As a millennial, this is not conforming to the 'trend'—doing it because your friend do it. For me traveling is a form of continuous education. No masteral and doctoral degree could ever teach you the way traveling does.
[Indochina Region, South East Asia, Asia]
Introduction: Traveling is Not a Race
|[BATU FERRINGHI] ► THIS BEACH WAS THE FIRST BEACH I VISITED OUTSIDE PH.|
|[KUALA LUMPUR] ► WITH THE ICONIC PETRONAS TOWERS AT THE BACKGROUND.|
|[TANJUNG BUNGAH] ► MARKET VENDORS IN TANJUNG BUNGAH TOWN: BEFORE I VISITED MALAYSIA, I HAD A WEIRD THOUGHT THAT EVERY MALAYSIAN IS A CORPORATE EMPLOYEE UNTIL I SAW THIS. THIS IS HUMBLING. TRAVELING TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE THE BLESSINGS I HAVE AS A FILIPINO.|
How I Planned This Backpacking?
|[GEORGETOWN] ► THIS IS MALAYSIA, THE FIRST COUNTRY I EXPLORED OUTSIDE PH.|
I stayed in a dormitory-type room with bunk beds. There are other guests when I entered the room. They were all white travelers. I was the only Asian inside our room.
. I searched Google Map for the location of this hostel and obtained screenshots of the location, the way from the train station and some helpful landmarks. I also obtained screen shots of the location of all the train and bus stations I might use that time for commuting.
Overland Traveling, Motorbike Riding and International Border Crossing
|[KUALA LUMPUR] ► EARLY BIRD MALAYSIANS GOING TO SCHOOL OR WORK|
|[KUALA LUMPUR] ► WAITING FOR MY BUS TO PENANG|
|[GEORGETOWN] ► KUAN IM TENG TEMPLE|
|[HAT YAI] ► ONE OF THE PARKS I VISITED IN HAT YAI CITY|
If you loaded this page expecting for tourist attractions to see in less than 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur, I'm sorry to disappoint you but this is not a story of tourist spots but tourist stops. Yeah, stop here, stop there, stop everywhere.
✈ EPISODE 01: ▼ Flying from Metro Manila to Kuala Lumpur with Drama in Between
I was shaking, quite speechless for outspoken words but the voice within me is speaking too much that it's so hard to handle...
✈ EPISODE 02: ▼ Travel Drama in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)
My anxiety as a first-timer almost escalated to panic level. So there's no such thing as overacting because sticking to reality is the name of the game here.
✈ EPISODE 03: ▼ KLIA2 to KL Sentral by Bus: My First Land Travel Outside PH
I was showing physical awestruck signs overtly while inside the bus because I was seeing different races. There are Malays, Indians, Chinese, black and white men. This country is so multicultural! This is my first bus ride in Malaysia!
✈ EPISODE 04: ▼ Reaching KL Sentral and How I Acted Dumb Stupid
You may not believe this but I felt so ignorant about this. There's no train station in our province so encountering a self-service machine like this in actual setting is new to me.
✈ EPISODE 05: ▼ KL Sentral to Bukit Bintang: My First Train Ride Outside PH
The monorail runs overground. I saw the city of Kuala Lumpur in a general perspective up close—the modern skyline, the lush parks, the mosques, the busy roads and the residential areas. I enjoyed it.
✈ EPISODE 06: ▼ Lorong 1/77a: of Endings and First Times
This street was where I ended my first day in Malaysia but it served as the rendezvous of my many first-time experiences and encounters so it meant so much for me.
BLOGSERYE 03: ► MALAYSIA-THAILAND BACKPACKING + MOTORBIKE RIDING FOR THE FIRST TIME OUTSIDE PH
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Map Showing the Location of Indochina Region
► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC
 The above story is summary of Blogserye 03.
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 The maps I used on this post are from maps.google.com.ph.
 The insights, condition and name of places or properties I mentioned here are based on the facts and situation on the day of my visit. Take note that you may have a different experience when you try or see the properties or places mentioned here. Names of places and properties may also change by time so it's not my responsibility to update all the information on this blog because once published, I already consider it an archive and I won't update my narratives because I want them to become my references of what have happened in the past. I'm very particular of the dates because I want my amazing readers to understand that I am writing stories based on my perspective and insights on the day of my visit. You can see dates almost everywhere on this blog. Exempted from this rule are my travel guide posts that need to be updated.
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