About Me

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Hi!  My name is Ean and I am a female Malaysian who loves travelling. This year, 2015, I will be turning 54 years old and have been travelling frequently for the past 18 years.  My first faraway trip overseas, excluding Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, was Melbourne, Australia.  I was in my early twenties and just quit my job.  My friend who was residing in Melbourne was visiting me and I went back with her to Melbourne and spent two months there.  I got bitten by the travel bug then and I went motorbiking to the Dandenong and took a car ride to Sydney.  After that trip, I concentrated on my career and got hitched to a wonderful man, Andy.  We manufactured 3 sons and it was 3 years before the birth of my 3rd son that I started to travel very often.  I joined a travel agency and took pilgrimage tours to Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey.  In between taking tours, I managed to join my church for overseas conferences to Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and USA.  Those were the busiest time of my life, yet the most fulfilling.

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Tagong, China

For the past 10 years I have been backpacking, most of the time, solo.  I revelled so much in the liberation of travelling alone that I made it a point to do it every year for at least one to two months at a stretch.  To-date, I have travelled to 70 countries and so many more to be visited.

I hope that this blog of mine will help fellow travellers to plan their trips and encourage ladies to backpack or travel on their own.

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Posing with the beautiful children of Cusco, Peru

My blog will be mainly about my own trips and also some tours.  I will be starting my backpacking travel company soon and will be putting up travel itineraries.  Pilgrimage tour is very close to my heart and you will see the itinerary under “Tours”.  Most of the time, I will personally lead the tours.

Sir Richard  Burton’s quote pertaining to travel – “The gladdest moment in human life, me think, is a departure into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy.”” is exactly what I think as well.  To stay at one place for too long is vegetative, torturous, boring and depressing.

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Moon Valley, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Jing

    Hello Ean! So happy to chance upon your blog! I came across it while reading From Ice to Spice, and saw that you left a comment on their post about visiting the reindeer herders in Mongolia. My mother and I are planning to do the same and also found it too expensive to go by an organised tour. May I know if you successfully went there, and if you have any tips? Thank you!

    • eandyoon@

      Hi Jing
      So sorry for replying so late as I was backpacking at the Caucasus. To visit the reindeer herders, you need to be guided. We took a tour of sorts whereby they arranged our permits, horse guide and a English-speaking guide, who was not very knowledgeable. When we were there, there was a Russian backpacker who went there on his own without a permit. Unfortunately, the military police came to the camp to check and he was fined and asked to leave the area. I am on whatsapp and you can call me at +60122232963 for further info. The trip was pretty tough and I will be glad to give you more info.


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