A few people have told us how now we’ve been on the road for a while we are experienced travellers or backpackers, if that’s the case how come we keep making such stupid mistakes – Getting lost in Kuala Lumpur.
I think all of the comments must have gone to our head, we felt invincible. I’m pretty sure you could throw me into the Amazon and I’d survive for weeks with nothing but a penknife from a Christmas cracker.
Well, that must have been what was going through our head when we went to Kuala Lumpur recently without any map or clue of where anything was, we just figured we’d wander around and everything would be fine.
We got to the first hostel okay thanks to a late night taxi but when it came to the second one things didn’t quite go as smoothly….
We took the underground with our bags for a few stops before changing to the monorail for a couple more and ended up in the right part of town. We stopped for a coffee and asked someone for directions to the hostel.
We walked and walked for ages until, the surroundings started to look a little familiar, very familiar in fact. We weren’t losing our minds, we had actually walked all the way back to where our previous hostel was and we couldn’t quite believe it, the one map we had checked made it looks miles away rather than a 20 minute walk, why had we taken public transport?
To make things worse, the directions we had been given where completely wrong and the hostel was actually right behind where we had asked.
So after taking a train to the other side of town and walking all the way back to where we started, we now had to walk back again.
So who was it who called us experienced travellers again?