Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.
When I was planing the trip, I asked a few friends that have done the around the world thing about their favorite places in SEAsia and recommendations about where to go. The ones I trusted the most, because they were girls, first, and second, their trip was really recent were the girls from Elige Nuestra Aventura (their blog is down… I'm sorry). We decided to meet at our favorite tea shop, and while drinking chai and eating mochi (strawberry!) they told me how the more rewarding and unexpected country they visited was maybe Malaysia. Between suggestions and food recommendations, this girl from a table at our side suddenly faced us and told us, "I'm sorry to interrupt, but I heard you talking and I couldn't help to butt in because I'm from Malaysia". It was so amazing and funny; we spent like hours talking with her, and after that evening, and the serendipity of the encounter, the fact that I was going to visit was a done deal.