The Present Perfect

I discovered on my visit to Singapore that it’s a pretty colorful pace–literally and figuratively. At times it was even a rainbow of colors. Check it out.

I was really excited for the Singapore leg of my trip for two reasons. First, my friend Erin is obsessed with Singapore having been there several times to visit her parents...

I went to Kuala Lumpur, or KL as it’s known, without much expectation. The strongest association that I had with the city was seeing it on the Amazing Race many years...

While traveling through Malaysia I started noticing that a lot of the words I saw on buildings and signs looked suspiciously like English, but with the accent already built in. Here...

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...