We arrived in Kuala Lumpur, and it’s a big city. We explored our area a bit on foot, but there’s no better way to get a good feel for the city than by using the Hop-On Hop-Off city bus. Being able to get on and off the bus for 24 or 48 hours is very convenient. Yes, many locations are easy access by taxi or car, but the bus provides you with commentary as well, so you learn as you go. As you know we like to explore on these, as we did in Penang, Porto and London. Continue reading
I will admit that I’ve been waiting to write this post for some time. The reason I’ve been waiting so long was due to the fact that we needed to be in Kuala Lumpur. Once we got here, it wasn’t a matter of IF, but WHEN we were going to see the views from the Petronas Towers. What can I say? The Engineer in me just loves this sort of stuff!
So far I have traveled to 50+ countries in my lifetime and I have to say, I fell in love with the nature and beauty in Langkawi, Malaysia. I am almost hesitant to tell you about it, as I don’t want tourism to spoil what we have experienced. At the same time I wish you could all see this place. I know I have more of the world to see, but Langkawi Malaysia ranks very high for us. Come with us as we show you our guide to Langkawi, and check out all of the fun things to do in Langkawi with kids. Continue reading
When we first arrived in Thailand, we spent a week in Bangkok, a week in Koh Chang and then headed to Northern Thailand. Of course we took the overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and then spent a wonderful 3 1/2 months in Chiang Mai. We had a blast and even made a Chiang Mai Guide – Family Friendly of course. We then explored Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia for a few months, on our Adventure333 (3 Generations, 3 Months, 3 Countries). This was all fantastic, even though most of it was inland or away from beaches.
In February, we once again returned to Thailand, though this time we were going to visit Southern Thailand! We had plans to visit many of the beautiful Thai Islands, surrounded by the majestic turquoise waters, in the Thai Gulf and the Andaman Sea. It was finally beach time!
We were fortunate enough to experience two different resorts during our week-long visit to Langkawi. Langkawi is made up of a cluster of 99 islands, which are all part of the UNESCO World Geopark as of 2007. The first few nights we were at the Meritus Pelangi and our last few nights we had the pleasure of experiencing something a bit different. We stayed at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort in a rainforest! Who wouldn’t want to stay in a tropical rainforest right?
As we have spent the past several months exploring Southeast Asia, we kept hearing people mention how beautiful it was in Langkawi, Malaysia. If at all possible, we were going to try to make it to this island to test it out on our own. After spending over a month in Southern Thailand it was time to make our move to Malaysia.
I originally planned to take the ferry from Phuket, Thailand to Langkawi, Malaysia. After some thought, I realized the family just wasn’t going to be up for a full day on the ferry and we found extremely inexpensive flights from Krabi to Penang. A new plan was hatched based on the deals we found. I know you are wondering, “So how did you get to Langkawi?”
It’s all the rage around town. Signs are up along the road. Escape Room! Curiosity has the better of us, so of course we look it up. It is an escape game like the one Alan and Lars played in Budapest last year, with Mindquest! The family was very excited and really wanted to give it a try. Time for the Wagoner Family to tackle the Escape Room Penang.
It’s that time! Time for another Scooter Adventure. It is Scooter Day around Krabi and Ao Nang Beach! Today’s journey takes place while we’re back in Krabi Thailand. This is an action-packed post, so pay attention. I’d hate to lose you! (Yes, that’s a not so subtle reference to our last Scooter Outing.) We’ve learned a few things since last time, and now we’re on the top of our game!
When planning our time in Penang, we knew we wanted a “normal life” feel, for a couple of weeks. We rented a 3 bedroom condo in Batu Ferringhi area and also decided we wanted to rent a car. That would give us a little break from hotel and public transportation life and help us recharge our batteries. We were thankful we had the opportunity to work with Europcar Malaysia for our car. It is a company we’ve often used in Europe, so we were excited they were also in Malaysia.