Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Some of my friends have experienced massive culture shock after returning to America from South East Asia, but I didn't have to go home to feel that same jolt. Visiting Kuala Lumpur for a few days was shocking enough, especially after traveling through dusty, exotic Myanmar.
Kuala Lumpur (or KL, to locals) is a bustling, cosmopolitan city that didn't feel too far removed from an American hub. The city boasts glittering shopping malls, wide, clean boulevards, and yes, quite a number of Starbucks locations. I managed to refrain from visiting them.
I didn't have too much time in the city, but I did my best to visit a few places that you can't find in America.