Jetlagged in Kuala Lumpur

Traveling to Asia has been on my list for a while, so I was more than excited when I got on the plane to Kuala Lumpur, which was the first stop on my short but beautiful trip to Asia. On November 6, after a stopover in London, I then took a 13-hours non-stop flight from there to Kuala Lumpur. And while I was a bit afraid of the long flight at first, after watching movies while eating, I fell asleep and only woke up three hours before landing in Kuala Lumpur.

As soon as I got there, I went by public transport to the city center and finally made it to my hotel 1,5 hours later. I stayed at the MOV Hotel, directly in the city center and tourist area of Bukit Bintang. Besides the great value-for-money, the hotel also had a rooftop pool from where you could even spot the tops of the Petronas Twin Towers. So after showering, I went up there to take a dip in the pool while still wondering how I got so lucky to be here, but as soon as I went to bed and tried to sleep, the jet lag kicked in. However, I still slept for about five hours but was super tired the following morning as I woke up early.

So after I had an early breakfast at the hotel, I went back to bed and only started exploring Kuala Lumpur when I woke up again at noon. First, I went to see the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world. The admission ticket for around 17 € (80 RM) allows you to access the Skybridge connecting the towers and the highest levels of one of the towers. From there, you can then enjoy a spectacular view of the KL Tower and the whole city. Before heading back to the hotel, I went to the mall at the bottom of the Petronas and walked through KLCC Park as well. Back at the hotel, I took a dip in the rooftop pool again and watched the sunset over the city.

I also couldn’t fall asleep the second night and only slept for two hours this time. So after getting up at 7 am, I went out for breakfast and found FEEKA, a cute little café right around the corner of the hotel. After breakfast, I went to Bukit Nanas, also known as KL Forest Eco Park, and a natural rainforest where you can enjoy a little bit of jungle feeling right in the middle of the city – and all that free of charge. Since it was super humid inside the rain forest and I was still super tired because of the lack of sleep, I went back to the hotel for a short rest. As it was already my last evening in Kuala Lumpur, I spent it at the SkyBar at Traders Hotel, where I had a cocktail and enjoyed the great view of the Petronas. And while I thought that maybe until now I was tired enough to get some good sleep, the last night in Kuala Lumpur, I couldn’t sleep at all and was super tired the next day. But since I was up all night, I at least got to watch the sunrise above the city from the hotel’s rooftop and went straight for breakfast afterwards. Then, it was already time to head back to the airport and on to Singapore, where I only had a stopover before heading to Bali.

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