Kuala Lumpur – food, temples, and shopping … shopping … shopping. We stayed at the Nest Guesthouse in Bukit Bintang, the so-called “golden triangle” of KL, the shopping and food epicentre. For two people who love food as we do, this is exactly the right place to stay in KL; there are fabulous restaurants, bars, and street vendors everywhere in this area, and a huge variety of food to be had at about one third the cost of what we’d pay in Vancouver. Fine dining, ethnic, fusion, steam boat street food, dim sum, pizza, Vietnamese, Thai – whatever you fancy, it’s here. Our first night we wandered through the neighbourhood, had dinner at a fantastic Vietnamese restaurant, walked through Jalan Alor, a street-food-vendor mecca, and around Jalan Bukit Bintang, the streets of which were full of people, noise, music from a live band, "professional women" and their customers, and mega foot massage parlours. We had a drink in a couple of places and watched the action unfold. On a year long trip around the world we ate better in Bukit Bintang than we did anywhere else, dining at the best Malay restaurant (Bijan), the second best restaurant period (El Cerdo), the best Italian (Piza) [all of these accolades according to Time Out Magazine], and a wonderful Vietnamese place, all of which were literally just around the corner from the Nest. We also checked out the night scene at the Pavillion shopping area, with its installation of “Buddy Bears”, painted fibreglass bears reminiscent of those that once graced Vancouver’s streets. We're not shoppers, but if you are, this is where you'll find many mega-malls.
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