Penang is home to a vast number of derelict yet delightful colonial buildings

Overland Asia Diary #3 Revisiting Penang

Georgetown is like nowhere else on earth, well at least not like I have ever seen. A scorching hot mishmash of cultures, flavours, smells and architecture. The place where a British colonial past meets traditional Malay, Muslim, Indian and Hokkien. A big, busy city on a tiny, tropical island. Or, as more people know it, […]

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Zigzag bridge, Taiping

Overland Asia Diary #2 Tracks to Taiping

From where I’m sitting, the notices are what one might expect – due dates for utilities, ripped notices about waste collection casually pinned to the wall, the sort of things typical of a waiting room in an apartment complex. I’m perched upon a plastic chair, the kind that are perpetually made with uneven legs as […]

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Kuala Lumpur Thunderstorm

Overland Asia Diary #1 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There’s nothing quite like the experience of your first morning out. Back on the road, away from home once again. On this occasion, mine was spent watching a dusky pink sunrise give a mauve glow to Kuala Lumpur through the lens of a steamy window. The last time I passed through the Malaysian capital was […]

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