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48 hours in kuala lumpur, malaysia

travel kuala lumpurkuala lumpur city guide for those who frequently make unplanned trips like i do. it was in kaizen coffee shop one morning when me and my colleague, sipping on our cup of jo, booked our flight to KL for the weekend. now let’s talk about impromptu decision disorder.

travel kuala lumpur 1since we only had one night we took the earliest flight out,

travel kuala lumpur 2but first, coffee.

travel kuala lumpur 3 travel kuala lumpur 4 travel kuala lumpur 5 travel kuala lumpur 6 travel kuala lumpur 7 travel kuala lumpur 8 travel kuala lumpur 9 travel kuala lumpur 10 travel kuala lumpur 11 travel kuala lumpur 12 travel kuala lumpur 13 travel kuala lumpur 14 travel kuala lumpur 15#take: airport taxi to the city center

travel kuala lumpur 16one thing i immediately noticed about KL was that there were so much green everywhere.

travel kuala lumpur 17#stay: furama hotel bukit bintang

travel kuala lumpur 18after checking in at our hotel i took advice of some of my local friends and headed over to a cafe nearby to grab a quick bite and refill my caffeine tank.

travel kuala lumpur 19 travel kuala lumpur 20 travel kuala lumpur 21 travel kuala lumpur 22 travel kuala lumpur 23 travel kuala lumpur 24 travel kuala lumpur 25 travel kuala lumpur 26#cafe-hop: vcr

travel kuala lumpur 27 travel kuala lumpur 28 travel kuala lumpur 29 travel kuala lumpur 30 travel kuala lumpur 31 travel kuala lumpur 32 travel kuala lumpur 33 travel kuala lumpur 34 travel kuala lumpur 35#see: petronas twin tower

did you know tower one was built by a japanese company and tower two by korean? just fyi, i heard the koreans “won” the race.

travel kuala lumpur 36 travel kuala lumpur 37#drink: sky bar at traders hotel

travel kuala lumpur 38 travel kuala lumpur 39 travel kuala lumpur 40#bar-hop: changkat, bukit bintang

travel kuala lumpur 41 travel kuala lumpur 42 travel kuala lumpur 43 travel kuala lumpur 44 travel kuala lumpur 45 travel kuala lumpur 46you know, we had this all planned out. we were gonna put on this cute animal sheet mask from korea and take oh-so-adorable selfies in our hotel room to post on our instagrams… i’m not sure what went wrong in the process of manufacturing these masks but the sheep turned out to be jigsaw’s relative and pig like a devil i never want to see in my dream. #ohthehorror

travel kuala lumpur 47 travel kuala lumpur 48 travel kuala lumpur 49#see: national mosque

travel kuala lumpur 51 travel kuala lumpur 52 travel kuala lumpur 53 travel kuala lumpur 54 travel kuala lumpur 55 travel kuala lumpur 56 travel kuala lumpur 57 travel kuala lumpur 58 travel kuala lumpur 59 travel kuala lumpur 60 travel kuala lumpur 61sweet, salty and strange. oh what are thou.

travel kuala lumpur 62 travel kuala lumpur 63 travel kuala lumpur 64 kuala lumpur city guide travel kuala lumpur 66 travel kuala lumpur 67probably my second favorite design from starbucks.

travel kuala lumpur 68#dine: bijan

travel kuala lumpur 69 kuala lumpur city guide travel kuala lumpur 72#cafe-hop: boxes cafe bbcc

travel kuala lumpur 74 travel kuala lumpur 75 travel kuala lumpur 76… annnnd this is how our trip came to an end. with cupcakes in our mouth and tears in our eyes. you know, it’s truly a rare thing to find a person who you can call a great travel companion. cos more often times than not travelling can bring out the worst in a person. you know that’s the case when you spend most of the time trying so hard not to pull all of your hair out (or theirs). frankly i’m quite picky when it comes to choosing people i genuinely enjoy spending my time with. so when i come across a relationship like this, i can’t help but feel so blessed and thankful for the opportunity that allowed our path to cross in such way.

“it is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” – ursula k. le guin

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  • Reply Nevena Krstic

    Beautiful photos! It looks like you had an amazing time! :) xx

    August 12, 2016 at 1:00 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i sure did :) thanks nev

      September 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply pinayskattebasse

    nice shots, esp of the wine glass and the big fish waiting to be eaten.

