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About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).

Final thoughts on Malaysia (2018)

It is weird doing final thoughts on a country we visited in 2015 (and will no doubt visit again), but here goes…. We visited Malaysia in 2015 and, as some of you may recall, really did not like it.  See … Continue reading

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The Kuala Lumpur bird park was a resounding success

Neither one of us got pooped on.  And some of the birds took really big, yucky poos so that was quite the accomplishment.  Yeah!  (I can’t believe I just wrote that….) If you spend any time in Malaysia, odds are … Continue reading

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A week in Melaka

We’ve spent the last week in Melaka (sometimes spelled Malacca).  Melaka is about 2 hours south of Kuala Lumpur.  Because we are cheap, we chose not to fly and instead took a local bus to get here.  Of course, because … Continue reading

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A week in Georgetown

We spent the week in Georgetown.  No, we weren’t back in the U.S., and we definitely weren’t anywhere near the mess of D.C.  Instead, we were in the Georgetown that is on Penang Island in Malaysia. Georgetown is a great … Continue reading

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Finally! Proboscis monkeys!

One of our goals for our trip to Borneo was to see proboscis monkeys, otherwise known as long nose monkeys.  (Also supposedly known as Dutchmen by the locals because of the big bellies and big, red noses.  I guess Dutch … Continue reading

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Kicking around Kuching

We have spent the last week in Kuching, which is the capital of Sarawak in the Borneo region of Malaysia.  Kuching is situated right on the Sarawak river, which divides the town into North and South.  There are even city … Continue reading

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Bako Bust

When we were planning out our time in Kuching, everything we read said we absolutely had to go to Bako National Park.  Seriously, people raved about it so much we were kicking ourselves for not getting our act together and … Continue reading

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