Category Archives: Asia/Middle East

24 Hours in Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan73 While living and working in Busan, South Korea, I was afforded the opportunity to get two days off of work to do whatever I pleased. No staying in and relaxing for me, no catching up on my favorite American television shows-instead I chose to pack up and head to Taipei, Taiwan for two days. Taipei City is the capital of the Republic of China. Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural centre Read more »

Jaipur, India

India Elephant Ride City Guide: Jaipur, India While vacationing in India, be sure to make a visit to Jaipur also known as India’s “Pink City”. Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy. Important spots not to miss include the Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, and the many Bazaars (markets), which offer travelers an array of beautiful scenery, shopping, and activities. Hawa Mahal Read more »


Apsara Dancers in Cambodia So about that yellow brick road we were on… The shadier characters would surely be found in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Tuk-tuk drivers swarmed us as we exited the airport walkway shouting prices and following close behind in case we changed our minds. We eventually chose the driver pushing the Corolla, but as the sedan navigated through the narrow streets, we could only hope we were Read more »

Nya in Malaysia

Elephant Bathing If I were Dorothy, granted I’d look cuter in those red shoes, my yellow brick road would begin in Malaysia, grace Cambodia and end in China. All the while trying not to click my heels in a fit of culture shock. I realized that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore, but Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was nothing I imagined the city to be. The streets were filled with the same quick-paces pedestrians, honking horns Read more »