The national mosque of Malaysia offers awe-inspiring Islamic architecture of incredible geometric patterns, impressive sculptures, and striking water features. Especially for a non-muslim, touring this holy place affords a renewed appreciation of the beauty of Islam and Malaysia.
The Historic City of Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for it's importance as the second capital of Siam. Although sacked by Burma in 1767, Ayutthaya was once the regional capital of commerce and diplomacy.
In 2007 Langkawi became the first UNESCO Global Geopark in South-East Asia. Unforgettable shell-sand beaches, tropical rainforest, misty mountains, and abundant wildlife give Langkawi it's nickname the "Jewel of Kedah."
Paris, "La Ville Lumière," captivates all travelers who visit her overwhelming museums, eat her delicious food, and wander her beautiful streets. The birthplace of couture, Paris offers cosmopolitan luxuries to those who make the pilgrimage to the fashion Mecca.
"Tokyo would probably be the foreign city if I had to eat one city's food for the rest of my life, every day. It would have to be Tokyo, and I think the majority of chefs you ask that question would answer the same way." - Anthony Bourdain
Dedicated to Lord Murugan, these monkey-filled limestone caves are a must-see during a visit to Kuala Lumpur. After you hike up the 272 steps, the massive tree-covered skylight gleans upon the interior temples.
Unknown except to locals of Chiang Mai, Ob Khan National Park offers an escape into the beautiful forest of Lanna province. Although normally favorite swimming hole for locals, today I was completely alone hiking up the Mae Khan river.