All alone in K.L.
Kuala Lumpur Travel Blog› entry 5 of 7 › view all entries
Had no problems getting to the airport by 4.30 a.m. as I didnt sleep much last night. Hotel got me a taxi and waved me off....I will be forever grateful to the entire staff of the Hilton Kuching!!!!!!
It is only an hour flight to K.L. and on arrival it was easy to catch the express train into K.L. Sentral station ( 30 minutes). Once there I purchased a taxi ticket and arrived at the Embassy at 9.30 a.m. Of course you have to go through security before entering the Embassy building and this poor Malay guy/soldier with limited english kept asking me for my passport!!!!! I broke down and cried AGAIN trying to explain that I HAD NO PASSPORT!!!!!! This other wonderful 6 1/2 foot english speaking soldier came to my rescue and let me put all my luggage in the guard office before waving me through security.
On check in I had to pay the full 2 nights accomodation in cash......It was then I found out this was another 5 star hotel!!!! I was pleased to be able to go up to the nice room and collapse for a short while.
I went to the excellent Tourist Centre which is almost directly accross the road from the hotel. Crossing that road was an experience in itself...6 lanes of fast and furious no rule traffic. You've really got to watch out for those scooters!!!!! The Tourist Centre is really well set up and very friendly...was able to use the 15 minute free internet, sit in air-con comfort, check out the mini museum, sit in the lovely gardens, and ended up telling my tale again to a lovely lady called Nanna. She told me about the Cultural show that was on at the centre the next day and said she would get me in for free....very nice to talk to someone sympathetic.