Penang-in on.

Hello Pals,
Firstly, I wish to apologise for the quality of these photos. I left my camera at home. Luckily, a few photos have been taken from my friend’s camera.
A few years ago while travelling in Japan, I met some people from Singapore who studied in Melbourne. We became friends and thanks to social media – kept in touch. This year I was invited to one of their weddings – in Penang. Seemed like the best excuse to get away so with approval from work, I took some extra days – packed my bag (was weird packing heels) and started mapping out my itinerary.

Read below on some tips for what to do with your time in Penang.
Not really sure on Malaysian customs? Check my Before You Go post!

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Before you go: Malaysia

Hello Pals,

Before you go to any country you should learn some basics but also double check those important things such as Visa and Vaccines.

🛂  VISA 
Depending on where you’re from, you may need a visa. Check here.
Majority of countries do not need a tourist visa.
 💉 VACCINES
Click here to make sure you’ve got the necessary jabs!
  💬 LANGUAGE
National Language is Malay. Try and learn common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please and thank you here.
 💰 CURRENCY
Malaysian ringgit. Code: MYR.
Check your exchange here.

Here’s a list of things you should know before you travel to Malaysia.

Ubud-dah add this to your bucket list.

Hello Pals,

I recently went to Ubud for a friends birthday and ‘u bud-dah believe I loved it!’ (sorry.) Ubud was a fantastic time away; fresh food, lovely people and so many sights around that you understand why people want to come and live here. It’s away from Kuta and the party-feel (do the Shaka m8) so although it’s touristy it’s not your typical Australian southern cross tattoo, bin-tang singlet walk around with buckets of alcohol touristy.

Read below on some tips for what to do with your time in Ubud.

Before You Go: Indonesia

Hello Pals,
Before you go to any country you should learn some basics but also double check those important things such as Visa and Vaccines.
If you’re interested in where I’ve been in Indonesia check out my posts on Ubud or Nusa Penida.

🛂  VISA 
Check here to see if you’ll need a visa.
 💉 VACCINES
Click here to make sure you’ve got the necessary jabs!
  💬 LANGUAGE
National Language is Indonesian. Learn common phrases here.
 💰 CURRENCY
Indonesian Rupiah. Code: IDR.
Check your exchange here.

Here’s a list of things you should know before you travel to Indonesia.

Day Trip: Himeji & Kobe.

Hello Pals,
While my friends were off doing something for the day I decided I’d venture off for a day trip to Himeji and Kobe. It’s quite close from Kyoto with a JR pass and to be honest, I didn’t even plan Himeji until I heard it announced over the speaker and decided to continue to Himeji and go to Kobe on the way back.

Here’s how I spent a day trip in Himeji and Kobe.

Miyajima

Hi Pals,
When you think about Torii shrines in Japan, one of two places will come up: Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto (check my post here) and the iconic Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima.
Itsukushima is known as Miyajima which literally means “shrine island.” Said that when you die your soul will cross over via boat into the next world.  I can’t suggest going to this little off the track island from Hiroshima enough!  It’s become one of my favourite places in Japan so far!