Kuala Lumpur: Day 7. New Things.
So after bad mouthing the area of China Town I have decided it isn’t all that bad. Kuala Lumpur has some pretty dodge areas which I certainly wouldn’t wander at night, it stages both pure poverty and wealth on one stage, a little like London where you can be in Mayfair one minute, then before you blink you’re in front of a 60s council high rise.. only here the contrast is huge. I will post some pictures of the run down areas in this city (and there are a lot) another time, it kinda adds to its cool factor.
Today, sat on my own in the hostel reception, a girl came up to me and said “are you travelling alone?”, feeling a little startled and firmly used to the London etiquette of ‘say nothing’ I wondered what her game was! Do people actually speak to each other? This confused me. But before I knew it we were skipping down the street together and exploring Kuala Lumpur in the boiling hot sunshine. It was so refreshing to have someone to chat to for hours, her name is Aline and she is from Switzerland, a travel addict from what I can tell. What surprised me most is how open she is, how confident and how she has absolutely no problem in striking conversation with people and making the most out of every day. It’s something I could learn a lot from. I may be very social, but I’m not great at making the first move in any situation. But I’d found a new friend and she is inspiring for someone like me travelling alone.
We had a wander around China Town, the streets, the markets and I tried to get used to how cars don’t always like to drive on roads! I’ve loved seeing and watching Aline approach people and start conversation without worry. What a legend!
From there we climbed KL Tower, almost dying from exhaustion and sun stroke before we even made it to the entrance. Kuala Lumpur is stunning from the sky, dare I say, better than Singapore?!! #selfietime
We then wandered past the Petronas Towers (I don’t get the fuss) and onto The Heli Lounge Bar In Jalan Sultan Ismail, a rooftop bar stashed above a university (lucky gits!) Sunset, vodkas, great chats.