10 days in Kuala Lumpur
I’ve set up shop here in Kuala Lumpur (or KL as it’s commonly known). I didn’t intend to spend my entire time in Malaysia in one city, but it worked out that way. Originally I was going to visit Malaka and Singapore, but decided to stay put since I wasn’t feeling that well and really all I wanted to do was relax. This means I spent more time than I care to admit watching movies and netflix in bed. And sleeping. And reading. It was fabulous 🙂
I’ve eaten Indian food nearly everyday (including at the same restaurant for six days), and really felt at home in my hotel room. KL has a great public transportation system. Easy to figure out and get around, thank goodness (although I did get lost in the massive mall at KL Sentral searching for a train to the airport). You can always count on me to get lost!
Below is what most of my meals looked like. My tolerance for spicy food has certainly gone up. Thank you TJ’s Nasi Kandar!
A few other notable things happened besides lounging around. I visited Heli Bar Lounge and watched a beautiful sunset, complete with thunder and lightning. Heli Bar is an active helicopter landing pad that’s also a rooftop lounge and offers amazing views of the city. Pretty cool.
Below is the view from Heli Bar. Those are the Petronas Towers behind me. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998-2004, until surpassed by Taipei 101. Beautiful lit up at night!
Also visited the Batu Caves, which is a Hindu temple and cave complex just outside the city. The hike up these stairs counterbalanced my lazy days in bed (that’s what I’m going with at least). There were many monkeys battling it out for anything edible they could get their hands on. On two occasions, I thought monkeys were coming to attack me, eek!
Happy to report that I took my first Bikram yoga class in six months….and it felt so good. I’ve missed having a structured workout schedule. Bikram classes are heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 Celcius), with 40% humidity. Outside it was about 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 Celsius) with 85% humidity, so not much difference, haha. This is a city where air conditioning is a necessity. It’s so hot here, all the time. The stormy skies, frequent thunder storms, and sudden downpours certainly keep things exciting….but the skies do make for pretty pictures 🙂