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.
Amsterdam: Bikes and Street Art
There is so much to see and do in Amsterdam. We had 3 nights, 2 full days or about 48 hours in Amsterdam to soak it all in. We aren’t real city people and honestly didn’t think Amsterdam would be our kind of place. We ended up really loving our time there and would definitely head back. Here is how we spent our 48 hours Continue Reading
The street art around Penang is amazing. We’re not sure how long the wrought iron art work has been around but the murals done by Lithuanian born artist Ernest Zacharevic have been around since 2012. There are paintings of characters and people on the walls of buildings, some of which are incorporated with real items such as a motorcycle, rope or a bicycle to give a 3D effect. Both the wrought iron and paintings are so famous there’s even a Continue Reading
Melbourne Street Art
Another big city that we had just one day to explore. Here’s what we did:
We were staying just outside the city so we got a prepaid bus pass (Myke Card) from our campground office and made our way to the Queen Victoria Market. This market was huge. A majority was imported junk but several rows included fruits and veggies. There was also a building full of seafood and meats and another with prepared foods. Continue Reading