A wonderful introduction to Malaysia

We left London on the 26th of April and arrived in Kuala Lumpur on the 27th. After twenty hours of travel surprisingly we felt fine when our friends picked us up at the airport. However, I didn’t pull the camera out of my bag until the following day. We had two full days in KL and most of the time was spent catching up with our friends who we hadn’t seen in a year and enjoying wonderful food. This city has some great places to eat.

Since I’m still getting caught up on sleep this post won’t be long or coherent. Luckily last night I fell asleep around 7 pm. Unfortunately I was wide awake at 4 am. Miles was surprised when we took him on a walk before 5.

Below you will find some random photos from our first full day. My brain was on autopilot at the time, so I’m not sure I can give you too much detail. I do remember walking around and soaking it in. This is a vibrant city. Our time there was short, but I enjoyed every second.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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53 Responses to A wonderful introduction to Malaysia

  1. What a great collage. I’m just realizing I’ve never seen photos of Kuala Lumpur. Do your friends like living there?

    • TBM says:

      They do. They were born and raised there. Over the years they have lived in different countries but both returned to KL.

  2. hillarypat says:

    Beautiful pictures- I can’t wait to hear more about your amazing trip!

  3. Colline says:

    This looks like a fascinating place to visit.

  4. Fergiemoto says:

    What a lovely collage! I think when you are in a new and exciting place, everything seems to whiz by because there is so much to take in and so much you want to do. At least, that has been some of my experiences.
    Someday I hope to visit here. I missed out when my hubby traveled there recently on business. Dang health issues. Oh well, maybe another time.
    In the meantime, I will live vicariously through your wonderful photos!

    • TBM says:

      There are many things whizzing by you in this city. I love taking it all in and not overwhelming myself with information. Sometimes it’s nice to just look and appreciate. I’m sorry you missed the recent trip and I really do hope you get to go in the future. I know you would take stunning photos whilst there and there are tons of beautiful birds.

  5. aFrankAngle says:

    Good start to sharing your journey. I imagine Miles was happy to see you return …. but I hope you haven’t forgotten the ball.

  6. poppytump says:

    I sense a lot of colourful pictures to come TBM …. lovely !

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It’s great to go back even if it’s in your photos!

    • TBM says:

      I do love seeing photos on blogs to places I’ve been. they always spark memories and bring a smile to my face. I hope you enjoy the rest of the photos Gilly.

  8. Jackie says:

    Wonderful captures! It looks like it was an amazing trip.

    • TBM says:

      It’s one of those trips when you don’t want to put the camera down. I did of course so I could also experience it with my travel companions, but it was hard to. Thanks Jackie.

  9. pattisj says:

    I love seeing how the architecture varies from country to country. Thanks for sharing. Your post seems pretty coherent to me. 🙂

  10. andreamorales says:

    beautiful pictures!

  11. Daniel says:

    Oh how I love Kuala Lumpur! When I was six years old, living in Angola, I had a very good friend from Malaysia and since meeting her and her family, my dream has always been to see Malaysia! It is a beautiful country indeed!

    Daniel
    http://www.myworldatyourfingertips.com

    • TBM says:

      I was wowed by the country. As soon as we landed I knew it would be a trip of a lifetime and it lived up to that expectation.

  12. Looks wonderful, and I love the collage :). Keep ’em coming!

  13. Sweet Tooth Travels says:

    Looks awesome!

  14. Your collage reflects your description of the city…vibrant. Enjoy your trip:-)

  15. samokan says:

    I miss the food in KL.

    • TBM says:

      I do as well. Each meal was different and wonderful. Our friends were great about introducing us to different types of food and they would order all of their favorite dishes so we could sample a lot.

  16. winsomebella says:

    Great travelogue, TBM 🙂

  17. Alessio says:

    We’re visiting KL this summer. Any places we should definitely see? 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Since we spent more time with friends I’m not sure I can give you the best answer to your question. I know I really enjoyed seeing the Batu Caves just outside of KL (I’ll post about that later today). My best advice is to get a guide book from the bookstore or library and see what sights you really want to see. We only had two days there and our main goal was to spend time with our friends. How long will you be there? Are you going to other parts of Malaysia–I can give a better opinion about the places and things we did in Sabah.

      • Alessio says:

        Thanks for your reply – I wrote down the Batu Caves on my notes :). We’ll be in KL for about 2 to 4 days, we don’t know. All we know is that we fly to Bangkok, go diving on Ko Tao and then we go south..we have no idea about Malaysia. After Malaysia, we plan to visit Singapore, then fly to Jakarta, go until Bali, then fly back to Bangkok.

      • TBM says:

        Wow, that is quite the itinerary. We wished we had more time to visit other countries, but once we started reading about Malaysia we realized there was much we wanted to see, especially in Sabah. One thing I do suggest is sampling different types of food in KL. I loved all the food. Unfortunately I didn’t write down the names of places so you might want to look up different places. And be adventurous when ordering. We were lucky, our friends live there and they ordered tons for us, which gave us a lot to try.

  18. Love the collage! Images bursting with colors, culture and adventures.

  19. fgassette says:

    What a wonderful place to visit. I hope you post more photos

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  20. The architecture looks so interesting and the colors are so vibrant. A far cry from here in the US. Was this common around Malaysia or just in KL?

    • TBM says:

      We didn’t spend that much time in cities while there. Most of the time was spent in the jungle, along rivers, and on a beach.

  21. Novroz says:

    Nice photos…Buddhist and Hindu temples are always colorful.
    Some of my friend who had visited KL also said that it was a nice place

  22. Caroline says:

    This does look fascinating. The red is so strong.

  23. The Hook says:

    A wonderful introduction indeed!

  24. great photos-you can almost hear the sounds of the city

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