Street Art of Asia as Photographed by Top Travel Bloggers

Street Art seen in Bastakiya in Dubai, UAE

The street art of Asia is playful, creative, and fun. This is the fifth and final in the collaborative series of Street Art Around the World. The first shot is my own, the others were taken by top travel bloggers. I found the street art of Asia to be the most unique. Have a look and see if […]

Macaque: The Tale of a Tail in Malaysia and Morocco

Macaque eating a banana at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Spotting wild monkeys always makes us smile when we travel. My first encounter was long before I met hubby. We were drifting down the Belize River at dusk when my friend’s father pointed out the howler monkeys up in the trees. This was in the days before I had a digital camera, and the photos […]

Towers That Shape the Skyline of their City ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Photos from a few of the interesting and record holding towers we have been lucky enough to visit: We visited these towers from 2012 to 2014.  We have been up to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the Eiffel Tower and the Auckland Sky Tower. The Washington Monument was closed or renovations.  You can see […]

Photo: The Monkey God at Batu Caves, Malaysia

monkey god

This larger than life statue of Hunaman, the Monkey God is located at Batu Caves, in Selangor, just outside of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Photo ©Rhonda Albom 2012 Larger than life, this huge statue of Hunaman seemed a bit of a surprise at the far end of the Batu Caves temple complex, located outside Malaysia’s capital city […]

Wild Monkeys at Batu Caves in Malaysia

Another adorable wild monkey - this shot © Sarah Albom 2012

I had heard mixed things about Batu Caves including enough negative that I wasn’t really sure I wanted to visit. I can say now that I am glad I did. We were touring for a few days in Malaysia with Ben, a guide that we would happily recommend to anyone. He encouraged our visit and […]

Feeding, Bathing and Riding Elephants in Malaysia

elephants in malaysia

Today was an interesting day. We went to an elephant sanctuary. One that claims to look after the animals. We learned about them, fed them, and even got into the stream to help bathe the elephants. Then we were invited to ride on elephants in Malaysia. It certainly was quite a different Malaysian experience than […]

Initial Impressions of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Petronas Towers are the worlds tallest twin structures.  We decided not to go up, as the observation deck is the bridge at floor 44 and we are going to Dubai in a few weeks and plan to go up in the world's tallest building.

The first stop on our 250-day adventure was immaculate Singapore, so I am not sure we were quite ready when we arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Our first impression was a quick bathroom stop before we cleared immigration or customs. It was also the girl’s first exposure to squat toilets, along with some confusion as […]