Best Bits : Malaysia

Just over a month ago, I touched down in Kuala Lumpur to begin exploring Southeast Asia.  While I was only expecting to stay a couple of weeks based on my initial planning, I’m leaving the country 32 days later with some amazing experiences under my belt, and a couple of destinations I’ve fallen in love with which I want to visit again.

I didn’t buy any souvenirs (I don’t have room in my backpack for them).  But what I am taking with me are some great memories.

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Tokyo is Yours

Big (But Different) in Japan

Being a Canadian, I know so much time is spent back home on the national conversation of who we are as a people and what we’re all about.  Defining our culture is so tough because we are an amalgamation of people from so many different places, sitting right next door to an economic and cultural superpower – the United States.

The Japanese – on the other hand – know exactly who they are as a people.  Visit the National Museum in Tokyo, and you don’t have to look far for evidence of a culture which pre-dates current era, with traditions that span thousands, not hundreds or tens of years.

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