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Kinabatagnan jungle River kids Borneo

Travel Diary #7: We discover magical Borneo

Borneo… Does it also have this mystical resonance on you? The name alone brings thoughts to our mind of impenetrable tropical jungle, ancient tribes where headhunting is just part of a tradition, amazing art and so much more. When we were planning our trip to Malaysia, we didn’t know Borneo was part of this country,

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Tioman Island Lagoon Perhentian Malaysia Kids

Travel diary #6: Perhentian and Tioman Islands

Everybody makes mistakes… To leave George Town (West coast of Malaysia) to the Perhentian Islands (East coast of Malaysia) we probably will have to take a night bus. But Jurgen goes to Komtar (the highest building of Penang) with the idea of finding a day bus because travelling at night with two kids might be a bit

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Top free things to Do Kuala Lumpur With Kids

Kuala Lumpur with kids: the complete guide

Visiting Kuala Lumpur with kids is a very nice start or end to your vacation in Malaysia. Or are you using Kuala Lumpur as a transfer hub, maybe because you are flying Air Asia, the low-cost carrier based in the capital of Malaysia? If so, try to stay in the city for a couple of

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Travel diary George Town Kids Malaysia

Travel Diary #5: George Town

If there was one city we were been looking forward to for weeks, it was George Town. They call it the ‘food’ city of South-East Asia. It is also the bustling capital of the island Penang, connected to the mainland by a 12km long bridge. And it is UNESCO world heritage, mainly because of all

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Family accommodations in Kuala Lumpur

Thinking about visiting Malaysia? And looking for family accommodations in Kuala Lumpur? In this article, we will try to give a list of nice apartments and hotels in this magnificent city. Kuala Lumpur is definitely a city you should visit with kids. Not only because the low-cost airline Air Asia probably will bring you there, but

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Cameron Highlands Malaysia Boh Tea Family

Travel Diary #4: Drinking tea in the Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands is an elevated region in Malaysia that lies more than a thousand metres or 3000 feet above sea level. As a consequence, the temperatures are on average a lot lower than in the rest of the country. The Malaysians like to come here to cool down a little and flee the hot

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Batu Caves Stairs Statue Malaysia

Visiting the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur – A complete guide

Just 14 kilometres outside of Kuala Lumpur are the iconic Batu Caves. You would think the gods themselves have created this magnificent complex, but actually, it was all men. Helped a bit by nature as the temples are located in some huge limestone caves. It is the biggest Hindu complex outside of India, so it attracts

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Ipoh Street Art Malaysia Fun Kids

Travel Diary #3: Welcome in Ipoh

After a week in Kuala Lumpur, we pack our bags and leave for our new destination north of KL, Ipoh. Ipoh you say? Probably you have never heard of this city before, but according to the Lonely Planet, it’s one of those cities in South-east Asia you really should visit. Why? There are a lot of

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Entering China on a transit visa: how to do it

China is a stunning country, and you should definitely take a couple of weeks or more to discover the place. The downside, however, is the fact that a Chinese visa is quite expensive and sometimes a hassle to get. You have to apply for the visa well upfront, need to present a travel schedule with

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Kids Canopy Walk KL Eco Forest Kinderen

Travel Diary #2: Our experiences in Kuala Lumpur with kids

Just when you think you’re starting to recover from your first jetlag, we have a night flight from Shanghai, leaving at 1:30 AM and arriving in Kuala Lumpur At 6u00 AM. Yes, wasted again… But luckily, we have a fantastic Airbnb apartment, with a shared pool (click on the Airbnb link to receive €30/$35 on

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How to visit Shanghai on a budget

Shanghai has much to offer, but unfortunately, it doesn’t come without a price. Just like every other bustling world city, Shanghai is expensive. Very, very expensive. You’ll pay twice as much, or even more if you’re not careful. Do you wonder how to visit Shanghai on a budget? We’ve been in the city for five

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Skyline Pudong Shanghai

Travel Diary #1: Discovering Shanghai with kids

  Our long term family trip has started When you are planning a long term family trip, you have a great deal to look forward to, but still, the moment of saying goodbye is not something fun to do. After saying goodbye to our friends, it is with some tears in the corner of our

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