Quick stop in Malaysias capital
07.03.2008 - 12.03.2008 29 °C
After Singapore, we headed to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia - this was simply a logistical move, as we could get a cheap flight from there to Manila. In KL, we met up with Jay and Milena again, they came down from Thailand. Oddly, it was raining here, even though it is well past monsoon season - they were calling it late monsoon - several months late in fact. Jay and Milena told us that it had been raining in Thailand as well- seems the seasons are well and truly screwed up around here.
KL, like Singapore, is full of malls. But unlike Singapore, it also has lots of street life and lots of character.
We mostly ate from street vendors, who sell cheap, delicious meals here. Another note on hotels - we stayed at first in the Coliseum, which is dilapidated but with huge rooms. We then moved to Pondok Lodge - a hostel in the Golden Triangle area. Here, Milena and I started getting covered in itchy welts all over - at first I thought it was bed bugs again, but it started to spread into large red areas like an eczema, and Milena thought that it was some sort of skin parasite. Really horrible, and so itchy I could not sleep at all. So again - if you are heading to KL, I would stay away from Pondok Lodge!