Malaysia Postcard

Malaysia Postcard

  I just love traveling in Malaysia.  I love that it’s warm in the winter compared to where I live, so it’s a nice break.  I love the food; noodles, rice, satay, curries, hawker stalls.  I love the smiles and […]

Visiting the City Mosque in Kota Kinabalu

City Mosque Kota Kinabalu

The famous floating mosque of Kota Kinabalu   I’ve visited many mosques, because in Turkey mosques have always been open to the public.  In fact, I was shocked the first time I visited a Muslim country where non-Muslims were prohibited […]

Handicraft Villages of Kudat, Malaysia

Handicraft Villages Kudat

A decent day trip out of Kota Kinabalu to see the villages that make gongs and honey! Towards the end of our Borneo trip after gawking at proboscis monkeys and orangutans, we were back in the capital city of Kota […]

Palm Oil Plantations of Borneo

Borneo Palm Oil Plantation

Big business versus the rain forest, who do you think will win? When we started planning our recent trip to Malaysian Borneo, I found myself thinking about the threatened rain forests of Earth. I’ve been taught since as early as […]

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary – Part II

Labuk Bay

Where we meet some tufted cuties and have a completely different experience than in the morning. This is Part II of our visit to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary where we witnessed testosterone at work!  You might want to read […]

The Wildlife of Borneo – A Photo Essay

Read: Wildlife of Borneo

You can’t be disappointed with the abundance of wildlife to see in Malaysian, Borneo! One of the first animals we saw in Borneo was the short-tailed macaque. A troop of them live at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, and […]

Testosterone Prevails at Labuk Bay

Labuk Bay

or A Little Scare Goes a Long Way (this is a Part 1 of 2 posts about Labuk Bay and some wildlife adventures.)   Jim and I love to do anything related to wildlife.  This was true before we lived […]

Rafflesia – Stinky Flower and One Cool Bloom!


It’s big, beautiful, and it’s stinky! When I posted an instagram photo of the Rafflesia flowers that we paid an exorbitant amount of money to visit, everyone bombarded my Facebook with comments.  Apparently everyone has heard of this large, stinky […]

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