View of small Islands from Langkawi, Malaysia

Second Day in Langkawi

The first thing we did today was rent this motorbike with the intent on driving to various points on the island: Although the weather looked promising, we soon discovered how quickly that can change. When we walked into this local store to look for something to eat for breakfast (we found small soy milk cartons […]

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Raining in Langkawi, Malaysia

First Day in Langkawi

We awoke to rain, rain and more rain! It sounded and smelled beautiful as heavy drops hit every leaf of every tree and bush around us. When the rain became a bit softer, we ventured out walking to find breakfast. Along the way we noticed this adorable kitty, who cried from starvation. She was also […]

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Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang, Malaysia

Second Day in Penang: Kek Lok Si Temple

We began the day by sleeping in, followed by our daily breakfast of masala dosa. We then ventured off to explore the Kek Lok Si Temple, purportedly the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. We began by learning about the bus system, which is a pay-per-kilometer fare versus the flat-rate fare of some systems. We were […]

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Canopy Walkway in Kuala Lampur

Kuala Lumpur – FRIM and the Canopy Walkway

Mindy and Ligeia started their day with breakfast of masala dosa at their favorite Indian place again, after which they jumped on a train and went to Kepong station. From there we took a short taxi ride to FRIM, a large forest preserve area with many hiking opportunities, one of which leads to a canopy […]

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Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur – Batu Caves

We began our day with what has become our usual breakfast: masala dosa at a small Indian cafeteria and we’re the only white faces in the crowd. After breakfast we bought train tickets to the Batu Caves, a very religious location for Hindus. We were delighted to find “women only cars”: And if you look […]

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Kuala Lumpur – Day Two: Bird Park

Sleeping in was the way we began our day. Without a window in our hotel room, it’s very dark making it an ideal place to sleep but it also means that we have no idea what type of weather to expect when leaving the hotel. This morning we were met by rain. Hungry and not […]

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