Pardon the poor quality, but at least it captured the overwhelming sound well!
Of course, all of those hiking trails have to go to somewhere. More often than not, it seems my path ended at a tea estate terraced up the hills and down to a single road in and out of the valley full of tea leaves. Not only do these make for a nice change from … Continue reading
After having spent quite a bit of time in cities lately, a bit of nature was my first priority upon getting back to Malaysia. Just a few hours away from KL, the Cameron Highlands offered hiking to ease my travel-weary soul. Trails surround the main town of the Highlands, winding up mountains and down ravines … Continue reading
Malaysia can be split broadly into two parts: Peninsular and Borneo. I’ve been to both, but Borneo was last summer before I started keeping serious track of my budgets. Borneo was a lot more expensive, in no small part due to all the excellent SCUBA and trekking opportunities. For now, though, Peninsular Malaysia over the … Continue reading
Not to be forgotten, of course, is travel by boat. When someone starts describing a trip on a slow boat down the Ayeyarwady River in northern Myanmar, how can I be expected to resist? The trip went exactly as might be imagined. During the day, passengers with “deck” tickets crowd into every piece of shade … Continue reading
Though the highlight of New Years’ Eve in Kuala Lumpur was the fireworks display, there was a bit more to it than just that.