The second stop of my backpacking adventure through South East Asia had a stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The city is beautiful! Full of life and energy. There is so much to see and so many things to do. I barely touched the tip of the iceberg of things to do and go. Upon arrival to KL, I first had to find my way around and figure out how to get to the Batu Cave. The cave was on the northern side of the city – about 20ish kilometers away, or a 30 minute drive, which meant I needed transportation. I wandered to a busy street next to a market
Halong Bay is located on the north east area of Vietnam. It is near China (170kms from the border crossing). It is an extremely popular travel destination for tourists and locals alike. With over 1900 islands and over 1500 square kilometers of space it is not hard to get lost in this bay of dragons! Historians have traced culture back to as far as 18,000 BC to the Halong region, and much more recent history involving China and wars between big clans during the 13th century. As recent as the Vietnam War, there were mines placed in spots in the harbor by the American Military and some maritime personnel still fear
Caves are stunning creations. Rock formations are spectacular. Rock formations in the middle of bodies of water can be even more stunning. This is Halong Bay, also called the “descending dragon bay”. Halong Bay is a series of 1969 islands surrounded by over 1500 square kilometers of water. Its huge. No, its enormous! covered in islands, caves, holes, nooks and crannies everywhere. Because of its sheer size and beauty it is a very popular tourist attraction and has been commercialized quite a bit, so be advised if you do come see it, there will be lots of people to see it, whether at the low season or the high season.
From the beaches to the mountains. From the water to the trees. From wet to, well, more wet! Natural tunnels underground, created by water and millions of years – Caves. Caves are stunning natural creations and quite a site to see. Some of the most spectacular views are found here and also is home to some of the biggest and longest caves ever found. Exploring Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (Location Link) can easily take weeks to see all it has to offer. In a day I tried to see two of the more popular locations – Phong Nha Cave and Thiên Đường Cave (Paradise Cave). Phong Nha cave is the more
Welcome to Hoi An, considered by some to be the tailoring capitol of the world. An old market, a Japanese Covered bridge, a very busy harbor in the 16th through 18th century, and tailor shops – everywhere. Hoi An is a beautiful city, it has beautiful beaches with clear waters, wonderful people and great food. It is however full of tourists due to the fact that you can have custom made clothing done here for cheap! A full suit – from cashmere/wool mix costs a mere $80, a dress shirt to go with it – $15, all made to size! Granted these prices I’m quoting are the lower prices of the area,
KL. Home of the Petronas Towers. Home of great food, and nice people! To bad I did not have more time here, I could have spent another 4 days here at least! I got into KL very late, slept in and and got a late start to my day. First things first, I have no Malaysian Ringgit and have to get some in my pocket! KL Chinatown is located close to GRID 9 HOTEL, my living quarters for the moment. I find a currency converter and get my Ringgits and explore the surroundings a little bit. Chinatown is on my checklist, so I knock that off. Staff at Grid 9 SUICIDE SHOWERS! YAY!
This page is solely a compilation of all my YouTube videos. This page will be updated as I post new videos of the trip! Singapore: Stop 1, such a modern city with so much to offer! Stop 2: Kuala Lumpur! From monkeys and caves to the tallest structures on earth, this city is full of energry! Stop 3: This is where real adventure takes place – freedom to roam ruins and explore temples, in such a secluded area of the world, nearly forgotten by many, is a hidden gem of green and lush forests! Part 2 of Cambodia, watch me as I climb over complete temple ruins and question why