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August, 2012

  • 28 August

    The Unexpected Treats We Discovered in Georgetown, Penang

    Georgetown, Penang was a great place for us to stay put for a while and get a little work done while still exploring at a less hectic pace. We knew that this UNESCO World Heritage city on the west coast island was famous as a food paradise and it had been recommended to us by some other travel bloggers. We …

  • 18 August

    Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia – Lovely Beaches, That’s About It

    There are many beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia and Batu Ferringhi is definitely one of them. As we walked down the beach at sunset we watched the sky turn stunning shades of orange and pink as para-sailers glided by and tourists rode horses across the sand. Unfortunately, the beach is one of the only interesting things about Batu Ferringhi. Once …

  • 14 August

    Our Week in Kuala Lumpur – What We Did in Malaysia’s Capital City

    When we touched down in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I didn’t know what to expect. The city meant little more than a few strange syllables and a dot on the map to me, as we had only booked our flights on a whim because we needed ongoing travel out of Thailand. It was like ordering a strange new dish from the …

  • 13 August

    Ramadan from the Perspective of a Hungry Traveler

    I’ve been traveling during Ramadan in Malaysia. This Holy Month is when Muslims show their devotion by fasting from sunrise to sunset, then eating a huge feast in the evening with their family once the sun goes down. The fast is meant to be a time of quiet contemplation of faith. After a couple of weeks of traveling during Ramadan …

  • 5 August

    Visiting the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    It’s a sound I recognized immediately from horror films, the high pitched squealing and frantic flapping of dozens of bats as they swarm around the bright entrance of a dark cave. As I looked up to see them circling high above me near the roof of the limestone cavern, I clutched my flashlight a little tighter and I stepped further …

July, 2012

  • 30 July

    Our Adventures on the Thai Islands of Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi

    On the Island of Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand

    After a week in bustling Bangkok we decided to get out of the city and hit the beach! Many of the travel blogs we have read speak highly of the Thai islands so we couldn’t wait to experience the sandy beaches and warm waters for ourselves. We decided to visit two Thai Islands, Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi. We …

  • 26 July

    Bangkok Sights and Sounds – Our First Impressions

    Bangkok was the first city we arrived at on our trip around Southeast Asia and we were immediately blown away by this chaotic, noisy and colorful metropolis. This city is fast-paced, gritty, high energy and when you are a first time visitor the Bangkok sights will constantly leave with you with eyes wide open, bewildered at the strange world you …

  • 4 July

    How We Saved a Thousand Dollars by Getting Our Immunizations in Bangkok

    As we were preparing for our trip backpacking around Southeast Asia we started to do some research on the travel vaccinations that we needed to keep ourselves healthy during our adventure. Our hearts sank when we heard how much it would have cost to consult with a doctor and get our shots at a travel clinic in Canada. Thanks to …

June, 2012

  • 22 June

    Global Goose is Flying to Thailand!

    In only a few short days, Lee and I will be setting foot on a brand new travel adventure on a continent where neither of us has ventured before. We will be flying from Washington DC, USA to Bangkok, Thailand to embark on a backpacking trip around Southeast Asia! Between the cheap cost of living in Thailand, the gorgeous beaches …

April, 2011

  • 5 April

    World’s Coolest Cities: Bangkok

    Bustling capital city Bangkok began as a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom and is now the economic and administrative centre of the Kingdom of Thailand. Its name means “City of Angels” and it echoes some of the glamorous hedonism and excess of the American “City of Angels”, Los Angeles.

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