10 Mar - 13 Mar 2013 Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Hang Kasturi
Basic and very clean double room with fan, wifi, free coffee, shared bathroom and excellent company for only MYR 35.- or US$ 11.30 per night.
Best guesthouse atmosphere in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown!

Beer: 320-ml cans of ice-cold Carlsberg Beer (5 % alc./vol.) for MYR 4.99 or US$ 1.60 in the nearby KK Super Mart.

Click below for an interactive road map of the Bird Nest Guest House 2 in Kuala Lumpur, which we would recommend, and for directions:


Making many fascinating new friends among all sorts of believers and non-believers in Cooler Lumpur, meeting up with old friends like fellow perpetual travellers Sally & Richard, fellow retirees Christina & Liau, fellow netizen Tilo from www.backpackingmalaysia.com, fellow libertarian Sophie and fellow Chinese Willi and exchanging the latest news about both this world and the matrix as well as about the past and the future...

Studying the extensive collections in the galleries of Kuala Lumpur’s outstanding Islamic Arts Museum +60322742020 (admission: MYR 12.- per person), situated just outside the Lake Gardens, contemplating the scale models of the world’s most famous mosques some of which we have already visited in original size during our travels (e.g. the Great Mosque of Xian, the Umayyad Mosque of Damascus, the Alabaster Mosque of Cairo), admiring the exhibits of religious calligraphy, textiles, armour, metalwork and carpets, marvelling at the many masterpieces of beautiful Islamic crafts, and wondering why Allah keeps so many Muslims on this planet busy with permanently blaming others, protesting violently, running gun battles, kidnapping people and suicide bombing, agh man.
"Muslims still take their religion too seriously, whereas we have the good sense to blow it off. Catholics don’t follow the Pope. In overwhelming numbers they divorce, they have pre-marital sex, they masturbate. And unlike the Koran, no one here seriously considers following the Bible literally. Guys don't look over their fence on Sunday morning and see a neighbor mowing the lawn and think ‘Working on Sunday? I really should kill him.’ But, before I conclude, it should in fairness be noted that, in speaking of Muslims, we realize that of course the vast majority are law-abiding, loving people who just want to be left alone to subjugate their women in peace..." 

Konni: Applying (with one passport photo and one copy of her passport) for a single-entry tourist visa for Thailand (valid for a stay up to 60 days, “employment prohibited”) at Kuala Lumpur’s well-organised Royal Thai Embassy +60321488222 and getting it issued uneventfully within 30 hours, for a steep MYR 110.- or US$ 35.50 in cash.

Taking a yellow Aerobus coach +60361892711 from KL Sentral, the main railway station, to Kuala Lumpur’s International Airport (KLIA-LCCT) at Sepang (c. 70 km, 1 ¼ hour, MYR 8.- per person), thereafter flying with Air Asia (“Now Everyone Can Fly”) in a red Airbus A 320-200 from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok’s revitalised Don Mueang International Airport for MYR 115.- or US$ 36.70 per person, one way, all inclusive, and booked over the internet already back in May 2012, changing our watches in mid-air from Malaysia Standard Time (GMT/UTC + 8 hours) back to Thailand’s Indochina Time (GMT/UTC + 7:00 hours), and, eventually, taking the a/c city bus no. 510 from the airport to the BTS Skytrain’s Mo Chit Station (THB 17.- per person) and from here the arctic BTS Sky Train (THB 40.- or US$ 1.30 per person) straight to our residence in Khlong San, home away from home.

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From the 2013 Moral Travel Compass for Our Grand Children's Journey of Life:
It’s bad to hang out with government people;
It’s good to team up with free folks.
Keep your bearings!