Our First Couch Surfing Experience

We were always thinking about trying couch surfing and actually we wanted to do that long time ago during our Europe Road Trip, but it didn't work out.

After 4 weeks traveling through Thailand our the next destination was a 2,5 day stay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. So I renewed my couch surfing profile, published our next travel destination and our traveling date.
We got a few messages from nice people, who would host us in Kuala Lumpur and I send a few requests to hosts as well.
I liked Jordans Profile and Message and we were happy to accept his requests to host us.
He send us a very good description how to come from the Airport to his Condo with prices for Bus, Train and Taxi. His Couch Surfing profile had a map as well how to walk from the station to his place so we found it easy.




This was the amazing view from his balcony.


Jordan was the best host we could ever wish for our first couch surfing experience.
We arrived there in the afternoon, he showed us his nice place in the 29th floor of a Condo with a gym and a pool. In front of the Building was a very good Indian restaurant, where he went with us. Because we didn't know any malaysian food, he ordered for us and we loved the food.
Actually we went there every day of our stay to eat the Indian Roti!




Jordan wrote us a note with the directions, trains and station names for the Batu Caves and the Twin Towers, which he recommended for sight seeing. And that was a very good advise!




He also helped me buying a new MacBook, because I read that electronics is much cheaper than in germany. But the apple prices went up 2 weeks before because of the Malaysian Currency and so he found a pretty new used MacBook Air for me, called the person and drove us there on our last evening. So I got a new MacBook Air in Kuala Lumpur.


So I can say couch surfing for the first time was great and I thank Jordan so much for everything:
Giving us a place to stay, showing us the best food, helping us to get around and finding a good new laptop!

Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia is a shopping paradise.
It is perfect for a 2-4 day trip to go sightseeing and shopping.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves

The Batu Caves is a really cool place to see in KL. It is a little outside, but it is easy to get there with the KTM train line. It is the last stop and from there it is a 5 minutes walk.
The big buddha is very impressive and the way on the stairs is full of monkeys. They smell bananas and like to steal.


The Trade Hotel has a Skybar in the 32nd floor with a pool and a perfect few of the twin towers. Drinks are a little pricy, but the view is really worth it.

Shopping in the city center

The shopping Mall Pavilion is right by a nice fountain and has every kind of shops I could wish for from cheap to expensive.
Malls and shops are open till 10 pm.

Electronics Malls

Playa Low Yat
Lot 10


Chinatown has a cute market with shopping and food stands.


The I LOVE KL Sign in front of the Kuala Lupur City Gallery is a great stop to take a lovely photo. This sign is known as one of the most photographed structures in KL. It is in the Dataran Merdeka enclave and was built in 2012.

Accommodation in Kuala Lumpur

We always wanted to do couch surfing and Kuala Lumpur was the first city we tried it. Our host Jordan was amazing, a very friendly, helpful and nice person, who showed us good places to eat and helped me buying a macbook there.
Airbnb is also a good option to stay in a cheap place in KL.


Homestay Guesthouse:
One of the best Hostels is the Homestay Guesthouse, which is located in the center. One night in a dorm is about 8-10 Euro.

Transportation in Kuala Lumpur

  • Kuala Lumpur’s Rapid Transit Network:
    It is not the easiest way, but very cheap to get around in this big city. We did almost everything by trains.
  • Bus:
    From the Airport to the Main Train station (called Bandar Tasik station) is only 10RM per person and it takes about 60 minutes.
  • Taxi:
    Taxis are cheap compared to Germany. But before 6 am and after midnight the taxi drivers charge you 25 % on top.