solid, there is amazing food, and you’re guaranteed to make some amazing new friends!  I personally think it’s the most beautiful area in Thailand!

Ferry from Koh Phi Phi – Ao Nang, Railey Beach, & Krabi (4-6 Days)

After spending the past couple weeks on Islands, it’s time to cruise back to the mainland.  Ao Nang is a really beautiful beach area, has a decent nightlife scene, and is definitely worth a visit.  There’s an island hopping tour that goes to nearby places, and a really fun pub crawl at night.

Don’t spend too much time in Ao Nang though — make sure you get over to the beautiful Railey Beach & Ton Sai Bay.

You can also hire a mo-ped and explore Krabi town, and the surrounding highlights.

Read:  The Best Hostels in Thailand

Book a Bus + Ferry Combo from Krabi to Koh Phangan (5 Days)

There are loads of travel agencies around Ao Nang and the Krabi that will help you book this ticket.  I typically travel with Lomprayah .  It is by the most established and organized company out there, and enjoy my travels when I book with them.  During peak season, they can sell out tickets.  (Especially prior to a Full Moon Party.)

Koh Phangan is one of the craziest party islands in South-East Asia !  You’ll often hear bad things about the Full Moon Party, but too be honest — it’s a damn good time (if you’re with the right people).  There’s something really fun about getting dressed up in Neon, covering yourself in bodypaint, and dancing all night with fellow backpackers.

To be perfectly honest though, the best party on Koh Phangan isn’t the Full Moon Party.  There’s so many better clubs, venues, and events that you should look into!  If your trip doesn’t align well with a date for the FMP, definitely still go to Koh Phangan!  It’s a great place to spend some time, relax, meet people, party, and enjoy paradise!

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Ferry up to Koh Tao (4-5 Days)

Koh Tao is the very first island I visited in my travels in South-East Asia, and it is by far one of my favorite places in Thailand.  This is a scuba-diver’s paradise, and is the perfect location to get your PADI certifications.  If you don’t want to do the full course, make sure you at least do a “Discover Scuba” one-day course.  It’s one of the most affordable places to try out scuba-diving, and is absolutely beautiful.  When you’re not scuba diving, Koh Tao is an amazing island to explore by moto.  Just choose carefully where you rent it, because this island is notorious for rental places taking advantages of tourists and withholding passports until the pay ridiculous “damage fees”.  Also make sure you do a day-trip to Koh Nang Yuan, Mango View point, The Koh Tao Pub Crawl, and party hard on Sairee Beach!

Read:  7 Amazing Things to do on Koh Tao  

Ferry + Bus from Koh Tao to Bangkok

You’ve seen the best islands Thailand has to offer, now it’s time to finish your trip in the “Big Mango”.  Bangkok is truly an amazing city, and there’s tons of amazing things to do, see, and explore.  It’s the gateway to South-East Asia, and most backpackers out here find themselves in Bangkok more than once.  The street food is delicious, the people are friendly, and you’ll absolutely love exploring all the temples, malls, and rooftop bars.

ReadWhere to Stay in Bangkok

Read10 Amazing Things to do in Bangkok

 


Congratulations!  You’ve just crossed off three amazing countries in South-East Asia, and some of my favorite spots in the world to visit!

Substitutions & Other Destinations

  • The Perhentian Islands:  When you are traveling up through Malaysia, you could easily head over to the stunning Perhentian Islands.  It’s all the way on the east coast of Malaysia, so it’s a bit out of the way for this itinerary- but it would be incredible.  You could get a bus + ferry here from the Cameron Highlands.  Then when you’re ready to leave, take a bus over to Penang to continue the itinerary.
  • Phuket & Koh Samui:  Two of the most popular touristy destinations in Thailand, but I always recommend people to skip them.  They are overcrowded, expensive, and you can find much better places to spend your time.
  • Ko Yao Nai National Park & Ko Tarutao are both absolutely gorgeous, and could easily be worked into this itinerary during your time on Koh Lipe, and Koh Phi Phi.

