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272 Steps – Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It's another steaming hot day in Kuala LumpurĀ and the air conditioning on the train has made me consider a day of just staying in transit to keep cool. Another option would… [more]

272 Steps – Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 272 Steps - Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Video: A Sudden Downpour in Battambang, Cambodia

We had one of the first big summer storms here in Brisbane yesterday. I was at work at the time, and as I looked outside at the huge sudden downpour of rain, instantly cooling… [more]

Video: A Sudden Downpour in Battambang, Cambodia Video: A Sudden Downpour in Battambang, Cambodia

Day & Night at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Towers are a true icon of Kuala Lumpur. For most people, it is the first thing that comes to mind when they think of Malaysia's capital. At 451 metres tall, the… [more]

Day & Night at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur Day & Night at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

33 Photos That Will Make You Want To Travel To Laos

Laos is a fascinating country. It's not really an off the beaten path destination anymore, but it often still feels that way. This landlocked country in Southeast Asia has… [more]

33 Photos That Will Make You Want To Travel To Laos 33 Photos That Will Make You Want To Travel To Laos

Spicing it up at the Fremantle Chilli Festival

When it comes to spicy food, I'll try it. It doesn't really matter what it is. If it's got chilli in it, I will probably give it a go. I just love the stuff. I love the flavour;… [more]

Spicing it up at the Fremantle Chilli Festival Spicing it up at the Fremantle Chilli Festival

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272 Steps – Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

by Dean Wickham December 14, 2014 Adventure
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It’s another steaming hot day in Kuala LumpurĀ and the air conditioning on the train has made me consider a day of just staying in transit to keep cool. Another option would be to head to a nice air conditioned shopping mall or find a little cafe to chill out in with an iced coffee…Of course, [...]

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Video: A Sudden Downpour in Battambang, Cambodia

by Dean Wickham November 28, 2014 Asia
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We had one of the first big summer storms here in Brisbane yesterday. I was at work at the time, and as I looked outside at the huge sudden downpour of rain, instantly cooling down the hot and humid day, I felt a little “home sick” for Southeast Asia. I was reminded of travelling through [...]

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Day & Night at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

by Dean Wickham November 16, 2014 Asia
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The Petronas Towers are a true icon of Kuala Lumpur. For most people, it is the first thing that comes to mind when they think of Malaysia’s capital. At 451 metres tall, the Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. Now, they sit in third place, but that doesn’t take [...]

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33 Photos That Will Make You Want To Travel To Laos

by Dean Wickham November 8, 2014 Asia
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Laos is a fascinating country. It’s not really an off the beaten path destination anymore, but it often still feels that way. This landlocked country in Southeast Asia has a tiny population compared to some of its huge neighbours, and it actually shares a border with five different countries, which perhaps is the reason for [...]

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Spicing it up at the Fremantle Chilli Festival

by Dean Wickham November 1, 2014 Australia
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When it comes to spicy food, I’ll try it. It doesn’t really matter what it is. If it’s got chilli in it, I will probably give it a go. I just love the stuff. I love the flavour; I love the sensation it leaves in my mouth. I even love the look of it. So [...]

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Merdeka Square: The Colonial Heart of Kuala Lumpur

by Dean Wickham October 25, 2014 Asia
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My first impression of Kuala Lumpur was that it is a modern city on the move, ready to rival other big modern Asian cities. As I dug a little deeper into the city over the next few days, I realised that is so much more than that. It is also a city that embraces its [...]

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Tasting Honey Tea, Mekong Style in Vietnam

by Dean Wickham October 17, 2014 Asia
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Although the rushed, over crowded and impersonal tour that I joined to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam was far from enjoyable, it did have the occasional small highlight that made it all worth it in the end. One of those moments was stopping at a honey bee farm, which at first appeared to just be [...]

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Masjid Negara – The National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

by Dean Wickham October 4, 2014 Asia
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From the window of my guesthouse in Chinatown, one of the first things I noticed was a building off in the distance with a huge, blue, star shaped roof. I had no idea what it was until I opened up my map of Kuala Lumpur and my Lonely Planet guide. That interesting building that I [...]

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Photos: The Backstreets of Chiang Mai

by Dean Wickham September 26, 2014 Asia
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Chiang Mai is the first place I’ve ever stayed in a foreign country for longer than a couple of weeks. During my two months in this city in Northern Thailand I realised the benefits of an extended stay in one place. Once I had seen all of the popular tourist attractions, temples and markets, I [...]

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Chinatown: First Impressions of Kuala Lumpur

by Dean Wickham September 19, 2014 Asia
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It was strange to be in a big city again. I think the last time I had seen a skyscraper was back in Saigon, over four months prior. As the bus made its way through the outer suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, I realised that this really is a big city, with endless buildings, streets and [...]

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