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Sungai Gombak

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  • Day106

    Monday is a day of rest

    September 17 in Malaysia

    The last day of Mother Hash's 80th Anniversary party was yet again awesome. I missed the Sake Hash unfortunately, but I did join in the Agana H3 circle (they're from Guam). Fun and funny!

    After the venue closed, we went to the Royal Selangor Club, which is the original Hash House. We found a member who opened the Hash Bar for us, but not to drink in, only to look at the walls. On one wall is a paper scroll with the hand-written lineage of every hash kennel in the world! I found both Okinawa and Sembach, my kennels from Japan and Germany, respectively. Here are their lineages:

    Kuala Lumpur (Mother) H3, founded 1938.
    Singapore H3, founded 1962.
    Taipei H3, founded 1973.
    Okinawa H3, founded 1979.
    Gulf Coast H3, founded 1990.
    Sembach H3, founded 1999.

    I am exhausted on a rock star level, so today is just sleeping, laundry, lunch, napping, and packing. I have to pick up my friend at 7 am to go to the airport in the morning. Why does morning have to start so early?! 😉

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day43

    Computer statt Lokführer

    February 13 in Malaysia

    In KL (so sagen wir hier zu Kuala Lumpur; cool, oder?) angekommen mussten wir nur noch kurz mit dem Stadt-Zug zum Hotel. Der fährt hier streckenweise vollautomatisiert ohne Lokführer, da hat man vorne raus eine super Perspektive. Quasi direkt neben unserem Hotel hat man die auch, und zwar auf die schöne Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Moschee mit einigen Hochhäusern im Hintergrund.

  • Day62

    Tag 62: Kuala Lumpur (KL)

    March 11, 2017 in Malaysia

    15:00 Uhr Ankunft in Kuala Lumpur! Jetzt sind es wieder 7 Stunden Zeitverschiebung und heute hat es hier heftigst gewittert und geregnet ⛈
    Unser Hostel liegt in China Town, und wir sind ziemlich nah beim Central Market. Mal schauen, was die nächsten Tage so bringen!
    ~> Voll motiviert für Land No.3 🤗🎉

  • Day2

    KL by foot

    January 10, 2017 in Malaysia

    I woke up, redid my vietnam visa... well between a computer glitch and my own shortcomings I entered Roedolf DOB instead of mine for my visa. Luckily its fixable in 48 hours before we arrive on Friday and only $19 "skoolgeld"!! Lesson learned you can never triple check enough.

    We decided to beat the heat and walk to the KL towers from our airbnb. It was a fascinating experience... health and safety hazards all around... smelly markets that almost left me puking and just watching KL life. Being a mom here has it's challenges. She calmly crossed the road and juggled the traffic. I was fascinated by this scene.

    7 hours away from Aus, we are embracing the 3rd world flat white

    {Issy}
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  • Day2

    Can nothing go right today?

    May 24 in Malaysia

    It was one of those days... As we only have 2.5 days in KL today we were determined to make the most and just visit lots of things.

    First of all as our room is like a prison cell it has zero daylight and so getting up early is just impossible (I refuse to put my alarm on while travelling unless absolutely necessary!) By the time we got out it was 11am, but we were determined it was still doable.

    First stop Batu Caves, an unmissable experience supposedly. We got to to the train station and waited 45mins for the train. There was work on the train line so we then had to get a shuttle bus, we waited another 30 mins before it could leave, then we jumped on another train, waiting 40 mins again for it to leave... We got there at 2pm! Starving was not the word! So we decided to go for lunch and ordered the quickest thing on the menu, Roti Chani. It took 45 mins to get it!!! We then hiked up a million steps in the 90% humidity, watched a man get robbed by a monkey (who carries a banana around monkeys and doesn't expect to be robbed?!), got to the top and couldn't have been more disappointed. There was scaffolding all over the inside. 😭 Having seen a lot if caves and temples this was by far the least impressive especially as it took 3 hours to get there instead of the expected 45 mins and took 5 mins to see it... Although grumpiness was running high we put brave faces on and headed back. It took 39 mins to get back.

    Next stop Medeka Square, a mosque and the national mosque. Humidity was reaching its max now and it was so difficult to walk. We wandered round and didn't hit too many barriers along the way apart from everything being shut! Luckily the National Mosque was open. I was so surprised how modern it was. It didn't have a dome or anything particularly Islamic on the outside. Inside a guide answered a few questions about Islam. Did you know that the crescent and star is a cultural thing and has no reference to the religious scriptures?

