Malaysia days 7-12: beach life and local community in Langkawi Island + my 29th birthday!

My last days in Malaysia were just beautiful. After a week in Malaysia’s big cities, I headed to a beach island off of West Malaysia called Langkawi. It was also my birthday(!), and I wanted to choose a relaxing, scenic place to celebrate. Langkawi blew me away in so many ways. Mostly, the community there … More Malaysia days 7-12: beach life and local community in Langkawi Island + my 29th birthday!

Malaysia days 4-6: eating my way through culinary capital, Penang

Hey friends! It’s been another packed few days. After kicking off Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, I headed to Penang, an urban state and standalone island off of west Malaysia. Penang piqued my interest because it has both city and nature and is known as Malaysia’s “culinary capital.” The past 3 days have been filled with … More Malaysia days 4-6: eating my way through culinary capital, Penang

Malaysia days 1-3: sightseeing in modern Kuala Lumpur

Hello from Malaysia!! I’m starting off in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city. My first days have been packed with activity as I’ve crammed as much sightseeing as possible in two short days. Kuala Lumpur left a great impression and turned out to be a rare big Asian city I enjoyed. Get ready for a lot … More Malaysia days 1-3: sightseeing in modern Kuala Lumpur