Crossing time zones and the confusion it brings

If there’s one thing I miss most after the Corona Virus literally closed airports and cut off traveling to different places early this year, it’s that feeling of confusion you get after crossing different time zones.

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And more hotel tales

Time froze, and from my upside-down view, I saw a guy staring at me with his key suspended in his hand and his mouth hanging open in total shock. Everyone has hotel stories to tell, and they all vary from funny to embarrassing to unforgettable. I was staying in a hotel at the heart of Kuala Lumpur one time and my room was on the 14th floor close to the elevators. The room…

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Currency lessons learned the hard way

   I tried to mentally calculate how much money I had when my math button suddenly froze. Just like that. The numbers stopped registering and I couldn't add or multiply anything anymore. Panic and fatigue took over, then everything started to spin and go dark ever so slowly around me. Traveling gives one lessons that are never taught in classrooms or anywhere else, and some of those lessons are learned the hard errr…

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Colorful Trishaw Rides at the Melacca Dutch Square

THEY all abound around the historic Dutch Square in Malacca—trishaws decked out in colorful cartoons, movie themes and storybook characters including the all famous Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Frozen, Snow White, Cinderella, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Minions, Sponge Bob, Barbie, Angry Bird, name it and it’s there. The trishaws or bicycles with sidecars attached to them are one of the top attractions in Malacca, and a visit to this part of the world is…

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Malacca in one day (and it’s not enough)

  The historic city of Melaka, or Malacca in southwestern Malaysia has always been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I finally had the chance to check it off a few weeks ago. I had one day to spare and learned that one day is never enough.To get as much as I can in one day, I joined a group tour that offered hotel pick-up and drop-off services…

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I slept in a crypt in Kuala Lumpur

I slept in between two guys last night, with another guy on top of me and yet another guy across from me. There was also a girl and another girl next to her. We were all strangers to each other and we all slept on crypts. And I survived unscathed. When I say I survived a night in a ‘crypt,’ that is a big feat for a claustrophobic. I am talking about the…

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King’s Well in Malacca

The King’s Well or Hang Li Poh’s Well is historical water well in Kampung Bukit China in Malacca City. It is the oldest water wells in Malaysia and is now one of the top tourist attractions in the city. The well sits right next to the Poh San Teng temple At first glance, the well is just an ordinary well protected by cement walls all around it, until you read the story mounted…

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