Travel Guide: Perhentian Island – Kecil

Travel Guide: Perhentian Island – Kecil

  The Perhentian Islands is one of my personal favorites. Why? Because it is the perfect destination for a “backpacking holiday.” (Read about my experience here). About the Perhentian Islands: There are two main islands in the Perhentian: Perhentian Besar (big island) and Perhentian Kecil (small island). Perhentian Besar offers a bit more expensive accommodation and is more family-friendly. Perhentian Kecil, on the other hand, has cheaper accommodation and a night-life that attracts more travelers/backpackers. How to go there: 1. To get to the islands, you need to take a…

Suggested Itinerary: Things to do in (and beyond) Merida, Mexico

Suggested Itinerary: Things to do in (and beyond) Merida, Mexico

  Merida is a good base to start a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. First, it’s very accessible with its airport that serves both local and international flights and buses that go to different cities of Mexico. Next, it was also relatively cheaper to fly in compared to Cancun (at least for me). And most importantly, this beautiful vibrant city is a perfect introduction to the history and culture of the Mayan and Spanish colonial heritage. Oh and a bonus, there’s a nearby beach for a refreshing dip…

The Highlands and The Isle of the Skye

The Highlands and The Isle of the Skye

  The good thing about having the flexibility when traveling is you get to pick ideas and recommendations. If possible, you make changes as you wish. You get to explore places that would surprise you. You welcome experiences that you didn’t even think of. And, you take all these unbelievably blissful memories that even after time had passed, it still is one of your favorites. The Isle of the Skye in Scotland is one of my them… And I almost didn’t make it up there! Scotland was a potential destination…

Top 5 Favorites to Explore in Morocco

Top 5 Favorites to Explore in Morocco

There’s a reason why Morocco is beyond beautiful. It’s not just about the incredible landscape, extensive history, rich culture, and the amazing balance of its people’s warmth and coolness. It exudes poise, strength, and above all, mystery. So mysterious that even if you’ve prepared yourself for it, you’re still left in awe when it’s right in front of you. Picking a top 5 was really really hard. But, it must be done. And so, here are my Top 5 favorites to explore in Morocco: #5 The Ancient City of Volubilis The Phoenicians,…

Top 5 Favorites to Explore in Peninsular (West) Malaysia

Top 5 Favorites to Explore in Peninsular (West) Malaysia

  There are places you’ve always dreamed of going. And then there are those already in front of you, just when you were about to start dreaming about it… Malaysia is one of them. Malaysia is a HUGE country composed of two regions known as Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and Malaysian Borneo (East Malaysia).  Respectively, they are located in the Southeast Asian mainland and Borneo. It’s one of those environmentally rich countries that serves as a melting pot of different ethnicy, cultures, and beliefs. With its size, let’s try to explore…