One day layover in Bangkok
I was heading back to Asia again after 10 days. People found it crazy but I was calling it something different. I and Ruth met in Bangkok Airport. I remember the after I landed we had to wait 2 hours due to quite long que in the border… we had decided to spend one day in Bangkok and chose a close hotel to stay. I was feeling like it was a dream. Was i in Asia again? Really? With her? I had just said goodbye. Goodbye wasn’t ready to involve our life yet.
We enjoyed to reunite again and lost in the street of Bangkok. Partied hard, drinking like crazy, dancing as we never gonna stop. But our flight was very early and I was already playing with the taxi´s window while we going back to our hotel. We were enjoying the life like small kids after a long while… our solo traveler status wasn’t solo anymore…
1. Kuala Lumpur,
Where to stay... We stayed in Resort Hostel in City. It was close to the attraction points and affordable for 2 people. I love Asian food so the best place of the city for me was Jalan Alor Street. It is full of Asian Restaurants…Affordable and good food. However we went to KFC for the Lunch :)
Actually Kuala Lumpur wasn’t attractive for me it looks like a big city in Europe. I could not see the traditional Asian culture here.
KLLC Park…We bought some cheese and wine and went to the park where just in front of the Petronas tower. I can say that we enjoyed there; a small lake, view of towers and us…
Where to eat... There is a very modern shopping area Between Jalan Alor Street and KLLC Park: Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. If you want to have a break of Asian food this is one of the best stop. You can feel like in Europe or USA; High quality fashion brands, restaurants, Pubs, Cafes, etc.… And we found a place to drink and play pool again. Malone Bar… the prices were not cheap but still fine.
The day after we ate in Jalan Alor street instead of KFC J and walking through the city. Central Market Kuala Lumpur was the only place that made us remember we were in Asia. After little bit more wine and playing pool… we were going to go to Langkawi the next day. Despite the tour lady was very grumpy we bought our ticket from an travel agency and took the late evening train to Arau :)
We went to get our ticket to go Langkawi. Here you can check it out the fees and schedule. https://www.travel-penang-malaysia.com/ets-train-ticket-online.html
How to go...There are several ways to go to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur. We went by train. Train stops at Arau Station where 18 km to the Pier for ferries is. You can go by Taxi from the station but it is not easy to find when you arrive there at 4.30 am. We waited 1 hour and booked an Uber driver. After 2 hours waiting for Ferry the journey took 1.45 hours to Langkawi Island. We paid 17 USD each.
Where to stay...We took taxi after arrived to the Pier there were 22 km between the hostels we stayed: Village 19 Retreat. The place is on a very big field. Looks like farms in American movies. One side is for dorm staying and the other side is for private rooms alongside of a river. The room was fully woody and very big. I really enjoyed staying there. I highly recommend that hostel for travelers (not for solo travelers).
Let´s have quick overview what to do in Langkawi:
Is one of the main beaches in the area nice place to chill out? Also there are many places to eat and drink. We hang out here all day and then went to a Turkish restaurant and eat some Turkish stuff. I can say that it was delicious and expensive.After we hang out in the town we got our drinks and chilled out on the beach. The weather was going to worst and worst every hour. In the end heavy rain started. There was a beach side bar that we could refuge in …CBA Miritus Pelangi Beach Resorts & Spa BAR. That place was so cool. We drank so much while we were waiting the rain was getting over.
The weather was amazing after the rain we went to beach side with our drinks and spent 2 hours there. We were completely drunk. We were completely enjoying the moments…we were completely isolated from the Earth in this beach...
Sky Bridge and Cable Car.
As we always do we booked a scooter. You will need to take the Cable Car ride from Oriental Village in Pantai Kok area where is 25 minutes from the center by scooter. It is more likely a funfair. You can choose a lot of stuff to do but we interested only with the Cable Car and Sky Bridge. The rest of the things were kind of you can find in anywhere.
It takes you the top of the mountains and even clouds. If you have no acrophobia this event is worth to see. In the top station of cable car there is a bridge that you can walk from one mountain to another.
Normally you take the cars with other people but we were lucky that only two of us were in cable car and enjoy the view of Langkawi from top. Well, i guess i enjoyed little bit more…;)
On the way back from Sky Bridge you can have rest and cool down in Temurun Waterfall. There is a natural pool and the water is so fresh. We back to the hotel after chill out in the waterfall 1 hour.
Where to eat. We ate that night in Sizzling Plate. It wasn’t in a luxury area but the meals were still very delicious. We paid 8 usd for 2 people.
The Eagle Statue
There is a big shopping area, restaurants and cafes. Also the island is duty free zone. If you keen to shopping, this place might be your place. It was 40 minute ride from the hotel.
Where to eat...Eagle Statue is just alongside of the ocean. You can enjoy the sunset with view of the Eagle Statue in Shellout Langawi Restaurant. I can say that the lobster and prawn were amazing. But the Asian Sunset our vibe were making the night more enjoyable. We enjoyed the night like kids beside i had been told off that i was riding the scooter so fast J and she was right. May be together maybe not… We had life to live…
Beside small conflicts, we had become great team. Even we didn’t understand what was going on, who were we? What were we doing there together? How could we end up in this way? All we know was Asia got us. Somehow it was keeping us together…Somehow it gave us some feelings that we hadn’t felt for a while. As if we had known each other years and years. It was not easy to give it a name. We called it ´´ b´shert´´…Do you know that word?
After beautiful 3 Langkawi days we were going to another island town: Georgetown. It was from British colony times of Malaysia. The the town is not for beach&ocean however it has still good vibe to hangout 1-2 days. Bars, cafes, Street food and street art… it is possible to see many drawings on the walls of the town.
Where to stay... What to eat..We stayed in Chateau One hostel. It is only 3 mins walk to main Street where everything is going on. The best part of the town was the street food in the evenings. Also you can choose whatever fruit you like and they make fresh smoothies for you. I think I had had the best food here during my Asia trip.
Beside this there is nothing to do that much in the town. I wouldn’t stay more than 2 days here. We went to see Penang beach by scooter but it wasn’t that good. Despite we try to see in that wavy ocean, something touched my leg and I got out of the water.:)