Ghost Month in Taiwan – The Hungry Ghosts of Isla Formosa

The Taiwanese are a naturally superstitious people, and this is particularly evident during Ghost Month in Taiwan, also know as the Hungry Ghost Festival. Continue Reading →

1 Rural Village, 1 Khmer Wedding & a Bucket of Rice Wine

Motorcycle tours in Cambodia are a lot of fun. I’ve seen my fair share of incredible places from the back of a motorcycle. One of my favourites is a rural village called DaSian, 100km to the east of Siem Reap. To get there by dirt bike we head deep into single track jungle trails until we come out at the deserted Preah Kahn Temple. Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Travel Guide: Three Hidden Gems Of The Country

Referred to by some as the Oriental Pearl of Asia, Hong Kong perfectly mixes ancient Chinese cultures with a modern and westernized attitude to business. It can be a little overwhelming for the inexperienced traveler, but once you’ve scratched below the surface you will find a number of stunning hidden gems that will live long in the memory. Continue Reading →

Photo Essay: Where I Traveled to in 2013

2012 and 2013 were not kind to the Kellenberger or the Marshall families, but we have had plenty of love and support from family and friends to help us through. The last six weeks have been especially difficult for us, but I’m glad to be putting 2013 behind us. We’re looking forward to a positive and successful 2014. Happy New Year to my dear friends and family all over the world! Continue Reading →

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan

Have you ever wondered about what it might be like to live like a monk? Well, your chance is here. Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial Monastery in Southern Kaohsiung offers this unique experience in English and Chinese at its Weekend Temple Retreat Continue Reading →

The Stunning Temples and Pagodas of Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan

If you’re a temple lover in Taiwan, one of the best (and craziest!) places to visit is Lotus Pond, also known as Lotus Lake. Lotus Pond is a large manmade body of water in Kaoshiung, Southern Taiwan. Its shoreline is liberally studded with many bizarre looking temples and pagodas. Continue Reading →

Churches and Places of Worship around the World

A photo collection of the places of worship around the world that we’ve traveled to over the last eight years of living abroad, including: Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, The Grotto of the Redemption… Continue Reading →

Travel Borneo Malaysia – Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Travel Tips Kota Kinabalu The Kota Kinabalu City Mosque should be on your list of things to do in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Day or night, the mosque is a stunning combination of Islamic modern architecture and landscaping with aspects that have been compared to Nabwai Mosque in India. The mosque opened on February 2, 2000 after Kota Kinabalu received city status. The man-made lagoon that embraces the mosque offers an optical illusion for anyone looking at it from afar. From a distance, Continue Reading →

MSW Interviews: Rich Matheson – Cultural and Editorial Photographer in Taiwan

MSW interviews Rich Matheson, a cultural and editorial photographer in Taiwan who has been featured in publications such as CNN Traveler and Taiwan Fun. Continue Reading →