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🙂

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Anyway, we made it back to Phnom Penh and had a good start into the next day with a typical Asian breakfast, consisting of rice, veggies and some hot stuff… you’ll find that everywhere on the street

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A pretty well organized garage, really, one oft the better ones…

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Now you gonna see some of that nice party of Phnom Penh; I’m talking bout the tourist side of the city…

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Seems to be a lot of work…

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This is the reason why I carry the heavy 15mm lens with me🙂

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One of the reasons why I love Asia:

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In some country, you would called that racism…

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You’ll probably know this picture from most oft the tourist guide books🙂

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Local street gym

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