Tag: Malaysia

Five days in Khota Boru

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Posted from: Khota Boru, Malaysia

We leave tomorrow, and Khota Boru has left a less-than-favorable impression on me. While food prices are slightly less than in Hua Hin, the city’s generally bland disposition and mediocre cuisine significantly detract from the novelty. Poverty abounds. Meat tends to be of questionable quality, lots of ill-prepared curry and badly steamed rice. Stands selling icy drinks sit on every roadside, but it seems the Malaysians can’t produce anything in liquid form without adding pounds and pounds of sugar – I believe the sweetness helps fend off the heat, but even my formidable sweet tooth can’t keep up. One sweet milky drink is afloat with soft green noodles and pink flecks of gelatin, and ordering tea will get you half a cup of tea atop half a cup of condensed milk. (more…)

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The Train to Khota Boru

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Posted from: Khota Boru, Malaysia

We arrived in Khota Boru after a sixteen hour overnight train ride, a short walk across the Malaysian / Thai border and a 45-minute taxi trip into town. (more…)

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