In April I had the opportunity to travel to Malaysia with Katie and Angela. Our plan for our trip consisted of beaches, multicultural food and sun. Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures from all over Asia and that was highly evident in all parts of Malay life. We spent one day in the capital Kuala Lumpur and then four days on the island of Penang.
A highly populated, sprawling city filled with dozens of different types of people. We wandered past Chinatown, Little India, the Muslim Quarter and old colonial buildings. Mixed in with all this were towering modern skyscrapers. The city was a blend of old and new, foreign and native.
A park in the financial district
A delicious meal of different curried vegetables
This monkey, at the caves, snatched my water bottle right out of my hand
The entrance to the Batu Caves
Penang is an island on the north-west coast of Malaysia, close to the Thai border. We stayed at an adorable hostel across the street from the beach in the town Batu Ferringhi. We spent our days hanging out at the beach, eating meals like hobbits and soaking up the Malaysian sunshine.
Katie on the beach
The secluded beach we found after hiking through the national park on the island
A mass of pigeons in Georgetown
One of the mosques in Georgetown
Ninja fighting on the beach
The perfect Malaysian sendoff