Kuala Lumpur

29 02 2008

First: Cathay Pacific has really good food.  Recommended.

Second: The Hong Kong airport is interesting, but everything is closed when you arrive after the night flight from the US.  However a photo study of the various modernist chairs of the HKG airport is forthcoming.

Third: arriving in Kuala Lumpur on the train from the airport, don’t assume that because your hostel is only 1km away, you will be able to reach it on foot.  I have never seen a more pedestrian-unfriendly city.  Sidewalks end abruptly and switch sides where it’s impossible to cross a raging torrent of cars, calm city streets become freeways, all roads bend unpredictably, and crossing the rivers and expressways require gigantic detours.

 Today has been fun, though.  More to come on that.  I plan to keep the blog posts limited in number, and meaningful in length.  Just wanted to confirm that I’ve arrived safely and everything is on track.  Should be in KL for another few days, and I hope to start uploading pictures soon.

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Heading to Indonesia!

17 02 2008

Greetings all.  Welcome to Andy Radin’s new blog.  I’ll be using this to keep track of what I’m doing around the world.

On February 27th, I’ll be on an airplane for 20 hours headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  I expect to look around peninsular Malaysia for a couple weeks (this is exactly where I left off on my 2004 3-month trip to southeast Asia – Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia).  After that, a few days in Singapore.

Then, the bulk of my trip – around 3 months in Indonesia.  The plan is not yet set, but I expect to see a great deal of the country in those three months.  I should be able to post occasional photos here (though my ordinary photo site, andyradin.com, will be on hold until I come home).

Hope you enjoy it.

Andy