Kia Ora, I'm Shan, a Kiwi abroad for an indefinite amount of time. I'm trying to keep fit and healthy while travelling (a challenge considering Asia and I share a love of all things deep fried, carbonated and sugar-coated). This blog is a collection of interesting things I find on my way, mainly to do with fashion (but let's call it "style" aye? I don't know what's in fashion), health & fitness. Thanks for reading!
I was so happy to find #pasirtengkorak #beach I did a #backbend. Because that’s what you do when you can’t do a head or hand stand #beaches #beachyoga #yoga #fitness #fitfam #langkawi #malaysia #seasia #southeastasia #travel #travelfit #instabeach

I was so happy to find #pasirtengkorak #beach I did a #backbend. Because that’s what you do when you can’t do a head or hand stand #beaches #beachyoga #yoga #fitness #fitfam #langkawi #malaysia #seasia #southeastasia #travel #travelfit #instabeach

View from my morning #yoga class - first time outside & in the #Malaysian heat and humidity (yes, even at 8.30am!). Nice way to start the day, but until I get a bit stronger will probably stick with indoors and air con 😊 #namaste #yogi #outdoors #fitness #fitfam #langkawi #langkawiyoga #malaysia #travel #travelfit #seasia #southeastasia

View from my morning #yoga class - first time outside & in the #Malaysian heat and humidity (yes, even at 8.30am!). Nice way to start the day, but until I get a bit stronger will probably stick with indoors and air con 😊 #namaste #yogi #outdoors #fitness #fitfam #langkawi #langkawiyoga #malaysia #travel #travelfit #seasia #southeastasia

First non #roti and #tehtarik #breakfast in #Malaysia - opted for #muesli, #fruit and an #englishbreakfasttea…. Give me a cheese roti any day!! #food #instafood #fitfam #fitness #healthy #penang #georgetown #tea #englishbreakfast

First non #roti and #tehtarik #breakfast in #Malaysia - opted for #muesli, #fruit and an #englishbreakfasttea…. Give me a cheese roti any day!! #food #instafood #fitfam #fitness #healthy #penang #georgetown #tea #englishbreakfast

Post #yoga meal - #vegetable #masala & butter #naan (umm.. It’s a good carb??) SO TASTY! This was at the #redgarden food court in #penang. Decided I need to be more active - found an excellent yoga studio on #jalanburma #innerpeaceyogacircle 👍 and did a #Hatha class. Hope I have time to go back! #fitness #namaste #travel #travelfit #goveg #food #instafood #yum #vegetarian #vegetarianfood #malaysia #fitfam

Post #yoga meal - #vegetable #masala & butter #naan (umm.. It’s a good carb??) SO TASTY! This was at the #redgarden food court in #penang. Decided I need to be more active - found an excellent yoga studio on #jalanburma #innerpeaceyogacircle 👍 and did a #Hatha class. Hope I have time to go back! #fitness #namaste #travel #travelfit #goveg #food #instafood #yum #vegetarian #vegetarianfood #malaysia #fitfam

Our #trekking lead us around these #beautiful #tea fields and then to the #boh tea estate. Note my hiking gear - #lornajane pants and jacket. Look more like a #sydneyjogger than bona fide trekker #tramping #cameronhighlands #malaysia #travel #outdoors #fitness #hike #trek #ootd

Our #trekking lead us around these #beautiful #tea fields and then to the #boh tea estate. Note my hiking gear - #lornajane pants and jacket. Look more like a #sydneyjogger than bona fide trekker #tramping #cameronhighlands #malaysia #travel #outdoors #fitness #hike #trek #ootd

@kevincheng and I did an AMAZING #trek today in the #cameronhighlands. Started off easy - on the road we thought nothing of it. Ended up scaling roots and pulling ourselves up muddy hills with a rope. 90% uphill. Toughest trek I’ve ever done (though probably not actually that difficult for those fitter than a sloth). Yay! #trekking #tramping #outdoors #travel #fitness #health #malaysia #jungle #nature #beautiful

@kevincheng and I did an AMAZING #trek today in the #cameronhighlands. Started off easy - on the road we thought nothing of it. Ended up scaling roots and pulling ourselves up muddy hills with a rope. 90% uphill. Toughest trek I’ve ever done (though probably not actually that difficult for those fitter than a sloth). Yay! #trekking #tramping #outdoors #travel #fitness #health #malaysia #jungle #nature #beautiful

Pure #vegetarian for lunch today - pancha #chappati set. Best was the yellow one at the top #vegetarianfood #goveg #indianfood #malaysia #kl #kualalumpur #travel #food #nofilter

Pure #vegetarian for lunch today - pancha #chappati set. Best was the yellow one at the top #vegetarianfood #goveg #indianfood #malaysia #kl #kualalumpur #travel #food #nofilter

A #tehtarik a day keeps the doctor away…? Maybe? Who cares, I love this stuff!! #tea #teh #drink #sweet #kl #kualalumpur #malaysia #notfit #nothealthy #ohwell

A #tehtarik a day keeps the doctor away…? Maybe? Who cares, I love this stuff!! #tea #teh #drink #sweet #kl #kualalumpur #malaysia #notfit #nothealthy #ohwell

Never a bad thing to fit in a sesh on the #stairmaster while travelling! #accidentalexercise #exercise #fit #batucaves #malaysia #kl #kualalumpur #travel #travelfit

PS can obvs never wear too much Cath Kidston - shoes, top and phone cover all designed by the clever lady #ilovefloral

Never a bad thing to fit in a sesh on the #stairmaster while travelling! #accidentalexercise #exercise #fit #batucaves #malaysia #kl #kualalumpur #travel #travelfit

PS can obvs never wear too much Cath Kidston - shoes, top and phone cover all designed by the clever lady #ilovefloral

A day of firsts! First post and first attempt at being a vegetarian. Above are the dishes the boyfriend and I ordered at Dinh Y vegetarian restaurant, just near our hotel in Saigon. I’m trying to avoid meat (for a while at least) because my delicate Western stomach doesn’t seem to get along with many Vietnamese foods, and I’m starting to suspect delicious, beautiful meat may be the culprit. Why oh WHY have you turned on me so?!

I’m not completely sure what we ordered - I got something roughly translated to “big special rice noodle” while Kevin had some sort of faux fish. Either way good enough to go back (mind my eloquently worded and extremely detailed review - if I’ve learnt anything while away it’s to cut to the chase faster).

Speaking of cutting to the chase, that’s all for now. Ciao!

Boho abroad x x x