Memory a day #30 and #31- Animals in KL and Singapore

KL and Singapore offer a modern city atmosphere with basically the same amenities, and prices, us westerners are used to. I tried to stay out of the city core as much as possible so I spent a lot of time with animals. I visited the KL bird park, the worlds largest free-flight walk in aviary,…

Memory a day #27 – Georgetown, Malaysia

It’s Malaysia but it’s British. The name obviously. The architecture and roads. The street names. I had some of the most delicious Indian food I have ever had anywhere. On top of that I had more delicious food at the hawker centres. Have you heard of Jimmy Choo? The famous fashion designer? He grew up…

Memory a day #7

If you haven’t been scuba diving, go. It’s so peaceful yet so busy and diverse. I took my lessons in the popular diving school island of Koh Tao, Thailand and was a certified open water diver in 4 days with 4 dives under my belt. I added a few more dives to my records in…

Malaysia and Singapore in a flash

I spent very little time in Malaysia and Singapore not because I didn’t like it but they were too developed and it felt like I was back in Canada. It didn’t make for as much of a cultural experience as other countries in South East Asia but I still recommend seeing it. One memorable place…

A dive a day keeps the doctor away

How can I explain diving? Frightening. Free. Serene. Tiring. Getting your open water ticket is one of the best things you can do. I find myself swimming with fish, turtles, but not sharks yet. I received my PADI training in Koh Tao, Thailand which is probably the cheapest place to get certified. I was able…