Kuala Lumpur, Hiking Gunung Angsi

A perfect breakfast, teh tarik or 'pulled tea' in a bag. This is the most civilized way to recover from jetlag; with a sweet milky frothy iced tea.

A perfect breakfast, teh tarik or ‘pulled tea’ in a bag. This is the most civilized way to recover from jetlag; with a sweet milky frothy iced tea.

Upon leaving the states, we made a quick weekend pit stop in Kuala Lumpur, one of our favorite eating cities, to pick up visas for our current stay in Bali. While in town for the weekend we met up with Ana, owner of LaZat cooking school where we learned to make amazing Beef Rendang on our last visit. She offered to take us hiking in the outskirts of the city and we gamely joined in.

Ana took us on a monster of a hike; 9 miles up and down a jungle mountain! I survived with only one leech attack and some very sore legs.

Boozy rice porridge, apparently a traditional pre-trek breakfast full of energy and alcohol. ;)

Boozy rice porridge, apparently a traditional pre-trek breakfast full of energy and alcohol. 😉

All smiles before the big climb.

All smiles before the big climb.

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It felt like such an achievement to reach the top.

It felt like such an achievement to reach the top.

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IMG_1182 IMG_1181 IMG_1126After this day of hiking, I’ll admit we were hobbling around a bit…our fitness routine has been a bit lacking since completing our Divemaster program. So we recuperated with lots of tasty Indian food and Roti Canai. The food in Malaysia has become so familiar and old hat to us, I failed to take many photos of it. I promise not to make that mistake next time, and hopefully ‘next time’ will be right around the corner! Each visit to Malaysia finds us even more enthralled with the cuisine, the culture, and the people. And each time we fly out, we leave whispering in wonder at how much we love the place.

The gorgeous Petronas Towers.

The gorgeous Petronas Towers.

One of our favorite spots for Roti Canai, the fact that it's open 24 hours is a major bonus.

One of our favorite spots for Roti Canai, the fact that it’s open 24 hours is a major bonus.

Banana leaf meals, love these places, but sadly didn't find the time for it on this visit to KL.

Banana leaf meals, love these places, but sadly didn’t find the time for it on this visit to KL.

We even managed to discover a whole new neighborhood, Brickfields, which is a colorful tangle of roads with rows of bangle shops, sari stores, and restaurants specializing in South Indian cuisine.

A vegetarian banana leaf meal, one of my favs.

A vegetarian banana leaf meal, one of my favs.

A shop of technicolor deities, this was my fav.

A shop of technicolor deities, this was my fav.

Bangle shop in Brickfields, KL

Bangle shop in Brickfields, KL

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3 thoughts on “Kuala Lumpur, Hiking Gunung Angsi

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