‘Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.’ – Rabindranath Tagore
Seeing as almost every afternoon here in Malaysia has brought thunder showers, today’s quote is very apt for my current lifestyle.
This week started with a stellar food tour in Kuala Lumpur. We started the tour with the ladies getting jasmine flower bracelets, then to Little India
and eating with our right hands only,
after that, some delightful treats at some street vendors
with a finish in Chinatown. All n’ all – yummy!
Then we made one final tour of the twin towers of KL to then head off to Ipoh – a place we heard that the food is worth trying and a good way to break up our trip to the Cameron Highlands.
So, our first morning, we tried dim sum.
It was delicious and so cheap, especially, compared with what the prices are in the West for this food.
There is more in Ipoh than we thought, as we hired a taxi to take us to Kek Lok Tong Cave and Zen Gardens, a bit like the Batu Caves, but cleaner, less crowded and completely different religion. I loved this place as it’s so refreshing, cool and quiet. It was a very beautiful place to find. The Zen gardens are a great place to take a stroll and enjoy the beauty and sculptures. (some more photos of this spot are at the bottom)
To help set our mood for the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands, we went to the STG Tea House Cafe with excellent tea and cakes, plus brilliant WiFi in a nice setting in Ipoh.
Then, it was a taxi ride to the Cameron Highlands where I am now, on my birthday and the hotel even fashioned me with a lovely cake. Where has been the most unusal place you’ve spent your birthday or what is the most unusal thing you have done on your birthday?
Oh, forgot to say, I tried my first steamboat meal – glad I did, it was an experience!
Kek Lok Tong Cave and Zen Garden photos: