Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Time to Kick Back

It's been a hectic year so far and a well deserved break was in order. First stop on the list - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Adjusting to the fast pace of the big smoke took a couple days but it was worth it. KL is a fast developing capital and moves at an equal pace. The city is a melting pot of different cultures and religions making for interesting days filled with visits to shrines, temples and mosques, all equally as beautiful. The downtown Petronas towers were amazing and a contrast to the surrounding areas.
Petronas Towers
Do-it-yourself satay

Next stop was Brunei. We arrived in the quiet capital, Bandar Seri Begawan on the 20th. The city was gorgeous and incredibly quiet compared to the often chaotic Phnom Penh. We spent the days relaxing and visiting some of the amazing mosques in town. We also took a trip down to Kampong Ayer, the largest water village in the world and down the river further to see the proboscis monkeys. The city was very chilled and the people were incredibly friendly, as they seem to be in this part of the world. Today it took us four buses and a boat to get to the closest border town, Miri, in Sarawak. Exhausted, we've left the exploring for the coming days. Christmas in Borneo is sounding perfect to me!

Brunei's mosques

Kampong Ayer
Bako National Park, Sarawak

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