Irony Noted

Here’s the sign outside of the room in which I lectured last night:

Comments welcome…

Emerging in Malaysia

After 34 hours of travel, I landed in Kuala Lumpur yesterday afternoon and was retrieved at the airport by Pastor Arul, my new friend and the one who has arranged for my trip here. Arul is a great guy. He was a Methodist pastor, but several years ago he struck out on his own to start a new church. Here’s the sign:

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When Travel Lacks Romance

It seems romantic to travel overseas. And I’m not saying that I don’t like it. But when you read this, I’ll be in the middle of this:

3 hour flight
7 hour layover
14.5 hour flight
2.5 hour layover
4.5 hour flight

It’s a brutal schedule — hard on the body and the soul (of course, I mean “soul” metaphorically).

Few things are worse that listening to someone who gets to travel complain about traveling. I’m thrilled that I get to visit a new country this week and meet new friends. But it’s not without a cost.

I’ll be posting about what I learn on this trip, and I’ll do my best to make the posts applicable to the 90% of you who are American readers. I hope that you’ll find the posts interesting.

And on that 14.5-hour flight from LAX to Taipei, I’ll take a crack at last week’s Question That Haunts.

Travel Tips for Kuala Lumpur

On Saturday, I’m flying to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malasyia. I’ll be speaking at a few venues, including the conference shown below. I’m wondering what you think I should see and do while I’m there. Have you been to Kuala Lumpur? If so, what tips have you got for me?