What a beautiful city!
Skies were clear blue, traffic was light, and the city appeared so
open without so many sky scrapers blocking the view. I
took a tour up a tower that dominated a hill in the middle of the
city. The city was spacious, green, uncrowded, and adorned
with unusual architecture in every direction.
I toured the Central
Market, mounted one of the tallest towers in the world to eat at the
highest McDonald's on the planet, and ascended hundreds of steps to
enter the Batu Caves. This huge cavern was a Hindu pilgrimage
site. There were lots of Hindus in yellow robes with a yellow
powder on their shaven heads.
There was a Hindu
festival two days after I left. I seriously hoped for a flight
cancellation or some excuse to remain. However, the caves were
crowded enough for me on this non-holy holiday! The Hindus reportedly
stuck hooks in their bodies on that celebration. It was not
an event I wanted to witness.