The Boring Side of Backpacking: Killing Time, Being Productive, and Relaxing for a Second

The day after I left my hostel job, I used some points on a hotel and absolutely crashed. I had plans to go to a Firefly Park with friends, but I was overwhelmed and retreated. The moment my head hit the (four!) pillows (luxury!), I realized that I was completely, utterly exhausted. I could barely move. I didn’t leave the building for the next 24 hours…I extended my stay another night because I needed to get my energy back and make a game plan. My flight to Australia wasn’t until the 12th of October…and it was the 23rd of September. I had originally booked a trip to Bali, but fears of Mt. Agung’s possible eruption kept me in Malaysia. (The alert level for the airport was one step away from completely shutting down, and I had a cat to sit. Honestly, if I didn’t have obligations in Australia, I might have risked getting stuck in the world of the Yoga Barn.) I had a very limited budget, a weak source of freelancing income, over two weeks before my flight to Australia, and no plan…so I had to kill some time.

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Ladies’ Night and Rooftop Bars: Your Guide to Kuala Lumpur’s Nightlife

If you’re traveling through Southeast Asia, you may have a layover or a pit stop in Kuala Lumpur. You’ll find that Malaysia’s capital city has it all, from nature parks to shopping malls to great nightclubs with cheap drinks.

If you have a day in the city, use this great Kuala Lumpur guide to plan your itinerary. Once you’ve had dinner and a drink at Jalan Alor, however, it’s time to explore Kuala Lumpur’s exciting nightlife.

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Review: Grab Cafe

Grab Cafe Kuala Lumpur

My past few KindMeal reviews have all taken place around the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur, but I’m shaking things up! This week I’m reviewing Grab Cafe!

Address: Unit 1-5, Ground Floor Menara UOA Bangsar, No. 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, Bangsar, 59000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hours: Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Free Wifi? Yes!

KindMeal Deal: 10% off with Basic Discount; 20% off with KindWords Sharing; valid on any meat-free items

Do They Take Cards? They accept card payment for purchases over MYR 20.

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Review: Cafe Etc.

Review: Cafe Etc Kuala lumpur

Coffee shop lovers will hit the jackpot visiting (or living in) Kuala Lumpur. I have another review sponsored by KindMeal, the world’s first meat-free lifestyle platform! This week, I visited Cafe Etc., and I’m happy to share this local gem with you!

Cafe Etc.

Cafe Etc Review - Kuala LumpurAddress: 198, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hours:  10 AM-10PM Tuesday-Sunday; closed on Mondays

Free Wifi?: Yes!

KindMeal Deal10% off with Basic Discount; 20% off with KindWords Sharing; valid on any meat-free items

Know Before You Go: Credit cards can only  be used on purchases MYR 60 and up.

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KindMeal Is a Must-Have App for Vegetarians in Malaysia

KindMeal is a must-have app for vegetarians in Malaysia

Southeast Asia is a foodie’s paradise, but I have to admit, I was a little nervous to start eating street food, or any type of food, as a vegetarian. I have been a vegetarian for close to four years now, and love my meat-free lifestyle. I have to admit that when I meet other vegetarians, or hear that a friend has cut meat out of their life, I do a little happy dance!

Vegetarian travelers, never fear. I have had no problems sticking to meat-free meals while in Southeast Asia. I’m happy to say that Kuala Lumpur (where I will be staying for the next few weeks) has been the easiest place to eat vegetarian in Southeast Asia. Why? I have the help of a fantastic app called KindMeal.

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