Top 10 dishes to eat in Malaysia

Top 10 dishes to eat in Malaysia

We love to eat, and have no shame in getting fat during our stints in Malaysia. It’s inevitable. We enjoy the food to much to refrain from gluttony. Here’s why: Malaysia is a melting pot of culture. There are Singaporeans, French, Thais, Indonesians, Spaniards, Arabs, and other Europeans thrown into the mix, but the country is dominantly Chinese, Indian, and Malay – meaning there is a lot of options when it comes to eating! The…

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Comfort in Melaka, Malaysia

Comfort in Melaka, Malaysia

After leaving the slow pace of Laos, it was hard for us to re-adjust to life in the cluttered, chaotic city of Kuala Lumpur. We’ve been there before and know its ways, but still felt bombarded with smells, smog, and noise. We quickly made a visit to the 3rd Indian Embassy in attempts to get a visa because that was our next chosen destination. 3-5 days it was supposed to take to receive that pretty…

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Co-existing

Co-existing

Malaysia has proven to be one of the most alluring journeys so far. I entered the great country with an open mind, and left with a fine appreciation for the people, the land, the culture, and especially the food! I travelled for a little over a month and really got to dive into the diversity that is Malaysia. On a daily basis we would chat with locals who warmly welcomed us to their country, “Welcome…

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Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands

While wondering around one day in the Cameron Highlands, nestled in between sweeping valleys and mountains 5,000 feet above sea level, we came across a tour agency that had pretty moderate priced tours. Of of the most popular tourist attractions in the area is the tea plantations and the strawberry farms. So we paid our $7.35 and booked an adventure for the next day. When the bus picked us up that next morning bright and…

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Malaysia – Truly Asia

Malaysia – Truly Asia

Leaving Thailand was bittersweet. I was so looking forward to exploring the wonders of Malaysia, but I have developed quite the passion for Thailand, and always seem to have a hard time leaving. I have come to the executive decision, however,  that I will someday (in the near future) make Thailand my home, so I shouldn’t be as bummed to leave their wonderful country. I love the Thai people, I love their way of life,…

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Tastes of Malaysia

Tastes of Malaysia

Malaysia is unique in that it is, as its slogan states, Truly Asia. At the National Zoo I sat by a man who was eating mangoes out of a bag. He was dipping a wooden skewer into the bag and pulling out slices of mango that were coated lightly in a red power. I asked him about it, and he offered me one – “chilli power,” he said in English. Only moment ago he was…

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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

We stepped onto the ferry at Kuala Besut and began roaring toward Perhentian Islands off the coast of Malaysia. The land behind us began to disappear, the sky and open waters blending into the horizon. It’s not uncommon to see small fishing boats off the coast, usually manned by one or two fishermen hoping for a good days catch to take to a local market. I saw the longboat speeding toward us in the distance and…

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