Category Malaysia

Our Family’s Global Family Field Trip

The following story of our global family field trip appeared in Birmingham’s Over the Mountain Journal on March 15.  It gives a 30,000 foot view of our ~5 month journey. Amped-up Road Trip.

1 Baton + 10 Countries + 150 Seconds = Riley’s World Twirl

It took us 131 days to travel around the world. Watch Riley twirl through 10 countries in just 2.5 minutes.

Yin and Yang: East and West Cultural Differences

Just over 3/10 into the trip, there have been so many cultural (and strange) differences. For example, in many parts of Asia, you can’t throw toilet paper into the toilet. It could clog the drain and mess up the plumbing (out of habit I still throw it into the toilet occasionally). Then there is stuff […]

Back to My Baptist Roots…in Malaysia

We walked along Jalan Alor on a Friday night soaking it all in–the smells, the food, the culture, the chaos. Afterall, Jalan Alor is THE street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to experience street food. It is one big cultural smorgasbord of Asian ethnicities, all hawking their foods on one street. As we walked along trying […]

Malaysia’s Motherload of Malls

Imagine the biggest mall you have ever seen.  Now multiply that by four and that’s about the size of a mall in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia.  Pretty big, right?  You may even think a mall that size would be the main attraction.  Well in KL, there happen to be more than twenty of these mega […]