The Malaysian Vacation

So, my wife and I are a bit unique in that we’ve had three weddings. We were married in Nassau, and in Malaysia twice for two different sides of my wife’s family.

That may sound stressful, and believe me, it was. But at the same time it presented me with the opportunity to meet her family and see a part of world that most people never get to see (much less even think about).

Sabah, Borneo is a bit of a hidden gem, at least to Americans. It’s far away and not too easy to get to (we had to switch planes four times and the journey took two days). But once there, I had the most amazing time, seeing lots of beautiful jungle, meeting many friendly and interesting people, and eating loads of delicious food, most of which you can’t find anywhere else in the world. I often tell my wife that Malaysian food could be the next big thing in the States, if only people here knew about it! Sabah is a seafood lover’s paradise and everything is much fresher and cheaper than you would find here.

We took lots of pictures and made lots of memories, to the point where it’d take too much time to share it all. So, I’ve selected a few pictures that might give you something of a picture of what it’s like.

Besides Sabah, we also visited Bali and Singapore, and it feels like we only scratched the surface of what this side of the world has to offer.

Nassau Wedding
Gaya Island Resort
Kota Kinabalu Waterfront
Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
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Traditional Kadazan-Dusun Wedding Costume
Rice Terraces in Bali

Below is a small sampling of the food we tried. Aside from the McDonald’s Prosperity Burger (I have to try the local McDonald’s in every country I visit), it was all indescribably good!

4 thoughts on “The Malaysian Vacation

  1. Congratulations you two. If I were to try and draw parallels I’d say you kinda sorta had a recreation of Alex and Anna’s wedding on the beach there which I think is freaking awesome. Maybe I’m reading into it a bit much but it just seemed too perfect to ignore. Hope all is well.

  2. Love the pictures, especially the wedding ones. My father always describes this part of the world as beautiful, but during WWII too hot, too much jungle to be lugging all they had. He was given an island by a chief; wish he had gotten that in writing😂😂.

    I’m not too sure about the food; you must be a foodie cause I wouldn’t try half of what you showed us.

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. Your adventurous spirit I’m sure is one of the reasons your books are filled with amazing world building and fantastic strong characters.

    Always your fan, Dina

    1. That would have been neat to have his own island! They are one of the draws for tourists, at least in Sabah. I’m quite the foodie, I’ll try almost anything once unless it crawls on the ground or has more than four legs.

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