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  • Not so fast Google (maps)

    Not so fast Google (maps)

    There is no question that if you need to find the fastest route between two points, Google Maps revolutionized the way people search for and receive directions. You don't even need an address anymore. If you can roughly spell the name of the destination, Google [...]

  • From hostel to guesthouse

    From hostel to guesthouse

    Apparently Penang has origins in gold. Lots of goldsmith shops, and lots of families with heritage in goldsmithing. That's the story behind the guesthouse I chose in Penang. I'm trying to limit my lavish lodging stays in favor of simpler, more local establishments. I can [...]

  • The Storm Before the Calm

    The Storm Before the Calm

    Isn't it funny that no matter how much you plan, you always seem to be an a panicked frenzy at the 11th hour? I guess the monsoon that bowled through Houston today didn't help the cause. Everything was closed. The banks. The pharmacy. Even the [...]

Cambodia: A quick word

My first impressions of Cambodia have teeter-tottered drastically, from wildly frustrating to awe-stricken. Here are [...]

Rail on, Kuala Lumpur

I actually found Kuala Lumpur (dearingly referred to as "KL" by just about everyone who [...]

Not so fast Google (maps)

There is no question that if you need to find the fastest route between two [...]

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