I tried to use my newly installed Grab app to catch a ride to KL Central. Well, it did not work out.At any time I try to do the face verification I got a server error back. Finally, we used a normal taxi and the fare was incredible. 50 Ringgit instead of 12 Grab. Taxi driver offered us to bring us to Lumut for 550 Ringgit. The next hurdle was to get to get a train ticket. We were 40 minutes prior to departure at the train station, but we will not able to get a ticket. The trick is you need to get a slip and wait for the counter officer, or you try to do itself check in at the kiosk both failed. We were not that happy and since even grab was not working correctly, I tried to chat with the support guys from Grab, but no solution. Mandy installed Grab on her phone and it worked with a charm. She ordered the taxi and the driver offered 330 ringgit to Lumut. Three hours by car, and we arrived at the jetty just in time￼Yes it was cold due to aircon operating.
After 14 hours of traveling we arrived late night at Nipah GH, Pangkor. I still do not feel very well so the journey was quite pain. But we were welcomed by Alicia so warmly so I think it is a perfect place to recover soon.
Alicia and Anur and the kids are still so gentle and warm hearted. the GH is almost empty, may be coz of the economic situation in Malaysia. just guessing . I got more medicine and now after 3 days it’s really getting better.
More to come.
We spent two quiet days in BKK. Shopping was done at the MBK within 2 hrs. So time to enjoy the pool at Galleria 12 Hotel and for sure, we have been out for dinner at the same place as for the first night. delicious and yummy as always. BTS was overcrowded but less than Sukhumvit road itself. Time for more beer at the pool and a little recap of this trip.
After all, it was great and I feel relaxed. Even I had some stress with myself for two weeks. But anyway. Went to bed early and get up early as well, enjoyed Malaysia, especially Penang and Pangkor, food was great everywhere. Met some interesting people and some others to skip. Will not book everything in advance for the next time, gives us more flexibility , just in case a flight is canceled like the AirAsia one this year. Unfortunately I did not finish all the things I had on my list. Postponed for next time. So tomorrow will go back via Milano and Zurich. And yes I’m looking forward being home again, see my friends and relatives, back at our house and on my desk. Yes stupid german as I’m ;)
Our last day in KL. Bus ride was short, 2 hrs. We were very warm welcomed at the hotel , we started here 14 days ago. Got an executive room (very large) , took a nap and I went for gym and later for pool. The infinity pool is still quite awesome.
We were searching around in Bukit Bintang area for a hawker center and found only Jalan Alor which is street food but in a touristic way and a kind of expensive. anyway. back at the hotel (über does it) got a Tiger beer from 7/11 and went straight to the roof top to have the last beer with a view on the illuminated twins towers. And no rain today. Tomorrow back to BKK , will try to stay the day ( 7 hrs layover) at the X2Vibe hotel before taking the night bus to Ranong and catch the most early speedboat to the island. And at the end it wasn’t that bad , may be a couple of hours to much rain but Pangkor was great and Penang as well. Street art , nice food and very awesome guesthouses we stayed in. Some lessons learned, and as an old guy (yes) I’m looking forward to stay the last week in one place, especially if it’s THE ISLAND. stay tuned will keep you posted
Tomorrow I´ve to travel to KL (Kuala Lumpur). Not for vacation, first time on business purpose. So let´s see how business goes in Southeastasia. At least I expect sun and good traditional malaysian food. And new partners for our company as well…. keep you updated, as usual.