What do one do when it's time to move on to another place and she's tired of meeting new people while traveling solo? The answer is that she decides to meet up with someone she met for about ten minutes two months earlier. Thank you Facebook for making it easy to stay in contact with people.
Since Malaysia was my next country to visit I lobbied for meeting up in Kuala Lumpur. So with fingers crossed that I would actually get on with the person in question, I left Koh Tao and headed south one early morning. The gamble paid off and I had an excellent time with great company, a borrowed apartment close to KLCC, good food/wine and chilled vibes! Here are some random take aways from the days spent in KL.
Petronas Towers or the twin towers as they also known as looks much better when it's dark outside... With it's hight of 452 meters this used to be the highest buildings in the world, not so much now though when you have the Burj Kalifa in Dubai with it's 829 meters!
Transportation is cheap, a 15 minute taxi ride will cost around MYR 15/ USD 3.40/ EUR 3.30. The express airport bus is only MYR 10/ USD 2.30/ EUR 2.20. A ride on the LRT (metro) is around MYR 3/ USD 0.70/ EUR 0.60 depending on where you want to go. There is also four different free bus routes with wi-fi and all covering parts of the city.
Don't order Tea in China Town unless you know what you order... Or you might end up with some really gruesome liquid that taste like some sort of strong salty liquorice... I do love salty liquorice and can often get craving for it but this tea was just everything else then nice!
Food, you can get a really good meal including from street food/food truck for under MYR 8/ USD 1.80/ EUR 1.70. China Town is a must go for a good lunch, just skip the tea!
If you have a mum that request you to buy clothes for Barbie then head nowhere else then to Toys R us... Yes, if my mum has an request then I'm a good daughter and helps out. Just to make clear that my mother don't play with Barbie, it was all for a X-mas present. By the way, I can't guarantee that my mum doesn't play with Barbie, after all she is a grown woman living by herself so she might bring out the Barbies when no-one is watching. Who knows?!
One of the things I was most excited about going to Kuala Lumpur was having the opportunity of visiting IKEA. Yes, very sad I know... But I must admit that even if I didn't feel that overjoyed about the meatballs and mashed potatoes, it was rather good walking the aisles and then finish off at the food department to pile up on some goodies!
I decided that it was time for a career break. So handed in my notice to the company who I worked with for the last ten years. It's time to pack my bag and depart from Amsterdam which been my home town for the last 4.5 years. -"Amsterdam, it's not you it's me and I need a break!". Read more
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