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100 Days Overseas With Coach Ivany: Day 28-29

09/22/2015, 11:15pm CDT
By Max Ivany

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Today I started an interesting portion of my trip. As some of you may know, Adidas has a number of factories in Southeast Asia including in Malaysia & Indonesia which are tow Muslim countries.  I don't have any beef with Muslims, but in the back of my head I wonder if they'll have any with me.

Mitigating my concern was the fact that the Kuala Lumpur metro area,with a population of about 8 million people is also the 6th MOST VISITED city in the world! Maybe it's because today is September 11th and I'm flying that these thoughts are going through my head.

Even though I've been in Asia over a month now it continues to amaze me with it's integration of shacks and a significant number of poor , but right alongside is the shiniest skyscrapers and you can feel the financial energy of these emerging economies.

I had a great time in KL and after 10 days in Thailand it was refreshing to find that Malaysians were much more willing and able to speak English than Thais are.  Everyone treated me well so now it's on to Indonesia.