Zippy heads to Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia
On this leg of the trip Zippy got to travel on AirAsia. In total the Zip will be traveling on 5 different airlines. Delta, Korea Airlines, China Eastern, AirAsia, and Singapore Air. So far AirAsia is the favorite. We were able to get into one of the VIP lounges. This was nice as it was an early morning flight.
I have come to believe that Zippy is a good luck traveling companion as we had upgrades from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Business class for the 6.5-hour flight. Actually, had a first in my travels, the ‘flat seats’! Those seats in business class that came out and went flat for sleeping. Now we had been looking forward to what we were told was very good food on this AirAsia flight. However, the seats were comfortable enough, the flight was early enough 2:15 am, and the hours worked in Beijing and Wuhan long enough that we were sufficiently tired enough that we slept through breakfast and they had to wake us to put our seats into the ‘upright position’ for landing! A bit disappointing but overall needed.
Arrival in Kuala Lumpur went smoothly; not ever sure we went through customs yet there was a spot that they did check and stamp our passports. But it was oh so easy. Now as we had just a tiny bit of luggage between the two of us the next issue was that of securing a cab or two to our hotel. Again, so easy. You go to the taxi booth in the airport, select the type of car needed, in our case a van, pay and proceed outside where it is then awaiting you! We traveled about 40 miles from the airport to our hotel and with the two of us (three counting Zippy, but the Zip takes up very little room) and our 8+ bags it cost us about 40$ total for the van. And you don’t tip cab drivers in Malaysia!
So we arrived at our destination in KL. Now, all of this trip is for work EXCEPT Kuala Lumpur. We have 5 days before we need to be in Singapore for the World Championships so thought we’d take a little detour to KL. Looking to have some cool adventures here. And we get to stay at the JW Marriott in downtown. Should be fun.