After Singapore it was time to move on to Malaysia. We spent about two weeks exploring the country with our first city being the capital of Kuala Lumpur. KL is a bustling modern metropolis that we both instantly liked. It has the same bright light feel as Singapore, but with a little more of the wild west craziness that most people associate with Southeast Asia. Here are a few tips for two days in the home of the famed Petronas Towers: Kuala Lumpur.
Xin Chào from the beautiful island of Phu Quoc, Vietnam! We’ve been staying at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay aka Lamarck University for four days now with another three to go. The entire resort is themed after a fictional university, dreamed up by acclaimed architect Bill Bensley. The amount of thought that went into this place is unbelievable, and if I didn’t know it was fictional I would have really thought there a campus here at one time!
In the hill country of Sri Lanka lies the sleepy mountain town of Ella. It’s quiet and peaceful, yet has enough to keep anyone busy for a couple days. It boasts some beautiful sights : Little Adam’s Peak , The Nine Arches Bridge, and tea fields as far as the eye can see. We managed to see all of them in one day-long hike that will take you to all of the area’s best spots. Want to know how to do it? Keep reading!
I’m writing this from 36,000 feet in the air, sitting in seat 3A on a Qatar Airways flight headed to Doha. Breada and I just wrapped up three weeks in South Africa, a country we’ve wanted to visit for years but has always been a little out of reach. We’re flying business class, which is pretty standard for us now (I sound like such a snob, I know), but this time it’s a little different. This time we actually paid for our flights!
One of the biggest stories of the last year has been the Cape Town water crisis. If you live under a rock I’ll give you the abridged version : Cape Town is running out of water!