Travel Tips & Suggestions

  • Travel slow.  I give a recommended time in each place, but if you’re in not on a time crunch, then take it slow and enjoy your time in each place.  Otherwise, you might be spending a lot of time in transit.
  • Buy a Local Sim Card.  This always comes in handy in Malaysia & Thailand.  There are really cheap data plans.
  • Download my Free-Book.  “77 Amazing, Helpful, Money-Saving Tips for Backpacking South-East Asia” for all my best backpacking tips.
  • Stay in Hostels.  This is such an awesome backpacker route, and the best way to experience these destinations is to interact with other travelers!
  • Eat often!  The food in all three of these countries is absolutely amazing!  There are plenty of places for cheap eats, and all the meals are delicious.

Check out These Articles About This Region

Malaysia Travel Guide: Trip Highlights, Destinations, & Itineraries

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Thailand (Instagram Checklist)

Thanks for reading my Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Backpacking Trip Itinerary!

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Heli Lounge, Kuala Lumpur: Drinks + Sunset on a Helipad

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The Heli Lounge in Kuala Lumpur is easily one of the best places to have a drink in this amazing city.  When you combine enjoying a delicious cocktail or beer on a helipad, a beautiful sunset, and a stunning city view — The Heli Lounge simply can not be beaten.

There are few things I enjoy more than watching a quality sunset, from a great location, with a drink in my hand.  Normally my travels brings me to exotic beaches where I’m sippin on a coconut while jamming to deep house.  But at the HELI Lounge Kuala Lumpur, this is not the case.  

The Heli Lounge Bar is a pretty basic concept — let’s turn this old Helipad into a bar.  If that doesn’t already make you want to experience it for yourself, then just keep reading, because I’ll do my best to change that with some amazing photos.  

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Getting There

The Heli Lounge is located inside the Menara KH building, right outside the Raja Chulan sky tram line.  It’s simple, just get to that metro stop, and head inside the building over to the elevators.  It’s also easily recognized as the building of INTI University.  The Helilounge is located on the 34th floor.  

You’ll begin the ascend up to the bar, proceed through security, and you will have entered the lounge area.  

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If you plan on going there for the sunset (recommended), there is not a dress code.  if you go there after 9 P.M…dress code is strictly enforced.  Shoes and a decent shirt genteleman.  To the ladies, just look good and you’ll be fine.  


The Experience

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The Heli Lounge Menu

  • There is a wide variety of cocktails which all cost 30 MYR. 
  • You can order a large beer for 30 MYR.
  • If you don’t drink alcohol, there are fruit juices available for 25 MYR

At first glance, you might think that the drinks are expensive.  

Just remember — You’re about to enjoy this drink on the 34th floor on a helipad.

As well, you’re in Malaysia.  Drinks in this country tend to be more expensive than other parts of South-East Asia. 

Once you have ordered, received, and paid for your drinks; you’ll then be given access to the actual helipad.

Watch the sunset right next to KL Tower

The Heli Lounge Sunset.

I would strongly recommend getting to the Helipad KL for the sunset.  The weather in Kuala Lumpur does not always permit you to experience this, but if you have the choice, than definitely plan to go around 6-7 P.M depending on the month of the year.

I’d recommend getting to the Heli Lounge for Sunset for 3 reasons

  1. Watching the sunset from a helipad is an incredible experience.
  2. You’ll definitely get a good seat on the outer edge of the   
  3. If you chill and enjoy dinner + drinks, you’ll get to see the city at day and all lit up at night.  

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Where To Next-  (Nightlife in Kuala Lumpur)

Kuala Lumpur has some pretty amazing nightlife, and I’d definitely recommend heading over to Jalan Bukit Bintang.  Some fun ideas:

  • Dinner at Jalan Alor
  • Mojitos at Bar 51
  • Dancing at Havana

If you are heading out one of the many clubs in Kuala Lumpur, I’d definitely recommend checking out ZOUK, which was just re-modeled!

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10 Amazing Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur is easily one of my favorite cities in South-East Asia.  It’s a metropolitan city perfect for those looking for south-east Asia costs, but with a more modern touch.  I’ve spent a good amount of time in this city, and here is my list of 10 amazing things to do in Kuala Lumpur

1.  The Regalia Condominium Infinity Pool

What I would consider to be the absolute best thing to do in Kuala Lumpur, you can’t miss out on the opportunity to swim in one of the most incredible infinity pools in Asia.  The view of the city is breathtaking, the food at the restaurant is delicious, and it’s FREE.

