Goodbye Malaysia

Goodbye Malaysia

My time in Malaysia proved to be so much more than I was expecting prior to cycling through the country.  I had visited Malaysia many times before both on holiday and to compete in triathlons.  On each of these occasions

The run to Bali

The run to Bali

Since my last post I have caught up with Fraser and Trinh, left Malaysia, got pulled by the police, had the biggest breakfast in the world, crossed a country in 6 hours and arrived in Bali.  Not bad going for 4

Cycling the east coast of Malaysia

Cycling the east coast of Malaysia

The east coast of Malaysia is known as the very traditional ‘Muslim’ face of Malaysia, which is sparsely populated and rarely visited by tourists. Perhaps, this was why I was so looking forward to the few weeks that it would

The run to the coast (Malaysia)

The run to the coast (Malaysia)

250km was all that stood between me and being able to tick off an item on my cycling bucket list – to ride from the west coast of Malaysia to the east via the Cameron Highlands.  It would take me

Taman Negara National Park (Malaysia)

Taman Negara National Park (Malaysia)

Taman Negara is stunningly beautiful and it is impossible to capture the sights, sounds and theatre of the forest in a picture.  I think that the only way for you to truly experience the majestic beauty of this ‘virgin’ rainforest is to

The road to Taman Negara (Malaysia)

The road to Taman Negara (Malaysia)

I set off from Tanah Rata once again unsure of my destination that night.  All I knew was that it would be a far easier day than the one I had getting up to the Cameron Highlands.  For the first

The Cameron Highlands (Malaysia)

The Cameron Highlands (Malaysia)

The previous day I had spent 9 hours climbing to Tanah Rata and so for the next few days the bike would be staying in my hotel room as I toured around the Cameron Highlands.  My original plan had been

Climbing the Cameron Highlands (Malaysia)

Climbing the Cameron Highlands (Malaysia)

The Cameron Highlands was one of the first places I added to my ‘visit’ list when I was planning my route through Malaysia.  I have always found it weird that once you live permanently in a hot country you will

Terima Kasih Malaysia

Terima Kasih Malaysia

After nearly 3 weeks, and around 1800km, it was time to say ram laa and bid a sad farewell to Thailand and say terima kasih Malaysia.  The night before I crossed out of Thailand I had once again slept in my