Hawa Mahal palace (Palace of the Winds) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Pic: Byelikova Oksana / Shutterstock.com

Natasha von Geldern

Natasha Von Geldern is the Wandering Kiwi, a freelance travel writer whose obsession is discovering and covering the world - making the pages of the atlas real, one trip at a time. Having visited nearly 50 countries, with a strong focus on Asia, she is currently based in Melbourne, Australia and writing for online sources around the world.

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Jaipur: Exploring the Pink City

THE city of Jaipur forms one point of India’s “Golden Triangle” but when I arrived in the Pink City I confess I knew little about the sights to see, apart...

Malaysia: Diving in the Perhentian Islands

EIGHT metres underwater I turned and drifted slowly into the midst of a glittering school of Yellow-Spotted Trevally. I controlled my movement with the barest of body actions and, like a...

Top 5 day trips from Kuala Lumpur

By Natasha Von Geldern The Malaysian capital is a city of fascinating contrasts, rich culture and wonderful street food but make sure you take time to get out of the...