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2.  The Water & Lights show at KLCC (Petronas Towers)

Marveling at the Petronas Towers is going to be a #1 thing to do for people when they go to Kuala Lumpur.  I actually recommend seeing them both during the day and night, and there’s no better time to see them at night than during the water & lights show at the KLCC Park.

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3.  Shopping on Petaling Street

The main shopping street in China Town is not to be missed during your time in Kuala Lumpur.  This street might just appear to be like any other market in South-East Asia, but there’s much more to it.  There’s tons of amazing restaurants, shops, and other things to keep you busy.  The cost of travel in Kuala Lumpur is actually pretty cheap, so go ahead and buy some souvenirs!

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4.  The Batu Caves

With the massive buddah statue out in front, you definitely should check out the famous Batu Caves.  They are easily accessible through public transportation, free entrance, and you’ll get some great photos.  Fair warning:  the monkeys on the way up are vicious.  They will grab stuff if you’re holding it in your hand.

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5.   Little India

This is just a short walk away from KL Sentral, and is a great place to grab lunch and shop for a bit.  The area is actually pretty small, and you can knock it off pretty quickly.  Not too exciting, but definitely worth the visit.  Tip:  Grab a samosa!

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6. The Heli Lounge, Kuala Lumpur:  Dinner + Drinks on a Helipad

This is something I would recommend to absolutely everyone coming to Kuala Lumpur.  The views you get of the city are amazing, and the ambiance they create is truly fantastic.  For more information, check out my blog post about my experiences at the Heli Lounge Bar.

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7.  Dinner on Jalan Alor- Changkat

Hands down my favorite place to grab dinner in Kuala Lumpur.  The street is lined with dozens of restaurants and street food, and you’ll absolutely love your food.  This is also right around the nightlife area, so it’s perfect for a meal before heading out for some drinks.

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8.  Mojitos at Bar 51

Happy Hour from 5-9 P.M.  You can get delicious Mojitos for only 5 MYR (Roughly $1.70).

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9.  Rooftop Parties at Reggae Mansion

The main backpacker hostel of Kuala Lumpur, The Reggae Mansion, has an amazing rooftop bar that has different events every night.  There’s a young crowd, decent drink specials, a pool table, and a DJ spinning top-40 electronic music.  Definitely a great spot to have a few drinks and meet some people.

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10.  Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

The World’s Largest Free Flight Walk-In Aviary.

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Well, there you have it.  If you check out these amazing things, you’ll definitely enjoy your visit to Kuala Lumpur.  I personally did not like this city too much the first time I visited, but now I love every visit I have back in KL .

Have you been to Kuala Lumpur?  What was your favorite thing about this city?  Let me know in the comments section!

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The Absolute Best Thing To Do in Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is an incredible city that has something to offer everyone.  From the stunning Petronas Towers, The Menara Tower (the tallest tower in SEA), the Batu Caves, incredible shopping, amazing food, and a solid nightlife scene; this city is definitely one of my favorite places in Asia.  I’ve spent a good amount of time here, and I’m going to share with you guys this incredible secret, which I believe to be the absolute best thing to do in Kuala Lumpur.

The Regalia Condominium Infinity Pool

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I first discovered this gem (which I actually think is one of the coolest pools in the world) back in September 2014.  I had friends who stayed at the Regalia, and I felt so lucky that they were able to show me this incredible pool.

Now you might be asking yourself, do you have to be a guest to use this pool? ….NO!

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 You used to have to be a guest to have access to use the elevator to buzz yourself up the 37th floor, but that isn’t the case anymore.

In the past few months, the owners of the Regalia condominium opened up a brand new restaraunt, The Hemisphere which is open to everyone.

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How Do I Get There?

For those who haven’t been to Kuala Lumpur before, you’ll quickly learn that the public transportation system works very well, and the Regalia Condominium is well connected to two different metro stops — PUTRA or PWTC.  It’s also just a short minute walk from the new Sunway Putra mall.

An easier option would just be to take a Taxi or Uber.  Pretty much all of the drivers know of the Regalia Condominium.  

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How Do I Get Up To The Pool ?

