Kuala Lumpur in December


Maybe second best to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur was a great surprise.

Once we landed from Langkawi the taxi took us 60 KM away to the great Malay State Capital of Kuala Lumpur.

We stayed there for 3 days in a lovely 3* Hotel close to the city center. Breakfast was nice, lots of coffee and a chinese restaurant just next to our hotel.

Kuala Lumpur amazed us with its buildings, the many green places (parks, green boulevards, trees) as well as the mammoth infrastructure and transportation system.

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FollowMe to Paradise – Langkawi


After visiting Singapore and Bangkok, our next stop was in Langkawi, Malaysia. We flew with Malaysia Airlines, and we were very satisfied with their services despite the then recent events and the effect it had on their image.

The plane landed on Langkawi airport at 8 AM. The sun was shining on the beautiful sea, making the entire island sparkle. The amazing blend of colors immediately caught our attention. The blue of the see perfectly combined with the white sand and the vivid green that covered almost the entire island, created an exquisite painting.

After we took a taxi to the accommodation we were surprised to see that it was as we imagined it based on the website pictures and maybe more. There were about 14 houses on both sides of a central passage with small ponds, fish in the water, here and there, palm trees, a stream and many more plants that made it look like a community in the middle of nature itself.

Each of the houses could accommodate 2 couples. There was one on the ground floor and one at the 1st floor (this one was the one we chose as it also included air conditioning).

There was another “jaw-dropping” moment when we stepped on the beach and actually felt how it’s like to relax on a tropical island, see many other islands in the horizon, the amazing white sand, long beach and blue water.

The following day we were awaken by a strange noise as if someone was walking or maybe even running o the roof. We went outside to see what was happening and, guess what… there were monkeys all over the place: on the roofs, on the sidewalk, fighting with the housemaid, some were just watching the other fight and enjoying the show just as we did. We noticed afterwards that there were actually two types of monkeys: “good monkeys” and “naughty monkeys” as the sign at the entrance informed us.

We recommend you visit the island capital of Kuta as well as go up the cable car on one of the highest mountain peaks, see the amazing Langkawi Sky Bridge, take a boat trip and do some Island Hopping or see the Corals in Pulau Payar Marine Park, see the mangroves, sunbathe on the Cenang and Tengah Beaches and last but not least go to the Adventure Park or just drive along and do some incredible sightseeing.

Langkawi is a pearl of the Andaman Sea and one great Malay destination for both relaxation and adventure!

See you soon as we next discover the adventures we went through in Kuala Lumpur!

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Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand


After our luxurious trip to Singapore, we landed the next day in Bangkok…The difference between these cities shocked us. From the soap clean streets we were now in another world, the city of contrasts, “enjoying” the strong waste-water smell from the water streams and the heavy traffic of the city. We went to our accommodation for the early check-in at the hostel. We chose to switch from the 5 star hotel in Singapore to a hostel in Bangkok as we wanted to try to experience the thai way of living.

The hosts welcomed us with a cup of homemade coconut ice-cream and I must say that this was the most delicious ice-cream i have ever tasted.We left our luggage in the room and went out to explore the city, a little bit scared i would say. Our location was near a local market, so we entered to buy some fruits. Little did we know that in that market they were selling bugs, frogs, worms and many other “delicious” insects, that were waiting to be cooked.

We took a cab and asked the driver to take us to the city center. After a very long drive (the traffic was really bad), we arrived at our destination. We were amazed. The buildings, the temples, the architecture…It was extraordinary. Those days, the entire city was celebrating the King’s Birthday, and there were so many happy people in the street, selling traditional food, handmade clothes and accessories, coconuts, etc. There were elephant parades, dancing shows, everybody was celebrating. Bangkok suddenly became a fascinating world for us.

The next day, we rode the Tuk Tuk. We first did this just to check the experience off the “Bangkok to do” list, but we noticed that this was the easiest and the quickest way to get around the city. So the Tuk Tuk became our friend. It “tuk” us everywhere we wanted. We visited the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Temple of Reclining Buddha, Emerald Buddha, and many, many other temples and tourist attractions. We enjoyed the Thai cuisine, at least up to the point of eating bugs or other insects. We stopped in every market we passed by, to try the street food and their fruits. Of course we tasted the Thai traditional fruit – Durian – as everybody recommended us to try. Durian is a very large fruit that smells like rotten onion but some say that once you pass that awful smell, it tastes heavenly. Well, in my opinion, and it is only my personal opinion, its taste was also like rotten onion.
After a long day of visiting and walking around the city, we spoiled ourselves with a Thai Foot Massage on Khao San Road, which melt all the tiredness off.

We stayed in Bangkok for 2 days and we enjoyed every experience. It was a fascinating adventure. Bangkok should definitely be on your “cities to visit” list.

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