Pulau Tioman

This last week has been spent relaxing and taking pictures on Tioman island off the south-east coast of Malaysia.  Our rustic beach hunt, right on the water, came complete with a friendly porch… Continue reading

The mix of malay cuisine

On of the things Malaysia is known for is it’s food culture.  There are large populations of Chinese and Indians living in Malaysia who have brought with them the traditional dishes for their… Continue reading

Malacca in pictures

After two weeks in Canada I’ve returned to Malaysia and joined Nathaniel in the photogenic city of Malacca.  Full of art galleries, murals and an attractive mix of architectural styles, this city has… Continue reading

Malacca

A few days ago I left KL and arrived in the southern coastal city of Malacca. Upon entering Malacca I was pleasantly impressed by the eclectic mixture of architectural styles. The old Dutch Stadhuys, (town hall),… Continue reading

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a diverse and multicultural city.  Walking through the brightly lit Chinese market at night you can see everything from women in full burkas to short-shorts and… Continue reading

Island of food

Crossing to the west coast of Malaysia we arrived on the island of Penang, best known for its authentic Indian, Chinese and Malay hawker food.  We arrived and have been touring around the… Continue reading

Island paradise

After passing quickly through southern Thailand we arrived in the beautiful, friendly country of Malaysia and headed for the Perhentian Islands off the north-east coast.  These islands are small and gorgeous with relatively… Continue reading

The burdened bikes of southeast Asia

While travelling the circuit from Thailand to Laos to Vietnam to Cambodia one of the many fascinating sights is the heavily loaded motorcycles carrying everything from live ducks to six feet of boxes… Continue reading

Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge

As we’ve traveled through Cambodia we’ve learned much about the recent tragic history of the Khmer people at the hands of the Khmer Rouge.  The Khmer Rouge was a communist group that gained… Continue reading

The Apsara Dance

Another beautiful cultural art we witnessed in Cambodia was the Apsara dancing.  This classical dance-drama has been a part of the culture for over a millennium, as evident through the many depictions of… Continue reading

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