Unless you arrive by cab, you’ll enter the building through the parking garage.  You’ll see signs easily directing you to the correct tower for access to the Hemisphere restaurant.  You might be able to be buzzed directly from there if there’s a security guard, if not you’ll have to go to Floor 4 to get buzzed up to the 37th Floor.

I’m not sure about the rules, but if I were you, I wouldn’t look like I’m going to the pool!  Treat it like your sneaking in, and just using the Hemisphere as your excuse.  You’ll simply go up the elevator, and instead of going into the restaraunt, walk to the pool…and be BLOWN AWAY BY THE VIEW.

You can literally spend all day up there and no one will bother you.  

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Extra Tips

  • If you can, go on a weekday…it’s a lot less busy than the weekends.
  • Bring pool essentials.  Sunscreen, Book, Sunglasses, Towel, Music player, Headphones, etc.
  • Bring some booze of your own.  The Hemisphere alcohol is really pricey.
  • The food at the Hemisphere is expensive for Malaysian standards, so bring some snacks, or prepare to spend a decent amount of money.

Definitely make sure you check out this view at night as well.  A night swim is also a great idea!

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No matter what you do during your time in Kuala Lumpur, make sure you make your way up to this pool!  The pictures you’ll get are incredible, and it’s just one of the best places to relax, take a swim, and enjoy one of the best FREE views of the city.

Update:  I have heard from one of my readers that the security has become more strict in the past month or so.  I believe that all you’ll need to do is sign in for the room your staying in.  Anyways, if you can get into the pool, definitely check out the Hemisphere Restaurant Kuala Lumpur views up on the 37th floor.  You can even talk to your server, and visit the pool from their patio area, and get some cool photos. 

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The Best Year Of My Life: 2014 – A Year In Review

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Looking back on 2014 brings me nothing but amazing and life-changing memories.  I don’t even know how to express how much year this has influenced my life, but I will always look at 2014 as the year when I got it all “somewhat figured out”.  I’m only 25 (for one more month at least), but I can honestly say that I have a general idea of what I want out of life.  Travel is my passion.  Travel is my future.  Whether that be working on a cruise ship to fund more travels, opening up my own hostel, teaching english, or becoming a popular travel blogger (doubtful).  I’ve got big plans in 2015, and I can’t wait to explore more of the world.  But for now, enjoy my little recap of what I was up to for the past year.  7.5 Months in Asia, 2 months back home in CA, and 2.5 months in Europe.  Enjoy!

January

Started out the year in Bangkok.  Got an apartment to call a “home-base” while I began my online classes.  I definitely thought I’d actually be living in Bangkok more permanently, but then discovered that with some time management, I could travel and study simultaneously.

Dave the Buddhist #bangkok

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Traveled to the islands for the first time.  Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui.  All amazing in their own ways.  Was able to go scuba diving for my first time, as well as experienced my first full-moon party, which was quite an experience.

Scuba diving in the gulf of Thailand…CHECK #bucketlist #kohtao

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February

On the first of the month I began a short 12 day trip to Cambodia, beginning with an amazing couple days in Siem Reap exploring the Angkor Wat temples, and the famous sunrise photo.

Woke up at 5 a.m this morning to catch this famous sunrise #angkorwat #cambodia

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After Siem Reap I made a quick day stop in Phnomh Penh, but continued my journey to visit a couple friends in Sihanoukville.  Serendipity and Otres Beaches were both amazing, and I fell in love with Cambodia.  It was a short stay, but incredible.

Orange things in #Cambodia

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After my short trip to Cambodia, I hopped on a plane back to Bangkok to meet up with my friends on Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party (round two), as well as celebrating my birthday on the 14th.  My 25th birthday was still one of the highlights of the year for me.  My 26th is coming up in one month from now, and I have no idea how I’m going to top last years.

Throwback to sunrise after the full moon party #thailand

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After an epic birthday party in Koh Phangan, I decided it was time to head on over to the magical island of Koh Phi Phi.  I was only planning on spending a few days around Phi Phi, but got stuck there for a week or so.  I mean, how could I leave paradise?

Sunset boat ride back to Phi Phi #thailand

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Watching the sunrise after spending the night on Maya Bay, the filming location of the famous Leonardo Dicaprio movie “The Beach”.  Easily one of my highlights of the year.

