Just to take things to a different place, I signed up for the KL hop on/off tour. There are two routes which you can get on in the double decker buses. The routes are like this
What I like about this is the freedom to explore areas, find another bus stop and then ride elsewhere. I have 48 hours to use the tour so will go Wednesday and Thursday this week.
The other nice thing like other tours like this are the numerous stops close to each other so if I miss one or walk past it, I can find another stop and continue. I’ll do the downtown (red) one Wednesday and the Garden (green) one Thursday. Everything can start at Stop 1 since its easy for me to get to and its the hub of the tour.
I got close to the Petronas Twin Towers today but will not be doing them until the tour or after. I have weeks left here to get around so I don’t feel I have to rush to see the sights in KL.
No matter what the time here has been excellent and let me really see the city! Today I did a really good walk and ended up stopping at a Burger King for lunch. First time for a burger in awhile :-). It was pretty good.
I try to start walking back by early afternoon since KL gets rainy in the afternoons and sometimes gets thunder boomers come rolling through.
Changing the Trip…
I decided on a whim to change my trip again and split the last two weeks into two places. I had decided to not do Port Dickson but now am going there for 4 days and then PJ for 10 days. PJ is about 20 miles from KL so its easier to get back to the airport to fly up to Penang when its time to head up there.
Changing more in the long term, my daughter wants me to come see her next year. I cannot do it this year. I have things booked through October and will have a trip booked to Taiwan and the Philippines in October through January. I think I will combine going back to the States with seeing Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, and Dubai and fly to Florida the other way. I don’t want to spend a long time in the states but I may end up taking the Amtrak cross country train to California then since its a trip I have wanted to do for years. I guess I would then fly back to Cambodia perhaps via Japan again :-). I also have friends in California I’d like to see again.
Anyways, all of this is fun to consider and I have plenty of time to get this defined and see how long I will want to stay in the states. I cannot imagine wanting to stay too long. I just don’t like it there that much given how much everything costs.