This trip was very spontaneous—being the wanderlust that I am—I jokingly said to my Mum that I wanted to tag along on her business trip, and what started out as some casual comment turned into an opportunity to visit the country I have heard about from some of my really good friends from Uni.
It is no secret that Asia holds a special place in my heart. From the mish-mash of cultures, people, food, Art and even places, there is just something that draws me in and leaves me wanting more. So the Chance to visit Malaysia was double the excitement.
We traveled from Abuja, Nigeria and after two layovers in Addis-Ababa and BangKok, and what seems like 24 hrs we landed in Kuala Lumpur. But that was not our final destination. We had to take another flight to Penang which was where my Mum was going to have her conference.
Upon arriving at KL International Airport, I was highly impressed. My jet lagged self was too hyped running on high energy that I was just beyond myself trying to take in all the sights. I am one of those people who is easily impressed by airports and their unique features—Singapore airport is on my Bucket list FYI!
From the collage above, I have a picture of Lee Min Ho, I noticed that his charms and charisma has crossed the shores of South Korea and seems to be a Global thing seeing that his face was plastered everywhere.
My curiosity was also drawn to the two Asian Men with cup noodles. I remember on my trip to Korea two years ago, on the plane between meal 1 and 2, the noodles aroma was everywhere. I now realize that cup noodles was to Asians (excuse the generalization) what Meat pie is to Nigerians.
After a few hours and a short plane and taxi ride, we found ourselves at our hotel in Penang. I have to say, the gorgeous night view from the hotel and also the places we passed by on the way left me all excited to explore Penang. The Hotel had a lot of brochures for guests and even though Penang is a small Island state, it looked like there was a lot to do!
I got ready for bed, made myself a cuppa—Tea is Bae—and opened up my phone to find out what I missed whilst I was air-bound. A lot can happen in a day y’all….I also made plans to meet my very good friend Minah who was driving over to Penang the next day to show me around.
Read about what we got up to in the next post. P.S it involved late night street food, Art Murals and so much more. Don’t forget to add me up on Social media and say hi. Plus you can leave me comments below about your best travel destination or if you have been to Malaysia, a memorable thing about the place.