The remaining five days of our summer travels began with a 2 hour bus ride to Melaka. This historical city is located on the west coast of Malaysia and used to be a major trading port for the country. We spent a day biking around the town and especially enjoyed the weekend night market on … Continue reading Final Days in SE Asia
Offered respite not only from the bustling city life of Kuala Lumpur, but also from the heat! Cameron Highlands is nestled in the middle of Malaysia and is about a 4 hour bus ride from KL. The town in which most people stay in, Tanah Rata, consists of a single stretch of a 2-lane road … Continue reading A Day in the Highlands…
Langkawi and Penang are probably two of the most well-known islands in Malaysia. Situated on the western coast near the Thai border, both offer different vibes. Our first stop was Langkawi. After taking a flight into Alor Setar, we grabbed an Uber to the ferry terminal and then boarded the freezing cold ferry to Langkawi. … Continue reading A Trip to the Northern Islands
In the 10 days I've been in Malaysia, I have gone from feeling overwhelmed to being incredibly happy at where I am right now. Keeping myself busy and finding joy in familiar things has definitely helped. For example, I've discovered a Crossfit gym which has been a great way to not only relieve stress and … Continue reading Bikes, Bars, and Bangsar
It's a question I've been thinking a lot about lately. Just over a week ago, I returned to Khon Kaen, Thailand to begin my two months of summer travel around southeast Asia. Walking along the streets, visiting my old dorm, eating at our favorite restaurants, and seeing familiar faces made it feel as though I … Continue reading Where Is Home?
One week has passed since my return from study abroad; I'm still processing my 4-month experience in Thailand and how to adjust to life back in Seattle. On the drive home from the airport, everything felt simultaneously the same but unfamiliar. I feel as though time has stood still here, while I have grown and changed … Continue reading A Stranger in Seattle
My days here on study abroad are quickly dwindling...although I've been in Thailand for four months to the day, this country continues to offer more and more places I want to explore. A few weekends ago I hopped on a train to Nakhon Ratchasima to visit a city commonly known as called Korat. We went … Continue reading Travelling the World (and a Winery)