Sitting on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves weave through a limestone hill creating an intriguing Hindu temple experience. First you will be greeted by a wide-open space leading toward the main temple area. Don’t walk too fast otherwise you’ll miss the statues and décor leading up the finale.
Tucked in the northeastern side of the country, Seoraksan National Park creates a fairy tale like experience. For hikers, you can climb these steep pinnacles to gaze upon a stunning array of peaks scraping through the clouds. We also encountered dedicated rock climbing groups.
I made a major cultural mistake early on in my Asia adventure. It was in Thailand and I started blazing across the foyer to the reception desk in our small off the beaten path lodging. It had been a long day and I was more than ready to claim my room and curl up for a long night sleep. A bustling grandmother behind the counter quickly came running to block my path, utterly in shock at my onset.
I didn’t know what to expect visiting a mosque. Despite hitting countless temples throughout Asia, suffering from temple fatigue at times, the thought of visiting a mosque intimidated me slightly. I didn’t know what to expect or rules for tourists.
If exploring mosques tops your agenda, then Malaysia will need to make it onto your travel itinerary. This country celebrates an incredible display of mosques. In fact, in many cities, you can visit multiple mosques.
Traversing the world brings about a challenge when looking to keep your environmental impact to a minimum. Luckily travelers across the continents are committed to keeping that carbon foot down while still seeing the sights, connecting with different cultures and broadening their horizons. I’ve connected with half a dozen travelers who, like yourself, want to pursue a more Eco-friendly approach to travel. Here are their green and Eco-friendly tips for travelers.
Never underestimate the power you have to create change. Sometimes even small and seemingly insignificant actions can lead to powerful changes.