Our next stop was Penang, or Pulau Pinang in Bahasa Malaysia, the country’s official language (pulau means island). Before arriving, I read in Lonely Planet something along the lines of: People go to Penang to eat. They think they go for another reason, but they’ll soon realize they’ve gone to Penang for the food. Naturally, Read Post
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Malaysia was never really on our itinerary. For that matter, Singapore wasn’t either. But before we were able to apply for our Indian visas, we had to purchase an onward flight out of India. We bought the cheapest one-way ticket we could find, which was to Singapore on Air Asia. The way we would continue Read Post
Not many people had nice things to say about Singapore before we arrived. “It’s expensive.” “Just another big city.” “It’s so not Southeast Asia.” It’s frustrating to me when people compare, say, Singapore to Bangkok. Well, obviously they’re going to be different. You have to look at cities – like people – as individuals with Read Post
Jonker’s Walk on Jonker Street is a lively night market. You don’t really go for the knickknacks but to eat the delicious Malaysian food at every stall that lines the street and also to watch Master Ho Eng Hui use only his index finger to poke a hole through a coconut. Yep, you read that Read Post
It feels like ages ago that we sat in a beer hall in Zagreb with our Couchsurfing host, Tanja, talking about how much we love Croatia and could live there. We never wanted to leave. Africa and India seemed like years away, and now both are already behind us. It’s sad for us to think Read Post