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Photo Challenge: Twinkle

It’s a token shot, perhaps even a stereotypical one, but it was still a beautiful place to be taking it.  Since seeing the Petronas Towers in the confusing movie, Entrapment, they stood out as one of the more unique architectural… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Strong

On the main street through the Chinese and tourist area of Melaka, Jonker Street, a flourishing night market forces the traffic away and creates an unexpected walking street.  Along this stretch is this statue dedicated to Datuk Wira Dr. Gan… Continue Reading →

Weekly Reblog #29: Living on an oil rig

Living on an oil rig | Up & Adrift “For one week, you get the best of both worlds. You get to live just above the sea and be greeted by schools of rainbow trout every morning and you get… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Distance

While the words are synonomous, in terms of persopnality and attitude, I’ve always thought of distance and farness as two things that can indeed be mutually exclusive.  In an age like this with Skype and international phones and even travel… Continue Reading →

A Melaka Day

One thing I don’t seem to do often enough in new cities is go to museums. Given the long history involved in Melaka, and the entire Strait of Malacca region, I wasn’t going to pass it up here. Rising early… Continue Reading →

A Melaka Night

Melaka at night is a wholly different experience from the tranquility of the dusk riverwalk. It’s certainly not a city bustling with nightlife, but it certainly does come alive at night. The suspended dragon, now a shimmering gold in the… Continue Reading →

A Melaka Introduction

View Larger Map Despite Jolene’s insistence that Kuala Lumpur was a boring city, I was finding enough to keep me entertained exploring for a few more days. Unfortunately, I had a vague schedule to keep, it was time for me… Continue Reading →

The Batu Caves – Riding Out the Storm

View Batu in a larger map Hinduism has fascinated me more than any other extant religion for a long time. I think this is mostly because it is the oldest major religion in the world, and along with so many… Continue Reading →

Getting High in Kuala Lumpur

Yes, getting high was topping my list of things to do when I got off the bus in Kuala Lumpur.  Although, not likely the same sort as those sharing the Reggae Mansion with me.  Within the year, I had been… Continue Reading →

Sundown in Penang

  The docks to Penang came into view just minutes before the sun started to fall beneath the island’s mountains.  Unfortunately, the dock’s enormous metal scaffolding hindered any attempt I made to capture the sky as the mountains and clouds… Continue Reading →

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