Bridge the Travel Gap

Tea, Street Food and Buddist Cave – Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh

‘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.

Street Food

Street Food tour Kuala Lumpur

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

Jasmine Bracelet

Jasmine Bracelet

and eating with our right hands only,

Tour Group

People from all over the world joined us on this tour.

after that, some delightful treats at some street vendors


Some tasty snacks at street stall

with a finish in Chinatown.  All n’ all – yummy!



Twin Towers

Twin Towers of KL

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.

Dim Sum

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)

Zen Gardens

Zen Gardens

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.

STG Tea House Cafe

STG Tea House Cafe

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?

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Oh, forgot to say, I tried my first steamboat meal – glad I did, it was an experience!


Steamboat Food in Cameron Highlands



Kek Lok Tong Cave and Zen Garden photos:


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