Street Food Cart in Penang

Street Food Cart

Georgetown is a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site and the capital of the state of Penang, an island situated just across the bridge from Mainland Malaysia.  This is also the capital of street food in Malaysia.  This place has it all, from simple Chinese bread and dim sum to Indian Rotis and curries.  You want Japanese, they’ve got it, how about Armenian food, it’s there.  Each one within walking distance to the other and they are all within the newly established boarders of Continue Reading

Tea fields in the cameron highlands

Rolling through the tea fields like Indiana Jones

After leaving Kuala Lumpur on our express bus with a driver on his cell phone that stopped every so often to drop off or pick up random people and pass vehicles like he was in a car, we arrived in the tea-producing mecca of Cameron Highlands.  There are many options for accommodation, most of which didn’t look very good, but thanks to Simone’s research skills, we found a quiet, clean guest house called Arundina with a friendly staff that was just a couple of blocks off of the main street.  We went to Cameron Highlands for the tea, but first we had to Continue Reading

Singapore in Motion

Singapore in Motion

Singapore is a country in full swing, with eccentric architecture, big business and food stalls open until the wee hours of the night.  This city and country of the same name has risen from the depths since becoming occupied by the Japanese then the British and later Malaysia before their independence in 1965 to becoming one of the richest countries in the world.  When you walk around the downtown area, you can’t help but notice Continue Reading

Huka Falls, Taupo, NZ

Huka Falls, Taupo, NZ

We weren’t due to arrive in Wanganui to house sit for another two days, so we decided to hang out in Taupo for a couple of days.  Taupo is located between Rotorua and Wanganui and boasts beautiful views of  Mt. Ruapehu, Mt. Ngauruhoe, and Mt. Tongariro.  It also has the largest lake in New Zealand, Lake Taupo.  We shacked up at the  Great Lake Motel which was located Continue Reading


Cooks Beach from Shakespeaer's Cliff

Cooks Beach from Shakespeare’s Cliff

As we traveled south towards Cooks Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula, we were amazed at how much the scenery reminded us of home.  At points it appeared we were driving from Napa to Bodega Bay, only on the other side of the road!  The green hills, different birds and endless grazing cows made for a beautiful drive.  We arrived in Cooks Beach, a small beach community on the Continue Reading