An introduction to Indonesia

We arrived into Jakarta quite late, but the organised customs meant we were out of the airport fast. Our hotel had advised us to use Grab or Go Jek so that’s what we did. Around 9pm, we checked into our hotel and thanks to a thunderstorm found ourselves in the ramen restaurant downstairs for dinner….

Malaysia Travel Tips

Malaysia just happened to be on our way and we are very glad it was. We really enjoyed our short time exploring the Malaysia countryside and cities, although the countryside was our favourite. It was good to hear that people care about the rainforest but also sad to see the huge expanses of palm oil…

Our favourite Asian city

Getting out of the jungle was easy. We got on the local bus to Jerantut (10am and 5pm; 7 ringit) where we changed onto a bus to Kuala Lumpur (18.20 ringit). Both busses were big and comfortable and the roads were smooth and not too windy. After a train journey into the centre, we finally…

A real jungle

Taman Negara was once called the King George National park until the Malay name, literally national park was decided upon. It is home to the world’s oldest rainforest which is approximately 130 million years old. The reason it has survived so long is probably due to inaccessibility. We travelled direct from Tanah Rata which took…

Cameron Highlands

After the recent long hot spell, we could not wait for a few day in the cooler mountains of the Cameron Highlands. To get there from George Town we took the evening train to Ipoh where we spent the night before boarding a bus to Tanah Rata. As the bus departs from a brand new…