Car Free KL


#sol17- February 7, 2017

I think I have written about my love for Car Free KL before! Twice a month for two hours, the center of Kuala Lumpur is car free! For anyone who has ever lived in KL you can imagine the wonder of the usually jam packed streets free of cars-ahhh! Sunday mornings are my favorite for lounging in pajamas, but last Sunday I was out walking enjoying the relative peace and quiet. It is great fun to be out with walkers, runners, cyclists and more. There are marching bands, people roadside stands, and bike repair “kitchens”. What never ceases to impress me is the women who come out to exercise in their hijab with long sleeves and long pants, looking cool while I drip sweat in my skort and t-shirt. I walked alone, but never felt really alone. From time to time a colleague from school passed me (I work at a remarkably fit school- they were biking or running).

A group of us had plans at the 9AM finish to meet for breakfast at a local cafe. Most of us opted for roti canai and with drinks, the total bill for 5 of us was just over $10. The bonus was I did my weekly grocery shopping on the way home and by 11 felt like I had accomplished a lot. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

4 thoughts on “Car Free KL

  1. sallydonnelly11

    My daughter told me that they do this in Paris, too. Can’t see it ever happening in the US! Thanks for adding the link to the food you ate. I feel like I experienced your Saturday with you!


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