Malaysia

My father and I visited Malaysia in 1995 as part of an Asia trip to northern, central and southern Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. While there, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, one of              the world’s tallest twin towers, had started construction. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and now remain the tallest twin towers in the world 


View out our window and construction cranes were everywhere!

The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. There are approximately 32 million people living here. The official language of Malaysia is Bahasa Malaysia. In East Malaysia, Iban and Kadazan are also widely spoken. The majority of Malaysians practice Islam. 

Singapore

Feeding an orangutan in Singapore Singapore, founded in 1819. The capital is also named Singapore, and the population is over 5.8 million. There are many religions practiced in Singapore, with the main ones being Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Taoism/folk...

Hungary

Went to Hungary with my father in 1997, as part of a 12 day GATE 1 tour through Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary, and also visited this lovely city in 2009 with my MBA classmates from the University of Tennessee. Dad and me in 1997 from high up on...

Albania

             Overlooking Albania in 2015 Kutrubes Travel planned an exquisitely complicated tour for me through "eastern" Europe, helping me to make the most of seeing the highlights of these countries in a meaningful way. I started out in Romania, flew to Bulgaria,...