I was distracted by looking out for a taxi and talking to my friend when I was startled by a glowing light out the corner of my eye. I was about to bump into a man who was carrying a cigarette, and the cigarette was heading toward my face. I immediately panicked and pulled my hands away from my bag to block the cigarette. Before I realised what was really going on, I was swarmed by two other men.
Perched upon coastal cliffs, nestled away in villages and atop offshore rocky outcrops, there’s an estimated 10, 000 temples or religious compounds that exist on the island of Bali. Because Balinese culture is highly spiritual and influenced by religion, these temples are something every visitor to Bali should take the opportunity to learn and appreciate the local customs.
Beyond its airport terminals and flashy malls, Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant, cultured city with just about something for every type of traveller. From exploring the temples in Chinatown to trying new foods to climbing to the top of the Batu Caves or the Petronas Towers, here are 20 photos to inspire you to travel to Malaysia’s capital city.
Cambodia has been on my travel radar for as long as I can remember. In fact, I recently discovered in my high school yearbook that I’d written Cambodia as one of the places I would visit in the years following graduation. Seven short years later, I made it to Siem Reap and ticked Cambodia off my bucket list.
As 2016 comes to a close, it seems only fitting to reflect on my favourite travel destinations I’ve visited in the last twelve months. From a number of countries in Southeast Asia and cities at home in Australia, here are my top 16 destinations from my 2016 travels.
About two hours from the traffic-packed, death-defying streets of Ho Chi Minh City is one of the largest, most colourful Cao Dai temples in Vietnam.
Bursting off the walls in back alleyways, near train lines and along the Klang River walls, Kuala Lumpur’s urban art scene is theatrical with vibrant colours and characters giving new life to tired and ordinary surfaces.
After spending almost three months in Kuala Lumpur, I decided to put a list together of my favourite memories from my time in a city better well-known for its shopping and as an international lay-over hub. From unique rooftop bars to adorable panda bears, there’s more to KL than shopping malls and airport terminals.
The Kuala Lumpur Tower is iconic in the Malaysian capital’s skyline and, at 420 metres tall, the tower is currently the 7th tallest in the world.
The Kuang Si Falls are located near the small Laotian city of Luang Prabang, and there’s no question why it is one of the most popular attractions in the area. The drops of the multi-tiered waterfall cascade over limestone formations into large pools of emerald green water, which are surrounded by acres of lush rainforest.