Shops that have Western sizes!
Trip Start Jan 01, 2010
81Trip End Mar 04, 2011
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The next day I ventured out in the humidity to try and get some stuff to actually fill the backpack that I now own. I was in Western heaven...coffee bars, shops that don't consider size 12 to be XXL and people who speak English! But even I got bored after going past every single shop in a massive shopping mall on an unsucessful attempt to replace my sports kit at less than twice the price I would pay for it at home
I had to do a dry run to the train station to buy my train ticket after the receptionist had told me that the bus took an hour when the lonely planet said 10 hours. Mmmm! One of those miscomunication things which usually results in me being the wrong side of the city as my bus leaves. I was pretty nervous getting the train at 8 pm as I was the only white person. Not just white solo female, traveller, or any other white kind of person. So getting stared at was kind of expected. Thankfully I had a top bunk and was surrounded by a family and all the beds have curtains. I woke up at every stop to make sure my backpack hadn't been taken off the train. But the bed was really comfortable and the temperature nicely controlled by aircon.
In the morning I awoke to the famous Jungle railway. We were basically travelling through the trees and I had an uninterupted view of the tree tops. It was the most scenic train ride I have ever been on. I wasn't sure when I was supposed to be getting off so was popping down the ladder every 10 minutes in case it was the stop
Oh yeh and I forgot to mention the masturbating naked hobo I 'found' on the streets of KL. Basically was walking to try and find the shopping mall and as I come around the corner I see someone lying on the ground but don't think much of it. Then as I get closer I realise he is not only naked but also very happy to see me. Why oh why I ask myself does this kind of thing only happen to me? I am CERTAIN not many other people walking around KL get this kind of 'view'! Just another of those travelling experiences ... one I hope never gets repeated!