Periyar Tiger

Periyar Tiger Reserve: Oh My!

While we were planning this trip I did lots of research but we purposefully left our itinerary totally open.  So the first week that we were in India involved lots of route discussions.  For awhile we really considered heading to the Maldives for a week since they were only a short flight away.  In the end, we knew it would …

Gong Xi Fa Cai

While Christmas may not have been that big of a deal in Malaysia, January brought our first Chinese New Year in Asia and what a big event it is.  Images of the festive season abound: red lanterns, an abundance of oranges, red envelopes (aung pao), firecrackers, McDonalds prosperity meals.  We all perfected our pronunciation of “Gong Xi Fa Cai” and …

Merry Christmas from Malaysia

Since we are in the tropics and since we are away from family and friends at Christmas this year, we had to “force” Christmas a little bit.  Christmas is not really celebrated here in Malaysia except in the commercial sense in the larger cities.  The malls here have caught on to the fact that Christmas equals lots of $$$ and …

Expats Malaysia

Selamat Hari Raya

Life with Miles Miles is doing really well and we are all enjoying the newest member of our family.  It has been great having my Mom here and I’m not sure what we would do without her.  Miles turned 1 month the other day and is up 3 lbs from his birth weight and thriving.  He is a pretty good …