One night in Kuala Lumpur, when one night is never enough. It is hard to fathom why someone may spend to choose one night in such a clean, modern and beautiful city, but when you are in transit, it sure beats sitting around the airport.
What do you do with one night in Kuala Lumpur? 18-hours to be exact. There is not a great deal, except to see an exciting city for the first time. You get through customs and get to your budget hotel previously booked, which takes about an hour from the international Airport.
Wet and misarable on the drive in.
So, after all that and a quick settle in, it’s time to get to your feet, there is a city to see after all. Unfortunately for me the sun had gone down by this stage. Perhaps it wasn’t so unfortunate. Kuala Lumpur is brilliant under lights, much like most big cities.
The big city is alive. The food street is buzzing, restaurants workers are asking politely to eat at their shop, finally you give into a demand and you sit down and eat some delicious Malaysian meal, Buttered prawns, clams, grilled pork and roasted duck. It’s making me hungry thinking of my only dinner in Malaysia.
One Night in Kuala Lumpur at lots of food around.
After you eat dinner, you still feel peckish. There are so many food stalls, so you grab and run also and perhaps buy a souvenir or two. In Kuala Lumpur, there’s also a street dedicated to massage parlours, I don’t give into the demands to stop in for a foot rub on this occasion, although the temptation was there. So, you keep on wandering.
You know the city is famous for some landmark buildings so you try and find some vantage points, careful not to get lost and remembering the stay is short. While I don’t quite get to the Kuala Lumpur tower or the Petronas Twin Towers, you can tell from a distance it is magnificent in all its lights.
Kuala Lumpur Tower in all its lights
It’s all getting late. In the morning, I have a long flight back to Perth, Australia. It’s time to get back to the hotel. By the way, I was staying at the Corona Inn Hotel, a very nice boutique hotel. Recommended if you want to stay in the heart of the city on a budget.
I have been tempted and seduced by a fabulous city. I will return again and hopefully real soon, there is so much more to see and food to eat.
One night in Kuala Lumpur, whatever was I thinking.
Great street foods in Kuala Lumpur
Large rooms at Corona Inn Hotel in KL
If you are not looking for ongoing improvement in the world of travel blogging, then you should get out of the kitchen. This is not for you and perhaps your passions lie elsewhere. Because in life that is what we are all about, Improvement, whether it is being a better father or husband, or better at your job, we are always looking to rise to another level.
That is what it’s all about for Fair Dinkum Traveller in 2017, improvement. To create better content, better photography and videos, improve social media skills and as I have mentioned already, rise to that next level.
Follow me on this ride that will be 2017 year in travel, it promises to be a wild and exciting one.
All set for 2017
Travel Plans for 2017
Travel plans can often change, or hopefully added to, but let’s take a look at what is already planned for 2017 as new cultures and destinations are discovered.
- Vietnam: My first trip to Vietnam kicks off the year and I can’t wait. Not a long enough trip but I will be exploring the Southern half of the country with a good amount of time in the chaotic Ho Chi Minh City and the more laidback small city of Dalat.
- Malaysia: Another short stop, but heck I will see what I can get out of my really trip in Kuala Lumpur.
- Laos: This will be my first volunteering trip and how excited am I. Landing in Vientiane, I will travel an hour out of the capital to a small village where I will put my English skills to the test as I teach to the youth. Follow me on this journey as I delve deep into the world of volunteering.
- Thailand: Chiang Mai and Bangkok will be on the list the next time I head to Thailand. Once again new destinations will be discovered and that is the joy of travelling.
- Bali, Indonesia: My second trip to Bali and why not, it is close to home and it is a great place to visit for cheap cold beer and relaxing by the pool.
- Australia: My home country. Therefore, I am bound to find a thing or two about this great country.
Great food will hopefully be found at outlets like this.
What’s new for 2017
Rise to another level will be my personal motto. But how will it happen? I do have plans for a big year with ideas being conjured up all the time. Whether they go live in the near future or scrapped altogether is another thing completely. This is what is in store for 2017.
Live Facebook Videos: Catch a few snippets of some amazing destinations as they come with Facebook live. It will be quick, so don’t blink.
Fair Dinkum Travel Show: Video is the way of the future and I don’t want to be left behind as I look to improve my skills. I will be running a regular travel show, going for about ten-minutes, and will be putting it on YouTube channel and Facebook page. Stay tuned for this one.
looking to rise in 2017.
My first fictional novel has been in the works for a long time now and I am sick of living in fear at whether it will be any good. Come Christmas time I will be looking to release my debut Novel, Winter snow. If you love, adventure, travel and romantic thrillers, this novel could be perfect for you. Read the synopsis below.
Tormented by his childhood. Left devastated a broken love. Charlie Bennett flees his home town of Karratha in Australia in hope for a new life. His new found adventure unexpectedly lands him in Muju, South Korea. Awaiting is a new journey, new cultures and a forbidden love that threatens to throw his young life into further turmoil.
There you have it, a quick look at what’s in store for 2017. Follow Fair Dinkum traveller closely and see if it lives up to the hype. Happy Travels.