March was great! I started out the month by visiting a new country on my list: Malaysia. It’s a beautiful and diverse tourist friendly country. I’m enjoying every minute here, both when it comes to the city, the art and the nature. There’s pretty much anything for anyone here.
The best things that happened this month
• I did a solo trek through the jungle
This is probably one of my proudest moments from my journey. I really got to challenge myself and that’s what I’ve been aiming for ever since I left Denmark. It was incredibly hard at times, but it was also so very rewarding. This will be one of my biggest highlights from my time in Malaysia.
• I saw beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Cities
I went to a small city called Melaka (or Malacca) and I fell in love instantly. I’ve become more of a nature person than a city person, but this is one of the type of cities/towns that I love. It’s not huge, it’s just rather perfect. And the UNESCO part of the city where I stayed was incredible. I highly recommend people to visit.
And of course I went to George Town on Penang Island. They have the most incredible street art there.
• Finally reaching Borneo
I wanted to go to Borneo to experience Malaysia’s gorgeous nature. And let me tell you this: so far I’m not disappointed. I’m currently staying at a ‘jungle resort’ which is everything I had hoped it would be. When I look around all I see is … green. Nature. Wildlife. All I hear is the sound of the jungle forest. And I’m just down the road from the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sun Bear Rehabilitation Centre which is amazing. I don’t want to leave!
• Business is looking up
I pride myself in this blog and my freelancing work and every month it’s going better and better. I work less and I make more money. It’s an incredible feeling and I can’t believe that I have gotten to where I am in such a short time. I may not have a fancy degree but I have a job that gives me all the freedom that I want.
The worst things that happened this month
• My debit card was hacked
This morning I woke up to see that my debit card had been used by someone in England to order $50 worth of take away food. I noticed it straight away as I check my bank account every single day – for this exact reason.
But I was of course prepared for this before I even left Denmark, so I had a back up debit card stashed in a hidden place in my backpack and I will be getting my money back from my bank. However, I still want a new card so I always have a backup, but it’s been proven quite difficult due to my bank’s security. But I’m not giving up just yet.
To the person who used my card details: I hope you choked on your food.
• My first bed bug encounter
This was bound to happen sooner or later so I wasn’t really that surprised. I managed to get my money refunded from the hostel I was staying at and I got the problem under control super quick.
Everything was washed straight away and I haven’t had any unwanted visitors since. So far so good!
• Been feeling homesick
I don’t know why I’ve been feeling more homesick this month than previous months. It’s a feeling that I won’t ever completely escape, but I think I’ve become quite good at handling it. I let myself feel it for a bit and then I make sure I let go of the feeling. But it’s understandable. I’ve been away from my family for over 9 months now, so of course I miss them.
Places I’ve been to in March
Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Penang Island, Sandakan (Borneo), Malaysia
Plans for April
I have absolutely no idea what my plans are for the month of April. I still want to spend some more time here in Malaysia and then I may make my way to Indonesia. Who knows where I’ll end up?
What I’m watching on Netflix
I watched a super interesting movie that was based on a true story called “The Most Hated Woman in America.” Interesting lady whether you agree with her point of views or not.
What I’m reading on my Kindle
Sadly, I haven’t been reading a lot this month. Woops. These are the titles I finished in March:
The Unravelling by Thorne Moore
Sister Sister by Sue Fortin
Too Close by Gayle Curtis
I’ll try and catch up next month!
Now tell me, what did you get up to in March? And what are your plans for April? Let me know by leaving a comment.