mt. kinabalu (leg 4): conquering pain

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  ~Lance Armstrong  As I approached Panar Laban, my feet gave in and I fell a few steps before...

going vegan…

This entry makes me frustrated. Yeah, frustrated. First, Ron and I returned to Bukit Bintang from Batu Caves and the blasted heat of the sun-baked my skin five pigmentations higher than my normal. Thana led us into this side street where we had the most...

The Caves of Batu

I generally thought there was nothing other than the Petronas Towers in Malaysia that could quite catch my attention. It was sparkly and all, but when Ron told me there was this huge Hindu statue in the country, I just had to see it. It...

Petronas

(Please excuse the photos, we used point and shoot cameras here) I've been to Malaysia twice, first was in march of 2007 as a side trip of my 9 day Singapore stint. I traveled 870 kilometers from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur just to see one thing--the...

Thana

Backpacking entails a lot of adventure. It’s a very cliché opening and I’m regretting the seconds that pass as I go to the next sentence, but there’s no other way to put it. Going to places, sampling food and immersing ourselves in different cultures have...