    Time to leave and head towards the famous Petronas Towers... Just as we put our bags on ready to leave the clouds went black and a huge storm came in. There was no way we were going in that we would jusy give wet to the bone. So they let us just sit in a corner to sit out the storm. It took an hour and 15 mins... It was just about clearing so we went to the station to get the train. Next stop Petronas Tower for the light show at 8pm. We got to the platform and the train was going to be 35 mins. It was now 7:40pm,so we ran back to the road and jumped in a Grab. He wasn't quite sure where the light show was but dropped us off as near as he could. We then ran through the park and just missed it! Shattered, hungry and hot we just sat at the water fountains to relax. And guess what the show started again! It wasn't just a once a night thing. We were super happy and relieved that one thing went right 😊 Then we headed to the Alor Market for food. Unfortunately it wasn't what expected and was actually a street of restaurants so we found one that sold Laksa and Prawn Mee. The laksa was just incredible so so tasty! Feeling energised we wandered round the streets and found a live open mic type band on a street corner. A really lovely end to a not so well planned day 😊

    The next day we had booked our bus to go to Penang so we just went out for lunch and ate Char Kuey Teow and Chilli Pan Mee. The humidity was so unbearable today so I was so glad to be in air conditioned bus.

    To Penang!!
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  • Day1

    Country number 5 in the bag!

    Woweeee what a change from the previous countries. There are no scooters, no horns blasting, driving on the left (and only the left not in both directions in one lane!), no pushing, the radio commentator and songs were in English, the car had seat belts, everyone spoke English, you can cross the road without fear of being runover and they even have contactless?!

    So we were supposed to arrive at the more respectable hour of 7:45pm in time to checkin to the hotel and have dinner at a reasonable time. Luck was not on our side. The plane was delayed by 4 hours so we arrived at 10:45pm, struggled to get a taxi from the airport (an hour away from the city), eventually arrived at the hotel at 12:20am, couldn't get into the hotel and eventually got in at 1am. Although very tired we were starving as we hadn't eaten since 9am! Luckily it is Ramadan and sourcing food is not a problem. We went across the road for a yummy Nasi Goreng. Phew! What a day. Our plan for the morning is to attempt to get up by 10am visit the Batu Caves and then see Zara who lives in KL and who we met when hiking up Fansipan.

    Wups... so I forgot that KL is an hour ahead and didn't wake up till 11am! I think I was tired! Nevertheless we got up, showered and were out by 12 and that's when the rain came. The heavens opened and there was a huge storm. It didn't last long so we waited and then headed to a local market nearby to have a wander and grab some food. Will ordered the Prawn Clay Pot with brown rice, it was super tasty! Then the heavens opened again, this time we aren't so sure it will stop... We are now stuck in the foodhall hoping for a clear opening at some point!

    Zara came to the rescue and picked us up I her car. She took us to her home town Putrajaya where we saw the administrative city where the prime minister ministers and King lives. It was interesting to hear about the political changes in Malaysia recently, about Malaysian people, about Ramadan and she helped us plan the rest of our time in Malaysia! In the afternoon we went to the Ramadan Baazar for food! It was just after 5 and most people come here after work to pick up their food, take it home to their families ready to break the fast at 7:20pm. We bought soo much food!Cakoi - bread
    Roti Baghdad with cheese and chicken
    Lemang with beef rendang
    Kuih pelita
    Roti john
    Although very tempting we didn't eat the food we didn't want to feel disrespectful so we decided to jump on a train back to the hotel (they even have a metro system!) and eat dinner there. We then spent the rest of the evening planning our next couple of days.

    It's crazy how we different and developed Malaysia is compared to everywhere we have been. I honestly wasn't expecting it!
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  • Day29

    Final Destination

    October 31 in Malaysia

    Nach einer suuuuper erholsamen Nacht (das Bett im Resort war mit Abstand das bequemste der ganzen Reise) und einem wahsinns Frühstück verbrachten wir den Tag bis zum Nachmittag am Pool - ein letztes Mal diesen Urlaub und wohl bis nächstes Jahr. Danach hieß es für uns ein letztes Mal: Backpacks packen und umziehen. Für unsere letzten Tagen hatten wir uns ein Hotelzimmer im Zentrum von Kuala Lumpur gebucht. Nach einer erfrischenden Dusche machten wir uns auf der suche nach einem Restaurant fürs Abendessen. Danach schlenderten wir noch durch den Nachtmarkt in Chinatown und legten uns beide noch einen Koffer zu 🛄😅. Da jeder von uns 2 Gepäckstücke mit zurück nach Deutschland nehmen darf und es in Kuala Lumpur unzählig viele, riesige Shoppingmalls gibt, wollen wir die Gelegenheit hemmungslos einzukaufen natürlich nicht entgehen lassen. Und schließlich mussten wir ja auch noch Mitbringsel einkaufen 🤷🏻‍♀️.Read more

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