Sunday, February 24, 2008
Kuala Lumpur and on to the Beach
Mia strains against some serious G forces as she teeter totters with Joe at one of Kuala Lumpur's incredible playgrounds.
Mia jumps from stone to stone in one of Kuala Lumpur's beautiful inner city parks.
The view from the balcony of our couch surfing hosts home. Kuala Lumpur is like a modern fairytale. It's theme music is Panic at the Disco because that's what I listen to when I run there.
Joe and Mr S. get comfortable. Much of the comfort comes from the knowledge that the sarong has been tied correctly and will not fall to the floor with the slightest breeze.
The master planned community of Putra Jaya just outside of Kuala Lumpur.
Mr S. and his family taking us on a tour of the city. Great people.
Mia reads a book in our up stairs bedroom in 'Serendah'. Serendaaaaahhh... 4 stylish retreat homes nestled in the jungle an hour outside of KL. It's soooo relaxing until the sun sets and the house fills with...
...GIANT ANTS! ROOOAAAAAAAAA!!! Also GIGANTIC GECKOS the size of your ARM that fight at the foot of your bed and up and down the walls in the middle of the night, spattering the room with terror and blood as they chew each others heads with razor sharp reptilian teeth! RAAAAAAAA!
A frothy waterfall adds oxygen to the water for fish just a five minute stroll from Serendah.
Marla pauses for a breath of crisp mountain air outside the 'Tin Shed' retreat home. Also Serendah.
Marla sneaks a peek at Mia's trashy romance novel during a very fancy bus ride. We had to pay an extra gas tax for this bus because it consumes so much extra fuel hauling around all those curtains. It was worth every penny.
Farid the fish gave his life so that you could have a very nice desktop background. Click for a larger image and then right click to download.
Mia and Marla in a Khota Baru market.
Marla settles for nothing but the finest textiles. (Textiles means fabrics)
This snake "charmer" put a really sleazy 2008 spin on the whole tradition by pretending to be a DJ and wearing his pants too tight while he smooth talked the snake. Then he tried to sell us snake oil. That is a live cobra he is carelessly blabbering at. I bought some oil and rubbed it on my legs. It made me potent in bed.
The view from our chalet in Pulau Perhentian Besar.
Mia prepares for a dip in the ocean. She would have looked more serious if she knew she was about to see a SHARK and a GIANT RAY and a TITAN TRIGGER FISH! Or maybe she wouldn't. She is pretty level headed.