Kulala Lumpur is really a fine place to get on or off a budget flight, get a visa for a neighboring country, get yourself any product or service offered in the modern world or simply spent hours watching the fountain show in front of the Petronas towers. But for pedestrians wishing to go sightseeing, it is just a nightmare.
We didn’t see elephants in Taman Negara National Park, but we saw it in the eyes of the park staff that there definitely were. We were told that elephants do go out at night and it’s good for us to pitch our tent out of their way. Apart from the gorgeous rain forest itself, we saw plenty of insects, reptiles and birds. Oh, and leeches, plenty of leeches, which didn’t waste a second trying to get us the moment we stopped moving.
Penang was the first stop on our journey in Malaysia. Yes, it’s an island, but there is no clear turquoise water, no romantic tropical beaches, but lots of art, a mixture of cultures and all kinds of architecture from colonial buildings to modern skyscrapers.