Amalina Davis

Malaysian by birth, English-Australian + Malay by heritage, and world citizen by heart. I’m a full-time corporate girl & social advocate, who still manages to fit in cultural-immersive traveling in her hectic life.

Musing over Malaysia in Kapas Island

A genuine tropical paradise, Kapas Island lies on the East coast of Terengganu, a state in the North-East of Malaysia. The island derived its name from the Malay word “Kapas” which means “Cotton” due to its soft cotton-like sands. White-sandy beaches stretching over a kilometre long, it is the less touristy version of its neighbours, Redang …

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Lessons from Traveling

I have been traveling full time for the past two months and part-time for seven months before that. Within these nine months, I felt like I was let into a secret society of travelers, those who possess insatiable curiosity, something that they try to satisfy by exploring every possible inch of the planet. As an honour to …

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The Tourist’s Contradiction

The world is a contradiction, the universe is a paradox. That definitely applies to people too – human beings are a series of contradictions. Some people say that one is only fruitful at the cost of being rich in contradictions, because the truth lies somewhere in between. Throughout my travels, I have observed some contradictions …

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Adventurous Souls

Are you one of the people that crave for adventure? Or maybe you know someone who finds the constant need to dive into a quest. Here I have outlined some fool-proof methods to identify and hopefully understand  “adventurous souls” that much better.

My Thoughts on Traveling Alone

Prior to moving to Barcelona, I have never traveled alone. Yes, I may take flights and trains alone, but never have I been on a trip planned solely for myself for extended periods of time. Realizing that I may not be able to get this opportunity again, where I am young, filled with energy, absent …

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Lavish Luxembourg

Luxembourg is one of those countries that you have barely heard anything about (or most likely never heard of if you’re not from Europe). The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as it is formally known, is a tiny country landlocked between Belgium, Germany and France.

Basking in the Belgium sun

First things first, Belgian food! Did you know that French Fries had it humble beginnings in Belgium? Well, neither did I! So how did fries come to adopt “French” instead of “Belgian” to its name? The tale told among Belgians goes on like this… During World War 1, American soldiers arrived in Belgium and tasted the …

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Seeing Spain at Girona

Hola guapas!! I decided to restart this blog again after more than a year’s hiatus. Previously my travels were left undocumented because it was always “oh I’m too busy with (insert excuse here)” i.e thesis, university, work, socialising. How unfortunate, especially because I have the memory of a goldfish so I tend to forget the details …

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