torstai 6. maaliskuuta 2014

Day 66 - 66. päivä: Hotel hopping and book shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Sheraton Imperial Club room
Travelling is fun. It can also be tiring. That being said, after two months on the road, we begun our Malaysia part of the trip resting. And by resting, I mean staying at some luxury hotels for a week; Sheraton Imperial, Hilton Petaljing Jaya and Hilton Kuala Lumpur. At Sheraton we enjoyed free breakfast, complimentary laundry service, access to lounge with food and beverages, Wi-Fi and what not for three nights. At Hilton, we had no such luxuries, but hotel hopping between the two Hiltons served a practical purpose; Ari now has the Hilton Honors Gold Card. If we can ever afford staying at a Hilton again, we will have free upgrades, Wi-Fi and breakfast included.

How could we afford the luxury, though? Well, it is simply much cheaper in Asia than in Europe. A cheap, plain room in Sokos Hotel in Finland costs more than an Executive Club Lounge room in Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. So, if you want to get your money's worth, invest in luxury and comfort in Thailand, Malaysia, China or other Asian country (fine, we only know about those three, but one could assume the great level of quality in service and super low prices apply to most areas in Asia).

View from our balcony.
Now we're staying in a holiday rental apartment near Times Square mall. We booked it via Airbnb, and although a bit small, it is perfect for playing house for one week; I had no idea it would be this nice to do our own laundry and cook our own meals in an actual kitchen and even do the dishes. Whilst having a vacation from travelling, we have been exploring the city. Going to movies (Lego Movie), buying books at Kinokuniya (only like the best book store EVER!!!), visiting Bird Park and studying the local public transportation system have been the main excitements for us here in Kuala Lumpur. The people in the city are super nice, everybody speaks English, and prices are not bad. The plan, however, is to head to some more rural areas next week, to see some jungle and exotic wildlife. One can spend only so much time in the concrete jungle...

2 kommenttia:

  1. Moi Emmi, mahtava reissu teillä ja loistava blogi - oon lukenut joka stoorin :) Seikkailu jatkukoon, pysyn kanavalla seuraavaa päivitystä odotellen!

  2. Heippa, huippua kuulla että blogilla on ainakin yksi aktiivinen seuraaja meidän vanhempien lisäksi :) Matka jatkuu ja kokemuksia kertyy niin tiuhaan tahtiin, että niitä riittää jaettavaksi vielä monen postauksen verran.