A Butterfly Fashion Show at the Penang Butterfly Farm

As a child, I was the epitome of a tomboy. I’d spend hours in my childhood home’s back yard in the Midwestern United States, hunting for critters large and small, tending to my open air clubhouse, and maintaining the ravine’s trails as if I were a park ranger. Because of this past, it’s no surpriseContinue 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”

A Mélange of Spirituality, Faces & Culinary Treats in Melaka, Malaysia

After escaping the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur we were delighted to arrive in comparably sleepy Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site two hours south from Malaysia’s hectic capital city. Melaka was colonized for centuries and the remnants of Portuguese, Dutch, and British occupation are evident in the architecture – most notably the DutchContinue reading “A Mélange of Spirituality, Faces & Culinary Treats in Melaka, Malaysia”

The Petronas Towers in Black & White

With the aid of their spires, the Petronas Towers rise 1,483 feet (451.9 meters) 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 & White”