How to do a day trip to Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur

By Lakshmi: Who?  If you are visiting Kuala Lumpur and have a half day to spare to visit a Hindu temple ensconced among limestone rock formations. What? Batu Caves is located about 13 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. How? We did a half day excursion with a local tour company.  Many of them including Viator offer half day […]

The Awe of Vietnam

By: Dr. Jim Heisler Mention Vietnam and the immediate reaction is “why are you going there?”  “Is it safe?”  For many, Vietnam conjures up a controversial war and iconic pictures of death and destruction.  Fast forward 40 years and Vietnam today is a vibrant, emerging country, communist in its government, but highly capitalistic in its […]