I got back tonight to the Bay Area, where it is possible to walk outside without sweating. Oh California weather, how I love thee.
A few photos from my three days in Kuala Lumpur, which is the capital of Malaysia.
"I know where Kuala Lumpur is!" you say indignantly.
Don't be snarky, Gentle Reader.
Kuala Lumpur is cheap. For $97 US per night, we stayed in the hotel rated #1 by tripadvisor.com.
TripAdvisor raved about the excellent service of this hotel. Indeed, upon arrival and check-in, rather than handing us the room keys, the receptionist got out from behind the desk and walked us to the elevator and up to our room. Thumbs up!
Alas, what did I find scuttling over the marble bathroom floor? A cockroach, pictured here in the middle of the door ledge. I will have to demote my 5 star rating to 4.8 stars.
The Malaysian History Museum says these are the coins Malaysians used for currency, in the olden days. Imagine carrying around this huge beetle-stone as spare change!
Malaysia has a lot of people. This was the shopping mall next to our hotel.
It frightened me.
Malaysian desserts follow a format:
1. Get some oranges or mangoes or strawberries, or any type of fruit. If there is no fruit handy, find some red beans, or even just sweet dough.
2. Squeeze it into jelly!
More photos later of Malaysia, and also of Singapore.