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Posts from the ‘Malaysia’ Category

Merry Christmas

As much as I love travelling, especially in Asia, I always make sure that I am home for Christmas. In the past three years I got back home at least two weeks before Christmas or left Germany in early January to be able to absorb a bit of the christmassy spirit which fills the cities and places in my home country in the weeks before the feast. Read more

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

Community in a local pristine village in Laos at the banks of Mekong river

Community in a local pristine village in Laos at the banks of Mekong river

On my travels I encountered many different sorts of communities. Four and a half years ago on a boat trip on the Mekong river from Huay Xai at the Thai Lao border to Luang Prabang we stopped on route at a local, very pristine, basic village without electricity which lies at the banks of Mekong river. At that time locals there apparently hadn’t seen many westerners before. They were shy but also curious at the same time and took us into their village which only consisted of a few wooden huts. Especially the kids seemed to love being photographed and gathered themselves around us to watch our results. Read more

Kinabatangan River, Borneo

Pygmy Elephants, Kinabatangang River, Borneo, Malaysia

Pygmy Elephants, Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Where: Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

When: 21st January 2011

We spent two days at the Kinabatangan Jungle Camp and did two afternoon, one early morning and one night cruise on the Kinabatangan River, which is famous for its wildlife, in those days. We saw Pygmy Elephants already on our first afternoon cruise but encountered this Elephant Family on the second afternoon cruise. They weren’t shy but very curious and we got the chance to get real close. The Elephant baby was first hidden by the two adult Elephants but then he pushed himself in front. When he suddenly lifted his trunk, it seemed as if he wanted to say hi to us.

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Happy Chinese New Year

“Happy Chinese New Year” or “Happy Lunar New Year”.

While we are commemorating Carnival in this country, people in Asia are celebrating Chinese New Year on today’s 10th February. This marks the “most important chinese public holiday”, which is acclaimed especially in east asian countries like China, Mongolia, Taiwan and Vietnam. But also in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, in the Philippines and by the chinese population worldwide the festival is been celebrated. Read more

Looking forward to a new adventure

Nine days from now I am off on a new adventure. I’ll be heading to Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Java and Bali for six weeks.

I have been to Dubai four times already on my way to or from Asia, but all I know so far is the direct transit area of the International Airport. So I decided, it’s time to finally see the city and a bit more of the United Arab Emirates. Four and half years ago my boyfriend and I spent two days and one night in Abu Dhabi on our way to Thailand. This time I’ll be there for three days and two nights and I hope, this is enough to get a first impression. Read more