PULAU PERHENTIAN, Tropical Paradise in Two Sizes

Pulau Perhentian – where a tropical paradise awaits divers and snorkelers alike with islands in two sizes.

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My corner of the Perhentian Islands.

Perhentian in Malay means stopping point. It is pronounced perhentee-yan and refers to the once thinly populated islands having been a waypoint for traders between Bangkok and Malaysia.

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Guide to the TAMAN NEGARA, Malaysia’s Garden Eden

This is a guide to the Taman Negara, Malaysia’s Garden Eden.

This National Park is about 130 million years old, hence, one of the world’s oldest rainforests.

Huge Tree at the Taman Negara
The sky’s the limit: These trees had many years to grow.

So let the adventure begin!

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Guide to KUANTAN – widely underrated

In Malaysia, it is very easy and comfortable to travel between touristy hot spots such as the Cameron Highlands or the Taman Negara. There are shuttles and connections, in short people practically carry you from place to place.

Mosque in Kuantan on Malaysia's East Coast
Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque, the state mosque of Pahang.

It’s getting far more complicated and time-consuming as soon as you leave these beaten paths. It’s not impossible, nevertheless, it takes some detours and a little more time.

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Guide to MALACCA, Malaysia’s Oldest Settlement

So here comes a guide to Malacca, Malaysia’s oldest settlement on the Straits of Malacca. Therefore, it is heavily reflecting the country’s ever-changing history.

Chinese Row Houses in Malacca
Colonial Chinese Shop Houses.

Finally in 2008, the city made it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For obvious reason: The city is culturally and culinarily a true treasure-box.

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Travelling by Bus Around the World or Ride with the Devil

I always thought if I had the chance to choose on judgment day, I might rather go to hell than to heaven. I’m suffering from acrophobia so a place as high as heaven might scare me to…well, at least it cannot scare me to death anymore. Then, I’m afraid that way up high over the clouds it will be always a little nippy. And I like it hot.

Renata Green on the bus from Delphi to Kalambaka in Greece
I’m definitely a solo-traveller – taking the whole alone travel to an even higher level.

But after recent events, I’m not so sure anymore. After I was riding with the devil, I’m afraid I’m not fit for the highway to hell.

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