Ayutthaya, Thailand

After mine and Phil’s heavy night out in the Khao San Road area of Bangkok, I awoke with a chronic hangover and was reminded we had booked a taxi tour to the archaeological sites in Ayutthaya! Ayutthaya was the capitol of the Kingdom of Siam, until it fell to the Burmese in 1767 and nowadays…

Bangkok, Thailand

Having caught the 20 hour sleeper train from Butterworth (Malaysia) to Thailand we arrived in Bangkok. Both of us are train lovers and we thought the experience was absolutely brilliant; with a fairly smooth border crossing, a tasty Thai dinner and a good but chilly sleep.  Having found a driver who was willing to tie our heavy suitcases onto the back…

Langkawi, Malaysia

1 week in Langkawi We realised that since the trek we had spent most of our time in cities and we were longing to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle.  A bit of beach time was what was required and Langkawi was happy to oblige! Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands in…

Top 10 things to eat in Malaysia

As anyone who knows us well will know, we love our food. Neither of us had been to Malaysia before and given it’s diverse cultural heritage and influence on the food, we were really excited about trying lots of what’s on offer. Here are the top 10 dishes we enjoyed. Nasi Campur A local favourite,…

George Town (Penang), Malaysia

3 nights in Penang We were beyond excited to spend a few nights in Penang – a destination that we have both wanted to visit for some time.  One of the reasons being that Penang curry is a firm favourite food, so imagine our surprise when we realised that it doesn’t exist in Malaysia –…

Malacca, Malaysia

3 nights in Malacca Having visited Singapore we caught a coach back across the border and into Malaysia again.  Malacca’s historical city centre is a UNESCO world heritage site with Portuguese, Dutch and British influences from consecutive occupations from 1511 to 1957 when Malacca’s independence was declared.  Malacca had international appeal due to it’s key trading…

Singapore

3 nights in Singapore We were excited about moving on from KL and exploring some more of the peninsula.  We thought that we would start at the bottom and work our way back up, so hopped on a flight from KL to Singapore (taking about 45 minutes).  Neither of us had particularly wanted to go…