The last post was about Singapore, but we've since moved on. About a week ago, we were in a marina for a few days in Port Dickson, Malaysia. We traveled from there to the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, a booming city, and Melaka, the historic town by the coast. Both places were absolutely packed with food and amazing things to do.
First on out inland Malaysia trip was Kuala Lumpur, or KL. Let me tell you, we were blown away by the beautiful city of KL. It's was an hour drive from Port Dickson to KL, and as soon as we entered the stylish city, we started our parade of drab and simple boaters in our T-shirts and sunburns. After checking into our hotel, we painted the town. We partied and tore it up. No, no. I'm just joking. We went to a museum.
The next few days were a blast. We had great food, visited old friends that we had sailed with on Little Dafne, went up the tallest twin towers in the world, went to an Islamic museum, and saw a movie. No, not a documentary. Charlie's Angels, if you must know. It was quite good. All in all, we had a fantastic time in KL, and to be honest, I would have like to stay longer.
But, no, we're not done yet. We still have one more adventure to go on. Melaka!! Melaka is a small town on the coast of mainland Malaysia. It's not known for its Westernism, unlike KL. No, Melaka was the original place that all three colonial occupiers (British, Portuguese, Dutch), so there are Portuguese forts and and a Catholic church. Now, Melaka is a beautiful town. One of the most amazing things about it is the night market. It's a long street that they cut off from cars and fill with delicious candies, mango juices, quail eggs, and oysters. This particular market has the spiciest ice cream in the world (I, like, took the tiniest taste, and I swear, I was, like, dying). We also got foot massages. It was an amazing night, the only downside being that we couldn't get a car home at first, and when we finally did, it was almost 1 am.
These few trips that we did were absolutely awesome and I really loved seeing these major places in Malaysia. Stayed tuned for the next post, Penang, Malaysia!