Posts Tagged ‘Malaysia’

Lady in the Cameron Highlands

Driving up into the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, the roads become increasingly winding. As my ears pop for the millionth time, I look out the window at the lush surroundings dotted with giant greenhouses. Many of them are growing strawberries and other produce that can’t take the heat in the country’s lower altitudes.

Cameron Highlands in Malaysia

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Lady in Malacca

Looking out over the Strait of Malacca, I feel I’m peering into history. Like most Westerners, the body of water is something I read about in books as a child but never expected to see in person. But it’s here. Right in front of me. And being in Malacca shows me that the strait’s fame as a historic trading passage still affects its namesake city today.

Lantern at a Temple in Malacca

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Lady in Kuala Lumpur

“You’ve eaten lunch?” she asks. She’s not actually wondering whether I’ve consumed my afternoon meal. Rather, she is greeting me in the traditional Malaysian manner. And this simple salutation speaks volumes about the culture here. The food culture. The food obsession.

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

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Lady at Malaysia Night

Autumn has finally arrived in London. After a bit of a sunshine teaser earlier this week, the weather has become significantly cooler. As such, I’m starting to get excited about my upcoming fall and winter travels. One of the most exciting trips I have in the pipeline is a two-week jaunt to Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam over New Year’s.

Fountain in Trafalgar Square during Malaysia Night in London

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