Announcement: 2nd epic tour has been set in motion!

While I've had a great time so far in Malaysia, I've decided that I can't spend all 40 days of my time here in Penang. It's time to explore life beyond this little SE Asian island and start a second epic tour! Do you remember that epic, 5-day tour of the Scottish...
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Shape the world into the shape of you

I've noticed that people in Thailand and Malaysia are completely obsessed with the song, "Shape of You", by Ed Sheeran. It's absolutely everywhere you go - in bars, restaurants, pool halls, coffee shops, malls, everywhere.   Today, I looked up the video for the song....
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Sorry, not sorry. Goodbye, Thailand. Hello, Malaysia!

I must be going now, Thailand. It was fun... Except for the 1/3 of my time in your country that I was sick, including one very bad night where I, quite literally, thought I was going to die - at it's worst, my body weight went under 130 pounds. I'm 5'10"... The...
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Political sights of post-Communist Budapest, Hungary

For as long as I can remember, I've heard of these people called "European socialists". Until the last few years, I had always thought the claims were overblown. Then, I traveled to the UK, where they have political parties that unashamedly have "Socialist" and...

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The hard-hitting images of the Berlin Wall

What remains of The Berlin Wall can still be seen in many parts of Berlin today. My first day in Berlin, I didn't waste any time. I went right for the main part of the wall and spent some time remembering the 136 people who died defending the wall, trying to get over...

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The power of the Catalonian independence movement

Barcelona is in the Spanish state of Catalonia, which has a very vibrant and growing independence movement. The Catalonia flag has red and yellow stripes on it, while the Catalonia independence movement has the same red and yellow stripes, but also with a blue...

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Parque del Laberinto de Horta (Horta Labyrinth Park)

Our trip to Parque del Laberinto de Horta (Horta Labyrinth Park) was amazing and fun! OK, except for the 87 times that we thought we were lost! It's located at Passeig dels Castanyers, 1, 08035 Barcelona, Spain. For more information about the park, including price and...

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Traffic circles are a lesson in freedom!

It’s time for me to shout from the rooftops who my one, true love is: I love you, traffic circles! While traveling around the UK for the last four months, whenever I’ve seen a traffic circle, I can’t help but wish that this was another thing the US would import from...

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…and I care not who makes its laws!

As my time in the UK comes to a close, of all the things I've learned in the four months living here, the most fascinating and intriguing thing is The British Pound Sterling - the currency used in the UK. To the right are pics of some of the money that I used in the...

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