Piece of Heaven in Nepal
Mar21

Piece of Heaven in Nepal

Grasya shares about finding her own little piece of heaven in exotic Nepal.

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Singapore for less than $25 a day
Mar14

Singapore for less than $25 a day

When in Singapore, you will quickly realize that travelling here on the cheap is not that easy. However, as they say: “Impossible is nothing,” and guest writer Agness shows you how to visit Singapore for less than $25 a day.

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Visiting the ancient city of Ayutthaya
Oct25

Visiting the ancient city of Ayutthaya

We returned to Thailand from Malaysia specifically to celebrate songkran, the Thai new year. After having already spent a couple of months in Thailand, I honestly wasn’t too eager to return just yet. There were other places I wanted to see in SE Asia. However, Tigger was greatly looking forward to songkran, which is celebrated with a countrywide water fight. After doing some research, I discovered that elephants get into the action in...

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The life of gay people in Malaysia, the female perspective
Oct07

The life of gay people in Malaysia, the female perspective

–I recently did an interview with a gay Malay Muslim male about his experience of life for gay people in Muslim Malaysia, and I wanted to share a woman’s experience as well. “Miss PLU” graciously accepted to be interviewed. I’m in my 30s and a female. The sexual orientation would be a lesbian or what the local gay community calls a “PLU” which stands for “People Like Us.” I am a Malay and a Muslim. Not active but still believe...

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15 hours in Colombo
Oct02

15 hours in Colombo

Our journey out of Asia had us stopping in Sri Lanka for a 15-hour layover en route to Italy. That’s an incredibly long time to be in any airport. A transit visa (maximum of 2 days) is free and can be obtained online, so we decided we would escape the airport and check out Colombo. There are multiple methods available to get from the airport to the city. In doing some research, they discouraged taking the train due to an irregular...

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The life of gay people in Muslim Malaysia
Sep20

The life of gay people in Muslim Malaysia

While life as a gay young person growing up during the 1980s certainly was rough, I know that many people had it much worse. And many still do. As I contemplated living in Malaysia, I had to ask the question What would life be like for me as a gay man in Malaysia? While the Malaysian culture is diverse and split among three major ethnic groups (Malay, Tamil, and Chinese), the majority are Muslim. You see and feel its influence...

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