What I woke up to this morning #mayabay #thailand

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March

This was easily the craziest and most fun-filled month of the year.  This was my last full-month in south-east Asia, and I lived it up to the fullest.  I began the month with an amazing trip to Hanoi and The Vietnam Backpacker’s Hostel Castaway Island tour to Halong Bay, which didn’t have the best weather, but met some amazing people, and had one wild trip.

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After an amazing / chaotic time in Vietnam, I headed on down to Bali, with a 24 hour layover in Singapore.  I really liked Singapore, and wish I had a bit more time there.  I ended up heading back to Singapore in October, so I got my fix.  It’s a beautiful city, but way too pricey for south-east Asia.

Spiral #bridge #singapore

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Once I landed in Bali, I had no idea what I was in for.  I had done zero research on what to do, and flew there just for 6 days to meet up with my travel crew.  They were posted up on the Gili Islands, so I cruised over and met them there.  I had an incredible day on Gili Air, and was easily one of my favorite days of the year.  Saw one of the best sunsets of my entire life.  It’s moments like these I’ll never forget.  The photo doesn’t do it justice, but it was a big highlight of my first backpacking trip in Asia.

The best day of my life #giliair #indonesia

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After a very brief stay in Indonesia, I headed up to Kuala Lumpur for Future Music Festival Asia.  It was a blast, but unfortunately the last day of the festival got cancelled.  The first two days were epic though, and had a blast exploring the city.  Ironically enough, I did not like the city too much during my first visit, and now I’m writing this post from KL, and love this city!

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After Kuala Lumpur, my travel crew Cathy and Ashley and I started island hopping around Malaysia.  We traveled to the beautiful Perhentian Islands, Penang, and Langkawi.  All of these places are amazing.  I think more backpackers need to visit Malaysia during their trips.  For some reason, this country does not get as much attention as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos.

I'm on my way to heaven… #aboveandbeyond #perhentianislands #malaysia

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Travel. Just do it. #Nike #langkawi #malaysia

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April

With just a couple last days in Bangkok, (which ended up being pretty crazy), my first trip to South-East Asia had come to an end.  I flew home for a family wedding.  Congratulations to my beautiful sister Stephanie and my new brother-in-law Bryce.  Their legal last name is actually Jones, which is funny, because I’ve been going by Jones since high school!

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Oh, but wait.  What else happens in California in April…?  Hmmm….COACHELLA.  For years, I had been missing out on the best festival in States, Coachella, because I had been living abroad in Italy.  Not in 2014.  Coachella absolutely lived up to the hype, and I had the most epic weekend with a solid group of people.

Beauty of #coachella

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May

This was a pretty slow month, as I was trying to figure out travel plans.  If you remember, I had a trip to South America planned, that had to be cancelled because I had two groups of friends bail on the trip last minute.  The highlight of May was easily my road trip to San Francisco with my buddy Kevin.  I hadn’t been up North since college, and it was a great drive on PCH, and a solid time chillin NorCal style.

Foggy days in #sanfran #goldengatebridge

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Driving on PCH from SF – LA was quite a journey. Long drive, but completely worth it! #carmel #bigsur #california #coast #roadtrip

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June

After my plans of traveling to South America were cancelled, I decided to head back to my favorite city in the world– BARCELONA.  Found myself an apartment with some great Catalan guys, and began my summer classes and Barcelona shenanigans.

Look who I found in #barcelona #florencereunion #lionsfountain #unclejimmys #funkychicken

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One of my favorite things to do every Sunday was head to Piknic Electronik up on Montuic.  Amazing day party with lcoals, tourists, and expats.  Easily one of the best parts about living in Barcelona over the summer.

Piknic Electronik #barcelona

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July

Continuing an awesome summer in Barcelona.  From L’Atlandida, Sundays at the Picknic, beach days, and club nights.

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Tourist photo. #sagradafamilia #barcelona

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And I Finally made it to Montserrat, which was one of the best day trips I’ve ever taken.  I couldn’t believe how many times I had visited Barcelona / lived in the city, and never visited Montserrat.

Day trip for some Hiking in #montserrat

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August

After an epic 8 day “goodbye party”, it was time for me to leave Barcelona, and begin my travels.  The first stop was Milan and Trieste in Northern Italy.  I had never been to either of these cities, and really enjoyed my time.

