So this is just what it says it is, an exploration of Chinatown and Little India in KL with my mother. Too much walking for my dad sadly. We skipped Little India in Singapore because frankly I think KL’s is better. Singapore does have a better Chinatown, but it does not have all the knock … More My parents are here! Part IX Chinatown and Little India
After we came back from the cruise, we had two days in Hanoi. The first day we spent doing a giant tour of the big attractions in Hanoi. This included some temples, a big old lake, and Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum. First up was the Temple of Literature. This is the site of Vietnam’s oldest … More My parents are here! Part VIII-More Hanoi exploring
Actually at this point it should be my parents were here but I like uniformity in all my blog posts so I am not changing the name. My parents went back to The States December 20th. However, Iris and I flew out to Taiwan on the 21st so I have not had any time to … More My parents are here! Part VII Ha Long Bay!
In a lot of countries in Asia, life happens in public. This was especially true in India. Last week I went to Vietnam with my parents and saw a weird example of it there. Most things in Vietnam happened at least behind some kind of door. The dentists offices that we saw were in one room … More Picture of the week
Vietnam! When my parents decided to make the long journey to the other side of the world to visit me, the logic in my head said: They have come all this way, we must visit another country! We went to Singapore for the weekend when they first came, but that did not seem like enough. … More The parents are here! Part VI The Old Quarter in Hanoi!
So this will be a short post. The day before we flew to Vietnam was last Saturday. While we had to get up at 3am for our taxi ride to the airport, aka we did not want to do anything too tiring during the day, we did not want to waste the day. So we … More The parents are here! Part V The Indian Ocean!
This was actually the first thing we really did in KL. My parents did a bus tour of Vancouver and they loved it. So when the time came to visit KL, this seemed like a great way to start their Malaysian adventure. It would give them an overview of the city and be a nice … More The parents are here! Part IV Hop on Hop off but the fun never stops!
As I hope most of you reading this know, the Petronas Towers are the key to the Kuala Lumpur skyline. They are a sight to behold, and have yet to lose their appeal. They are my favorite skyscrapers of all time. (Hong Kong is my favorite skyline for those keeping score. Taipei 101 used to … More The parents are here! Part III The Petronas Towers
One thing I wanted my parents to do when they were here was visit my school and Iris’s school. For my school, I was lucky enough to have two teachers volunteer their speaking classes for my parent’s fun field trip. I have taken a two month leave of absence from Awesome while my parents are … More The parents are here: Part II School visits!
Hey spoiler alert, my parents are here. They are staying for three weeks. We are trying to cram as much in as we can. So after picking them up at the airport Friday morning and giving them a few hours to sleep, I put them on a plane and we headed off to Singapore! First … More The parents are here! Part I: Singapore!