Tag: Malaysia

Good Bye Malaysia, Hello Indonesia!

Labuan to Kota Kinabalu OK, it’s time for our last days in Malaysia. The forth immigration into Malaysia is done. We can stay again another three month, but this time we only need four days 🙂 To stay here is easier than in any other country so far. We wanted to walk around Labuan a…


Cyril’s Secret Sanctuary

The Rainforest World Music Festival is over and so it is time for Helen to start the Tusita Meditation Retreat. Because we don’t want to take advantage of the hospitality of the Hare Krishna family I move on, too. Last week we visited Cyril, a nice guy running a guesthouse. He has built a combination…


Happy days at Tusita, Kuching

Foreword If you already followed our blog you might remember that meditation is really interesting for us. Since we’ve been in Thailand I practiced every day a little bit and I always had the desire to stay longer at a monastery than just five days. After Helen and I decided to spent some time seperate I…


Rainforest World Music Festival, Kuching

One of the things I sometimes miss while travelling is enjoying music. Of course, as long as there is a proper internet connection listening music via headphone is no problem but I miss the atmosphere when the sound is coming from big loudspeakers and you share the experience with lots of other people. So, we…


Tanjung Datu National Park

Together again we prepare for our next destination. We want two spend two days at Sarawaks smallest National Park, called Tanjung Datu, located at the northern tip of Sarawak and close to the Indonesian border. The park is just 14 km2, but meant to be one of Sarawaks most beautiful protected areas and only reachable…


Helen alone in Kuching

The flight to Kuching/Borneo is leaving quite early in the morning. To make it on time and save the money for a cab we decide to spend the night at Penang airport. The second floor seems to be just in use for offices and we can find a quiet corner where we put our mattresses…


Hare Krishna Penang

New place, new adventure. We are quite curious about what’s gonna happen the next days. We are volunteering at a Hare Krishna temple in Butterworth Malaysia. The only experience we had so far to this religion was in the streets of Germany. Young men distributing free books to people. Men with special haircuts wearing apricot…


In the streets of Georgetown

Georgetown is the capital of Malaysia’s north-western state Penang and located on the island part of the state. Tobi and Caro, the couple we met in Kampot/Cambodia spent a lot of time here and recommended this place a lot. It won’t take long until I know why. But let’s start from the beginning. It’s early…


Perhentian Islands – Learning Scuba Diving

Our journey to the Perhentian Islands starts with a sweaty walk from our Chalet in Kuala Tahan to the busstop. We decided to go to the islands some days before, because it is the cheapest place in whole south east Asia to make the PADI Open Water diver course. Perhentian is a group of two…


Taman Negara – Into the Jungle

Taking almost everything into consideration and planning the short trip to the junction and border crossing with a lot of additional time, reaching the train at 7:00 PM becomes only possible because of very helpful Malaysian people. Leaving Ron’s place in Singapore we cannot find the station for buses going back to Johor Bahru, the…