Malaysia

Trying the infamous Durian fruit, Malaysia

Trying the infamous Durian fruit, Malaysia

The smell hit first – slightly sweet but then powerful undertones of soured onion came to the surface with everything suddenly then dominated by an over-riding aroma of pungent, left-out-of-the-fridge French smelly cheese. I could feel myself slightly gagging. “Ugh, I can smell it, ugh, ugh, that smell” my eight year old was shouting. “Stop […]

A trip to Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple, Penang, Malaysia

A trip to Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple, Penang, Malaysia

The chanting was echoing around the temple with booms on the big, metal drum punctuating their soft sound and the air was rich with clouds of incense. Our children were intrigued by the sounds, sights and smells. This was their first time in a Buddhist Temple and they were wide-eyed at the monks standing in […]