Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Around Town, KL We stopped for just one day in Kuala Lumpur on our way between the Cameron Highlands and our next destination, Malacca. Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the largest city and capital of Malaysia. The city was founded relatively…

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Arrival in Penang Penang is an island in Malaysia once colonized by the British. The British settlement of Georgetown is now the largest city on the island and in the greater metropolitan area including the mainland settlement of Butterworth. Malaysia…

Phuket

Phuket

Kata Beach We stayed in two places in Phuket, since the whole island is really large. Our first stop was Kata Beach. The main beach in Kata was very crowded — luckily, we discovered the mellower Kata Noi beach. Our…

Mae Rim

Mae Rim

Getting Out of Chiang Mai Since Chiang Mai was filled with visitors for the Loy Krathong festival, we couldn’t find any accommodation in the city after our first hotel reservation expired. Plan B was heading one hour up into the…

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Welcome to Chiang Mai Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand, about 430 miles north of Bangkok. It is also a former capital of the Kingdom of Lanna. The Old City is surrounded by an ancient wall and…