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Travel With Bender

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Malaysia

  • The Love That Lasts a Lifetime

    The Love That Lasts a Lifetime

    Oct 28, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    “I know you like me.” “What?” “I’ve known for like 6 months.” “Oh.” “So are you going to ask me out?” Thus went the conversation that started the love of a lifetime. When I was 16 Josh asked me out. When I was 21 Josh married me. That means that 20…

  • Our Foray into the

    Our Foray into the "Real" Penang

    Oct 20, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    It gets me when people say you haven’t seen the “real” ____. Whether it’s the “real” Disneyland, or the “real” Penang. Where I live and what I experience is real. So what makes my “real” Penang any less real then someone else’s? What makes our perception …

  • Penang Butterfly Farm Not As Bad As I Thought

    Penang Butterfly Farm Not As Bad As I Thought

    Oct 13, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    I don’t really “do” butterfly parks. Butterflies are pretty, sure, but a whole park on them, sounds like a 100 yawns a minute. We had managed to skip them in every country we had been to, but at the guests request we must acquiesce.

  • Strangers Partying in Penang

    Strangers Partying in Penang

    Oct 12, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    A group of 8 travelling families converge on Penang to enjoy & share their nomadic lifestyles with each other. Suddenly strangers become friends and friends become family.

  • A Tropical Birthday on Monkey Beach

    A Tropical Birthday on Monkey Beach

    Oct 11, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    That was an absolutely amazing day. 3 boats, 30 people all headed to Monkey Beach. We had a 5 year old’s bday party there with fairy bread (Americans never heard of it!), we swam, we fed monkeys, and we talked for hours. You ever have one of those days th…

  • Breaking the Ice at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang Foam Party

    Breaking the Ice at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang Foam Party

    Oct 8, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    As the cloud of white foam closed over my head, I felt a moment of panic. My nose was blocked and I gasped. Big mistake. The soapy white bubbles slipped down my throat and I was gagging. I couldn’t get a breath in. Every breath existed of more bubbles. I …

  • I Just Bribed My First Corrupt Cop

    I Just Bribed My First Corrupt Cop

    Oct 7, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    I have just bribed my first corrupt cop… or rather I have accepted the suggested bribe made by a corrupt cop. Tell us your stories!

  • Meltdown @ Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

    Meltdown @ Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

    Oct 5, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    I try never to listen to the labels people place on each other especially the labels they give children. Terrible Twos is a horrible term in which I am constantly refusing to believe, but there are those moments when you are in a lush garden surrounded by…

  • Penang, Malaysia

    Penang, Malaysia

    Sep 24, 2012 Destinations

    Everyone needs to visit Penang. We were lucky enough to spend 2 months on this beautiful island, northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca.

  • Shopping In Penang: Tesco, Island Plaza, Gurney & More

    Shopping In Penang: Tesco, Island Plaza, Gurney & More

    Sep 24, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    The most common questions we face when entering a new country: Where is the nearest supermarket? Is there a local daycare? And for Penang… where can I find a swimsuit?

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids In KL

    10 Things To Do With Kids In KL

    Aug 3, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Our first trip to KL with the children was so different to our first trip last year without them. To be honest it was more fun, there are so many things you have an “excuse” to do when you have kids. Here is compilation of the top attractions we visited …

  • Crocodile Male Organs At Tuaran Croc Farm & Kota Kinabalu Islands

    Crocodile Male Organs At Tuaran Croc Farm & Kota Kinabalu Islands

    Jul 31, 2012 Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

    The crocodile farm that sells male organs, croc oil, meat & eggs and also includes a show with staff dancing with them, laying on them and kissing them... Only in Asia. Also includes an overview of the beautiful islands in KK at Tunku Abdul Rahman marin…

  • Asia's Best Attrractions? Sunway Lagoon & Genting Highlands

    Asia's Best Attrractions? Sunway Lagoon & Genting Highlands

    Jul 28, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Sunway Lagoon is promoted as Asia's Best Attraction. After what we have seen it has a lot to live up to. Does it? Genting Highlands - the very first Resort's World, too bad it still looks like that too. But the Chin Swee Temple & the Highlands itself is …

  • What Is It About Elephants? Kuala Ghanda Elephant Sanctuary

    What Is It About Elephants? Kuala Ghanda Elephant Sanctuary

    Jul 23, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Our visit to Deerland, Kuala Ghanda & Chamang Waterfalls. As I stepped into the warm water, I could not see the bottom. The water was brown, who knew what was in there other than the floating missiles from the elephant? But as I jumped on top of little Al…

  • Blogging Dinner @ O'Briens & the Best Drink of my Life

    Blogging Dinner @ O'Briens & the Best Drink of my Life

    Jul 22, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    With over 1000 restaurants on board now, Food Panda has climbed a long way in 3 months. We celebrated a night with them at O'Briens Mid Valley Megamall. Read about a sandwich heaven & the best drink of my life.

  • Our 1st Blogging Event @ Frontera

    Our 1st Blogging Event @ Frontera

    Jul 22, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Recently I mentioned the great service I had from Food Panda. While writing on their Facebook wall I mentioned I would blog about them. They immediately asked if I would like to be part of their blogging events, which I confirmed not thinking much of it. …

  • Weird Things To Do & Eat In Kuala Lumpur: Getting Stepped On & Strange African Food

    Weird Things To Do & Eat In Kuala Lumpur: Getting Stepped On & Strange African Food

    Jul 20, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Times Sq Theme Park - Sensory overload. Bright colours. Loud noise. Sugar food. Too much fun. This place is going to hurt your eyes & ears, tickle your tongue & blow your mind! Plus read about the best massage I ever had. Some of the great food we have be…

  • Our Kids Love The KLCC Playground & Petrosains Discovery Centre

    Our Kids Love The KLCC Playground & Petrosains Discovery Centre

    Jul 17, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Nothing prepares you for this playground, it seems to stretch for miles, and as a matter of fact it actually covers 2 acres. Next to it is also a public wading pool with waterfall and toilets. The 2 acres is part of a 50-acre park in total. It's home of t…

  • Dentists, Fear & Therapy

    Dentists, Fear & Therapy

    Jul 13, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    None of us sees the world as it is because we can only see it through our lens. In a sense, we're all delusional. If you believe that everything happens for a reason, you must find that reason and turn those experiences that threaten to detonate in your l…

  • Little People in a Little World - KidZania

    Little People in a Little World - KidZania

    Jul 11, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    If you have kids, KidZania is a must. KidZania currently operates in 10 locations around the world. The Kuala Lumpur one opened in June 2012 and is located at The Curve shopping centre. Once inside children “work” in adult jobs and earn currency. It is a …