Melaka has some of the most beautiful streets I have ever seen! Walking along the river you get to see the artistic design behind Melaka. It is a town full of colour and expression, whether a unique combination of colours that give you a picasso esque vibe or a beautiful mural depicting part of Malaysian culture.
I may have mentioned that I studied Islamic history in University and in one of my classes, my professor talked about the migration of Islam to the Malay peninsula and Indonesia. She mentioned this town called Melaka (Malacca) and the Melaka strait, how it was a prime trading post and that it was colonized by the Portuguese and the Dutch.
For my stay in Melaka I chose a pretty little hostel along the river, within walking distance to the historical sights I wanted to see. I booked the hostel from Agoda (non affiliated) and wasn’t disappointed by the place. It had everything I needed; a bed and wifi.