Sunday, September 16, 2012

Travel tales

I know I've been quiet....that's because I'm on holiday in Malaysia. We've just spent three days in Kuala Lumpur, and have never seen so many gigantic shopping malls in such a small area. Shopping is practically a religion there. There's plenty to see and the food is amazing - oh, and to my relief, they know how to make a decent coffee, so I was able to get my daily espresso fix.
The famous Petronas twin towers were well worth a visit. We didn't bother queuing for tickets to go up to the viewing platform, just enjoyed the view from the ground. Then we popped into the Traders Hotel across the park for a drink at their 33rd floor Skybar, and watched the towers change as the sky darkened and the lights came on.
We're now in Penang, settled into a restored 19th century shophouse in Georgetown, where we have the top floor to ourselves.

We did some exploring of Little India last night and the plan for today was to check out Chinatown and some of the historic buildings along the sea front, maybe visit a temple or two and take some killer photos, before heading out for a celebratory dinner in honour of Bike Boy's birthday. didn't quite work out that way. I was struck down by a nasty tummy bug last night, possibly courtesy of the fish salad I ate for lunch yesterday, and spent the day in bed, alternately sleeping and chugging electrolyte solution and bottled water. The birthday boy was left to explore the town on his lonesome. I valiantly struggled out of bed at sunset though, and we went in search of dinner.

Our love of night markets led us to the Red Garden, which didn't let us down. I ate a few spring rolls and satay sticks and so far my stomach seems to be coping OK with that.

Let's hope tomorrow brings a more fun day for yours truly.


Sara said...

Glad you are feeling better! Your travels in Asia definitely make me want to explore it more. How much was the hotel?

Joy said...

That skyline photo is gorgeous. Glad you're feeling better and I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Debbish said...

Such gorgeous photographs!

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