Day 9: An introduction to Islam October 23rd 2009 Malaysia is a predominantly Islamic country, the only Islamic country that we'll visit on this trip. Given that, we've decided to take the opportunity to learn more about this religion that is so often vilified in the U.S.
Like most countries in SE Asia, Malaysia has a colonial past. The British ruled Malaysia from the 1800s through WWII. This has influenced many aspects of current Malaysian ... read more
Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more
We've decided to take off six months to see Asia and Australia and revisit New Zealand before we turn 40. Angelique's been to Asia once (Bhutan, a few days in Malaysia, only one in Singapore) and this will be Adrian's first time on the continent. Neither one of us has been to Australia but we did spend 3 weeks in New Zealand in 2007 and can't wait to return. If all goes well, our plan to is to spend a week in Japan, six weeks in southeast Asia, 2-3 in Australia and then 3 months in New Zealand, returning home to San Francisco in late March, 2010. Enjoy the blog!... full info