Month: July 2010

Goodbye Malaysia, For Now?

I wrote this while sweating my arse off on the roof of the Oasis hotel in Kuala Lumpur. This is the first sunny day I’ve experienced since arriving in KL 5 days ago, and it’s HOT! Not only is it hot, but it’s insanely humid today because we had a total downpour here late in the afternoon yesterday. Actually it’s…

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Happy Anniversary To Me!

One year ago today, I boarded a flight from San Francisco to Shanghai, thus launching this crazy adventure around the world. I’ve been a lot of places, but I’ve been moving a lot slower than I’d expected at this point. When I started the trip, I thought I’d be finishing up my trip somewhere in South America right now, but…

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George Town & Penang Hill

I left Thailand via a series of mini-van rides, and arrived in George Town, the main city on the island of Penang, on the west coast of Malaysia. First impression of Malaysia: Wow what a wild mix of Chinese, Indian, Arab, and Western cultures! I was surprised when I arrived in George Town, I knew this was an Islamic country,…

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