MY FIRST 24 HOURS IN KL…AGAIN !!!

Yes!!! After a long flight i finally made it to KL ! Tired but buzzing, i make my way to the exit with my small luggage and guitar.

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The heat and the humidity are some of the highest on earth, so before i get out looking for a bus, i grab myself an energy drink !

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By the time i reach Chinatown it’s nearly midnight, but never too late to get a basic room at the Wheelers guesthouse. The friendly Chinese doorman is always there, snoozing during his night shift, and i have to kindly wait few minutes for him to sort the right keys out !

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I decide to drop my stuff and walk straight back to Jankat, the busiest area for weekend nightlife: it’s a friday night and the city will be on the party mood. I know i’m gonna bump into someone i know as soon as i will reach Bukit Bintang..!

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In order to cope with the humidity and the heat (night temperatures don’t drop under 27 degree over here), i take a sit at my favourite spot, Ber Brothers, one of the best South Thai restaurants in Jalan Alor, the famous strip bursting with food stalls that keep open all night long.
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The Burmese waiter recognizes me straight away, despite my 5 months long absence, and as i always order the same thing when i eat here, he invites me to sit and orders my favourite dish, Nasi Goreng Seafood and spicy sauce with a glass of Barley Ice.

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On my way to Jankat i check if the buskers are performing along Jalan Alor…someone is already asleep..!

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Local buskers always draw a big crowd here. They provide free entertainement in a city where a lot of people still can’t afford cliubs and expensive drinks.

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The little kids enjoy the action as well !

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You know you’ve been in town long enough when, while taking a picture, you hear someone from the crowd shouting your name..!

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In the meanwhile sole traders sell cheap plastic toys while arab women in burka walk the streets on their own.

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Once i get to Pisco, one of my favourite bars and places to perform, i bump into khairil, even before to reach the bar to say hi to the owners. he takes me upstairs where a table, friends and drinks await me…!

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Good to see old friends…nothing really changes over here..! Spanish, Pakistani….everyone finds his place in KL !

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Apparently, friday night is a good one to dance at Pisco’s. Since the last time i was here, they opened a new floor upstairs where they host Dj’s, live acts and a weekly open mic session.

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After 3AM it’s time to go somewhere else…we end up in a fancy club where i’ve never been before. The Brasilian Dj kicks the ass !

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My friend Huba offers me a jelly alcohol shot….The future is here !

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We then go to Khairil’s place with few friends, and it’s good to watch the sunrise coming over the city from this amazing apartement.

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Morning after (afternoon would be more appropriate) i take a walk around the area between Chinatown and little India…

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I need to get some basic supplies, such my favourite Indian soapbar, medimix, and Vicco, the famous Ayurvedic toothpaste.

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I’ve got no time to wander around the food stalls of Chinatown, as i’m off to Bangsar for my first gig…

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I catch a taxi and head to Jalan Maroof. Tonight i will play at an Italian bar and restaurant owned by a Italian/Jamaican couple….!

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IMG_0909After the soundcheck i enjoy a little snack, a spritz (which i normally don’t drink in Italy, but here it tastes better..), and a chat with max, the owner.

IMG_0914 After midnight i’m starting to feel very tired and i walk my way to my room in Chinatown…Good night KL, happy to be back !!

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