Archive for March, 2011

I heart straws!

Mar 27, 2011 1 Comment

Asians love drinking straws. Seriously. They honestly cannot understand how you could drink something without a straw. Buy a soda and they throw in a straw. Buy two bottles of water and you’ll get two straws. Eyeing that fried chicken at a street stall? You’ll get a straw, just in case. Don’t bother trying to […]

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Gettin Sick in Asia

Mar 27, 2011 2 Comments

It’s a interesting experience to be sure. So far I have managed to be extremely lucky with my heath until I came down with this blasted cold. It’s set up shop in my lungs and is refusing to leave.  I finally asked my hostel today about finding a doctor and they stared at me in […]

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The Island

Mar 27, 2011 No Comments

While my time in the Highlands was fabulous, the cold and wet managed to aggravate my cold. What was needed was some beach-side relaxing while I got better. Next stop: Perhentian Islands! Now the island actually consists of 2 separate islands: Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. Which basically means Big Island and Small Island. I […]

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Crazy Highland Games

Mar 24, 2011 No Comments

After the epic fail of my attempt at hiking in the highlands, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and sign up for a tour. I normally try to stay away from them since they tend to charge through the roof, but thought this one would be good to get me out to […]

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Rain, more rain and mud

Mar 21, 2011 1 Comment

I’ve been looking forward to the Cameron Highlands for weeks now. A nice cool hilltop town where you can spend time outside and not sweat to death. Also it seems to be the one place that the tropics live up to their reputation for rain. It was dumping buckets on the drive up the mountain, […]

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Monkeys make exercise more fun!

Mar 21, 2011 5 Comments

The Batu Caves are located just outside of KL on one of the many train routes. Let’s hear it for public transport! Woot! They’re also a very religious site for Hindus, there are tons of temples located around them. Kinda makes you feel like you’re intruding on their Sunday service with your camera. Eek. But […]

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My own Mother Hen

Mar 19, 2011 2 Comments

Traveling back from Batu Caves today I found this sign on the train. It signals the “Women’s Only” section of the train. Figuring I could use a break from all the male attention I normally attract I decided to ride back in that car. About halfway home a man wandered into the car and of […]

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Green’s the word of the day

Mar 19, 2011 2 Comments

After a month of having my own room it’s been strange to back in a dorm. My new roommates? 1 german guy and 2 irishmen, who had the inside track on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Wandering the streets the day before they had heard about a street party that a local irish pub was […]

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Plans Change, Constantly!

Mar 19, 2011 No Comments

So I had planned to go to Sumatra after Java, the next island north in Indonesia. That was the plan but then things got complicated. I spent longer than expected in Jogja cause I was having so much fun. Which is always good! My visa would be running out in 12 days unless I stayed […]

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Creepy Dark Temples

Mar 13, 2011 No Comments

Normally I don’t care to sign up for tours. Most of the time you either get too much or too little time at your destination, you pay a much higher fee and in general I think it takes away from the fun of getting there yourself. That had been my plan originally with Borobudur Buddhist […]

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300 Students + 1 American = 1 Interesting Day

Mar 12, 2011 3 Comments

Looking back I can honestly say I have no idea how it happened. The day started off perfectly normal. By the end, well it was a different story. I had meant to be up early to grab the bus to the Prambanan Temple complex outside of town before it got too hot. However I slept […]

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