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There is nothing like being away from home for a while to make one truly appreciate the place called home. I went back to Malaysia recently for a holiday, and having a visitor with me, I was compelled to act as a tourist guide, and in turn, became a tourist myself. So armed with a copy of "The Lonely Planet", I embarked on a road trip along the west coast of Pensinsula Malaysia, stopping by at Cameron Highlands, Penang and Langkawi. It was a real feast of the senses, having lived in the barren deserts of Dubai for a while, it was heaven to be amidst tropical rain forests millions of years old, to feel rain on my face, and to breathe in the salty air at the beach, incense sticks from the temples, hear the call of prayer from the mosques, and eat the massive varieties of food prepared in Malay, Indian and Chinese kitchens.

These are the sights, smells and sounds that I had always taken for granted while growing up, to experience them afresh was a real delight for me.

A combination of my usual Canon 20D and the Nikon D200.