On my first day I walked from my hotel just to see where I’d end up. After nearly 2 years in China I was absolutely over the moon when I saw the familiar Nando’s sign. As a South African who hadn’t been home in just as long, this was a little taste of home for me. Since it was a little early to have a tasty chicken wrap, I came back another day for lunch instead and it was just as amazing as I’d remembered.
Later my long walk brought me to the Petronas Towers. I tried to get some photos before the rain started but I had to start making my way back before long. I tried to do the bridge walk, but I was told there was a 5 hour waiting time, so I figured I could go back for it.
There is some incredible architecture in this city!
I happened to pass this place on my walk and decided to stop for a bit. I didn’t realise that I had a mild fear of birds until I entered this place. I kept worrying about birds pooping on my head and I was especially freaked out about the storks following (stalking haha) me all over the park. On a positive note, the rain finally came and they had a restaurant inside the park with a view of the all the birds and the freshest orange juice I’ve had in years!
On day 2 I meant to wake up early and get to the caves before it got too hot. Unfortunately, on my walk the day before, I bought a book (The Girl on the Train) and it was way more captivating than I expected it to be and stayed up half the night trying to finish it... Needless to say, by the time I got to the caves it was around 38degrees. BUT:
This was the most beautiful place in KL!! Worth the heat and sweat and the feeling of wanting to pass out a few times 😂 the monkeys around there leave you alone and they have the cutest babies! All the colour in this place made me so happy.
On my last day in KL, I went to see the view from the KL tower. It was such a beautiful cloudless day (at first) that I figured it would be the perfect time for some good photos and a clear view. Because I’m terrible at directions, I ended up taking a very long walk trying to find the entrance to the tower with an awkward flashing incident (not me) and a coffee break happening along the way.
This tower offers the best views of the city by far! Even if you’re afraid of heights (like me) I would highly recommend going into one of the little glass boxes to see the city from directly above.
Before heading to the airport, I had to go back to the Petronas Towers again to see if I could get a better photo and if I could get a ticket for the bridge. Sadly, they were sold out of the day’s tickets and I ended up missing it again.
Guess this means I’ll have to go back to KL some day. I don’t mind at all, I’ve come to love this country very much!🇲🇾❤️