Planning A Three Day Itinerary In Kota Kinabalu

August 19th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|

We were destined to spend two and a half weeks in Kota Kinabalu. Two blissful weeks in a city that was located in what can only be termed as paradise. The more I looked at it the more I realized that I should put my experiences into words and draw up a few itineraries that [...]

All About Masada Backpacker Hostel In Kota Kinabalu

August 10th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to connect with people from all walks of life I’ve quickly learned that when you stay in a fancy hotel the number of opportunities to meet people is limited. Hostels however give you a much larger chance to mingle. That is how we landed up [...]

The Ultimate Guide To Things To Do In Kota Kinabalu

August 4th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|

Life is great when you have the hot moist tropical weather and a beautiful sea. Kota Kinabalu seems to have the best of two worlds. It is a city that lies just on the coast of the Borneo island. So you can head to work in the day and relax on the shores in the [...]

Finding Out The Secrets Of Gaya Island

August 4th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|

Gaya island lies in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and is usually not covered under the standard island hoping trips. The island however has a little secret. Since it is a bit more expensive that the neighboring islands, Gaya island is free from the hordes of tourists. If you want to visit Gaya island you [...]

Island Hoping In Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

August 3rd, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|

One of the most popular activities in Kota Kinabalu is the island hopping. That does not come as a surprise because the islands off the coast are known to be beautiful and are famous for snorkeling and diving. The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park houses a cluster of five islands. These islands are none other than [...]

A Pit Stop At The Desa Farm

July 29th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|

One of the popular things to do in Kota Kinabalu is to visit the Desa farm. The Desa farm is located closer to the foothills of Mount Kinabalu than to the city. This is why almost everyone clubs it with their trip to the mountain of Kinabalu National Park. We weren’t particularly excited to see [...]

Life Lessons In Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

July 25th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|

Visiting Lok Kawi Wildlife park was a rather spontaneous decision. I had slept in and that eliminated the idea of visiting one of the islands near Kota Kinabalu. While we could have taken the later boat to one of the islands we considered it a waste since Shawn had his PADI course at 1:30 pm. [...]

The Marine Ecology Research Center (MERC)

July 21st, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|

I first heard of the Marine Ecology Research Center (also known as MERC) when I was checking out the things to do in Kota Kinabalu. Located on the Gaya island off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, the Marine Ecology center is a part of Gayana and is a little off the beaten path. Why? Simply [...]

Fighting my fears: Discover Scuba in Kota Kinabalu

July 20th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia|

My fears all too often set up road blocks for me. While I may not leap across those road blocks like a pro athlete, I do my best to keep going. It’s been years since my two ‘I almost drowned’ incidents and it has taken Shawn all his charm and patience to get me into [...]

Kinabalu National Park And How I Got Attacked

July 14th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, UNESCO Heritage Sites|

Mount Kinabalu is a popular tourist attraction. It looms way above the island appears to keep a watchful eye on the city. In fact our friend Tham explained that Kota means city. So Kota Kinabalu is quite literally Mount Kinabalu’s city. While you may not be able to see Mount Kinabalu from the heart of [...]