Well that's pretty neat #milan #italy

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After revisiting Italy, I made my way over to a country I had been dying to visit; Slovenia.  This country is absolutely amazing, and I fell in love with Lake Bled.  I made the joke that if I ever wanted to relax somewhere for a few months to write a novel, I would choose Lake Bled.  It’s relatively affordable, and Slovenians are incredibly nice.

I could stay here awhile #lakebled #slovenia #jonesaroundtheworld

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After a short visit to Slovenia, I got picked up by two of my good Dutch friends, and we made our way to Croatia for SONUS Music Festival.  This was definitely one of the craziest music festivals I’ve ever attended (and I’ve been to quite a few).  Shoutout to Joost and Stijn for an awesome week of camping, drinking, and non-stop amazing techno.

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September

After an amazing summer in Europe, I was dying to get back to Asia.  So I jumped right in — and began my backpacking trip in Sri Lanka.  This country by far exceed my expectations, and I had such an amazing time.  From exploring Colombo, Kandy, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Trincomalee, and Arugam Bay.  I wish I had more time there, but it would have cost too much money to change my ticket.  Shoutout to all the amazing people I met in Sri Lanka!  This was also the month I started my travel blog!  The birth of Jones Around The World!

"I like that boulder. That is a nice boulder." #Shrek #sigariyarock #SriLanka

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Walking. #srilanka

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Jones Around The World. #backpacker #travelblogger

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I also spent half of September in Kuala Lumpur, and this was actually one of the first blog posts I ever wrote.  Thanks to my friends I met in Langkawi, I had a free place to stay at an amazing condo, and met some incredible people.  It was this visit that made me want to move here.

To infinity pools…and beyond #Buzzlightyeartotherescue #infinitypools #TravelBlogger #Backpacker #Globetrotter #KualaLumpur #Malaysia

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October

Honestly, if I had to pick a favorite month of the year, I would have to say it was October.  I spent the majority of the month traveling through Bali and The Gili Islands.  Like traveling always does, I met the best people in Bali, and I still keep in touch with a lot of them.  There’s so many pictures to choose from, so I’ll try to limit to just a few.

Had a perfect day in #paradise #bali #Indonesia #TravelBlogger #Wanderlust #Globetrotter #JonesAroundTheWorld

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I'm the king of the cruise #GiliT #boozecruise #Indonesia

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Bali life is the good life. #potatohead #beachclub #seminyak #Indonesia

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Beanbags and beers for the sunset #seminyak #bali #indonesia #TravelBlogger #wanderlust #Globetrotter #nomadlife

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I like swimming.

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Thanks to everyone I met in Indonesia.  The times we’ve shared will never be forgotten.  I flew to Singapore for a couple days, then back to Kuala Lumpur for Halloween, which was an absolute blast.

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November

Another solid month traveling mostly through Langkawi, southern Thailand, and back to Kuala Lumpur for some rest and relaxation.  Langkawi is still one of my favorite islands in Asia.

We went chasing waterfalls.

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Head in the clouds.

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Pantai Cenang- Langkawi — I have 1 wife, and two sons: "Wifi", "sunrise", and "sunset"…

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After my time in Langkawi, I journeyed up to Krabi, Ao Nang, Koh Phi Phi, and Koh Lanta.  I had some really great nights here, but was plagued with some bad weather during most of it.  None the less, the beauty of these islands is breathtaking, and it was great to visit some new places, as well as revisit Koh Phi Phi.

Not the best weather day, but couldn't resist going for a swim

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Not many places to hike on Koh Phi Phi, but the walk up to the viewpoint is good enough for me.

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December

Oh, the last and final month of 2014 — and boy was it a good one.  I started December out in Cambodia, and had the best time.  Started in Phnomh Penh for a couple days,  and then worked my way down to Kep & Kampot.  The Majority of my time was spent in SIhanoukville and Koh Rong (which I think is one of the most beautiful places in the world).  For anyone reading this who has not been to Koh Rong, Go SOON!  Tourism is going to take over quick, and this paradise will not be the same in a few years.

Sunset in Kampot

Gotta love Cambodian sunsets…every night a different painting, and tonight's was especially great.

