Giggle away Friends and Family, yes a travel blog. We are quickly realizing that our adventure details are bigger than our failing memory. Each time we head out on a new adventure we think we will never forget. A few months later we are asked to recount a restaurant or hotel we "loved" and can barely remember the name of place. This blog is to serve as memory keeper for the places and people we meet on on our travels.
We also hope to share them in real time with our much loved Friends and Family who are not joining this time. We are a family of five from Bozeman Montana who love to travel and are ticking off the long list of amazing places around the world we have dreamed of experiencing.
March 4th 2012
Logan and I traved by Asia Air to Langkawi a couple of days ago. Langkawi is off the coast of Penang and a short (one hour) ferry ride to Thialand. It is visited by one million guests each year and we had read all about how beautiful the beaches are and how wonderful the accomodations are. It was much more expensive than many of the hotels we had booked throughout the trip, but we figured it was probably a case of "get what you pay for", so we went for it, hoping for beautiful white sand and blue waters. Not the case. It is beautiful. The island is lush and the resort was fancy, but we were disappointed to find the water was not swimmable due to abundant jellyfish and the beaches were fairly restrictlve. Many ... read more
March 1st 2012
Our second day in Melaka was just as wonderful as the first. The staff at the Malacca Majestic are simply wonderful. It is a funky, wonderful little hotel and so far has been the highlight of our trip. We went on walking tour today and saw amazing back alley sights with a local (Miss Cho) who explained the ins and outs of both old world Malaysia and lots of current political commentary. Apparently, there is lots of political corruption and public funds are often misspent. (not much different than home) The current political party has been in power for 55 years and apparently basically a monarchy of sorts. We met a Kiwi guy on the tour and had lunch at a Nynoya Baba resturant called Jonkers 88. Check out Nyonya cuisine. Tasty stuff. We had dinner ... read more
February 27th 2012
When I was planning the trip, I decided that I'd like to visit this town with two names soon after we left Singapore. Logan determined it was somewhere between 3-10 hours by bus, but it didn't look too far on the map. I read good reviews and quickly added it to must visit list determining we would figure out the details of how we would get there a little later. I booked the hotel based on reviews and few url=http://www.google.com.my/search?q=images+malacca+malaysia&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=kyVMT9r0FY6rrAf54422Dw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBEQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=717google images and hoped for the best. Since I determined I would like to come to Melaka, I've been trying to figure out how to say it. Actually, it's a bit less intimidating than most of the other cities in Malaysia, but for some reason I was having a har... read more