WHERE WE CAME TOGETHER. Last August, the Mathias family embarked on a similar journey. Leanne, a good friend of mine from school, and her family left Vancouver in August and headed south to start their one year world adventure. While we had hoped to meet up along the way, we weren't sure of we could swing it. However, after we all agreed to some small detours and alterations in timelines we were able to meet up for a few days in Kuala Lumpur. It was great to swap stories, for the kids to meet new friends and to share in some "family time".

Planned excursions included the Batu caves, the Petronas towers and a wonderful lunch hosted by Leelin, Annette and family. Along the routes we found some interesting sights, food and markets. It was great to just slow down and hang out for a few days. For me it was amazing to sit back and let Steve take over the reins in planning and executing the day. Thanks Steve.

Trying out some Bak Chang in Petaling Street Market

Adventures downtown

Sunset by the hotel pool

The first day visit to the towers after a walk around the city – The Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest towers in the world from 1998 until 2004.


Batu Caves 

A wonderful lunch hosted by Leelin and friends Annette and Harry

Observation Deck on the 86th floor

Batu Caves – a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples just a train ride away in Gombak

Tapak Urban Street Dining food truck market 

The Skybridge that connects the two towers sits 170 meters off of the ground on the 41st floor – is the highest two story bridge in the world.

The Sky Bdrige

Batu Caves 

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