The Present Perfect

It’s been ten days now since I arrived in Vietnam and ten days that I haven’t been able to access WordPress or my blog. Add to that the five days I...

My friend Laura met me in Hanoi for the weekend on her way back to China after summer holidays in the U.S. We spent our time gossiping catching up while shopping,...

I went to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia on the recommendation of my friend Andy with the promise of cooler weather and the chance to visit a tea plantation. I had already...

Georgetown is on the island of Penang on Peninsular Malaysia and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is rich with multicultural heritage with Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences....

I am completely in love with all of the gorgeous floor tiles around Georgetown. I’ve been a little obsessed lately with the tiling in old Lebanese houses so I was really...

I made it to Malaysia. Whew! Big sigh of relief. I had been dreading the trip from Thailand to Malaysia because of the long bus ride. The travel agencies listed the...

Krabi Town Yoga Studio Sometimes you find great accommodation that makes you want to change your plans and stay awhile. I was going to just stay one night in Krabi Town...

After a relaxing five days in Phuket spending time with friends, being driven around, and having locals who speak the language, I’m on my own again and ready to do some...

Andy and Jay sent me and Muay to take walk in the national forest reserve to see the waterfalls while they went shopping for sandals (!). What they failed to mention...

I am so incredibly grateful to my friends Muay and Andy from Beirut who invited me to visit them in Phuket  during our summer travels. Muay is Thai and Andy has...