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Relaxing on Long Beach, Koh Rong.

Winter is coming….but not for me.

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Enjoying my time in Otres Beach, Sihanoukville

Fresh coconut and a book on this sunny afternoon. Beach life sure is great.

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After a crazy time in Cambodia, it was time to head to Koh Chang to meet up with my friend Cathy.  Althogh, this took two attempts as I missed one of the busses due to bartending until 4 A.M the night before!  Koh Chang was absolutely beautiful, and I would defintiely recommend backpackers to make a stop there at the Thai/ Cambodian border.  It’s a much better border to cross at as well!  I also got to meet up with two of my Dutch buddies from Eindhoven (De Gekste)!

2 Americans, 2 Dutchmen, 1 Boat, 5 islands, 3 bottles of whiskey, and tons of fish. That was one epic snorkeling trip

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New island. New beach. Looking forward to the next few days in Koh Chang

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After Koh Chang, Cathy and I headed to Koh Samet for a bit of recovery from the damage we did to our bodies in Koh Chang, as well as to rest up for the next adventure; Wonderfruit Music Festival.  This was Thailand’s first major music festival, and I had such a solid weekend.  Amazing people, incredible music, and an overall great festival experience.

Yoga Bass during the sunset during Wonderfruit day 2. What an awesome experience. Namaste.

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After Wonderfruit festival, Cathy and I headed to Koh Tao for Christmas.  I spent a total of 8 or 9 days there, and it was a pretty great time.  It was quite strange though, because the weather was actually pretty terrible.  But it always cleard up at night.  The food was good, the parties were good, and met some amazing people there as well.

On December 31st, I decided it was time to journey over to Koh Phangan for the New Years Ever celebrations.  I’ll be writing a seperate blog post about that crazy experience.  IMG_2340


 

Well, there ya have it.  The past 12 months of my life summed up in one blog post.  It truly has been the best year of my life.  I want to take this moment to thank each and every person I’ve met while traveling around the world.  You guys are what making traveling so amazing.  I honestly don’t have too much plans as of now for 2015, but I have a hard time thinking it can top 2014, but I’m damn sure I’m gonna try.

Thanks for reading!

November 2014: Month In Review

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Well, I’m currently writing this in Cambodia, but I’ve only been here a few short days.  It’s always fun to write posts like this where I get the chance to look back and reflect on what I’ve been up to the past month.  November has been great, but it has had its up and downs.  From spending an amazing week in Langkawi with a great group of friends, exploring the southern Thailand islands in the Andaman sea, and getting a lot of homework / recharging my travel batteries in Kuala Lumpur, the past 30 days have been amazing.  I did however get a bad case of food poisoning in Ao Nang which was rough, and dealt with a fair amount of bad weather.  But traveling does not always go perfectly.  It’s all about the journey though.

Where I Went

November 1st – 3rd – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 4th-9th  –  Langkawi, Malaysia
November 10th-11th –  Krabi Town, Thailand
November 12th-16th– Ao Nang / Railey Beach
November 17th-20th- Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
November 21 – 23rd- Koh Lanta, Thailand
November 24th – 28th – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 29th-3oth – Phnomh Penh, Cambodia

Blog Posts I’ve Written This Month

Favorite Instagram:

This was taken early on in the month during my first night in Langkawi.  The sunset that night was easily one of the best I’ve seen during this backpacking trip in Asia.  The colors were amazing, and kept changing over the course of a couple hours.  I was also with some great company, so that definitely helps the memory.  🙂

Head in the clouds.

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December is in full swing now, and I’m currently in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.  I got a week left here before I head back to Thailand for a month or so.  Then, who knows.  I think it’s either going to be staying in Koh Tao for a month, backpacking Myanmar, or moving to Kuala Lumpur.  All I know is that I look to the future with excitement.  Life as a traveling grad student is almost over, and I start my last two classes early January.  Been having an amazing time out in Asia, and I know the future has got much more in store for me!

Halloween in Kuala Lumpur

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After realizing how amazing Kuala Lumpur is, I could not wait to get back here to celebrate Halloween.  My good friends Danielle & Hutchy, who I met back in March in Langkawi decided to throw a party at their condominium in KL.  I got to admit, normally for Halloween I would be planning on going to some big music festival, club event, or a long night bar hopping.  However, I could not have been more stoked for this party.  I even strategically planned my month in Bali so my 30 day visa would end right in time for me to head back to KL for the party.

