South East Asia

The heArt of Penang

A few months ago, sitting in a brilliant little Asian-fusion café in Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, I found myself wondering about the origins of the interesting graffiti type artwork around the walls. I think we’ve all seen these pictures wherever the mere suggestion of Asian food is served. Something…

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Heaven is a Malaysia hawker

An important aspect of traveling to a foreign country is figuring out the food and how we’ll eat, and while it’s also one of the most exciting aspects, it can turn out to be quite stressful. That first introduction to an Asian hawker center can feel a bit overwhelming. My…

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Transit day: Singapore to Melaka.

Over the years we’ve learned from many transit days, and in particular border crossings, that anything can happen. On the day we transited by bus from Singapore into Malaysia we really needed to have our wits about us. It was one of those times where our radars had to be…

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One way ticket to . . . . .

When we had to cut short our South America trip in early 2017 we thought that as soon as Dave’s brain aneurysm was fixed we would head straight back over and pick up where we left off, in Brazil. There was also the matter of an Elephant Sanctuary trip to…

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