Hola! The People Behind Kaki Jalans
My name is Khairul Idzwan, but most people just call me Khai. I am a Malaysian travel blogger who blog at Kaki Jalans together with my wife, Amira and this is our canvas, where we write and put everything that we experienced into words and photos to be shared with all of you.
When did we start travelling?
I started travelling ever since I was a baby! I looked at my old photos and I saw a photo of my old 3 or 4 months self having a short excursion with my family at Genting Highlands in Pahang, Malaysia. In fact, when I was growing up, my family used to bring me for short getaways all around Malaysia.
Kaki Jalans bitten by travel bug
However, I did not really go for travel adventures until 2011, when I finally got bitten by travel bug by having my first solo backpacking trip to Thailand for a week. Since then, I have visited almost all the countries in ASEAN and five countries in Europe.
In 2015, I got married to Amira and ever since she got married with me, she got bitten by travel bug too. We never looked back since then. From only Malaysia, she has been to 12 countries altogether as at 2019! Now, we are looking forward to more travel adventures with our daughter who was born in 2018.
How can we Kaki Jalans travel periodically?
We are not from a well off family. We grew up in a middle income family just like most of you. Most of our travel journeys were done out of our own pocket money. There are people who asked us how we could afford to travel all the time. The answer is, we did not travel all the time. We are, just like any other Malaysians out there, periodical travellers who travel when there are cheap bargains and when the time is convenient.
We travel because of passion, because we really want to see this world apart from our home country, to experience the culture, feel the environment and immerse in the scenery. This passion of ours gave birth to Kaki Jalans.
Kaki Jalans and beyond
Kaki Jalans was formerly my personal blog where I rambled just about anything that I wanted to. After my backpacking trip to Thailand in 2011, I started to write on my journeys to share with others and as my personal diary. Since then, I have never stopped writing and now, together with Amira, Kaki Jalans existed as our sharing space, to share with others about our journeys and other tips on travelling.
Kaki Jalans is a blog which encapsulates what we saw and what we experienced before sharing it with the readers so that the readers can follow our journeys and virtually experience what we experienced. Check out Kaki Jalans accolades here!
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