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Penang Huge Spiders. Photo of the Week.

I thought this photo of huge spiders came out pretty well, so I’m making it photo of the week. This was part of  Penang Butterfly Farm, it’s a nice little place, you can wander around among the glorious tropical butterflies, hold giant millipedes ( we had another drama there, Facebook page followers would know all about that …

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What We Don’t Like About Kuala Lumpur – Negatives

Kuala Lumpur isn’t perfect. We’ve had a great time, seen some cool and interesting things, enjoyed excellent cheap and free public transport, eaten some fantastic food and stayed in top-notch accommodation, but all cities have their drawbacks. Kuala Lumpur has some not-so-nice bits, too. This post is about the negatives of Kuala Lumpur that we …

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South Indian Food in Malaysia. Heaven!

I love India and I love Indian food, South Indian in particular, it’s light, fresh and usually vegetarian. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia can be a food heaven if you enjoy Indian food. It’s pretty easy to find Indian food in most big cities in Malaysia. In this post we’ll look at traditional Indian food and places to …

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Our First Time in Kuala Lumpur with Small Kids

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a city of contrasts, I think that’s why it is so enjoyable. It’s an easy city to visit, travellers can get their fill of traditional Asian life with markets, temples and street food, then swap to the comfortable familiarity of the 21st century, just by going to the next street. There …

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Kuala Lumpur – Chinatown, Hedgehogs, Temples and Street Food.

Yesterday we checked out modern Kuala Lumpur, today we stepped back in time. Chinatown is on our doorstep here at the fabulous Back Home Kuala Lumpur just a short walk up the road, which is good. The heat, the traffic, the uneven pavements and the exhaust fumes don’t make walking much fun for the kids. Our …

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Kuala Lumpur, Roller Coaster in a Mall and Indoor Archery

Boy it’s hot in Kuala Lumpur! But somehow it’s quite a pleasant hot, the sun isn’t beating down on us as it does in a Queensland summer, the sky is mostly overcast here and it’s very easy to get around the city using shady covered walkways. This post is about visiting a Kuala Lumpur roller …

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Ayutthaya Travel Blog. Things to Do.

Ayuthaya  (also spelled Ayutthaya or Ayudhya) was the second capital of old Siam (1360-1767) after Sukhothai. It’s got history on its side, but is it worth a visit during your trip to Thailand? What about those all important “things yo do?”  We think it’s well worth a visit. Getting to Ayutthaya from Bangkok is easy …

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Coffee Kopi Luwak Bali. Civet Poop Coffee!

The most expensive coffee in the world, coffee Kopi Luwak, starts with a Civet in Bali. These little civets are hard at work processing coffee beans to make Kopi Luwak. Looks like a tough job doesn’t it. I’d never heard of coffee kopi luwak until the day we accidentally visited a spice garden in Bali, much …

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