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Plum and Almond Cobbler

Plum and Almond Cobbler

Plum and Almond Cobbler This luscious pudding is perfect for an Autumn night; a deep, dark filling of plums topped with scone-like cobbles made with ground almonds.  I’ve made this plum and almond cobbler vegan but you can make it with butter and cows milk...

The Petronas Towers | Vagabond Baker

My top six things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital city is often overlooked by travellers, a convenient transit hub for South East Asia. This is a mistake though, there is so much to see and experience in this vibrant city.  I’ve been to KL a few times now, each time discovering something new....

mango and coconut upside down cake

Mango and Coconut Upside Down Cake

Mango and Coconut Upside Down Cake Mango, a fragrant fruit that sends my thoughts away with wanderlust the minute I eat it. The heavenly golden flesh is the stuff of travel dreams: of crazy Asian markets, Thai beaches, heady Buddhist temples and cycle rides between flooded...

Cameron Highlands | Malaysia

6 Reasons Why I Love the Cameron Highlands!

Cameron Highlands Head up into the Malaysian clouds and cool off amid glorious green tea carpets! The Cameron Highlands is one of my favourite places in Malaysia: sure, Malaysia has blissful beaches, exciting cities and wild rain forests but I’m simply a sucker for this cool,...

vegan peanut butter choc chip cookies

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Cookies Peanut Butter freaks, you are going to love these. Yes, I know I say that about every peanut butter recipe, but these are super easy, you can whip them up in a moment and satisfy that PB craving. Perfect with...

Penang Hill Bungalow | Edgecombe | Malaysia

Penang Hill: Train up, walk down.

Penang Hill The funicular rail car fills with tourists, all taking the easy ride up Penang Hill: for the views and tourist attractions at the top. We stand at the front, the steep rails snake up in front of us, thick cables quiver to pull...

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art and Peranakan Tiles

Penang Street Art Penang’s George Town has become a flourishing street art hotspot; a safari through the old town streets reveals cats, children and words of wisdom: all bringing life to crumbling walls and plain buildings. It began when Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned to...

George Town | Penang

George Town, the multicultural jewel of Penang

George Town, Penang My heart races as the ferry crosses the narrow channel from peninsula Malaysia to the island of Penang; I have dreamed of returning to this multicultural jewel for six years.  The ferry deposits us on the fringes of George Town, Penang’s capital,...

Watching the world go by from the bunk.

Going Home. Post Travel Depression

Post Travel Depression, Going home after any trip is hard, the longer the adventure, the more traumatic the return.  I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately, discussing it with a friends who have recently returned or are soon too. It seems to be...

Bangkok to Butterworth Train

The Bangkok to Butterworth Train: by rail to Malaysia

The Bangkok to Butterworth Train: The International Express from Thailand to Malaysia. Penang: it is one of my favourite places on earth. This small island in the north-western coast of peninsula Malaysia is a melting pot of culture; feed your eyes, your belly and your...

cycling Lake Inle

Wine and Hot Springs: cycling Lake Inle

From the ancient ruins of Bagan we moved on to an eclectic and surprising day of cycling Lake Inle; an incredibly picturesque and iconic corner of Myanmar. Little did I know when we set off from Bagan that we would be spending the following day...

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