|Standing outside my childhood home in Kuala Lumpur.
The latest issue of NZ’s #1 travel mag Let’s Travel is out and it has two of my articles. On pages 50-53 is my tale of going back to my childhood home of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. And by home, I also mean literally in the sense of ringing the door bell of the house we lived at from 1983-1990. I assumed the current owner might be excited to welcome in a charming Kiwi who used to ride his bike around the very yard she was standing in, but… you’ll have to read the article to find out.
The article also finds me visiting my old school, venturing behind the city’s palace walls for the first time (it’s now a museum and one of the best in KL) and enjoying the comforts of a new hotel outside of the KL CBD, the mightily luxurious Pullman in Bangsar. Visit letstravelmag.com or Facebook.com/letstravelmag for subscription details. And for my favourite photos from the trip please click here for this earlier RoxboroghReport.com photo essay.
As for my other article in the current Let’s Travel issue (pages 62-65), this one is all about how Lake Tekapo in the South Island has exploded as a tourist destination in the past decade. One of the most relentlessly photogenic places I saw in 2015, Lake Tekapo is perhaps most famous for it’s very, very cute stone church, the 80 year old Church of the Good Shepherd. My story also looks at how the tireless work of one local to put Lake Tekapo on the tourist map has paid off. It is in part because of this man that the town is now internationally recognised as amongst the most rewarding places in the world to view the night sky. Click here for more of my Lake Tekapo photos.
|Lake Tekapo’s Church Of The Good Shepherd.
|The cover of the latest Let’s Travel issue.