Now that I have less than two months left in my Fulbright grant, I’ve been trying to visit more places in Malaysia. Last weekend, I went to Georgetown, an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the state of Penang. The first things I noticed as I stumbled along the streets at 4.30 in the morning after […]


One of the perks of being an ETA in Malaysia is getting to visit other countries during our long school breaks. But Malaysia has some pretty sweet spots too, so I’ve been trying to use weekends to visit different cities here. A few weekends ago, I headed to Malacca, an old colonial town by the […]

Ho Chi Minh City

And now, almost a month later, what I remember about my trip to Ho Chi Minh City: I don’t know if it’s because I’m exhausted by the end, but I always end up liking the last city I visit the least. It happened in Siam Reap (not that Angkor Wat wasn’t great, but I really […]


After Thailand, I headed to Vietnam for a week. I was listening to House of Heroes’ The End is Not the End on the flight there and it was the perfect soundtrack, considering the country’s history. I spent the first few days in Hanoi, which is an incredibly quaint city. I loved walking around looking at […]


About a month ago, I had a two week school holiday. My first stop was Phuket, Thailand, and it was absolutely wonderful for two main reasons. 1.  I was spending the week with my boyfriend and a few friends from the good ol’ US of A. 2. Because my friends were coming over for a […]


I was really excited to go to Yogyakarta because I heard that it had great street art and some awesome cultural places. Well, the street art didn’t disappoint, but the rest of Yogya didn’t exactly live up to the hype. Maybe because the temperature there was an unwelcome return to the land of sweating as […]


Over my March break, I headed to Indonesia for a week. I would say it was a much needed break, except I feel bad saying so, considering I was in Singapore a few weeks earlier and Cambodia a month ago. But, teaching is hard, and I was really excited about this vacation. On the flight […]

Siem Reap

Before I left for Malaysia, I was telling someone that I was excited to travel to Cambodia to see their genocide memorials (since I have a somewhat morbid goal of visiting all the major genocide memorials in the world). They responded that I had better go see Angkor Wat too. So I did. My favorite […]

Phnom Penh

Since we had the week off for Chinese New Year, I decided to head to Cambodia. It was a last minute trip, which was slightly stressful for me (and I found out that I’m kind of a nervous traveler to begin with). We flew into Phnom Penh and spent a few days there. And since […]

Scavenger Hunt Pictures

For orientation today, we had a scavenger hunt around the city. Above are the fountains by the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, a pretty touristy/rich part of town. I can’t resist taking pictures of graffiti. Ubiquitous food shot. I think my favorite part is the out of focus fabric in the background. Also, I only learned […]