Six weeks after our weekend in Phú Quốc, we had a week off for the Mid-Autumn Festival! It was a much needed break, to be honest! At first, we were planning on going to Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, and then back to KL. After thinking about and realizing that relaxing at home doing nothing with our new pup sounded better than hopping around during the week, we changed our holiday to just KL for 4 days.
We got in at 5 AM Saturday morning and managed to check in to our hotel and get a few hours of kip that first day. Woke up, and started walking around. We loved KL. The accessibility of everything, the metro, greenery, and how diverse the people of KL are were the things that drew us in. We went to a mosque, even though we have been to so many having lived in the Middle East. Gorgeous. Just walking around the city was nice. It doesn’t seem super large, which I really enjoyed.
The next day, we had booked a bicycle tour of the city that was to last 3 hours. We met our guide at the I heart KL sign and we ventured around the city seeing stuff we didn’t realize we should see. We had a nice little lunch at a local little eatery with him. A good exercise outing that we both highly enjoyed. It was also a great intro to biking in the city, as we were planning on buying bicycles in Vietnam. We then went over to the Petronas Towers for a tour of them! It was super cool being up there seeing everything. On our way back to the hotel, we stopped by Sephora and H&M out of pure excitement and possibly bought too many things. After rushing home and changing, we made our way to Skybar at Traders Hotel where we had reservations. SO COOL. The Amazing Race had been there before so I was even more excited about going. The view of KL at night is a stunner. It was such a great night out with my husband. I am super grateful.
The last day we had in KL was spent wandering around the city again, as we did not feel up to going to Batu Caves. We figured that we live close enough, we can go back for another weekend. Very much looking forward to it.
I know that we only saw a snippet of Malaysia, but the diversity of the people, the food, the shopping (ha), and religions really struck a chord with me. I think that is one of the reasons I really love Jordan, as well. The people of the countries are so diverse in their beliefs and ways of life, but they are still living peacefully together. Makes my heart happy, especially with all the negativity going around these days.