Mat Salleh in Malyasia (White People in Malaysia)

A few weeks ago Chris and I traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Chris had training for work, and I decided to go along and see the sights.  Chris has actually spent a good deal of time in Malaysia for work and thought I would really like it there.  He was right – KL is absolutely amazing!  It is a very westernized city. It was great to walk around and feel like I was in a familiar place.

Malaysia is a partially Muslim country and a majority of the women are covered up – some completely from head to toe.  Thankfully, they don’t expect foreigners to do the same, but you do get a few stares when you walk around in shorts.  One of my friends in Ulsan had mentioned that it was really hot, but after you realized that you were just going to be sweaty all day, you would be fine.  I figured it would be no big deal. I grew up in the heat and humidity of Houston, and it shouldn’t be too bad.  I was wrong.  It was HOT and so, so humid.  Fortunately for me, they have a similar mindset to Houston and crank the AC wherever they can.  We would walk from one air conditioned area to another and made it through without too many issues with the heat.

One of the best things about this trip was that Chris’s co-workers signed up for the same training.  It was great for me because he brought his wife Christine with him!  This means I had a friend to run around with during the day while the guys were in training.  Christine and I had a general idea of what we wanted to do in KL and I am pretty proud to say that we made most of everything happen!

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