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We travelettes love a good island. Who doesn’t? That tropical mix of powder-soft sand, turquoise water and never-ending, glorious sunsets washed down with a cooling beverage is surely guaranteed to sound the alarm on even the most insensitive of bliss-ometers. But traveling around South East Asia can require a little bit of extra thought in order to avoid the monsoons and chase down that perfect slice of tropical island pie.

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[ Written by Alex | 26 Nov 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know what wakeboarding was when my friend first told me she was hooked on it. When we skyped a year or so ago, she on the balcony of her apartment in Kuala Lumpur (KL), and me freezing next to the radiator in my small London flat’s kitchen, she enthused about her new love for “wakey.” I nodded and lied convincingly, “I’d love to try …

[ Written by Frankie | 21 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

The soundless step of a scorpion, the lacrimal on a monkeys eye ball, soft swaying leaves of giant trees and the twist of an old wood waiting in the moist afternoon air…

With Christopher Moon’s eye for framing, stunning details and the gentle voice of the narrator Terry Burns, stunning details and captivating use of slow motion James W. Griffiths bewitches us and takes us on a ride to a land …

[ Written by guest | 15 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Before I ventured to south-east Asia, my knowledge of beverages stretched to the usual Starbucks selection i.e. cappuccino, frappucino, lattes, espresso, earl grey tea, chai lattes, the odd iced caramel or green tea drink… and I thought they were the exotic ones! But my eyes were well and truly opened, when I touched down in Malaysia and hit up the many local food markets and food courts.
It definitely helps if …

[ Written by Sophie | 29 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

The typical backpacker route in Malaysia often sticks closely to the Western Peninsula, what with Kuala Lumpur (KL) being a top bustling destination with its fun Chinatown and staggering sights of the Petronas Towers. However, a quick plane ride can get you to the Eastern Peninsula: Borneo. Borneo is famous for its Orangutan sanctuaries (which I highly recommend) but it’s also home to Sabah’s capital which is the diverse city …

[ Written by Sophie | 7 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Malaysia