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We spent 2 weeks in Malaysia after crossing the border by first class bus from Singapore, a great first land crossing.  Our first 3 nights were spent in Kuala Lumpur, where we had 3 nights free at the Marriott with views of the Petronas Towers, a perk of using our Marriott Credit Card.  From Kuala Lumpur we headed north by bus to the Cameron Highlands, a region known for their tea production.  We learned all about the process of making tea on a great day tour and enjoyed some delicious Indian and Chinese foods.  From Cameron Highlands we again took a bus to the Island of Penang.  We stayed in Georgetown and enjoyed time with friends as well as searching for street art.  The street art in Georgetown was the highlight of our time in Malaysia.  We stayed at a great hotel called the Apollo Inn and really didn’t want to leave!  Our last stop in Malaysia was the Island of Langkawi where we relaxed for a few nights before heading into Thailand by ferry.  Check out our time in Malaysia here.

Tea fields in the cameron highlands

Rolling through the tea fields like Indiana Jones

After leaving Kuala Lumpur on our express bus with a driver on his cell phone that stopped every so often to drop off or pick up random people and pass vehicles like he was in a car, we arrived in the tea-producing mecca of Cameron Highlands.  There are many options for accommodation, most of which didn’t look very good, but thanks to Simone’s research skills, we found a quiet, clean guest house called Arundina with a friendly staff that was just a couple of blocks off of the main street.  We went to Cameron Highlands for the tea, but first we had to Continue Reading