My Costume:  A Hipster…

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Danielle didn’t smile all night…costume commitment

Lame, kinda, yeah.  I don’t care.  It was still fun to dress up in a fake ridiculous mustache, rock a fedora, pop out the lenses of my fake ray bans, throw on a scarf, and drink my adult beverages out of a Starbucks cup all night.

The Facebook Event had about 35 people attending, so I was expecting a pretty decent crowd, but it actually turned into an absolutel rager.  I’d say at one point there were 50-55 people in this condo.

The music was blasting, the drinks were flowing, and there was actually food provided.

The best part about this party was the amount of diversity.  I’ve never been at a small gathering where so many cultures were represented.  Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada, Turkey, France, Spain, Croatia, China, Malaysia, Germany, etc.  It was also kinda fun being the only American there.

Overall – it was just an epic night.  It was awesome to see a great group of people come together, dress up, and have a blast.  Special shoutout to Danielle and Hutchy for opening up their condo to let us party in.

Check out some of the photos below.

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Kuala Lumpur: How a 3 Day Layover Turned Into a 10 Day Stay

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Before I get into anything about my time in KL, I have to give the biggest shoutout to my host Danielle.  I couldn’t be happier we met that beautiful day in Langkawi in March 2014!  Travelers UNITE!  You’ve shown me the best parts of KL, and I can’t wait to cruise back for round 2.

Original Plan – Stay 3 days –  Then Onto Bali

I actually came to Kuala Lumpur back in March for a music festival, and too be honest…was not that impressed.  It just seemed like an extremely smoggy city, rather expensive for South-East Asia,  and did not have much to offer besides marveling at the massive Petronas Towers and a quick day-trip to the Batu Caves.

After my first weekend here, I realized I needed to stay longer.  Why?  Well the very first night we went out I saw a completely different side of KL.  “The Expat Side” as I would call it.  An awesome group of friends from England, Canada, and New Zealand just teaching English here and loving it.  Had dinner, drinks, attended a rooftop party, and a late night kebab.  Perfect night, right?

Changkat

An incredible place I’ve never heard of before.  Tons of amazing restaurants, bars, and clubs with a wide variety of options.  I had dinner there a few times, and the food was delicious.  If you’re looking for a great and affordable dinner, Changkat is where it’s at.  Absolutely delicious.

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Family Style….

The Swimming Pool.

By far the best infinity pool I’ve been to.  Can you blame me for wanting to stay?

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Oh, just admiring the view…

Little India

I honestly don’t know how I missed this part of KL the first time I was here.  Really cool street with great and incredibly cheap food.  I’m talking $1.50 for a full meal where you’ll be too full to walk after.

Aristo Club

Nightlife.  Always great to see how a city parties, and Aristo is an incredible venue.  Good vibes, beautiful people, and just an overall great time.  Came here twice during my 10 days, and would definitely will be going back.

Luxury Living

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air-conditioning is luxury to me…

Honestly, this might be the biggest factor that made me extend my time in Bali.  You should have seen my reaction when walking into Danielle’s apartment.  After 3 weeks in Sri Lanka, sleeping in a simple hut with a fan, I forgot how comfortable an apartment could be.  I had my own room, incredibly comfy bed, and my own bathroom.  A great way to decompress, relax, and unwind.

The Homework Factor

Did you forget that I’m a travelling grad-student?  Yeah, homework takes up a lot of my time.  It’s nice to be able to do it abroad and travel at the same time, but I had a massive 15 page paper due on Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi.  It was so nice to have a nice apartment, quick wi-fi, and could really focus on finishing my work.  I finished my paper and all my weekly assignments, and had a great last weekend in KL!

Overall, I just fell in love with Kuala Lumpur.  Maybe I went into thinking it was just not the city for me, but it’s an amazing place to live and work.  Maybe I’ll move there one day.  Who knows?  Thanks to everyone I met during my 10 days in KL!  You guys are incredible!

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Pre-game on Floor 5…

Have you been to Kuala Lumpur??  What’s your favorite thing to do in the city?  Leave me a reply!