I know you are all waiting patiently for my first post about Melbourne, but I have one more adventure to share first. To save a little cash, we ended up spending another week in Malaysia, this time in the city of Sepang. It is surprising how much money I can save on flights simply by... Continue Reading →
Long time, no see! That's right, it has been two months since my last Brews Around the World Update. Don't worry, that doesn't mean I haven't been drinking beer. It just means I have been waiting to share all of the awesomeness until I finally had enough to write about. Get ready for a dual... Continue Reading →
As we walk down the dirty and narrow street of Georgetown, we are surrounded by Starbucks and big banks. Only a block later there are bomb-ridden buildings with trees growing out the side of them next door to a glittering mega-mall. Yet the transitions seem somehow eased by the pleasant, almost random spottings of the Penang street art.
The island of Penang is located off the Northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia. The capital city of Georgetown, where we were staying, is named as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its historical significance. There is so much to see and do on the island. I had no problem finding adventures in Penang.
There seem to be a bazillion nomad bloggers out there talking about how cheap it is to travel, but very few are open about their finances. We've gotten quite a few questions about how we can afford to travel full-time, so we've decided to open up the books and do a monthly post with the details of our budget. The hope is that these posts will help prepare others who are thinking about jumping into the nomad life, and help us re-assess our spending habits. Enjoy!
Bird Watching in Kuala Lumpur The Zebra Dove I caught on March 6th was my official 100th bird!! I'm so excited to have finally made some major progress in this new hobby that I enjoy so much. Bird watching in Kuala Lumpur was a ton of fun. I can't wait for my next 100 birds!... Continue Reading →
When I was looking for things to do while in KL, one of the major attractions that just kept popping up was the Batu Caves. They are a set of five caves located inside of a limestone mountain just a little North of town. One is used as a research area and the others have... Continue Reading →
Traveling with a partner has some great advantages, but fresh conversation isn't necessarily one of them. After three months with only one other person to talk to, we both needed some contact with other people. So, in beginning this journey, we decided it is important to go out of our way to meet people on the road.... Continue Reading →
Kuala Lumpur is home to some excellent modern architecture. The city center houses both the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower. Both invite tourists to the top to get a view of the city that even the birds will envy. Unfortunately, with our time and budget restrictions, we could afford to do either one... Continue Reading →