Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Ceremonial Send-Off in Tana Toraja

A Ceremonial Send-Off in Tana Toraja

One thing I love about being a vagabond is not knowing when I wake up in the morning what my day will bring. This morning I would not have expected that by midday I’d be sitting 10 feet from a man hacking up a buffalo carcass with a machete while I was politely being served… Read More

Bunaken Life

Bunaken Life

For the past week, we’ve been in snorkelers’ paradise. There are few things that we both love more than swimming over a brightly sunlit reef, gazing at the multicolored corals and fishes below. When the waves are high, the currents are strong, or you see something large or unexpected, it’s exciting. When the sea is… Read More

Merdaka Day in Melaka

Merdaka Day in Melaka

In our travels in Malaysia, we saved the oldest for last: Melaka. In the 1300s and 1400s, that port city in southwestern Malaysia was the heart of a sultanate that ruled much of the Malay Peninsula and had trade contacts throughout Southeast Asia. Its wealth inevitably attracted attention from European explorers and merchants, and in… Read More

We Admit It, We’re Here for the Food

We Admit It, We’re Here for the Food

Much of our daily life in Malaysia—our plans and our outings—revolves around food. That’s probably true in a lot of countries we visit. But here, we’re in good company. Malaysians are crazy about food. Penang has a reputation for having some of the best food in the country, so lots of Malaysian tourists go there… Read More

A Farewell to Penang

A Farewell to Penang

As we leave Malaysia, I’ve been finishing sorting through my Penang photos, and I’ve found a few more that I thought were worth sharing!     Read More