Langkawi ~ Malaysia

Langkawi is an island in Malaysia surrounded by the sea. There is so much lush greenery around and the weather is extremely humid and hot. It’s definitely a tropical island. We were told to make sure and wear mosquito repellant while we were here. This is one of the few times I actually listened and did what I was told. Not only is the island beautiful, there are a ton of mosquitos too. The kind that bite and itch forRead more

Melaka Malaysia

Arriving here from beautiful pristine Singapore, I didn’t have high expectations. Melaka is a small city in Malaysia that is recognized by Unesco for the historical buildings left over by the Dutch. The spelling in Malaysia is Melaka but in other countries it’s Malacca.  Some of the buildings are over 500 years old. Most of the buildings have been restored and some have been painted a maroon color by the Malaysians from the stark white color the Dutch originally chose.Read more


Singapore is like landing into a perfect place.  Everything is beautiful, clean, pristine and precise. The crime rate here is close to none and not a homeless person in sight.  The traffic runs smooth and the cars are all clean and updated. Looking out of the window in the taxi coming from the airport, I was in awe of the huge sky scrapers with ultra modern designs.  Staying the first few nights in Chinatown I was waiting for the leftRead more