Post Trekking Peace in Kathmandu

Honestly! It exists! Let me tell you more… Before I trekked the Annapurna Base Camp trail I threw myself head first into chaotic Kathmandu, staying at the famous Kathmandu Guesthouse. Yes, the hotel’s grand history and links to well-known Everest climbers enticed me in however, don’t let that happen to you. A very busy hotel,…

The Himalayas – Women Who Wander

14 days in Nepal, 11 days trekking. This was the longest trip I had ever completed alone, also the toughest physical and mental challenge my legs and mind have tackled! Before Nepal the longest trek I’d completed (well they were hikes really) were a few day hikes high up in the Andes around the magnificent…

Mind-blown. Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

11 days of hiking, below freezing temperatures, endless refillable dhal bhats, constant momos, two books, plenty of podcasts, music on shuffle, thousands of stone steps, wobbly bridges, unbelievable vistas, meandering paths, uphills, downhills, overladen donkeys, foul smelling donkey poo, beautiful flowers, butterflies, magnificent snow capped mountains, a couple of lonely moments, plenty of friendly faces,…

Himalayas Here I Come!

Trekking in the Himalayas was purchased as a Christmas present to myself in December; research began, routes were debated and numerous trekking companies were explored. In January, flight tickets were booked followed by a decision on route (circuit or sanctuary) and by February a deposit was paid for a guide from Three Sisters (female guides for female trekkers) and now there’s suddenly one day remaining until I fly to Kathmandu. My mind cannot believe it!

Wander with coffee

Caffeine fuelled travel
As a coffee addict living in a city with a million cafes I find myself wandering into a lot of them. So, I’ve created an instagram and blog to share strong coffees and random wanders in Malaysia and beyond. If caffeine and travel is your thing, have a look.

Heli Lounge Bar (Heli-Pad) – Kuala Lumpur

Yes, it is literally a bar on a heli-pad. Incredible. Throughout the past fourteen months Iโ€™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?