August 2 – August 9 – Kuala Lumpur
Let me start by saying Kuala Lumpur is amazing.
A few caveats:
- We began our stay with my friend Ravi who has a pretty amazing apartment in the heart of KL and a driver (Razmi!) who offered to take us around
- AC is EVERYWHERE
- I have not seen one mosquito or ant. I worry my newfound love of spiders and lizards (the pests that actually eat the mosquitos and ants) may quickly disappear
Still … what. a. place. A few of the KL highlights:
Crazy foods (how big is that watermelon?? and that cinnamon!)
Nearby historical colonial town of Malacca / Melaka
Islamic Art Museum
August 10 – August 14 – Shah Alam
I left Ravi’s very wonderful company to visit the family of my friend Arif!
Aside from dealing with the onset of a cold (I think all this travel is finally catching up with me!), my stay was immensely wonderful. Arif’s family is incredibly kind and generous! They took me around to see more of Malaysia (Shah Alam, Putrajaya, One City). A few highlights in pictures below (sorry I forgot to take as many this time!):
Tonight I will be heading back to Orlando for my cousins’ B’nai Mitzvah! After I will be off to Japan, then Shanghai (officially booked!), then Ko Lanta in Thailand (also officially booked!!!!).