Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Malaysia Chronicles Three: Best Experiences

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Abroad is the place where we stay up late, follow impulse and find ourselves as wide open as when we are in love. We live without a past or future, for a moment at least, and are ourselves up for grabs and open to interpretation. We even may become mysterious—to others, at first, and sometimes to ourselves—and, as no less a dignitary than Oliver Cromwell once noted, “A man never goes so far as when he doesn’t know where he is going.” - Pico Iyer, Why We Travel

Hitting the road from Kuala Lumpur to Selangor to Pahang and all the way to Penang, I got to experience a lot of wonderful things.  Here are the best of them:

1. The trek to Bukit Teresek in Taman Negara

2. Traipsing along the shores of Batu Ferringhi after a huge lunch of peppered crabs

3. Savoring a bowl of hokkien me at the Red Garden Food Paradise in George Town, Penang

4. Riding bareback on a newly bathed elephant

5. The two-hour boat ride along the Tembeling River amidst soaring rain forest trees
  

6. The climb up the hill to the Kek Lok Si Temple

7. The delectable taste of those freshly cooked curry puffs sold along Kuala Lumpur’s Petaling Street

8. Racing with my man up the 342 stairs that lead to Batu Caves

9. Relishing a banana split at Bayview Hotel George Town’s revolving restaurant, which gave us a 360-degree view of the entire city

10. Shopping for  bargain-priced dresses at Berjaya Times Square KL without trying them on (and later finding out that they fit me perfectly)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

i liked the dilapidated bus ride to batu ferringhi. 1.4 ringgit saved!

kayni said...

these are beautiful photos. i love them especially the Batu Caves.

Loree said...

Wonderful memories. I too would love to ride an elephant one day.

Angeli said...

yes, loree. they are wonderful memories, and i'm looking forward to the next ones.

elephant riding is really fun!

thank you, kayni. the caves are magnificent. the pictures didn't really capture that.

Angeli said...

@anonymous:

hah! and i thought being with me was the best experience of all?! :)

Arti said...

Oh, Wow!!
Malaysia is amazing!
The temple looks serene... The elephant is sooo cute... And those caves look stunning!
Its difficult to choose one out of them... They all are equally inviting!!
Have a lovely day Angeli:)

witsandnuts said...

I liked all the photos. You captured Malaysia so well. A lot of wonderful memories with you. :)

Angeli said...

@witsandnuts: thank you. it's too bad we didn't make it to Cameron Highlands and Perhentian Islands. there wasn't enough time. and there's East Malaysia pa! we'll do those next time. :)

@arti: it IS amazing! and the rain forest tops my list, of course. have a wonderful day to you, too! :)

Amelia said...

nice :)

Anonymous said...

you didn't like the seafood meal at the petronas towers!?

Angeli said...

@anonymous: it was bland! i like my food HOT AND BURN-YOUR-TONGUE-SPICY! :) and i felt so out of place there. i'm more of a chinatown/backpacker area kind of girl. hahaha

@amelia: thanks! :)

 
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