All posts by Averi Carlson

Day 62 journal- Kuala Lumpur/ Shah Alam

October 20, 2016

Today we went with a person o a place called I-City. It had lights handing from every tree and rides to go on. We stood for about thirty minutes watching a color changing fountain. I was going to do this jungle gym thing, but then they said I was too tall. It wasn’t cool because the supervisor that helped my sister go around the course, was taller than me. Instead I did some ride where you drive a car around with no tracks. It was really fun. Afterwards, we learned you can not get ice cream from KFC and then went home in the heavy traffic.

Day 61 Journal- Kuala Lumpur/Shah Alam

October 19, 2016

That night we went with someone we met to a restaurant  on the street. Most people drank tea or coffee, not water, so we had to drink boiling water that was used for tea. If you ever do this, bring your own water if you are going to want some. We ate this famous soup around there, that has some kind of meat drenched in sauce. It is delicious and a must do in Kuala Lumpur. Afterward, we decided to go get some satay because my brother didn’t eat any of the soup. He is a very picky eater, and hates about half the things normal people like. The satay here is also a must try and the soda is very cheap, if you want Sprite, Fanta, or Coke.

Day 59- Kuala Lumpur or Shah Alam

October 17, 2016

Today we woke up very early because we were going to see Batu Caves! We took the train there because it has its own stop. Traffic is very bad here so its best to take the Metro or Train. The train is so slow we called it the “snail train” it took us a good hour to get there. When we got off the train we walked a little. As you round the corner you will see it. its a giant cave with about 200 stairs leading up to the entrance. Monkeys are climbing on the walls and on the railings of the stairs. People have little stands selling keychains and whatnot. Next to the stairs is a massive golden statue. It was being painted when we were there so it had scalding on- so sad- but it was cool any ways. At the top of the stairs it its slippery with water that falls from the ceiling. In the middle of the cave there is a room full with food, where the people worship. On on side of the cave, it is covered in plants and the monkeys hid in there. One man shot a fire cracker at the plants and then a bunch on monkeys, some with babies, come climbing down to the room with food. Apparently we got there in time to see the monkeys eat. The monkeys are dangerous though. On tried to bite my sisters foot and another was being fed a banana by a man and the monkey grabbed it and when it was finished, chased the man around for another.

After the cave we went on a tour around another cave. This one had thin walls and was pitch black. We learned a lot about bats and their poop. We also learned about spiders and other insects around Malaysia.  We tried to spot a funnel spider, but sadly, they were hiding. My mom was very glad about that. I wasn’t though, Funnel Spiders are my favorite. That day was great and was super fun!

Day 50 journal- Kuala Lumpur or Shah Alam

Today we had to go to the post office to go and pick up my sister and brother’s kindles. We called an Uber and drove to the post office. It took one hour. Traffic was terrible like always. The airport was a long way though and the “Pos” as they call it, was right across the street. Also, the office had a weird entry, so we rode round and round until we figured out how to get in. When we got there we spent one hour trying to get the package. We went to four counter and it took forever. Then we had one hour back. It was nuts. We went home and opened the package. We found halloween treats inside. I’m not saying it was worth it.

Day 48 journal- Kuala Lumpur or Shah Alam

October 6, 2016

Today we woke up really early because we had to ride a bus. We walked to the bus station where we ate rolls and muffins. We drove one hour and twenty minutes then got out to go through customs. Then we got in the car and I fell asleep for three hours and then got up for a bathroom break. Then I fell asleep again. (If you ever take this bus you should fall asleep, it passes the time. Also if you are hungry when you stop for the bathroom break then you should have Singapore dollars or the Malaysian Ringit because they do not take credit card.) When we got out of the bus, finally, we waited for a driver. He got there and told us traffic was very bad. we got in the car and drove three hours to a place that was supposed to be twenty minutes away. When we got there we found we were living in a high rise on the 30th floor. I got my own room also! YAY!!!!!!