Mutiara Villa Condos
Apartment A-25-F on the 25th floor for MYR 1,750.- or US$ 483.- per month, incl. gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, wifi and a marvellous view.
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Meeting Tilo and Herry who founded the excellent website Backpacking Asia, realising that backpacking in comparison to perpetual travelling, is like charter sailing compared with livaboard cruising and noticing some significant features of Southeast Asia's backpacking industry: (i) the substantial spending power of the mostly yuppie backpackers (and their parents) who rush during their extended holiday or sabbatical year from lodge to hostel and who often cover as much distance in as little time as possible in order to enhance their status on their curriculum vitae; (ii) the hasty lifestyle on tour and the struggle with their own angst amongst many of the young backpackers (during their quarter life crisis) who mostly lodge in overpriced and fancily named backpacker shacks/ghettoes ("One World", "Rainforest", "Trekker's", "Green", "Eco"), who always check very thoroughly the seal of their water bottles before they drink, who rather eat at the international (fast-food) chain restaurants ("Western food") than at the independent local (slow-food) eateries, who are almost unconnected to the local people outside of the established backpacking industry and who like to hold malicious bacteria, contaminated water or the “sickening” climate responsible for their psychosomatic sufferings; and (iii) the many lonely and long hours which the backpackers spend isolated behind their netbooks blogging about their illusions and fantasies of not belonging to the commercialised trail of backpacking lemmings on the off-the-beaten-track highways on this globalised and not so lonely planet - backpacking obviously means arriving … back at home.
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Photos 2008-09 Kuala Lumpur II
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