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Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 20th 2018

I never sleep well before a flight so by the time I got up I was so tired. Kym and Star were the same. Leaving Adelaide I had all the essentials packed; mermaid tail, EMF device, flushable bum wipes, bubblewrap and a pack of Allen's Killer Pythons.. you got to have snakes on a plane.. So I have to say that Malaysian airlines are pretty high up on customer service. After the seat belt sign was turned off staff went through the cabin with a juice or water. Taking an obligatory drink we did wait a while for the food service, being at the back of the plane that was to be expected. Our two choices were a frittata or coconut chicken rice.. for breakfast. Star and I chose the rice dish and Kym the frittata ... read more
Our Room Regalia Apartments
View looking down from our floor (34)
Infinity Pool

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur » China Town April 17th 2018

Nine years ago we wrote ‘Kuala Lumpur is Knockout Lovely’. Well, it still is! KL is a vibrant, bustling, noisy, cosmopolitan city and we love it. Getting here was somewhat taxing but that is all part of travelling. We left Hampshire at 17.20 on Sunday and twenty two hours later we arrived at our little hotel in Chinatown in KL, at 22.20 on Monday, which would be 15.20 GMT (seven hour time difference) and 16.20 CET at home in Spain (six hour time difference). Why such a long journey? Well, true to form, we arrived in a major tempest which is how we usually manage to arrive in foreign parts! Last time we flew in to Singapore, for example, lightning struck and moved our bus on route from the airport! This wasn’t quite so dramatic, however ... read more
Jalan Petaling
Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad
Masjid Jamek

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 10th 2018

After leaving our quiet island retreat we have arrived in Kuala Lumpur , China Town. A complete contrast! Noisy, dirty streets instead of sandy paths with barely anyone on. Locals bustling about with strained faces instead of big smiles and greetings from local islanders. Its all part of life's rich tapestry! We spent just one night here, eating out on the famous Petaling Street , the heart of China Town followed by a morning visiting the more peaceful gardens at the Petronis Towers. Only after walking g through a huge, modern indoor, air conditioned shopping mall. Again a huge contrast to the little kiosk shops on the island selling only 3 in 1 coffees and biscuits. From K.L. we fly to Krabi, end route back to meet up with Sharon and Scott and the kids on ... read more
Looking happy!
Traditional Malay clay pots
China Town

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur March 21st 2018

Kuala Lumpur means monied estuary, and that’s why locals call it KL. When language is an effort, non sequitirs are accepted without a follow up question. Sort of like when we were on a tour through the mansion of a 19th century Chinese big wig and the guide said of the central room open to the sky, “This is an area that we refer to as an area.” I had to write it down. That aside... Our stay in Malaysia is low key as I continue antibiotic recovery and day trips we had planned are set aside for future visits. The big (as in both enormous and compelling) attractions are the Petronas Towers. For a few years, these were the tallest towers in the world, though are sliding on the downward spiral on that score, for ... read more
Window washers at the 86th floor
Street Hawker’s Dim Sum
A typical street scape

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur March 2nd 2018

Another flight another slight delay... but we get away okay..... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur February 4th 2018

Enroute from the airport, my driver gave me the shortened history of Kuala Lumpur, while I was taking in an amazing, sprawling, modern city with the Petronas Twin Towers, prominently, in the distance. The British became interested in Malay for East India Company plying the India-China maritime route.They established their first base in 1786. During the British rule, they built roads, schools, buildings and cities. They also brought rubber & palm trees from India along with Indians to plant plantations. They also discovered ore & tin & opened up many mines, hiring Chinese to operate the mines. Malaria was a huge threat to the workers & many perished. In 1957, the British gave Malay it's independence & the country of Malaysia was created. Over the years, Kuala Lumpur, the capital, has grown into a major business ... read more
Directly across from the twin towers
Many modern buildings throughout Kuala Lumpur
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Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur February 3rd 2018

We needed a break from beaches and cheap stuff so whats the most expensive country in the world to live In. Well singapore claims that dubious distinction for itself. Flying out of Cambodia was only a shock in that we left a 3rd world airport to land In probably the most modern airport in the world. After a somewhat slow immigration we were off by taxi to the Park Avenue Rochester hotel. Very nice rooms. But no free breakfast. No big deal as we were within a block of dozens of eateries. Also one block from a major MRT station with two different subway lines. These subways are amazing clean safe and fast. Only 5 or 6 minutes between trains. Just look at the colored map on the wall pay your 80 cents and get on ... read more
Resort Beach  Langkawi, Malaysia
Twin Towers. KL. Malaysia
Rochester Mall next to our hotel. Singapore

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur January 10th 2018

Cette fois, Kuala Lumpur a été notre oasis ! Nous sommes restés 3 nuits dans un studio dans un hôtel classe, avec piscine sur le toit, salle de sport etc. Nous sommes arrivés à l'hôtel tard le soir et avons dîné dans une pizzeria - j'ai mangé une pizza au bleu et au miel, miam miam ! Le lendemain, nous sommes allés faire du shopping pour remplacer les choses cassées/perdues au cours de ces 3 mois et demi! Shaun avait besoin de nouvelles chaussures de marche. Nous avons dépensé pas mal d'argent dans un nouvel adapteur (vu que ceux qu'on achète moins cher cassent en moins de 2 ou bien ne chargent pas !), de nouveaux câbles USB, et un chargeur portable chacun (Shaun a gentiment laissé son super chargeur portable dans un aéroport pour qui ... read more
Buffet petit-déj de l'hôtel

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur December 12th 2017

From Koh Lanta we booked a van down to Penang in Malaysia. The journey was around 12 hours in total and it was our first overland border crossing. Other than a Thai bloke getting the hump with us for questioning why he needed more money of off us it all went pretty smoothly. When we entered Malaysia we didn’t really expect to stay there as long as we ended up doing so as we kind of thought we would be there for a couple of weeks and then head across to spend some time in either Indonesia or Phillipines but in the end we made the judgement that our budget probably wouldn’t stretch that far and we felt like we would be trying to cram in too much in too short a time. I’d been to ... read more
Top of Trail 10
The Brighton Boys - Mark & Ian
Enjoying the view

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur December 4th 2017

Mein Flieger landete mit Verspätung am Flughafen in Kuala Lumpur und ich verspürte sofort dieses befriedigende Gefühl als ich den Ausgang erreichte – eine schwüle Wärme! Mit einem Haufen grün-glitzernder Scheine im Portemonnaie machte ich mit einem Shuttle auf den Weg zu meinem Hostel. Bisher hatte ich fleißig über Booking.com gebucht und auch über Agoda hatte ich bereits günstige Hostels gefunden. Das Hostel in dem ich ein eincheckte hieß BackHome und es hielt was es versprach – back to Germany. Doch darauf werde ich später zurückkommen. Ich verließ trotz Warnung der Rezeptionisten das Hostel und machte mich auf die Suche nach etwas Essbarem. Sie hatte mir empfohlen nachts nicht alleine umherzulaufen, doch ich fühlte mich keineswegs unsicher und kehrte im Restaurant um die Ecke ein. Hier erhielt ich eine Karte mit der ich absolut nichts anfangen ... read more
Batu Caves
Unterwegs in KL
Petronas Towers




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