A lot of people tried to scare me before I went to Asia. They told me stories of tropical illnesses, food poisoning, diarrhoea, travel sickness, you name it. However, I wasn’t really scared of anything. I guess I am pretty naïve. The only thing I said before I left was ‘as long as I’ll be safe and healthy, I’ll be fine.’ Well, I failed. I failed to take a good care of myself and it was scary.
I will have to admit that Cameron Highlands was probably the highlight of the 3 weeks I spent in Malaysia. I always thought I am a city girl, however the older I get the more I start appreciating the nature and all its beauty. Cameron Highlands definitely blew my mind and if you get a chance to stop there whilst backpacking through South East Asia, make sure you do the following.
So it’s been almost a month since I started my solo backpacking trip around South East Asia and the other day me and my travel buddy Mel have been walking down the street in Langkawi and went ‘Oh my goodness this street doesn’t smell like sh*t’. And we suddenly realised how many little things we started appreciating which we used to take for granted. Things like…
I will have to admit, I think Singapore stole my heart. No other city can compare to it. And if there is one, then I haven’t been there yet!
Singapore was my first stop during my SE Asia trip and it absolutely blew my mind. I loved how modern and developed it was, how so many different religions and cultures live together in harmony, and how clean and sustainable the city is aiming to be. So if you are ever in SE Asia, don’t forget to pay Singapore a visit and if you don’t know what to do whilst you are there this is my top 11 things to do in Singapore that will make you fall in love with this city!
So it’s been a week since I started my South East Asia trip and the other day I managed to bump into a couple Lithuanians. It’s funny how this encounter completely changed my view of travelling. The boys were crazy. They wanted to stay off the beaten track and purposely get themselves into such situations where they would have no clue what to do. I’m talking ‘life or death’ kind of situations. And they made me question is there a right way to backpack?