MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
MALAYSIA: Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia with a population of one and a half million people. The Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of 1500 foot tall glass and steel clad skyscrapers dominate its modern landscape. The Islamic Art Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Islamic art in all of Southeast Asia. Given my […]

MALAYSIA: Mabul Island and Sipadan Diving

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
MALAYSIA: Mabul Island and Sipadan Diving

I hopped on a boat for Mabul at 8:30 am and an hour later disembarked onto Scuba Junkie’s pier. I wandered the island to kill some time until my room was ready for me. Having visited here five years ago, I stopped by the tiny dive resort I stayed at previously. Suffering through the intense […]

MALAYSIA: Semporna

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MALAYSIA: Semporna

Boy oh boy, my travels to Malaysia started out as a bit of a bloody nightmare with my first flight to Jakarta being canceled and putting the next two in jeopardy. This is not the way you want to start the day. I was completely blindsided because kiwi.com failed to inform me of the cancellation […]

INDONESIA: Rinca Island – Komodo Dragons

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INDONESIA: Rinca Island – Komodo Dragons

This is the grand finale for my visit to Labuan Bajo. The best place to see Komodo dragons is on Rinca Island and not Komodo. Unfortunately, some crappy flip-flops created a sore between my toes which got infected so I missed a day of diving. I also didn’t want to go on an all-day affair […]

INDONESIA: Flores Island – Next Door to Komodo Island

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 10 Comments
INDONESIA: Flores Island – Next Door to Komodo Island

With only 2,000 inhabitants Komodo Island is also most notably home to the largest lizard in the world, the Komodo dragon. The people of the island are descendants of former convicts who were exiled here. In addition, the island is a popular destination for scuba diving which is the primary motivation for my visit. After […]