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Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur August 8th 2013

In 2010, I met Lee William Hodgson, a traveler from UK. He stayed for 2 months in our book shop and teach poor children in Medan. He introduced me Couchsurfing. He opened CS site when he prepared to visit Penang. He told me everything about CS. Some months flies, I decided traveling to oversea alone, I opened the CS site. I was looking for Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia traveling. I wrote in Kuala Lumpur CS group. An American guy, Glen Novak, replied direct to me. He just visited KL and I got many information from him. He advised me to hosted by Val, an African guy in Batu Caves-KL. Val is an CS member in KL who hosted Glen some months before. Then we made plan for travel together in Malaysia: Me, Glen, and Val. But ... read more
Parking car. View from Val apartment.
Genting Highland at night. View from Batu Caves.
Val, a Nigerian who hosted me in KL. He was very Catholic. He put this on his wall.

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur August 8th 2013

After we got our breakfast, Zelmey, a Malaysian guy who hosted me, dropped me to Batu Caves. He went working and I was ready to enjoy my day. He gave his house' key because he will be late back home at night. I entered Batu Cave's entrance. In front of me, I saw a big Hindu statue with bright gold color and in highest place I saw big cave. Many peoples walked on hundreds steps and climb to got the cave. I took some pictures of that. I think, It was an amazing view. I want a picture of my self with high hundreds steps view and statue. As a solo-traveler, I did not knew how to took my photo. I was looking around me, maybe I will found somebody to took my photo. I ... read more
Entrance of Batu Caves.
Lord Murugan's Statue

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur » China Town August 4th 2013

Our time in Malaysia so far seems to be flying by, and we are quickly getting to the point where we will soon be crossing over the border into Thailand to start our adventures there......however we still have our dwindling list of places here we want to visit beforehand! From Melaka we moved on up to Kuala Lumpur, which was only a quick 2 hour coach journey, and so before we knew it we were trudging the streets of KL to try and find a bed for the night. Melaka seemed to have chilled the both of us out a lot and so we had decided while we were there that we wouldn't book any hostels and we would just find somewhere to stay once we arrived.....this was probably the worst decision we could have made, ... read more
The Petronas Towers


It is strange looking at my blog today, 348 days on the road. Wow, time has gone so quickly and as people keep reminding me, my life has changed considerably. When I left the UK I was 28, single, full of wanderlust and many adventures ahead of me. Hard to believe that in a few weeks I'll be 30, married with a beautiful baby on the way. My blog is slowly becoming a point of space and reflection for me, a far cry from the early days of a new city every few days. There becomes a point in everyone's life, and your are fooling yourself if you disagree, where life become very mundane, you crave a new setting, a new adventure, a bit of 'spice' in your life. There is nothing wrong with that. Change ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur » China Town July 18th 2013

On the final day in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand, I bought tickets (@ 750 Baht each) on an overnight train to Hat Yai, Thailand. We were supposed to leave at 8:00 pm, but as usual the train was an hour late. Unfortunately, the lower beds were already taken so Macayla and I were stuck in top bunks. They are quite small but adequate. There are two straps that keep you from falling out of the bunk, thank goodness. I was excited because I thought the train would lull me to sleep but that was not how it worked. Sometimes the train would jerk violently and other floor which dumps all of the waste onto the tracks below. Very sanitary!! It is an odd sensation while sitting on the pot to have air blowing up onto your ... read more
Goodbye Thailand
Hello Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

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Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur July 15th 2013

Visiting Malaysia wasn’t part of our travel itinerary; in fact, we had never even considered it. However, with Bangladesh beheading non-Muslims, especially atheists, at the time, and us being lazy about procuring visas to Myranmar, we felt we were left with Thailand, where there were no visa requirements. While searching for tickets to Bangkok, though, we came across reasonably-priced flights to Malaysia (much cheaper than flying to Thailand) and, after a quick Internet search, learned that no visas were required there either. And just like that, we booked two tics on Air Asia to Kuala Lumpur. Truth be told, as we discovered on the flight over, neither of us knew much about Malaysia, except for the mundane information that it is a Muslim nation, that it bordered Singapore, and - since it once had the tallest ... read more
back on street food
temple
female restrictions at national mosque


With Elysia's eye still red and painful, we had a bit of a leisurely last morning in KL. We didn't feel so pressed to see things here, because they're not all that different from home. Don't get me wrong, we really do like KL. It's worth seeing even just to realize that there are some super modern cities in Asia that are not a whole lot different than those in North America. We think that KL would be a great place to live as an ex-pat, and we would definitely add it to the list of places we may want to live one day. Just in terms of major sightseeing venues, there isn't a whole lot. Unless you want to shop- KL is a shopping mecca. I highly suggest that if you do like to shop, ... read more
Scenes of KL
Exotic Fruit Stands on KL's Streets
Outside the Central Market


First thing this morning, we left our hostel and headed Northeast to the Petronas Twin Towers to purchase admission tickets. We arrived at the towers when the ticket booth opened (8:30 am), and there was already a huge line! We were a little bit worried because we knew that they only sell a very limited number of tickets to visit the famous skybridge and observation lounge on the 86th floor (they usually sell out first thing in the morning). After waiting in line for about an hour, we were pleased to snag a couple of tickets for sunset (tickets are sold for entry in 15 minute intervals), but most of the other times of the day were sold out anyways. The walk to and from the towers was quite nice. To walk through a chunk of ... read more
A Stop Sign in Malay
These Traffic Dummies Often Stand Guard at Intersections
Mike Walking Alongside the Monorail


Although we were starting to feel like Nepal was home, it was time to leave and begin the next stage of our Southeast Asia journey. We packed our bags up in the morning and had time to have a nice breakfast with our friends before we left for the airport. On our way out of the hotel, the manager gave us some scarves that were apparently blessed by some deity (don't know who or what they're called). He gave this gift to us because he's so thankful for all the business that Elysia has brought him (because she recommended the hotel to all the other volunteers, and they stayed for weeks= lots of business in the off season). Our flight left Nepal at 11:10 and we arrived in Kuala Lumpur around 6pm (about a 4 hour ... read more
Elysia and the Magical Nepali Scarf
Mike's Magical Scarf
Distance From the Terminal to the Airplane

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur June 30th 2013

Well where to start... We had a fantastic time this past weekend in the capital city KL. The city has a population of around 1.5 million with the main ethnicities being Malaysian, Indian and Chinese. After a very long bus ride we arrived late Thursday night and were greeted by Meredith's friend where we stayed for the weekend. We were very fortunate for their hospitality and they did a great job hosting us. During the day Friday Meredith and I went shopping at a huge mall called Pyramid (http://www.sunwaypyramid.com/) with four levels and a skating rink. We bought a few necessities that we needed as well as outfits to go out that night! Budget shopping saw us hit up Forever 21 although if I had more time and room in my bag I could have went ... read more
Outside Zouk nightclub
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