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Roger pulls his four-wheel drive around another bend through the bush and there before us, in the middle of the rough road, is a fawn. Roger brakes gently and we come to a dusty halt. The fawn starts abruptly, looks directly at us for a full half minute, then bounds off into the dense bush.
It won’t be the last deer we will see today....
God knows what I was thinking when I went to Ullungdo.
It certainly wasn't for the well-advertised local attractions which are, in no particular order, dried squid, dried seaweed and -- its special delicacy -- pumpkin candy.
Ullungdo is a spectacular lump of rock a few hours off the east coast of the bickering Koreas.
It rarely makes it...
Nine months ago my life wasn't like this. Everything was different.
Then, the hard white sun would melt the early morning cool and the air would thicken with the smell of decaying jungle vegetation. On the cracked pavement of the town's only main street women would squat in doorways avoiding the equatorial heat as they sold their meagre...
Bong comes out of her busy kitchen in the elegant Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant to explain how she learned the Baba-Nyonya culinary style unique to the town of Melaka, here on Malaysia’s west coast.
“No, they do not teach this in any schools,” she laughs. “You have to learn it from when you are very young. I...
“This is my kind of Malaysia,” says Bob from laidback California as we enjoy Tiger Beer at the James Brooke Bar and Bistro near the relaxing riverfront in Kuching.
“It’s got just the right mix of a quiet old town and all the modern amenities.”We clink icy glasses in agreement.
Like me, Bob had...
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