Solo Stranger in KL
I arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 1:30 am on May 8.
To say preparation is key when traveling is an understatement. It’s a good thing Kuya bought me 100 Malaysian Ringgit for the few hours I will be staying in Kuala Lumpur for a meal and a sim card were the must haves I got right when I arrived.
I have this reservation at Tune Hotel but I didn’t know where it was or how far it was from the airport, and I don’t dare ride a taxi or anything for that matter. So with booties on my feet and a pepper spray in my hand, I ventured out to find this hotel. Good enough, as I rounded the street away from LCCT, Lo and Behold! there shining in red lights were the letters “Tune Hotel” it might as well been read as “Haven”. After a long 5 hour flight, all I wanted to do was fall in a deep slumber.
The Bellman was strangely inquisitive. And that was more than enough for my paranoia to rule me. I instinctively pushed the heavy side table against the door and backed it up by pushing the bed next to it. I changed into my comfy jammies, informed kuya and daddy of my safety, prayed and talked to mama right before I fell asleep.
The next morning I left my things in the hotel and watched a good view from the hotel corridors.
The next morning I left my things in the hotel, went out to get some breakfast and this restaurant “Taste of Asia” located just outside the LCCT airport looked most inviting. I ordered the very well known Malaysian Specialty “Nasi Lemak” for 9.oo RM which is probably equivalent to Php 117.oo
I toured the terminal for a while, checked out my things, toured again, all before I boarded the Plane going to Kolkata, India.