Malaysia, a beautiful country, is a culmination of three dominant cultures: Malay, Chinese, and Indian. With three such different and distinct cultures, you can only imagine how food, religion, and culture can come together and harmonize in a way that I have only seen in Malaysia. You probably are in Kuala Lumpur (KL as most pople call it), but you want to explore outside and perhaps Penang is on your list. A Penang weekend is actually very feasible and a great way to explore another part of Malaysia.
Perhaps you are looking for something a bit more off the beaten path in Taiwan on your visit to the beautiful island. Sure, you have gotten your big city feel in Taipei, but maybe you want to hit the spa, enjoy the countryside, and slow down for a few days. A perfect weekend getaway from many local Taiwanese people and now increased tourism from Japan and Mainland China has put Yilan on the map for many. I highly recommend taking a short trip to Yilan, a city east of Taipei across the mountains. Don’t forget to bring your swimming trunks and caps!
New York City Bagels. How I miss them. Here I am, back in California, thinking about time back on the East Coast in New York. I miss the taste of the bagel, freshly baked, never toasted, with a healthy dose of cream cheese. Let’s dig into three New York City bagels.