Jimbaran, Kuta, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua, Bali: Early lessons on island bliss

A matter of principleWe landed to Bali's blazing heat. Now, I'm from the tropics so you'd think I would be used to this, but no. You never get used to the heat. As I burrowed my eyebrows into a squint to the blaring sunlight and matching heat, Max beamed from ear to ear. We have …

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Penang

Everyone raves about the new electric train that runs from KL to Ipoh, and to Butterworth, Penang. Cost-wise, it was almost the same as the bus and cheaper than a flight, so we took it to Penang. The four-hour ride was easy-breezy, nothing to complain about, apart from me choosing seats that faced the opposite …

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Taiping

Like Cam-Hi (and in soon-to-come entries, Singapore and Penang), I hadn't been to Taiping since my siblings and I were kids. My strongest memory of that visit is that we stayed at a guest house outside of town. It was old-looking and didn't have air-conditioning, only ceiling fans. I disliked that place already. Manning the front …

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