Kuala Lumpur – Day 86

We spent our last few days in Hanoi, Vietnam with our new friends Li Lien, her husband Trung, and their adorable girls Mixu and Kem. They hosted us for 3 nights, cooked us dinners, answered a million questions, and took us around the city! It was really great getting that unique and personal feel for life in Hanoi.

   
 
  

The original plan was fly to Qatar from Hanoi. However, finding a reasonably priced flight was either more than 24 hours, or had 3 layovers. We decided to break up the journey to the middle East by stopping in Malaysia and Sri Lanka. 

We flew into Kuala Lumpur (KL) airport, and spent some time exploring the city. We only really spent a day in KL, so we didn’t get to see much. We’re not as young as we used to be; we take it easy these days instead of rushing to fit in as much as possible ;). 

One thing we could not miss was the Petronas Towers. When construction completed in 1998, they were the tallest buildings in the world. They were surpassed in 2004 by……Taipei 101! They remain, however, the tallest twin towers in the world. Fun Fact: The architect who designed the towers, César Pelli, also designed the Cira Centre in Philadelphia!

Petronas Towers

  
  
 

Berjaya Times Square has a theme park inside complete with a roller coaster

   

Chinatown Flea Market, Petaling Street

 Unfortunately, a thunderous monsoon interupted our plans for further exploring. We ended up spending some time in a tea shop, where we had a tea ceremny and tried and learned about all different kinds of Chinese style teas. 

 
There is so much more to KL and even Malaysia, we definitely want to come back some day and spend more time here. But we know one thing now, it’s HOT in April. 

 

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