I’m Jo, I’m grateful to Mohamad Al-Karbi for inviting me to share about my part of the world with you his fellow readers in his Around the world series. If you haven’t guessed by the greeting above. Let me properly introduce myself, I’m from a place where the spices can be hotter than the sun, beaches that are cool, clear and glistening, the people’s warmth and friendly nature can be so inviting (everything is NO PROBLEM MAN). Yes, I am from the little but talawah beautiful Island of Jamaica (that little dot smacked in the middle of Cuba and Haiti (approximately 145 km south of Cuba and 160 km west of Haiti to be exact). This piece of paradise has a land mass of 11,000 km and hold a population of about 2.811 million people currently.
We recently went to Malaysia, on our first trip to SouthEast Asia region, so thought to share some quick guiding trip for those who haven’t been to this beautiful country and make this trip a wonderful memory. I have learned a hardway doing the trip, since I planned to do it by myself without any travel agent’s help. So I had to spent considerable amount of time seeking what to do. What I have decided to do for this post, is to give short and summarized version of everything. I did all my research through Google and YouTube so you will get plenty of information from it. But the best first source is Malaysia tourism website itself or write tourist destination of Malaysia / KL / Langkawi you will get more personalised details, You don’t have to look anywhere else. It’s a short precise website of every tourist destination in Malaysia with website links where possible. So here we start:
I am so honored that Mohamad asked me to be a guest author for his Around the World category. I’m a little intimidated. He is one of the greatest bloggers I know and he is very generous with his time and experience to new bloggers like myself.
When most people write about their cities, they have a lot of pictures of famous buildings and lavish architecture. You won’t find that here. You’ll see scenery. It’s all we have and for most of us, it is more than enough.
Lucca is one of my favourite cities in Italy. One of the things I like most is that it is still a living Italian city. While many tourists visit Lucca, Italians still live and work here making a visit a true Italian experience.
A great place to join the locals in on the incredible wall that circles the city. The oldest parts of the wall are 500 years old and it is left from the days when Lucca was in a strategic position in the squabbles between Florence and Pisa. The 4.2 kilometre wall was once surrounded by a moat.
These days there is a walking path around the top of the wall. Huge plane, tiglio and chestnut trees provide shade in the warm months. Walk, ride a bike or sit and watch the world go by.
Launceston. It’s not the biggest city of beautiful Tasmania, but it is literally, the heart of the state. Located in the centre of the uniquely shaped Australian state, visitors to the Apple Isle would do well to stop in for a few days and visit Launceston.