Eating in America is a great, great thing. You sit down at the table and are immediately met with ice waters and baskets of bread… for free! Oh my goodness! I used to live with this “luxury” my entire life, and now I’m realizing how totally awesome I had it. You live you learn,… Read more
Everyone keeps asking us what we did in San Francisco, and sadly, besides going to the Stinking Rose, we didn’t do much at all.
I had a bad allergic reaction. No daily photo, sorry!
To what, I’d rather not say because well… it could kill me if you knew and if you so desired to kill me you’d obviously… Read more
It may not be something I’d recommend to those couples going on a first date, or maybe even a third, but the Stinking Rose restaurant in San Francisco is an experience I recommend to anyone that loves a garlicky good time. Everything — I’m talking everything — from the 40 clove (literally) garlic chicken… Read more
I sometimes find it a little embarrassing to admit to people that I have never been to California before. Sure, I’ve lived in K-stan and Down Under, and even Ukraine, but California I had never stepped foot in until this past week. Amazing.
Since I hadn’t been, I thought that a little sampler plate… Read more
It was a 14 hour flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, and Pat and I prepared ourselves for the trip on an airplane that would not have the personal TV’s, but still a reading light. Long-haul flights with the entertainment center in the back of the chair in front of you… Read more
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