Oh, the joys of finding your way around a new city. I wanted to do the Hop-on Hop-off bus & decided the best place to catch up with it was the main railway station at KL Sentral. To get there, I needed to find the Monorail station then figure out how to buy a ticket.
With a lot of help from Google Maps I found the Monorail although I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to cross some of the busy roads. There doesn’t seem to be any crossing points & the hundreds of motorcycles weave in & out of the traffic, ignore the lights & sometimes even go in the wrong direction. I waited until someone else was crossing, then tagged along.
Then I had to work out how to use the ticket machine to get a token for the train. You put the token on a reader when you catch the train then drop it in a slot when you’ve finished the trip. All very complicated but easy when you figure it out.
I found the bus I wanted then did the full circuit which took a bit over 3 hours. There was a 5 minute stop at the National Palace which was just enough time to take some photos but the buses were 30 minutes apart so I didn’t get off anywhere else. My ticket is good until 1:30 tomorrow so I’ll use it again tomorrow & hopefully get an earlier start before the traffic builds up.
It’s an interesting city but I found it exhausting. Too many people, too much traffic, none of the streets meet at right angles so very difficult to get your bearings.
It was after 2:00 when I got back to KL Sentral where I knew there were plenty of lunch places. I tried some local food, have no idea what it was but I asked for something not too spicy. Either he didn’t understand me or his idea of spicy & mine are very different so maybe I’ll stick to things I know in the future.
I found a really good shopping centre but when I was ready to leave, it was pouring with rain so I had to go back & shop some more. Fortunately, the rain never seems to last very long.
Now it’s time to relax & for once, I’m looking forward to watching TV. I was pressing buttons on the TV last night & found something called English Series. I explored further & found Episodes 1 – 4 of Game of Thrones Series 5. This is on PayTV at home but not available on DVD yet so it’s an unexpected treat because I just finished watching Series 4 on DVD before I left home.
I still haven’t worked out how to actually watch TV, but who cares?