Sungai Gombak

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  • Day2

    I woke up, redid my vietnam visa... well between a computer glitch and my own shortcomings I entered Roedolf DOB instead of mine for my visa. Luckily its fixable in 48 hours before we arrive on Friday and only $19 "skoolgeld"!! Lesson learned you can never triple check enough.

    We decided to beat the heat and walk to the KL towers from our airbnb. It was a fascinating experience... health and safety hazards all around... smelly markets that almost left me puking and just watching KL life. Being a mom here has it's challenges. She calmly crossed the road and juggled the traffic. I was fascinated by this scene.

    7 hours away from Aus, we are embracing the 3rd world flat white

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  • Day1

    Not sure what happened but after my India-Malaysia flight I was completely destroyed. It didn't take long, just 6 hours, but it was extremely cold and a bit uncomfortable on Asia plane, so I all wanted on arrival was just a shower and bed. Surprise surprise - woke up with running nose and sore throat.. The first feeling about Kuala Lumpur? No feelings at all. Big glass buildings, funny food (especially snacks) I haven't seen before, and precisely clean anywhere you go. Went to China town and had few hour walk around the area today. What can I say my friends - KL reminds me of London and nothing more. Will have a proper check tomorrow, maybe the first imagine will be updated for something much better. For now I will try to get some sleep at Birdnest Guesthouse. Great location, friendly staff, 15 Americans who took all the rooms, I got the last empty room myself. Extremely hot and even fan doesn't help a lot, buuuut - you get what you pay :) Goodnight!Read more

  • Day2

    Melted a tad wandering around KL checking out some of the old buildings. Looks a bit different to 20 years ago when Nige and I visited as part of our honeymoon. Waiting out a thunderstorm to go out for dinner. ⛈⛈⛈

  • Day152

    I arrived quite late in the hostel about 11 o’clock in the night cause it took a while to find how to get to “the explorers” my hostel in Chinatown KL.
    After checking my small room (just a bed, no window) I went out to the market near by and chilled eating a pizza in a reggae bar just next door.

    This day I woke up really late and during the breakfast around 11 in the morning I socialized with Sabine from Nürnberg a bit. A small woman in her 30s who worked as a teacher in a school for children educators. She talked a lot and we understand each other good. Later I need to by some adapter and a native Sim Card for my second cell phone at the Chinese market were the Asians sold everything so our ways got divided. Then I spent long time online to apply for a heavy Meditation Course (Vipassana) for 10 days and I got registered at waiting list…
    In the evening I walked around the centre with Sabine and we went on top of the huge city tower to enjoy the amazing view to the night lights of the skyline in KL!
    At a rooftop sky bar nearby we had an expensive drink, talked about heavy metal music and of course experienced the open air view to the famous twin towers!
    It got quite late and we had our difficulties to arrange a cap back to china town.
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  • Day157

    This morning I combined to try to accompany Emma and James on the bus ride to the cameron highlands. But first I got convinced by Tarek the guy working at the reception to get a police report just in case…
    So I searched a while for the police station. There it took some time to explain the circumstances of my story. The officers ordered a police car to bring me to the tourist police department where I wrote down the facts of my story to get my police report.
    After the police drove me back to my hostel where Emma and James already waited for me. I packed my stuff into my big bag as quick as possible and resolved the checkout at 12:10 o’clock.

    We reached the huge busstation of KL by Uber and had to wait standing in line at the ticket accounter long time and we knew we would miss the first bus. Suddenly a blind young man bumped several times into me and after we recognized that James disappeared from one moment to the other. We both thought that he went to toilet or something and Emma bought a ticket for the next bus for him as well. We waited and James did not appear or either respond Emma's calls. We became a bit worried cause he was a serious person and this kind of behavior did not fit with his image at all.
    Cause he looked tired and felt a bit uncomfortable Emma wanted to check the male toilets near by just in case he passed out there. (Remembering the monkey bite).
    I did not find him - no James - anywhere in the big crowded place there. We start to imagine what could have happened and thought even about that he could have been kidnaped with a knife in his back or something...1 . So we asked for help at the customer service and the police security to call out for him through the speakers and tried to force the for James through the speakers and to show a picture of James at the screens.
    Together with a friendly security man I checked all toilets on all floors of the station…
    We missed the second bus.

    After two hours Emma reached James with her phone and he told that he felt suddenly really sick and ran to the toilets and arranged a taxi straight away to take him to the hospital. He mentioned that he had no more credit on his phone so it was impossible for him to reach us. He wanted to fly back home to Australia the next day.

    Feeling exhausted and calming down again Emma and me we decided to by other bus tickets for the last one and drove in direction of the highlands. We sat together at the front seats and enjoyed each other's playlists.

    In the evening we met with Sabine again in Tana Ratan at a good Sri Lankan food store.
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  • Day62

    15:00 Uhr Ankunft in Kuala Lumpur! Jetzt sind es wieder 7 Stunden Zeitverschiebung und heute hat es hier heftigst gewittert und geregnet ⛈
    Unser Hostel liegt in China Town, und wir sind ziemlich nah beim Central Market. Mal schauen, was die nächsten Tage so bringen!
    ~> Voll motiviert für Land No.3 🤗🎉

  • Day44

    Der Kuala Lumpur Tower ist recht neu, er wurde wie so viel hier Ende der 90er erbaut. Den Auftrag für den Bau hat ein Ingenieur-Büro bekommen das als Referenz bereits erfolgreich Türme mit Dreh Restaurants gebaut hat, unter anderen einen hier erwähnten Heinrich Herz Turm in Hamburg, Germany.
    Der Ausblick ist grandios, da noch höher als die Petronas Gebäude. Insbesondere die einsetzende Dämmerung war ein tolles Schauspiel.

    Morgen geht es schon wieder weiter nach Bali!
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  • Day27

    Nach über einem halben Jahr war ein Frisörtermin dringend mal wieder nötig. Die Auswahl war in Tawau aber nicht gerade groß und so stolzierte ich einfach in den nächst besten Salon hinein. Die Frisöse war gerade am Essen und konnte kein Wort Englisch. "Okay bevor ich eine Glatze rasiert bekomme, düse ich schnell wieder ab", dachte ich mir und drehte mich schon um. Doch dann rief sie mir hinterher und gestikulierte, ich solle mich auf den Stuhl dort setzen und sie schneide mir die Haare. Okay, das Abenteuer beginnt. "Sind ja nur Haare, falls was schief gehen sollte", war mein Gedanke. Nach einer halbstündigen Kopfmassage ging es dann ans Eingemachte und sie Schnitt mir die Haare. Und ich muss sagen: ich war in Deutschland schon bei schlimmeren Frisörterminen!
    Für 30 MYR (6€) bekam ich das was ich wollte und bin vollstens zufrieden. Außerdem war die Dame sehr freundlich, obwohl sie die meiste Zeit auf den Fernsehbildschirm im Salon blickte, um dort ihre Serie zu schauen, statt auf meine Haare.
    Fabi wartete übrigens sehr geduldig, bis Frau ihre Haare schön hatte. Dieses Bild werde ich nie vergessen! Zum Schießen, wie er in dem rosafarbenen Salon auf dem Wartestuhl saß.
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