Caution. If you’re not a nurse or somebody with a strong stomach and don’t mind reading a little “too much information” then I’d suggest you skip ahead to the pictures.
You have been warned. So I got my first bout of traveler’s diarrhea this morning, after KFC of all things. Lesson learned. The reason why I am sharing this information is because I want to show the whole truth about traveling. It’s not all about luxury and beaches all the time. Sometimes the truth gets ugly. 4 episodes in 4 hours to be exact. Luckily, I brought some handy Immodium in my first-aid kit so I could continue with my day sight-seeing.
My first stop of the day was to enjoy my first bowl of chili pan mee in Malaysia. It was so delicious. I walked about 20 minutes to a place called Restoran Kin Kin, where they are known for their chili pan mee. I immediately knew why as soon as I took my first bite. This dish is a bowl of house-made noodles, perfectly bouncy in texture, served with dried anchovies, a poached egg, then you top it off with your as much dried roasted chili flakes as your heart desires. I split the egg and mixed the runny yolk with the rest of the bowl’s contents to create a savory sauce. So much for avoiding spicy and fried foods. Ha, when in KL!
After lunch, I had planned to take the public commuter train to Batu Caves. Basically, a temple built into the side of a cliff. You are immediately welcomed by a huge standing Hindu statue in the front of the cave. Unfortunately for me, the minute I stepped off the train, there was a heavy downpour of rain coming down from the sky. Most of the people around me were bundled together with their umbrellas and ponchos, seeking refuge from the rain. But I wasn’t about to let a little rain (Okay, a lot of rain) stop me from going to Batu Caves, especially since my time in Kuala Lumpur is so short! It was definitely a sight worth seeing.