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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

So, it was finally time for Harmony and I to head to Malaysia - a country that was not originally on our list of places to visit. Malaysia's slack visa system made it an excellent solution to our lack of money and changing of flights. Plus, we were looking forward to the country's capital city and seeing the sights that it had to offer.


Petronas Towers and KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunset

The Journey

The chaotic journey started with an uncomfortable, seven hour bus ride with a driver that practically wanted to kill us. Whilst talking on the phone for the entire duration, the driver went at least 20 mph over the speed limit at all times. We couldn't even sleep through it, seeing as we were thrown around every time he hit a bump or went around a corner. Fortunately, the second stretch of the journey was a lot better and more bearable.

After we arrived in Hat Yai, a city close to the Malaysian border, we had a few hours to eat and explore. At 7pm, we boarded a "VIP" bus. The seats were super comfortable and had a power supply each! Unfortunately, food wasn't provided like on some of our bus journeys in Thailand and neither was a blanket, which was a problem as the air con was freezing cold. On the plus side, we made plenty of stops through the night for snacks and toilets.

Eleven and a half hours later, we arrived in Kuala Lumpur. We found ourselves at TBS bus station on the south side of the city and made our way to the conjoined train terminal. Thankfully, the rail system in Malaysia is cheap and generally fantastic. The guy at the ticket counter was friendly and helpful to, and he spoke very good English! For only 2.40 Ringgit each, we were given two tokens that would take us 20 minutes and a few stops up the train line without any changes.

First Impressions

After getting off the train at Kuala Lumpur station, we only had to walk a short way into Chinatown to where we were staying - Le Village Guest House. It was a really hard hostel to find at first because we simply didn't know where to look. When we eventually found it, we walked upstairs and we were struck with an overwhelming positive and friend