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Weekend in Kuala Lumpur

On December 7, 2013 By

Justin and I have often tried to coordinate one of my work trips so that he could join for the beginning or end, but for 2 years it just didn’t happen.  Many of my trips are planned or cancelled last minute (which makes Justin’s airfare too expensive or risky), but last April we succeeded and [...]

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Tihar in Nepal

On December 7, 2013 By

The festival of lights, known as Tihar or Dipawali, is a 5 day festival that happened to coincide with our stay in Nepal.  This particular festival involved the celebration of different animals – one per day.  We happened to be walking through the villages during the dog day and cow day!

The animals are adorned [...]

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When we started to book our Sri Lankan vacation, we asked around regarding transportation. While taking the trains and buses would certainly be maximum immersion into the daily life of Sri Lanka, we have determined that our preferences lie safely away from the “backpacker” end of the backpacker <<–>> luxury scale. This is the result [...]

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Singapore, Start Your Engines!

On October 23, 2011 By

In addition to cricket, I’ve learned that F1 racing is quite the popular event outside of the US – *and* Singapore happens to have the only night race, so we wanted to check it out!  We were warned in advance that it would be loud…and wow, that was accurate advice.  Thankfully we brought ear [...]

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Hey Batter, Batter!

On September 29, 2011 By

My Fantasy Football team, the Singapore Slingers, is just getting started (undefeated 3-0, by the way), but in my office, talking about American football will only get you so far.  Same with basketball and baseball.  But cricket on the other hand – they LOVE it.  So, we started our own cricket team and [...]

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