Climbing the minaret of Sabah State Mosque

Monday, November 28th, 2011
Interior of Sabah state mosques dome in HDR

Visiting Sabah state mosque in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Surely the State mosque of Kota Kinabalu would be easier to find than a Kota Kinabalu’s city mosque? A grouchy bus driver could not get the concept I wanted to visit the state mosque at all. It involved some references to Allah and some gentle persuasion from… Continue reading more »

National Mosque of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur: pink robes and comparisons

Monday, August 1st, 2011
The National Mosque of Malaysia

The National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I enjoy visiting Mosques. And, while half the world instantly seems to seize up at the notion that someone would actually like to visit a mosque. I don’t visit for religious reasons. I visit because architecturally, they are, usually, quite beautiful buildings. Will the National Mosque in Kuala… Continue reading more »

Visiting the City Mosque in Likas, Kota Kinabalu

Monday, January 24th, 2011
City Mosque in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

I am still reveling in the ability to get around so easily in Kota Kinabalu. How to visit the city mosque in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia A quick bus trip from Wawasan terminal to the Likas District soon had me riding the highways of Kota Kinabalu. I’d asked around about getting to City Mosque and as… Continue reading more »

Visiting the Taj Mahal, and leaving my mark on a world heritage site

Monday, December 17th, 2007
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: A day tour to the Taj Mahal in Agra, a mistake if ever there was going to be one. I was out of time. India was not doing it for me still, it seemed to be the best option to speed things up. A 5am Cold Pizza for breakfast on a prepaid… Continue reading more »

The Golden Temple is better than the Taj Mahal, a new world wonder

Friday, December 14th, 2007
The Golden Temple at Night, Amritsar, India (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Somethings are obvious before you even get there. For me that’s what I felt about the Golden Temple in Amritsar versus the Taj Mahal in Agra. I knew little about the Golden Temple, and it simply soared high in my expectations. I entered the main archway that led to the temple, the… Continue reading more »

One of the worlds most beautiful Mosques, Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, Pakistan

Thursday, December 13th, 2007
The Huge Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan

Travel Journal Overview: I have been in, and lived in many Islamic countries, and have seen many mosques. To me their unique architectural outlines and structures are very unique in the world. Badshahi Mosque in Lahore was a lot more. The sheer scale of the courtyard alone was incredible, but it offered a beauty I… Continue reading more »

Visiting Lahore Fortress, and then getting blown away by Badshahi mosque

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
Badshahi Mosque viewed from Lahore Fortress (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview:Lahore fort was best seen by giving some baksheesh to the guard. Then spending the day in delight