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Chow Kit Market, Kuala Lumpur

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When travelling and discovering new countries and cities, there’s always one place which is a must to go for me: the market. There you can instantly get an idea of the country’s culture, the way of life, preferences and of course local specialties.

Thus, if you happen to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, you should plan a morning visit of the Chow Kit market (named after the neighborhood it is in). It is the biggest so called “wet market” in the city and far away from usual tourists paths. There you can also buy spices and dried chilies as a gift to bring home and if you have the opportunity to cook in Malaysia also very fresh and inexpensive fish and shrimp.

Just one advice: don’t wear your favorite shoes since the floor is quite “wet”. Here are my impressions from the last visit:

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Ivan’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Howth, Ireland

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If you’re a fish and seafood lover and happen to visit Dublin, than a quick ride to Howth is a must! It only takes a few minute by train to reach this small fishermen’s town and the harbour with its restaurant is just next to the station: thus, no real effort is needed to get there! ;)

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More Impressions from Bali

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Crowd worshipping the sun at Ku De Ta, Seminyaks hotspot lounge at the beach
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Last Breakfast in Spain

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Vacation breakfast at noon next to the Boqueria market in Barcelona: Olives between a Caña and a shot of Gazpacho.
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Impressions from Kuantan Market

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Fruit Stalls at night
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Gigantic Pomelos Read the rest of this entry »

Market Impressions from Langkawi Island

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Fruit Stall
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Piles of oranges Read the rest of this entry »

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