Tag Archives: Travel

Postcard from Songkhla, Thailand

Two weeks into our trip and we were ready to keep going, up the Malay Peninsula to Thailand. This stop was extra special because we went to visit two dear friends and former colleagues from China. They both had a … Continue reading

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Postcard from Penang, Malaysia

Northbound! Back on the train, we settled in for a 7-hour ride up the Peninsular Malaysia to the island of Penang. This time, the view from the window was of rolling hills speckled with cattle and winding paths cut through … Continue reading

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Postcard from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ten days into our trip we headed to Kuala Lumpur, the cultural, financial, and economic center of Malaysia. From first glance, KL is pulsing with diversity. The most colorful people walk the streets hailing from countries near and far, each … Continue reading

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Postcard from Sepang, Malaysia

From Singapore, we hopped on the KTMB train for a 7-hour ride north.  After an exhausting three days of walking around the city, we eagerly anticipated a long commute (in first class!) to sit back and stare out the window … Continue reading

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Postcard from Singapore

Before heading to Singapore, we had an idea in our heads of what the country might be like based on opinions of friends and family members. I, for one, expected the place to be like the “Disneyland” of Asia, uptight, and … Continue reading

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Postcard from Hong Kong

After a long night in the Nanjing airport, we flew off to beautiful and bustling Hong Kong. The city-state is located on China’s southeast coast, surrounded by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea. From the majestic skyline … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, & Tuk Tuk Rides

WE’RE BACK on the same soil! After little over three months of long-distance communication and separate living spaces I’m more than happy to report that Ian & I are together in Nanjing, finally under one roof. The 32 game CBA … Continue reading

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Wat Kudi Lai: Escape to Thailand (Part I)

I eagerly departed from China, the climate a biting 37 F and the sun still asleep. Half a day later, I stepped out of the Bangkok airport and into an airless and ovenlike 93 F, poorly overdressed in thick jeans and … Continue reading

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Picture Tour: Around Nanjing & Anhui

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Two Is Better Than One

On our first date, Ian and I discovered we have the SAME birthday. Same month, same day, same year. I almost choked on my sandwich when the subject came up, spitting grilled cheese crumbs in his face, “You were born on January … Continue reading

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