No. We didn’t see her nor did we expected to. Just wanted a different title than Our Ipoh Trip.
I think this is probably the second time that I’ve travelled up to Ipoh for the Lunar New Year.
Considering that we’ve been married for eight years, this trip is way overdue. I had mistakenly assumed that we wouldn’t hit much of a traffic jam but I hadn’t count on the nosy drivers who felt compelled to slow down to a crawl just to gawk at traffic accidents.
Ipoh is really beautiful with its scenic mountains and sumptuous food. We only managed a meal of ngah choi kai since most were closed in preparation of the celebrations. But we were wonderfully stuffed with homecooked food like Hakka meat balls and 梅菜扣肉. Felt so much like a turkey.
The friends had also generously extended an invitation for us to stay with them when it became clear that it was too late for us to head home. And I’m thankful for the opportunity to share and laugh together. And of course to take in the calming scenic view.
We also discovered a cafe in our hotel. A rather quaint little cafe.
But they were so severely understaffed that it’s not even funny. We had cancelled our orders and walked out when it was apparent the orders were going to take insanely long but I couldn’t stop thinking about the Carrot Cheese cake so we dropped by again. The staff or owner was profusely apologetic and though the cake was good (but not mind-blowing), I love its atmosphere more.