The second stop of my backpacking adventure through South East Asia had a stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The city is beautiful! Full of life and energy. There is so much to see and so many things to do. I barely touched the tip of the iceberg of things to do and go. Upon arrival to KL, I first had to find my way around and figure out how to get to the Batu Cave. The cave was on the northern side of the city – about 20ish kilometers away, or a 30 minute drive, which meant I needed transportation. I wandered to a busy street next to a market and found a taxi stand. Me being the negotiator and with the mind that everything is up for negotiation, I approached with the mentality that the drivers are going to try and overcharge me, especially that I am a traveller and carry US dollars. I lucked out and got a fantastic driver that became not only my driver, but a friend as well. He took me all around the city and even told me about places that he personally recommends to see. The Batu Caves are amazing, it is quite the hike up the stairs, especially in the heat – which in the summertime is hot and humid! The Dark Cave as well is amazing. Where the rarest spider in the world lives and a cave that has all sorts of life from insects to reptiles to plants to mammals! Also, experiencing “total darkness” inside the cave is a sensation all of its own! The Petronas Towers, the tallest towers in Asia, are another great site – and well known. They were part of Mission Impossible, who can forget that! Some amazing architecture and engineering feats took place in order to assembly the super structures that they are! KL is a must see for travel enthusiast of all kinds. Say hi to the monkeys at the Caves, negotiate with street vendors for goods and take in the sites, smells, and feeling of a different, new and exciting city full of energy!
Next stop – Cambodia, Siem Reap and Angkor Wat!
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