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Backpacking through Asia - Travel photothread!

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Kuching - Malaysia

 

Pretty nice place, clean by asian standards but not really alot going on. View from the riverfront.

 

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Kuching museum, was the poorest excuse for a museum but some good art/historic stuff.

 

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Kuching means cat in Malay so they have all these cat statues around

 

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Street food, samosas,, bean cake and ramutans. Evrything cooked up on the spot, cheap and delicious

 

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Went on a trip to Semengohh nature reserve to see some orang-utans, no guarantee to see them but they ended up chilling/hiding from the rain.

 

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went on a trip to Bako national Park, the tide rises to the height of these poles in a matter of hours, nets are strung up to catch fish on these

 

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Tracks to one of the beaches, so humid and no wind at

 

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Edit: tried to rotate the photos but photobucket won't display them. ehhhhh

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Flew up to Kota Kinabalu next, spent a few days

 

Islands, trekked to the other side, absolutely no one had the beach to myself an the snorkelling was somewhat decent

 

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As expensive as it was i decided i would climb Mt Kinabalu, highest mountain on Borneo (4096m) was the biggest fuck around getting there as the mini bus only let when full and i arrived late and could share a guide

 

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Pitcher Plant

 

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sunset from the lodge where you stay, found it a bit eerie being higher than some clouds

 

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next morning hike up to the summit, it was about -2 degrees C and you start at about 3 to get there for sunrise, but it was cloudy so couldn't see shit

 

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Hike back down, didn't manage to get a decent photo of the mountain from the base

 

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Flew over to K.L and then caught the overnight train and ferry to Penang, managed to get dirt cheap flights through airasia

 

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The street food throughout Penang is amazing i was eating 5 meals a day and its all so cheap

 

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chicken rice for breakfast

 

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Drop off your paint here, few scrap cans and some bucket paint i put to good use

 

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Finished off Malaysia in K.L for a few nights, not a lot of photos but it was so good to see some rape letters around fucking everywhere. The main city area is crushed and the river side walls which are kilometres long and just lined with piece after piece

 

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view from the skybar, prices for a beer were like i was back home, view was awesome

 

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went to Batu Caves, was alight glad you didn't have to pay to get in, smells and monkey faeces everywhere

 

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This joint was so good, pick what you want they grill or boil it for you and throwsome chilli sauce on there

 

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i always loved the food choices in asian countries.

 

having never been I can only speculate that everything tastes delicious. it's always so fresh and looks so good.

 

 

my question, is a place like Malaysia as bad as Mexico when it comes to any crime or sketchy areas where you'll be captured and raped and your head cut off?

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The Penang ferry, still looks the same after 20 years.

 

I haven't been to Mexico myself but at least 20 years ago Penang and KL were not dangerous places and definitely not what Mx sounds like.

 

Cool pics, mate.

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Ahh thanks guys, will try keep this updated when I get the chance.

 

@nsmbfan Malaysia is not sketchy at all didn't run into any trouble late at night. The lady boys and stray dogs were the only problems I encounted. Enjoyed Malaysia enough I'm going back later in the year to check some other spots.

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Been through Hong Kong and southern Vietnam, loads of flicks my SD card won't let me copy photos and displaying as read only, anyone know how to fix this shit???

 

And no the card is not locked.

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Okay so flicks from Hong Kong , Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang and Dalat (Vietnam) are on hold. Thought i fixed the problem but it keeps happening to the SD card and the computers are shit so it's not helping the situation.

 

Hoi An - I got mad food poisoning on the day i arrived so i was bed ridden and only got a few photos. Nice town but geared towards older aged tourists with money.

 

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Japanese covered bridge

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Cycle to the beach old fish traps and working in the rice fields.

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Really don't want to lose these photos

 

Good chance you can rescue them back home with proper software.

 

Suppose it's hard to get a second SD card there right now?

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It's easy to get another card, but i won't be back home for at least a year. Well i sorted that shit out with anti-virus software and its all good. I just need to recover the photos. Hopefully no more bullshit.

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