Best Bits : Malaysia

Just over a month ago, I touched down in Kuala Lumpur to begin exploring Southeast Asia.  While I was only expecting to stay a couple of weeks based on my initial planning, I’m leaving the country 32 days later with some amazing experiences under my belt, and a couple of destinations I’ve fallen in love with which I want to visit again.

I didn’t buy any souvenirs (I don’t have room in my backpack for them).  But what I am taking with me are some great memories.

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Episode 23 – The Tribe Has Spoken

Greetings from beautiful Kota Kinabalu  – the world’s gateway to Malaysian Borneo.

Today is my final day hanging out at Refarer Hostel – a brand new hostel in Kota Kinabalu’s central district.  I’ve said many times over the last few days that if a skateboard shop and a hostel mated, Refarer would be the result.  It’s a chill place with great beds, a big common room, delicious breakfast, and a fun vibe.  The staff are among the friendliest I’ve encountered so far on the trip.  I highly recommend this place.  You can book it on Hostelworld.

I love the vibe at Refarer.
I love the vibe at Refarer.

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