london tube

We had a nice time hanging out with our friends in London and taking in some of the sites, which you can read more about Here. London was an extremely busy city with all of the tourists roaming around to see the sites as well as the locals going to and from work which made for a very crowded experience.  Getting around the city is made easy thanks to Continue Reading

ernest zacharevic penang

We spent 2 weeks in Malaysia after crossing the border by first class bus from Singapore, a great first land crossing.  Our first 3 nights were spent in Kuala Lumpur, where we had 3 nights free at the Marriott with views of the Petronas Towers, a perk of using our Marriott Credit Card.  From Kuala Lumpur we headed north by bus to the Cameron Highlands, a region known for their tea production.  We learned all about the process of making tea on a great day tour and enjoyed some delicious Indian and Chinese foods.  From Cameron Highlands we again took a bus to the Island of Penang.  We stayed in Georgetown and enjoyed time with friends as well as searching for street art.  The street art in Georgetown was the highlight of our time in Malaysia.  We stayed at a great hotel called the Apollo Inn and really didn’t want to leave!  Our last stop in Malaysia was the Island of Langkawi where we relaxed for a few nights before heading into Thailand by ferry.  Check out our time in Malaysia here.

The View Of Tower Bridge From The Shard In London

The View Of Tower Bridge From The Shard In London

The people you meet while traveling might just be the greatest reward.  The main reason we came to England was to visit friends we had met throughout our journey.  First stop was in Arundel, south of London near Brighton, to visit our friends Dan and Lilly.  Jason had met the couple while SCUBA diving in Fiji and then we met up with then a few months later in Continue Reading

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The Crowded Walking Streets Of Brighton

Simone’s First Impression:

WOW there are a lot of people here!  What a change from the empty roads of Scotland.  As soon as we crossed the border on the motorway there were cars everywhere and really fast drivers.  It almost feels as though we are back in the US.  It was so busy that we were not able to find a place to stay in the first town we tried.  Luckily we found an amazing B&B just outside of Continue Reading

Edinburgh castle, Historic Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

Our first castle of Scotland was Edinburgh Castle where we made the decision to skip the line and purchase the Historic Scotland Pass.  We knew we wanted to explore some castles during our three weeks in Scotland and the pass seemed like a good deal.  Below are some of the places we visited and a breakdown of the cost. Continue Reading