Malaysia

Lady in Malaysia

Nine hours is a long time to spend on a train. By the time I arrive in Kuala Lumpur from Penang, I can’t wait to stretch my legs. I have less than 12 hours left in Malaysia before traveling to the Philippines, but I’m not ready to go yet.

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Lady in Penang

Penang. A Shangri-La, a distant spice island in a mysterious legend. The Far East, full of traders and sailing ships, the meeting place of Easterners and the coveted jewel of Westerners. The final destination on my Malaysia travels.

Clan House in Penang

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Lady in the Cameron Highlands

Driving up into the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, the roads become increasingly winding. As my ears pop for the millionth time, I look out the window at the lush surroundings dotted with giant greenhouses. Many of them are growing strawberries and other produce that can’t take the heat in the country’s lower altitudes.

Cameron Highlands in Malaysia

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Lady in Ipoh

The sky is magenta. I scramble out of my seat, nearly toppling the woman next to me, and run to the opposite window to get a photo. And a video. It is one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen, and it reminds me why I decided to travel by train in Malaysia.

Sunset in Ipoh

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