I think I should start with some sort of introduction and answer a basic question: why Borneo? I have to say the island had never made it onto my “to do” list. There were just so many other places so I did not even think of planning a visit there. Why did I go then? … More Borneo: Mabul Island.
Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is probably the best known for the Petronas Twin Towers. Two identical buildings that were once the tallest buildings in the world. Unfortunately there does not seem to be any other distinguishable landmark in the city. But does a city even have to have any? After all a … More Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
One thing I have learned through my travels is that plans change constantly. Initially, this trip was supposed to be all around Peninsular Malaysia only, but when I added Borneo I suddenly had barely any time for the peninsula itself… so I guess I need to come back one day. Anyway, I started my Malaysian adventure … More Malaysia: Melaka
The lion city or the jaw-dropping garden city (although Singapore is trying to make a transition from “the Garden City” to “the City in the Garden”). A longer stopover for my holiday to Borneo that I wish lasted a bit longer than it had. The city-state is spectacular and rich (maybe it is spectacular because … More Singapore: The Lion City vol.1
I have a feeling this will be the longest post in the whole of Australian series. No wonder as Sydney is the biggest and most well-known city in Oz and quite frankly it deserves a lot of attention. I initially thought of splitting the feed into 2 separate posts but I think it would be … More I ❤ Australia: Simply Sydney
When I think of Gold Coast one of the first thought about the place I have is surfers. Crystal clear and relatively warm ocean and great waves all along the coast make it a perfect spot for beginners and advanced surf-boarders (I know…). I did not get to experience any of that myself unfortunately due … More I ❤ Australia: A bit more of Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Hinze Dame!
There are so many FANTASTIC places in Australia that I struggle to name my favorite. Saying that Gold Coast area was the place where I felt like I could spend a bit of my life in. Could it be the warm weather (again), or the love for ocean-side cities (well, all places I visited in … More I ❤ Australia: A bit of Gold Coast, Brisbane and Australia Zoo!
Said to be the world’s largest living structure and a place recognizable from outer space, the Great Barrier Reef is an amazing wonder worth exploring (before it’s gone). Not too far off the East coast of Australia’s Queensland, the divers paradise can boast an astonishing 2900 reefs being a home to more than 1500 species … More I ❤ Australia: The Great Barrier Reef
If you plan on visiting the world famous Great Barrier Reef there is a high chance you will be flying into one of the 2 main hubs, Cairns or Townsville. Which is better I could not say but I decided to opt for Cairns. It is bigger of the two with a bit more option … More I ❤ Australia: Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
And here goes another brilliant day in Down Under. I cannot express how much I love the weather in Australia. I know it’s not always that sunny and warm and beautiful in Oz, especially in Melbourne, but after arriving from a doom-like dull Liverpool all one needs is a bit of sunshine. But I got … More I ❤ Australia! Melbourne and Phillip Island.