Malaysia: Ghost Stories of Taman Negara

I walk in the treetops of the oldest rainforest in the world, balancing on wobbly bridges that sway with every step. I stare into the trees, looking back in time. If I squint a little and let my imagination take over, I can see majestic dinosaurs stomping under the canopy. Located next to a winding…

Perhentian Islands

We took an overnight bus ride from Langkawi to the Perhentian Islands on the east coast of Malaysia.  It was a double decker bus and we were seated directly above the driver (possibly the most dangerous place to sit?) but at least it had the best view. After a bumpy boat ride we arrived at…

Couchsurfing in Langkawi

With 8 dogs and 37 cats, Jeff’s house is not your typical couch surfing pad. We arrived on the island of Langkawi by a nauseating 3-hour boat ride. Jeff met us at a pizza shop and showed us to his house, a quaint two bedroom nestled in a little patch of forest. Wild monkeys greeted…