Bridge the Travel Gap

‘Adjusting Sails’ – Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, Malaysia

‘She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.’ – Elizabeth Edwards

This week’s quote really reflects my life at this time.

John and I are continuing our explorations of Malaysia. We’ve had some incredible experiences since arriving – things you just can’t plan.

Seat

300 year old seat at Settlement Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia

We love Malaysia, the food is great, the people are friendly and there are lots of interesting cultures all mixed together to make up the modern-day Malaysia.

We started this week in Kuala Lumpur (KL). We’ve fallen in love with the city and its delights, so we are extending our stay.

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square – lots of different architecture all in one square

So far, we’ve tasted excellent food from all over the world, gone to an historical musical show – MUD,

MUD

MUD – Musical about Kuala Lumpur

been to the beautiful Batu Caves/Temples with the monkeys (more photos at end),

Batu Caves

Batu Caves

went to a Japanese magic show

J & P Magic Show

J & P Magic Show

and went to the Islamic Arts Museum.

Islamic Arts Museum

Islamic Arts Museum – throne

Then we skirted off for a few days to Melaka – an old coastal town – over 700 years old.

Melaka

Melaka – Dutch Square

Our hotel happened to be celebrating its first year anniversary and we were kindly included in the celebrations.

1st Anniversary

1st Anniversary at the Settlement Hotel Celebrations

To get a very good feel for Malaysia’s multi-cultural history, Melaka is a great place to be, as it’s been occupied by the Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, British and Chinese. So it’s seen in the food and architecture. It was once known as the Venice of the East

River Boat Tour

River Boat Tour

and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. We’ve seen many of the old sites and joined in on one of the river boat tours.

Love & hugs! Debx

 

 

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