Unlike my sister, I have not been bitten by the travel bug. I’m the type of person who prefers to stay indoors with my computer, art materials, and sometimes (sadly), books. However, I decided to follow my heart to the Malaysian historic state – Malacca. Learning that the state has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, I became more eager to plan my journey. I needed the added inspiration for me to create more art~
The trip to Malacca is the first time for me to travel to another country and I did it alone. Weeks, no, months before the flight to Kuala Lumpur, I researched on the places to visit, food to try and sights to see. From TripAdvisor to blogs, I tried to get as much information as I need for the trip. I binge-watched travel hack and traveler do’s and don’ts.
I booked my March flight on January during a seat sale (YES!). And a more than a month before, had my bus tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca and a reservation to a guesthouse.
Despite my colds and cough (and my family’s concern of being quarantined), I entered Kuala Lumpur safely and no set backs. However, though I initially wanted to find a place to for a quick shut eye before my 7AM bus schedule to the historical city, I ended staying up in a food court after the plane landed at 2AM. Good thing, there is a lounge which offers shower services so I can freshen up before the bus ride.
The Church of St. Francis Xavier
Melaka River Cruise
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