Thursday, December 03, 2009

#best09 1. best trip

We headed on a whim to Malaysia, to be honest I wasn’t expecting much. Just 9 days, no real plans. Vaguely we thought we’d be backpacking for a week or so somewhere hot and steamy. It took a lot of convincing the Not Boyfriend to book our first few nights in a comfortable hotel, with no risk of bed bugs. For less than the price of a 2 star room in Lorne, we got air con, quirky Malaysian TV, a modern bathroom and a king size bed. A sumptuous buffet breakfast, free wifi and the perfect location in historic Melaka sealed the deal.

We ended up staying a week – eating chendol, gorging on assam curries, having massages, hanging out at the night market, encountering boiling pots of satay flavoured lava,meeting wonderful people, being enchanted and doing all those things couples are meant to do on holidays.

I've been living in Australia for over 20 years and I'm only just realising the wonders of having Asia in the backyard.

Where to next? Thailand? Vietnam? Laos? I did mention to a certain food loving friend that perhaps we should consider a cooking school sojourn - now that's a fine idea!

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Blogger Chai said...

If you liked Malacca, I think you'd like Ipoh and Penang.
It's similar but different, the food.
Eg. Penang Laksa, which is quite different from the more well known laksa that you get here. I dont like this Laksa version but my mum prefers it.

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