My stay in Malaysia is coming to an end. The last week has been interesting. First up was Malaka were I had my first real taste of Asia's street food culture.
From there I went to Kuala Lumpur and even though I didn't really connect with the city I got some good food and one of the best photo sessions of the trip. Went to a place called SkyBar, which is located on the 33rd floor of a hotel close to KL's twin towers. From there the view was pretty amazing but you'll have to wait a while to have a sneak peak at those photos.
Next up was a hunt for the world's biggest flower. That took me to the Cameron Highlands and after quite a hike in the jungle I got my reward; check that one of the list.
Visited a few other places there, including a tea plantation, butterfly farm and a strawberry farm, where I finally got to taste some deep fried icecream.
Last stop was Penang, which has probably been the highlight of Malaysia. Good food and interesting places to see. Went on a treasure hunt of sorts yesterday looking for the street art pieces that are located around the city. Here are a few examples.
Now I am getting ready to leave for Thailand.
From Ecuador I headed over to Los Angeles to meet up with some old friends and relax a bit before continuing over to Asia. Then I stepped on the longest flight I have taken so far. 14 hours from LA to Taipei, Taiwan. Luckily the plane wasn't full so I ended up getting 3 seats for myself, which made the flight a lot more comfortable than it would have been.
In Taipei I, among other things, went hiking and cycling to take in the views.
I was also treated to some awesome foods there as well as some odd ones, including snake soup and green tea ice cream.
Now I am in Singapore, for the shortest stop on the trip, as I leave for Malaysia tomorrow.
Unbelievable that my time in South America is already over. Two and a half months sounded like a lot before I set off. It wasn't. Since my last post I have barely stopped to breath, there was so much to be done. As one of the most anticipated location on my trip the Galapagos did not let me down. I visited four different islands, San Cristobal, Floreana, Isabella and Santa Cruz. Highlight from San Cristobal was playing with two sea lion cubs.
Next up was Floreana and my favorite from that island was swimming with turtles.
As well as the great sunset, which I enjoyed from just outside the cabin.
Isabella and Santa Cruz had the same highlight, giant tortoises! They were truly amazing. Got lucky enough to have one come super close, even though the picture didn't come out that good (luckily have a better one on my dslr).
Tonight I head over to the US with Los Angeles being my next stop.
So, It has been a while since my last update and I blame that solely on bad internet connections in Peru. Peru had its ups and downs. I was sick a lot so I did not feel too sad when I left it. Still managed to do some awesome things, as well as some extremely stupid things. But here are some of the highlights:
Bungee Jumping (very, very stupid)
Sand Buggies (great)
Nazca lines flightover (very nice)
Now I am in the Galapagos as most of you know. Will be writing more about that shortly. But here is a sneakpeak: