2017 was a year full of challenges for us. It sure wasn’t an easy one but with perseverance and hard work we managed to end the year with a good 3,5 months of travelling and visited 13 countries in total. Some of those are countries we always come back to, some of them were countries we had never been before and some were countries we wanted to explore more of. Here is our year in photos. Read more “2017: Our year in photos”
From Cherating we took a taxi, then a bus and then a boat to Pulau Kapas. One of the “paradise islands” off the east coast of Malaysia. We had heard many good things about Pulau Kapas. It’s a very small island and much quieter than it’s neighbours The Perentian Islands. The boat ride from Marang to the island is only about 10 to 15 minutes.
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It was the season for the green sea turtles to lay their eggs and for the little ones to start their quest for survival in the deep blue sea. Eggs were hatching and little baby turtles crawled up through the sand.
Along the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia, many green sea turtles come onto shore to lay their eggs during the months of June, July and August. In order to protect these eggs, rangers collect them and burry them in sand in special cages. This precaution is necessary to protect these turtles from extinction here on the Malaysian East Coast as development is a big threat as well as people who collect the eggs to sell and eat. Once the eggs hatch the baby turtles are released into the sea where they have to fend for themselves.
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Penang street food is famous throughout Malaysia and Penang’s capital city Georgetown is the uncrowned king of this food state. Eating in Georgetown is an adventure. There are so many dishes to try and so many restaurants, hawker centres and night markets to explore. You can tell Georgetown’s inhabitants are proud of their food and they are more than happy to show you their favourite dish.
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The traffic was painstakingly slow when we rode the bus to the centre of town. It was early in the morning and everybody was on his or her way to somewhere. Georgetown, the bustling capital city of the state of Penang, had woken up and was in full swing.
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The bus dropped us of along the dusty road and continued its way to the next town. We gathered our belongs and walked down the smaller road that would lead us into Cherating. A village with not much more than a row of guesthouses and a few small restaurants. It felt good to be out of the city and apart from some children playing in the dirt and chickens running around there was nobody to be seen. The air was heavy and made life move at a slower pace in Cherating.
Read more “Time is irrelevant in Cherating. Exploring Malaysia”