Keck Family Trip to Malaysia June 24, 2011
06.21.2011 - 07.06.2011
Our journey began on June 21, 2011 as Alex, Thad and I left Tulsa for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As our travel plans changed upon our arrival to San Francisco and missing our flight to Hong Kong, the real adventure began for all of us and it prepared us well for all that we have experienced here. We were redirected by American Airlines thru United to Seoul, South Korea and then on to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Words cannot begin to describe our excitement once we landed in Kuala Lumpur. As Alex said "We are finally here!", we arrived at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2011. As we knew would be the case before we left San Francisco, our bags did not travel with us. They did not come until Saturday night, June 25.
Friday, July 24, 2011
We began our day in a local eatery, where the boys and enjoyed a Banana Roti that was served with two dipping sauces, one was curry based the other, I am just not sure. Roti is similar to a crepe, except you roll crepes, these are laid out flat, like a thin pancake. As we have learned everything here, that is traditional, is served with dipping sauces and you must be prepared that one will include Curry. We drank freshly squeezed orange juice. Thad was not quite sure what to think about what we were served and opted to have a egg scrambled. It took longer for us to explain how to prepare Thad's egg then for them to take and serve our original order. I will say as we were the only white people (that is how the locals refer to us) in the restaurant, us eating with forks was a little out of place.
Once breakfast was finished we were off to purchase Durian. Not all the grocery stores offer Durian, due to its odor. It look like a Pineapple on steroids. The outer shell is very thick. Durian has a very obvious odor. It traveled home in the back of the pickup truck, we could not take the odor. We have yet to try it but it will be served tonight with our meal. We also purchased Rombuatian, it looks like hairy strawberry, and Mangosteen, this looks like a plum. Both fruits you remove the exterior and eat what is inside. Both are very delicious.
We also made a stop at a mall where we slid down the tallest slide and completed our grocery shopping all in one stop! Where in America can you do that!
Friday night ended with Mike taking the kids to the pool, while Lari and I went shopping for clothes for the boys and I to get us through our weekend.
This is where the boys saw their first monkeys. This will the be first of many that they will see during this trip.
Facts: Currency is Ringget