From a cup of coffee with sunrise in the middle of the Flores Sea to a mug of strong espresso underneath Tibetan prayer flags looking on to the never-ending Himalayas, a coffee with a view is how it’s served best.
Pulau Kapas for a Weekend Wander
A quick weekend visit to Pulau Kapas is very easy, if Firefly don’t cancel your flight (this did happen to me due to ‘operational issues’… luckily I was able to change it to the following Saturday).
Borneo Ultra Trail Run – Do It.
Sweat dripped down my cheek, my legs wobbled and relief started to fill my body as the finish line suddenly materialised. Smiling with all the energy I had left, I crossed the line with arms outstretched, ready to receive high fives from the M.C. and grab the elaborate medal. Two hours and twenty-five minutes after…
Heli Lounge Bar (Heli-Pad) – Kuala Lumpur
Yes, it is literally a bar on a heli-pad. Incredible. Throughout the past fourteen months I’ve had quite a lot of visitors: from close friends and family to friends of friends and friends of family etc. An absolute must-do for every visitor has been Heli-Pad; I even managed to get my 80 year old granddad…
Eat, Drink KL – Indian Edition
The Indian food in Malaysia is fantastic. I may even say it’s my favourite food here. Although, before I do I must throw some love at the Malay dishes char kway teow (an amazing stir fried noodle dish) and assam laksa (a rich and spicy noodle soup) both more than delicious. The Indian food though…
No Number Four
In Taiwan the fourth floor was completely missed out, the lift went from 3 to 5. In my current home in KL instead of floor 4 it’s floor 3a, floor 14 is replaced with 13a, 24 with 23a… and so on depending on how ridiculously high the building is.
Kota Bharu & the Perhentians
The last of our visitors came in April 2016 for two weeks to celebrate her 30th birthday, another one bites the dust. We’d spent months planning, created the compulsory WhatsApp group and prepared our bodies to eat and drink as much as we could in two weeks. A few days touring Kuala Lumpur (see previous…
Kuala Lumpur – A must.
4 months in and I love it here. I’ve seen, eaten and done quite a bit but there’s still more to do. I thought I’d share my must see/eat/do so far by explaining what sites filled my days (and stomach) when I had two months of visitors during December and January.
What should you do in Kuala Lumpur if you have two months of visitors?
Day 7 – An Educational Day at the Supermarket
I love going to the supermarket abroad, in search of different items they sell. Some things unusual to me but normal to everyone else wandering the aisles.
I’ve never lived in an Islamic country before, I spent a very short holiday in Dubai once but we didn’t leave the resort never mind consider visiting the local supermarkets. This is my first experience of living in a place where…
Day 6 – Pan Mee
Day 6 was all about pan mee.
What’s that? I hear you say. Pan mee! Pan mee is a noodle dish which originates in Malaysia.
All I want to do is cross off as many Malaysian must eats as possible and this one sounds like a good’en.
At the pool my head’s buried inside two Lonely Planets, one Berlitz book and a couple of KL Timeout magazines searching for…