Madeira is an island located off the coast of Portugal. It is well known for the Madeira wine and its vineyards. You can also go scuba diving and whale&dolphin spotting! We got to see a few whales when we went whale spotting but caught in on video which I couldn’t upload unfortunately. The cable cars are also definitely worth having a ride on to enjoy the spectacular view from up high.
My family and I stayed in a hotel which was located about a 10 minute walk away from the capital, Funchal. The hotel had a rooftop with a small pool and jacuzzi, where you could enjoy the beautiful view of Madeira.
The streets and alleyways in the capital were paved with cobblestones which I thought was a nice touch to the city cause it made the place look kinda clean if that makes sense?? Very aesthetically pleasing.
We walked A LOT on this holiday especially UPHILL. It’s worth it though if you want to get a good view of the landscape ( or just use the cable car if you’re feeling lazy to climb up).
Funchal is lively at night with many of the locals going out to eat and drink. We enjoyed the night by going out to the docks and gazing out into the sea/city.
The Swansea beach is a perfect setting for photos with friends, family, girlfriend/boyfriend or even going solo!
If you’re looking for a warm colour photo then I suggest going down to the beach in the afternoon/evening to catch the sunset!
Mumbles is about a 5-10 minute drive away from Swansea city centre. It’s a cute little town by the coast where you can enjoy the ocean view (best to visit during sunset/sunrise for a photo).
If you’re wanting to go for a stroll then Singleton Park is the place for you. You will be surrounded by wildlife and can even buy food to feed the ducks and swans! Visit this park and you will be sure to find plenty of ideal spots for a cheeky photo session.
Biarritz is a seaside town in the South West of France which is known for its surfing beaches. Unfortunately, the beaches were always packed during our stay so we didn’t get to swim much but we enjoyed looking around the shops and restaurants.
They have a wide range of fresh seafood all over Biarritz where you can enjoy good lobsters, prawns and shellfish. One of the restaurants we thoroughly enjoyed is where they served freshly baked bread with cheese, salami and homemade fish pâté (can’t remember the name of the restaurant sorry). The town itself was very vibrant and colourful with a traditional Basque atmosphere.
We went to Le Café de Paris for cocktails and snacks with a good view. The cocktails were pretty good and the canelé was sweet and tasty. While we were enjoying our drinks we got a visit from a couple of hungry sparrows looking for food. We tried putting a few crumbs from the canelé on my hand to see if they would eat out of my hand. Apparently the sparrows in Biarritz are quite friendly cause they did not hesitate at all 😀
Kundasang is a town located in Sabah, which is famous for the view of Mount Kinabalu and the Desa cattle dairy farm. We stayed in a lodge in Spring Garden, which had a beautiful scenery of the mountains and the garden. It was a very peaceful and tranquil setting – perfect for a relaxing holiday. During our stay in Kundasang we visited a fish spa. This was no ordinary fish spa where you put your feet in a little tank with small fish inside, but a river with hundreds of large fish swarming around your feet (and body if you were brave enough). It took a while for us to get used to the fish sucking our feet.
Kudat is at the tip of Borneo and is the capital of the Kudat District. We went here on a day trip to visit a fish farm, where we were able to swim with the fish. We were pretty reluctant to get into the water at first because the fish were double our size and looked more like sharks. After being reassured by the tour guide that the fish were harmless, we managed to get into the water and have a swim (the one using the lifebelt is Dave HAHA). Check out my Instagram to see the seafood we had whilst in Kudat.
Kota Kinabalu is the state capital Sabah (also known as KK). We stayed in an apartment which overlooked the sea and the surrounding islands. The apartment also had an infinity pool outside where we were able to enjoy the sunsets. Next to the apartment was the Marriott hotel, where we got enjoy some refreshing cocktails with chicken wings and potato chips.
There were all sorts of restaurants and cafes in KK and had a wide range of food choices. Didn’t get to take many photos of the food but we did enjoy the food. The soft shell crab spaghetti was one of our personal favourites.
We did take a lot of videos but unfortunately they can’t be uploaded onto the blog (cause we’re using the free version lmao). If you want to see more then check out our Instagram! If you would like to see a Youtube video on our Malaysia trip then let us know in the comments 🙂