Penang Island – Malaysia Backpack Travel Part 5

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Penang is not only Georgetown. It’s not only the east coast. It’s not only tourist citys.
Penang has so many beautiful places, beaches, small towns, coast sides and cultural stuff. So if you ever visit this small island, you need to take a motorbike or a Tuk Tuk to drive to East and South and exlore this island.

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This special fruit is not allowed to bring into hotels, bus, etc cause of its smell🙂 but very tasty

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The way how people live in this area.

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Not very far away from here in the south area you’ll find this beautiful temple. It’s worth to step up to the high tower for a wonderful overview.

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As this is one of the last days in Malaysia, the next blog post will show our way back to Kuala Lumpur and its beauty. Ok, it’s not such a beautiful city, but not bad at all🙂

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Cameron Highlands and way to Penang / Butterworth / Georgetown – Malaysia Backpack Travel Part 4

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Again an early start from the top of Cameron Highlands. We enjoyed the beautiful view again and went down the mountains back to coast area.

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During our way back to the coast area, we stopped at a butterfly park area to see some flowers, animals like scorpions etc. Dinner again at a local restaurant. Malaysian food I can really recommend

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This is the bridge to Penang. Penang is a small island with some small citys like Georgetown, pretty nice area and very nice people. We went there to visit a friend of us.

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Here a local garage, we were happy not to need it🙂

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Guess, what to see here🙂
Yes, it’s the local post office🙂

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Cameron Highlands – Malaysia Backpack Travel Part 3

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After having passed through Taman Negara National Park, which I can really recommend, we headed straight up into the mountain area Cameron Highlands. This area is absolutely famous because of its tea fields and the amazing view.

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We approached this mountain area from Taman Negara National Park, which is not the easiest or normal way, therefore we passed a lot of small villages which were nice as well and our motorbike had to climb up some really heavy streets to get up to the mountains. Cameron Highlands area is also famous to have the largest amount of Landrover cars there, more than any other country in the world. These cars a pretty old but still working, left over by British empire some years ago.

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So here you can see a small selection of some beer cans you can buy there locally. If you look in detail, you’ll find out that you only can buy extra strong beer in this area…

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Some dinner at the local restaurant:

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And again a pretty old Landrover

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These tea fields and green mountains are really enjoyable and some of the best in whole Asia. If you visit Malaysia, you should take the time and visit Cameron Highlands in the middle of the country, take the time for a local tea there.

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The next days we went up to the northern part of Malaysia to visit a friend of us in Georgetown. Blog post will follow in the next few days.

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Taman Negara National Park, Kuala Tahan and Ipoh – Malaysia Backpack Travel Part 2

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So after 2 days in Kuala Lumpur and got a suitable motorbike (suitable actually means that you’ve the trust that it will be in good shape for the next 3.000 km) we started our roadtrip way east to Taman Negara National Park…

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A lot of people enjoyed a bath with the elephants.

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Endless road through the nature… awesome, beautiful and hot

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Another stop on our way to Ipoh, another nice and big city in Malaysia, deep in nature.

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Some big ants which are very painful – you shouldn’t try at all

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Very interesting graveyards on our way up to Cameron Highlands. Heavy way for the motorbikes as we have plenty of stuff to carry…

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Next stop is the Cameron Highland Area. Lots of tea fields, beautiful mountains. Nice guesthouses and very friendly people…

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Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Backpack Travel Part 1

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To be honest; it has already been some days ago, but due to some technical issues, I never ever posted some Malaysia pictures… Therefore now it’s time to bring you up to speed and show you some insight views from a very very nice, beautiful and awesome country with a lot of nice people. We travelled through this country with backpack and motorbike – the best way to travel in general in Asia – from south to north and from north to south to get the full experience…

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So first night in Kuala Lumpur, first chance to get some local food, always a pleasure to have some street food with some locals🙂
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Another day, another beautiful sunrise, we tried to get some impressions from Malaysia capital, before we took our motorbike into the wild side of Malaysia

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Next stop was a bird park – the most famous one in Kuala Lumpur:

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And eatin‘ again, again, again…

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the next morning we met these trustful guys to get a motorbike to start into north and east to real Malaysia, real nature…

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Wildspitze – Hiking in Austria / Vent near Sölden

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Last weekend of July we travelled down to Austria / Vent near Sölden to climb up to the Wildspitze, which is the highest mountain of Tirol.

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So we slowly started at Vent to hike to the Breslauer Hütte. Vent is located at a sea level around 1.850 m, so the way up to the Breslauer Hütte (2.890 m) was an easy climb up. 1.000 m without any snow isn’t a challenge…

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So finally after 2:20 hrs we arrived at the Breslauer Hütte with a wonderful view…

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Sunset in the mountains:

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So sitting outside during sunset and having a beer, what else do you need?

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After an evening meal we had a very short night, cause we had to get up at 4:30 in the morning to get an incredible early breakfast and started at 6:00 to climb up the next 1.000 m – the more advanced climb of the weekend…

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So, a heavy backpack, consisting of cameras, lenses, crampons, ice axes, carabiner, rope, helmets, gloves, jackets, … at the end something about 22 kg – heavy for a 45° degree ice climb.

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As you can probably see, after the ice climb we straight went into the via ferrata which means you don’t have any chance to get rid of you crampons – you need to keep them at your feets and climb up with the through the via ferrata up to the top, using you rope and your Y-rope where possible…

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So thanks Ronny, who was our guide this weekend for leading us safely. He was really experienced and had a lot of patience with us🙂

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As this part of the day was completely above 3.000 m (Wildspitze is at 3.770 m) everything you do, is really exhausting; people move like in a slow motion movie

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Via ferrata way back down, which is even more difficult compared to way up. Trust me🙂

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Finally we all came back down to „the earth“ in Vent, some more less hurt, but all in a good mood, ready for a relaxing evening in nice Sölden. Very nice weekend, thanks to the group and Ronny for this incredible weekend🙂

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Back in Phnom Penh – Cambodia Part 8

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The last few day, after leaving amazing Koh Rong, we took again the night bus, or called rolling hotel, sleeping bus, VIP bus or something similar which so far from reality, that you think, you took the wrong bus while entering – on the other hand, normally you’re really tired after the day and pretty happy to have at least some space to take a seat or even to lay down… so take a look at these small cabins🙂