    August 12, 2016 at 2:03 am
    • Reply annie lee

      haha the fish was so big it was kinda scary..

      September 4, 2016 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Em

    Love your photos!!! Another place on my bucketlist xx

    August 12, 2016 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Julie

    You definitely have an eye for capturing simple moments. Gorgeous photos, makes me look at KL in a whole new light!

    August 12, 2016 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Kandice

    I see Kuala Lumpur is a bit similar with Bangkok, yes? You are really enjoying your trip, I can observe that from how you take your pictures :)

    August 12, 2016 at 10:42 am
    • Reply annie lee

      very similar indeed! but it was still nice to visit :)

      September 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Sofia

    Looks like an intense 48 hours! Cupcakes is always a great way to end a trip, and tears of not wanting to leave a good thing too. Last time I was in KL I also spent about 48 h there, but it was a work trip so it was boring ;)

    August 12, 2016 at 5:57 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      haha, even if it’s for work try to fit in a coffee or two – it’ll make it that much better ;)

      September 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth T.

    Loving the meaningful little quote at the end Annie – yes, it’s indeed the journey that matters in the end :) Hahaha and impromptu decision disorder :D I think I might have it too! And those sheet masks are still so adorable <3 Hahaha hope you had lots of fun on your little trip! Though it was for such a short period of time, it's still good to just get out and have fun, don't you think?

    XO, Elizabeth

    August 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      exactly, that’s the whole point right? hehe we just need to get out sometimes.

      September 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Shirlyn

    Impromptu trips sometimes end up being the most relaxing. Lucky that you have a great travel companion. Check out Singapore when you get the chance!

    August 14, 2016 at 2:23 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i’ve been to singapore several times now, wouldn’t mind going back again!

      September 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply itsshania

    Awesome photos, love the photos of the twin towers stunning!.

    August 14, 2016 at 3:12 am
    • Reply annie lee

      it was so hard to get a picture with them!

      September 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Rae

    What a lovely post! Your travel posts are always full of so many incredible photos of amazing sights and delicious food and I am very impressed with the airplane food of Thai airlines – judging from the photo that meal was delicious!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    August 15, 2016 at 12:37 am
    • Reply annie lee

      right? the airplane food was so good i had two!

      September 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply Samantha Mariko

    omg so jealous!! and cute masks haha:)

    August 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      haha cute, are you sure?

      September 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm
  • Reply April Nunez

    Ahhhh! I love the scenery in your posts, another great post! Enjoy and have fun! :)

    April of:
    IG: @aprilnunezz

    August 16, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Joyce

    Whoa, you guys really packed a lot in 48 hours! You look so cute + pretty in that picture at night with the colorful lights, and love all the food and architecture pics!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    August 17, 2016 at 9:52 am
  • Reply gail

    Haven’t heard from you for a while and can’t believe we still haven’t met yet ! Hope you are doing well :)

    August 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      we needa meet one of these days!

      September 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply sileas

    What a nice weekend and I agree – a good travel companion is as precious as gold. I’m glad you’ve found each other ;) I enjoyed your photo diary from the beginning to the very end, Annie!

    August 18, 2016 at 7:18 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      precious as gold indeed haha :) hope you’ve been well julia!

      September 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Trou

    Yes, being stuck with somebody for 24/7 is hard LOL. But it is so special when we find someone who we can go anywhere with. :)

    Minimalist Gal

    August 19, 2016 at 1:15 am
  • Reply Heba

    These photos are so great! Of course coffee comes first, and then loads of fun after! Love the details in the photo. They are so detailed and so professionally taken.

    Heba xx

    August 19, 2016 at 4:12 am
  • Reply Waz

    Impromptu adventures are the best! Looks like you two packed a lot into this trip even though it was just 48 hours. I visited KL once, but it was with a tour group, and we didn’t didn’t much ground, lol. I find those animals masks to be a strange combo of hilarious and terrifying, haha!

    August 21, 2016 at 6:38 am
    • Reply annie lee

      hahaha i swear it’s more on the terrifying side!

      September 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    You always manage to find the best cafes. My husband and coffee addict Poul is in KL right now, so I’ll tell him that great coffee is out there:) Looks like you’ve had a nice trip.

    August 25, 2016 at 11:08 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      it was a short one but a good one!

      September 4, 2016 at 12:37 pm

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