I first caught the travel bug during a 2 month getaway to Bali in 2008. Here I met other travellers who helped kick start my appetite for travelling. I spent 5 months in South East Asia, travelling to Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. My favourite country has to be Malaysia, with its friendly locals, beautiful beaches, mouth watering dishes and exciting wildlife. I’ll be heading back to Malaysia in June and I can’t wait!
I first travelled to Malaysia in 1999 crossing the border from Thailand and straight to the East Coast Perhentian islands. At the time I remember thinking that I didn’t want to leave Thailand’s stunning beaches – surely nothing could compare to Ko Phi Phi. How wrong I was when I was met by white sandy beaches and sparkling clear turquoise waters lined by rustic beach bungalows and tiny restaurants serving fresh fish. I still haven’t found a beach to match in Asia.
I’ve been back since and travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Borneo on a Rickshaw trip so I’ve got plenty of tips on where to go, what to see and where to find the best food!
Jacqueline and her son indulged their wanderlust with a Malaysia trip to remember, starting in Kuala Lumpur and ending in the idyllic Perhentian Islands.
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