10 November 2011


As a fan of The Today Show, and a (budget) traveler, I really get excited with the annual "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" gig. 

This year's locations:
Day 1: Skeleton Coast in Namibia
Day 2: Madrid, Spain 

Never been to both. And of course, we wish to see these spectacular places within our lifetime. Thanks to The Today Show for sharing the places' must-sees, must-eats, must-dos.  

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We've been here! Among our best KL memories: a local artist showed us how batik art is done. And he allowed me to go hands-on on a shirt. Masyado kaming naaliw, we forgot to take photos of the experience. LOL. We bought one of his batik artwork as souvenir. 

Matt Lauer actually tried durian aka "the stinky fruit" in KL. Did he like it? I can't tell. Trying to search for the video link, can't find it. But for the rest of the episode highlights, click here. Hubby and I are not durian fans, kahit pa yung candy or ice cream versions sa Pinas di namin type. 

"Where in the World" Days 4 and 5 will air today and tomorrow. 

Posting a few of our KL snapshots...

Bulol at the Batu Caves

272 steps to get to the Temple Cave.
Thank God we had no
"bad monkey" experience.
They snatch food, bags, phones daw.

At the Petronas Twin Towers.
The world's tallest twin buildings,
each tower is 88-floor high.

Three photos above:
The view from the Petronas Towers' Skybridge,
42 floors above the ground.
A visit to the Skybridge is free,
but only 1,000 visitors can come up every day.
So line up early.


Unknown said...

The video you linked to does not show the part where he discusses durian. I am looking for that video. I LOVE durian and I know that the "frozen" fruit I get at the Asian market in NYC is far from the fresh. I can hardly imagine how good the fresh one tastes. A truly incredible fruit!

AVM said...

The durian bit is gone. I got to see the KL segments via that link yesterday. Not sure what happened. =( Anyway, durian was also served at the NBC studio for Anne, Al and Nathalie. Nathalie liked it.