The 15-Hour Kuala Lumpur Layover

Photo Cred's to Black Hummus Diaries. 6:30 ~ Land in Kuala Lumpur International Airport Arriving off a 7-hour flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport, make your way towards the Left Luggage counter to momentarily slough off winter coats, sweaters, and heavy IKEA backpacks before entering the 30+ (~86F) degree rainforest heat. 7:30 ~ Hop on the… Continue reading The 15-Hour Kuala Lumpur Layover

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Bears, Monkeys, the Borneo Basics

My trip to Brunei was the perfect introduction to Borneo. I polished up my basic Malay a bit, got acquainted with the way of life and some of the Muslim values, and got excited to see much much more of this beautiful island. Unfortunately, these weekend rambles don't allow for enough time, so I have… Continue reading Bears, Monkeys, the Borneo Basics

Restless in Hong-Kong

I stand, waiting in line at the Hong-Kong airport for my Metro card. A Chinese man steps up behind me, and his bowels decide I need a proper initiation with a long-winded, open-armed flatulent vibration as if to say "Welcome to Hong-Kong". I've just landed after an 8 day trip around Taiwan (read more here),… Continue reading Restless in Hong-Kong