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. 

Mongolia

The capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar and the official language is Mongolian. About 3.5 million people live here. Mongolia used to be more heavily dominated by folk religions such as Shamanism, but today, most of the population follows Tibetan Buddhism. The time zone...

Lebanon

Yep, Hesbollah controlled territory! At the famed cedar forest, two-thousand year old trees Jim's Perspectives: I loved staying in the vibrant Hamra district near the Corniche and American University of Beirut (2012). I This was a great place to people watch, and...

Venezuela

With the worsening relations between Venezuela and the US, I was concerned about getting a tourist visa to travel there.  I'm please to say that I received my visa the day before I left on a trip to Central and South America in 2016. I had to fly to Washington DC to...