My recent trip to Senegal blew me away. I wasn't sure what to expect as it was my first 'real' adventure deep into the African continent. I'd been to Morocco a few times, but that's a whole different vibe. Arriving at 3 am at the Dakar airport was rather daunting. After a long layover in [...]
2016 was an epic travel year, mainly because I was able to take my second trip to Cuba (plus trips to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Italy, Turkey, Portugal, Morocco, the UK, Senegal and more, but those I'll leave for another blog post). This visit allowed me to stray further out from the city to enjoy spots [...]
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Penang, Malaysia was a big surprise for me, as it’s so incredibly different than all the other spots in Malaysia I experienced. We spent a few days in the capital, Georgetown, which as you might be able to concur by the name was colonized by the British. The town is full of two-story British colonial [...]
Ever since I was a young girl I’ve wanted to visit the Bornean rainforests. I was fascinated by an exhibit at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo called Tropic World, which consisted of three rainforest habitats where different types of monkeys live. One was Malaysia, and there were gibbons and orangutans swinging from ropes and trees. They had [...]
Our visit to the islands of Indonesia wouldn't be the typically Bali trip most people do. Lombok is located on West Tenggara, an island which is just east of Bali and the Gili Islands are three tiny islands just of the coast of Lombok. We opted to head here as opposed to Bali to have [...]
After two overnight flights, we arrived in KL pretty delirious, but happy to be there. We grabbed the KLIA Express train after clearing customs and picking up our bags which took us to KL Sentral, the main train station. Our hotel, the Aloft KL Sentral, was actually accessible through walkways within this giant station/shopping mall, [...]