After Singapore it was time to move on to Malaysia. We spent about two weeks exploring the country with our first city being the capital of Kuala Lumpur. KL is a bustling modern metropolis that we both instantly liked. It has the same bright light feel as Singapore, but with a little more of the wild west craziness that most people associate with Southeast Asia. Here are a few tips for two days in the home of the famed Petronas Towers: Kuala Lumpur.
In the hill country of Sri Lanka lies the sleepy mountain town of Ella. It’s quiet and peaceful, yet has enough to keep anyone busy for a couple days. It boasts some beautiful sights : Little Adam’s Peak , The Nine Arches Bridge, and tea fields as far as the eye can see. We managed to see all of them in one day-long hike that will take you to all of the area’s best spots. Want to know how to do it? Keep reading!
If you read my first post, you’ll know we have quite the trip ahead. It took a lot of saving, planning, and research, but in the end it was worth the time and effort.
So how did we do it?
Have no fear, The Shoestring Trekkers are back!
It was looking like the page was going to fall into the abyss of the interwebs, but fear not! Honestly, as soon as we got home everything just sort of fell back into place like we never left. I can’t tell you how many blogs I read that all said the same thing : you may come home much different from when you left, but what you left behind will be the exact same. It really is so true. If I didn’t have 14 months worth of memories crammed in my head, I would think I never left.
I can still remember the first time I ever heard of the Czech Budweiser. It was 2011 and I was in Vienna, drinking at the hostel with my buddy Dominic. I asked the bartender what he had for good beers and he replied “Budweiser”. I gave him some wise crack somewhere along the lines of “listen buddy I didn’t travel halfway around the world to drink a Budweiser”. At this point he must have thought I was some ignorant American (and rightfully so), and proceeded to explain where the name Budweiser comes from and how the original Budweiser is really a Czech beer.