“I hate KL. The best thing about this city so far has been the medical centre.” Kuala Lumpur is not for backpackers. Just don’t go.
Snorkelling with sharks – Crystal clear in Pulau Perhentian
“You’ve never seen a one in the wild? But they are always there,” the boat driver said as if he was talking about squirrels or sheep. But he was talking about sharks.
Tent on the beach – Pulau Perhentian
Sleeping mat, pillow and a sleeping bag, and of course a tent. That was my hostel on an island in Malaysia.
Penang – a positive surprise
Penang was one of my favourite places in Malaysia and at least three things surprised me there: street art, alcohol and LGBTQ nightlife
Monkey attack at Tiger Cave
1237 steps uphill in 32°C means a lot of sweat. And then a monkey steals your iced tea!
Tonsai climbing – it’s a lifestyle
“What a disappointment. Tonsai Beach is a construction site!" I thought at first, but it turned out to be a relaxed little place with good climbing.
Khao Sok National Park – A jungle night and a jungle day
Usually tourists in Khao Sok attend an overnight trip hoping to see some of the exciting animals that live there. I was quite stingy and picked the cheapest ways to explore the jungle in Thailand.