Strange Fruit

I’m sure they’ll be in the markets here eventually, but this is the first time I’ve run into the rambutan. I think nature meant for them to be prickly, but they turned out rather hairy.  The vendor was clearly amused at my bemusement and told me they tasted like lychees – but he did notContinue reading “Strange Fruit”

The view from my window

This is my 4th visit to Kuala Lumpur. I wasn’t planning to come back and stay on this trip, but things in Medan, Indonesia were just too chaotic and the husband and I were on the verge of losing the plot. While I certainly wouldn’t describe my experience as typical of anything, I think IContinue reading “The view from my window”

Malaysian Tea Pickers

Hello from the Cameron Highlands! This is one of the highlights of our stay here… the tea plantations are picture perfect. No more beautiful ladis out in the fields picking leaves, these days it’s done by machine with labour imported from Sri Lanka – the pay is too low for Malaysians to commit to theContinue reading “Malaysian Tea Pickers”