Instagram Updates: The Best of April Though I’m writing well after, I took all and posted most of these photos before the string of earthquakes that hit Nepal starting on April 25th. I encourage you to view these photos with an eye to the beauty of the country, but don’t forget that it will … Continue reading
Malaysia is by far one of the easiest countries in Asia to travel independently. Great infrastructure, rampant English, and delicious food make Malaysia almost a vacation from hard traveling. Just watch out for sneaky Orangutans.
These guys are out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Video from New Year’s Eve 2010/2011. They were pretty Sikh all right.
In addition to some photos of the annual Colors of Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur, I managed to get a video of one of the dances as well. Strange but exciting night.
Conveniently, for it has a sizable Chinese population, I was in Penang just at the end of Chinese New Year. Kek Lok temple, in particular, impressed me by being more heavily decorated than anything else I can recall since last year’s New Year in Chengdu. Though I arrived too close to closing time to be … Continue reading
Being an island, Penang is stereotypically also a pretty chilled out place. An old British East India Company cannon overlooks the harbor and a corniche where people stroll slowly along the waterfront. In the square between the Fort and Town Hall, a handful of Malaysians play an afternoon pick-up game. And hey, cruise ships dock … Continue reading
When I’m in Malaysia for more than a few days between flights, the adventurous side of me nags me to get out of KL and explore a little bit of the Peninsula instead of just relaxing in the city. With nine days to play with between other countries, then, I decided to visit the island … Continue reading
So I actually counted, while I was bored waiting on a bus from Cameron Highlands to KL. I’ve been to Kuala Lumpur 12 times, now, and still like as much or more than how I felt the first time. Part of it is the intercultural feel, the temples/mosques/churches all sitting together. The multicultural population that, … Continue reading