A Butterfly Fashion Show at the Penang Butterfly Farm

As a young girl, I was the epitome of a tomboy. I’d spend hours in my childhood home’s back yard in the Midwestern United States. I’d hunt for critters large and small, tend to my open air clubhouse, and maintain the ravine’s trails as if I were a park ranger. Because of this past, it’sContinue reading “A Butterfly Fashion Show at the Penang Butterfly Farm”

Georgetown, Malaysia: An Illustration of Contrasts

A stroll through Georgetown gives one a sense of being whisked to several countries in a matter of hours. In this largely Chinese city, bundles of smoldering incense scent the maze of bustling streets as crimson red lanterns sway overhead. Bollywood music rumbles in Little India, echoing off storefronts dotted with colorful saris and binsContinue reading “Georgetown, Malaysia: An Illustration of Contrasts”

Culinary, Spiritual, and Architectural Diversity in Melaka, Malaysia

After escaping the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur we were delighted to arrive in sleepy Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site two hours south from Malaysia’s hectic capital city. Melaka was colonized for centuries. Even today, the remnants of Portuguese, Dutch, and British occupation are evident in the architecture — most notably the DutchContinue reading “Culinary, Spiritual, and Architectural Diversity in Melaka, Malaysia”

The Petronas Towers in Black and White

With the aid of their spires, the Petronas Towers rise 451.9 meters (1,483 feet) into the heavens over Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur (KL). For six years, they held the title of being the tallest buildings in the world, until they were surpassed by Taipei 101. Today, they are still the world’s tallest twin towers. They haveContinue reading “The Petronas Towers in Black and White”