RTW review – a year on the road

Wow, a year of continuous travel! And not a single mile flown. That’s quite an achievement. For my month 12 review I am going to do something different, especially since I just recently posted a lengthy review of South East Asia and also updated the post on the travel worries I had before I left. So that’s 12…

RTW the best and worst of SE Asia

Five months in South East Asia, what a ride! Now that I’m moving onward and northward to China, it’s time for final review of the very best and the few worst things of South East Asia. There will also be a souped up monthly review later, as the next one will mark one year of…

RTW review – month 8

Oddly, enjoying quality beach time does not make for very compelling blog posts. I will return back to travel descriptions soon. But for now, another month review. I’m about half way through, as it’s been already eight months since I embarked on my journey, with possibly another 7-8 months to go. You find the previous…

RTW limping in Ko Lipe

The ferry from Langkawi to Ko Lipe was almost empty. I think we were about a dozen passengers in all. The check out counter was tucked away in a corner of the first floor of the Kuah Jetty complex, with only a few tables and chairs available for waiting. Happily it was enough for our small…

RTW Langkawi

Getting to Langkawi from Georgetown, Penang, was easy. It was just a ferry ride away, and the ferry port was a walking distance from my hotel. As it happens, there was also a bus that took me practically door to door, so I took that to avoid dragging my luggage on dodgy sidewalks there. The…

RTW hanging out in Georgetown

Traveling in Malaysia is quite straightforward and easy, at least that has been so far my experience (totally opposite to Sumatra!). Information is readily available online, always in English, and trains and ferries and some buses can even be booked online. The journey to Penang was no exception. There is a direct bus from Tanah…

RTW Cameron Highlands

Last I blogged, I had just reached Kuala Lumpur again, after my trip to Sumatra. I stayed in KL for only one night, and the next morning I continued to Cameron Highlands, to Tanah Rata. I took the Komuter train south and got off at the main bus terminal Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, and hopped on…

RTW journey back to Malaysia

Frankly at this point I was tired of traveling in Sumatra. It was just too cumbersome and fraught with worry as there is little information available online. So I was looking for the easiest way to get back to Malaysia from Lake Toba. First of course you would need to take a ferry to mainland…

RTW review – month 7

As the 6 month review was so extensive, I will keep this one sweet and short. Also, a big chunk of this month was spent onboard the Bellini, and I have already written a separate post about that. And you can find the other month reviews here. Best of the best Trekking with orang-utans! This…

RTW art, temples and fauna in KL

It’s been a busy few days. It finally sunk in that it wasn’t going to get cooler, and that I only had a few days left in Kuala Lumpur, at least if my current plans work out. So I crammed in lots of activities for these two days, most within walking distance from my Chinatown…