When you cross over the Wamena Mountain Ranges of West Papua you feel like you’re entering another place in time. As the plane makes a sharp bank to the left you feel the need to press one’s face to the window […]
With our tour guide and new friend Wayan, we spent the day exploring parts of Northwest and Central Bali. From mornings spent at a local restaurant for some good Balinese food to time spent wandering in the deep jungles of […]
As through the world we take our way How often times we hear The praises sung of wealthy men, Of prince, and duke and peer. The poets tell us of their fame, They are lauded o’er the land, But […]
In 1937, Palanisamy Kumeran* traveled across the Bay of Bengal from Southern India to Penang to work on one of the many rubber** plantations to be found on the Malay peninsula. Palanisamy had planned on staying long enough until he had […]
The first thing one notices as they descend from the clouds into Malaysia’s lush and seemingly never-ending flow of green palms is the rolling hills with periodic veins of exposed limestone laying bear hundreds of millions of years of nature’s […]
We’ll be posting more about Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines once we have a more consistent internet connection. Have a lot to share, but are limited by inconsistent internet connectivity.
My wife and I didn’t know what to expect when we stepped out of Kuala Lumpur International Airport a couple of weeks. We knew it was muggy and warm that afternoon, but other than that we had no expectations or […]
It’s hard to identify what factors are at play when you’re talking about how a people or a city changes in a short amount of time. The waves of economic changes are a constant pressure on a city whereas the nuances of cultural differences are sometimes subtle and hard to identify if you’re not sensitive to them.
We were able to make our way to Lantau Island (大嶼山) for a few hours to enjoy time away from Hong Kong Island and an opportunity to see the Tian Tan Buddha (天壇大佛) . The 26 meter high statue of […]