Monday, February 21, 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A couple of weeks ago we were in Kuala Lumpur (KL). It was the first destination on the trip that was new to us both. It was fun to navigate a new city together, and also to catch a break from a certain traveling companion saying, "The last time I was here ..."

Here are a few of things I liked about this city:

1. Affordable and accessible public transportation. KL has a great light rail system that we used multiple times each day we were there.

2. New money and conversion rates. The Malaysian currency is the ringgit. Three ringgits amount to approximately one US dollar.

3. Culture and religion. KL is the first place I've visited that's predominantly Muslim. It was interesting to be surrounded by women with head scarves, hear the call to prayer each day and see the items for sale at local markets.

We visited one of the mosques.

4. The Petronas Towers. The towers are one of the must-see attractions in the city. They sell a limited number of tickets each day to go up to the sky bridge. We tried not once, but twice to acquire tickets and, unfortunately, weren't successful.