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.

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…

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

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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.

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At the pool my head’s buried inside two Lonely Planets, one Berlitz book and a couple of KL Timeout magazines searching for…

Day 5 – 1st Saturday in KL

It was exciting to get to the weekend, nearly recovered from jet lag and raring to explore the city I could see from my balcony. But first, to the pool!

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It’s such a treat to live somewhere with a pool AND one that’s…

Day 4 – Hello Jalan Alor!

Two things that really make me think of South-East Asia are incredible, mind blowing beaches and crazy/noisy/food filled streets.

In Kuala Lumpur I’m obviously not going to get the incredible beaches (I’m leaving that for the east coast islands of Malaysia, hoping to venture there after the rainy season ends) but I am definitely, 100% going to get crazy/noisy/food filled streets. And that’s what I got on…
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Day 3 – My Local Mamak

At around 3am on day 3 I realised I couldn’t sleep, I’d been hit with jet lag. After an hour or so of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook stalking and the Guardian I dozed off until the sound of the sleeping teacher’s 6am alarm woke me up, again.

I dragged the duvet over my head and into the lounge to join the now awake teacher for his morning coffee/Whatsapp/news/BBC sport routine.

Later in the day I napped, a dangerous move when trying to adjust to a new time zone, the ridiculous humidity clearly adding to my dopiness. I forced myself to wake up by unpacking. The main ground rule was do not sit down…

Day 1 & Day 2 – The Malaysian Chapter

Tuesday 17th November, three months after booking my flights the big travel day had finally arrived.

My flight, well the first of two flights to be precise, was due to depart Manchester Terminal 1 at 8.30pm. It was strange having a whole day building up to leaving and saying goodbye, I think it actually made it more difficult. Anyway the day consisted of packing, unpacking and packing some more; the great hand luggage dilema…what would I need to occupy myself for 14 hours up in the air and two in an airport; a dental appointment (not too bad as my dad’s my dentist) and finally eating some cheese (as venturing to Asia means goodbye cheese which is obviously the hardest goodbye).

In Brief…

A northerner with a love of solo travel, capturing life through a camera, a blue sky, flowers and coffee.