When we last left our intrepid heroes, we were heading from the not-too-impressive town of Kuantan to one of the oldest rainforests in the world. It was awesome! We bussed from Kuantan to the small town of Jerantut. Being a popular jumping-off point for one of the highlights of Malaysia's tourist industry, we booked ahead … Continue reading Taman Negara – Part I
Month: August 2009
My Friend, Ali
Our first night in Melaka, some weeks ago, I met a young man named Ali. We played a few games of pool at our mutual hostel and during said games (where I lost horribly, I might add) we had a conversation that spawned a friendship. Ali is from Iran. He's in his early twenties and … Continue reading My Friend, Ali
Casio: In Mourning
I've worn a Casio watch for the majority of the time since my father got one for me back in middle school. I wrote about the death of that watch (after a decade of faithful service) on Livejournal: Casio NL-11 1993 - 2006 My Casio was a good, nay, a great watch. It stuck with … Continue reading Casio: In Mourning
New Foods List – July
7/2: Nasi Campur - Rice with odds 'n ends. Bits of various unidentified meats. Surprisingly tasty and mega cheap. 7/4: Mie Ayam, Deep Fried Banana Fritters - Mie Ayam is a chicken noodle meal, and it was super good. Well seasoned and, yes, it had veggies in it. This particular one also had a meatball … Continue reading New Foods List – July
Kuantan? More like BORE-ntuan!
Not really. However, there isn't a whole host of things to do here. Our bus took about three hours from Mersing, and most of that was highway driving. I did notice for the first time, however, that there is undeveloped space here. This did not appear in Indonesia. Every available square inch of land I … Continue reading Kuantan? More like BORE-ntuan!
In Memoriam of Friendly Fur
Tioman was beautiful, it was everything that Rhys said it was, but I wanted to relate one specific incident that caught me hard. Nikki, I would recommend having tissues. There are thousands of semi-feral cats all over Malaysia, and Tioman was no exception. Some are looked after, a few are true "pets," but most beg … Continue reading In Memoriam of Friendly Fur
I have seen brochure pictures of crystal-clear waters and beautiful sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees all my life. I didn't think they really existed. I found out differently last week. Last Tuesday we took the ferry from Mersing, Malaysia (quite a small town, actually) to Tioman Island. It's a duty-free island of a dozen … Continue reading Paradise Found