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Published: February 19th 2013
We have landed in Malaysia smack bang in the middle of China town for 2 nights, due to Jess's eagle eye on accomodation here. We were expecting to just pass through Kuala Lumpur but thankfully we went out today and explored. Kuala Lumpur is a mixture of colonial buildings and new age sky scrapers cutting thorugh the clouds, including the amazing Petronas Twin Towers
. The place also has a great cultural mix of people and our ears pricked up at the mention of there being a Little India
After seeing the Twin Towers we were treading concrete in search of Little India
and the only thing in my mind was South Indian Thali for lunch. In india this is a lunch time feed that consists of a mound of rice and a selection of chutney's, various spicy liquids, vegetables and a pile of poppadoms (all for around 50p in English money). The only way to eat it is with your RIGHT hand! and adding bits of each food to the rice, mixing it in, adding a bit of poppadom and spooning it in there!
We managed to find a cafe, just like the ones we ate in in
India and ordered up the Thali. Apart from it feeling like Christmas had come early for me, it really took us back to our time in India. It was great being around the people and eating such amazing food for next to nothing and meeting Indian people again, especially the great lad who served us up more than plenty for our feed.
After our Indian experience we stood looking at a map in the street clueless and out of nowhere appeared a tour guide to help! (these kind of things happen when you travel, it's like someone is watching over you!) she gave us advice about how to get to our next destiination, Penang, and took us to her favourite coffee shop for traditional Maylay coffee. She guided us to the local museum, which is free, and after feeding us with more information said her goodbyes and left . . . a great experience of Malay people and their willingness to help 😊
If you ever come to Kuala Lumpur don't just see it as a passing point, spend a day or 2 here as there some great places to see, and get yourself down to Little India
. . . TAXI !!!!!!!!! 😊
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