I hope this letter finds you well. I know it has been a long time since I last wrote, and I should probably apologize. Has it really been nearly 3 years? Can time really pass that fast?
At first, I felt like you were gone… behind me… because I had bigger and better… Read more
If you travel Malaysia, you can expect cheap, and cheap is what we love as backpackers! One of my favorite parts of my trip was converting the price tag to a dollar equivalent and relishing the ability to get so much for so little.
But, you can do Malaysia in two… Read more
Ever wonder what a 120 year old bottle of rum tastes like? Don’t we all?
Yesterday I was brought face-to-face, or better yet glass to lip, with probably the most expensive swig of rum I will ever have in my life. Or maybe I’m underselling my future a bit. Perhaps I’ll have more… Read more
Living in Malaysia is overall quite cheap, and I’ve talked about this point a bit so far. There are $4 movies, $2 dinners, $1 popcorns at the movies… they’re all cheap and fun, unless you like to end that fun with beer (or any alcohol for that matter).
When it comes to drinking… Read more
For my boyfriend and his family, a trip to Malaysia entails three things: visiting relatives, eating and shopping. This generally isn’t my normal idea of a holiday because I don’t have relatives abroad and I don’t have the money to spend on shopping (or at least I don’t allocate the… Read more
We arrived back in Sydney after an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur, which of course we got little to no sleep on. So, for the rest of the day we all walked around in a zombie state just waiting for night to roll around so we could try to get back on a normal… Read more
I’ve stated before that I’m not really big on Malaysian food as a whole because, well, they like to put seafood or prawn flavor in just about anything, even my chicken soup. I find it really difficult to explain to seafood likers that this is a big issue for me, and for Pat,… Read more
Day 139: Choosing my level of gula melaka sweetness
The best cendol I had during my entire trip in Malaysia was at a food court restaurant where I was given the gula melaka in a separate container to simply choose my desired level of cendol sweetness. There was no stopping halfway because I simply couldn’t stomach anymore sweet sugar flavor.… Read more
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, sometimes a good cup in the morning of fresh, rich coffee is all you want. It adds pep to your step, increases energy and helps to open eyes to the world around you. Or, at least it does this all to me.
Coffee is … Read more
Coconut juice on it’s own is tasty and healthy. Cold coconut juice on a hot day in Malaysia is almost worth its weight in gold.
Pat and I had a lovely, chilled coconut back in Seremban, and ever since then we’ve had coconut on the brain. When the sun is blazing hot, we can think of… Read more
For not really arriving in Malacca (Melaka) until about two in the afternoon, we sure did manage to smash out quite a bit of it during the rest of the day. I’m talking monorail, river cruise, hotel check-in, crocodile park, an afternoon coffee, Jonker Street walk, chicken rice dinner, cendol dessert, and a luxurious… Read more
Sunday night was our last evening in Seremban (so it wasn’t quite a week like I had thought it was going to be), so of course, we had a huge family meal.
It was from a Chinese restaurant, one of Grandma Choy’s favorites, and we had 3 giant tables of people there to partake in the… Read more