Waking up at 4am to catch our flight to Malaysia, we had conflicting emotions. Bali was everything we had hoped for and much more. On the other hand, we were headed off to explore a new country. And better yet, to meet up with Sharon!
After a sad farewell to Bedu our travel was uneventful. The plan was to attempt public transportation but we learned that would take twice as long. We grabbed a taxi and met Ranjit who seeing our excitement gave us a tour of the city on the way to our destination. We stopped to snap photos in front of the Putrajaya Mosque, Prime Ministers Office and Convention Center and also for coffee in a bag. See photo of clever cup holder.
Without wifi or any means of communication, we found Sharon in the middle of Bukit Bintang, Malaysia. Our journey as a trio had officially begun.
Craving curry and a jewelry fix, we headed off to Little India. We ate with our hands, bought bangles and anklets and attempted to blend in as the only tourists around.
To tour the city, we rode around on the Hop On Hop Off bus. Hopping off downtown, we went to the mesmerizing twin Petronas Towers. Traffic was like nothing we have ever seen! To avoid this issue we strolled the city like we knew where we were going. I confirmed our route with two cute ladies from Morocco and found out that they are good friends with the couple we met in Bali at the Yoga Barn. The more you travel, the smaller the world gets!
The famous Penang food market is a melting pot of cultures and foods with everything from dim sum, curries, Malay and of course western cuisine. We tried spicy noodles, funky fruits, grilled fresh snails and coconut ice cream topped with beans, peanuts and corn.
Ranjit insisted that we view the city from The Skybar. The Pretronas, KL Tower and city lights made for quite a site from this very cosmopolitan 33rd floor venue.