Little India is Penang’s MUST VISIT spot for anyone with a love of India, Bollywood films, or who simply wants to tuck into a good curry!  I sadly didn’t have time to sort out the best restaurants in Little India on this trip but I plan to do that next time so please follow my journey for that video soon 🙂

Exploring the natural beauty of Malaysia and it’s rich cultural heritage was never more fun for me than THIS trip to Sarawak, Borneo (check out day one of my trip with the bats and Canopy Skywalk).  Heading out on a traditional Malaysian long boat before any other tourists in Gunung Mulu National Park was the BEST choice to enhance my travel experience.  Not only was I able to shoot the Cave of the Winds and Clearwater Cave in the UNESCO World Heritage Site without anyone else around but it offered…

I’ve never seen any Christmas celebration quite like what I witnessed last night.  I couldn’t sleep because of the fireworks so I headed out at midnight to pop around to the corner market and landed right in the middle of the craziest Christmas eve I’m sure I will ever spend in my life!  And that’s counting the time my daughter and I spent it at a restaurant called The Cowboy in Prague!  Honestly, you have to see it to believe it because my words fail me right now…

I’m on a mission to explore as much of Malaysia while I’m living here as possible and Borneo was high on my list!  Come with me on day one of my amazing adventure at Gunung Mulu National Park, a highlight of all my travels in 2016.  It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with amazing experiences in the Sarawak rain forest.  I walked on a half kilometre Canopy Skywalk and was in the Deer & Lang Caves, which boast over 2 MILLION bats! In fact, I saw thousands…

It’s bound to happen to anyone with strong feelings against Trump and his platform of hate, sexism, racism, and xenophobia. But I promise you I never thought that the first person I would unfriend on Facebook would be a deeply religious family member. Someone I assumed cared about every life, about truth, and about championing someone who walked an admirable path. Yet here I am, taking pen to paper (well, clicking away on my MacBook) and wondering … what the hell is going on in our world?

After struggling all week to organise my thoughts and feelings over this Trump win, I’ve resorted to stealing.  Partly because I’m so very angry and confused, partly because I refuse to write a piece penned out of anger that I will regret for years to come, but mostly because my fabulously eloquent brother Nick has shared his thoughts and they mirror mine to a ‘T’ … albeit missing some of the expat perspective I can offer as I’m currently residing in Malaysia — a predominantly Muslim country that…

Penang is famous for its non-stop street food and night markets, so I was excited to discover a wildly wonderful food pavilion next to Cheong Fatt Tze, The Blue Mansion (within the protected UNESCO zone) while I was staying there. Red Garden Food Paradise is a covered food court and open nightly, with live music and even a Thai-styled ladyboy show by the lovely Penang-based Selena.  I ate everything from fried oysters and the BEST spicy clams to crêpes and dim sum.  OH, and they serve wine, which is something…