In Kuala Lumpur and I Don’t want to Travel

I’m in Kuala Lumpur and I don’t want to travel.

It’s not like me and I feel kind of weird, and maybe a little bit guilty.

You see, I am someone who loves to travel and learn everything I can about the new culture. I want to soak it all up and experience as much as I can, as I know I may not be here again, and I travel to discover.

But, I just can’t make myself get up from beside the pool where the warmth, that I have been craving for so long, wraps me up and relaxes me.

Marriott Kuala Lumpur


This time, I just want to soak this up.

I know there are markets to explore, foods to eat, temples to marvel at, sky scrapers to climb, and local people to laugh with, but I just can’t rush around for another minute.

I’ve been doing too much of that lately, and this is not the travel adventure to rush, which makes me feel a little more at ease.

I’m really only here because of the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards. The big gala dinner celebration is on this evening. We only arrived at 9am after a long day of flying, from the Gold Coast, to Sydney, to Melbourne and then to here.

This was after three days of rush travel on the Goldie, and dealing with a pathetic car whose immobilizer shit itself upon return to Sydney airport.

I have a free day today and the last thing I want to do is haggle to get a bus 40 minutes into the city and deal with its frenetic pace, and then rush back to get ready for dinner, just to say that I “travelled” Kuala Lumpur. I feel like I am wasting a travel opportunity.

I am only here three days. Tomorrow we take a tour of the city and I think that is enough.

Today is just all about me.

I ate an Asian breakfast, which filled me with the rapture a child feels upon entering into a candy store. Noodle soup, fish curry, freshly squeezed juice and green tea.


Not your typical Western fare and something most people would turn their nose up at, “You had what for breakfast?”

Trust me. Live in Asia for any length of time and you’ll understand just why this is a kick start to the day.

Breakfast was followed by a leisurely swim in the pool and then an hour long massage that turned me from twisted lead to transparent light.


The Spa at the Marriott

The relaxing spa

It was just what I needed; now I am far too relaxed to do anything else but sit around the pool reading and catching up on work.

Why not leave the work behind you say.

Because I can’t.

Because I love what I do and it won’t leave me alone.

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  • Roxanne

    That just sounds so amazing! I would love some sunshine and time to relax a little. Sometimes you don’t have to run around like crazy to have a good trip. There are a million other things to do, but they will still be there tomorrow! Enjoy your day 🙂


    • Caz

      Those million things are still there. I think I am enjoying ignoring them and doing nothing


  • Martine@themodernparent

    Sounds beautiful Caz and exactly what you need and deserve. Lap it up while you can. Enjoy the awards x


    • Caz

      Thanks Martine- it was a lot of fun


    • Caz

      The massage was the best. I could really do with another one


  • The World Wanderer

    Sometimes you just have to sit back and relax. I’ve been guilty of this too! Love to travel, but some times a day to recoup by the pool is just exactly what you need. Enjoy!


    • Caz

      It was perfect! Wish I could do more of them


  • Andrea

    No guilt on that one! I would feel the same way – enjoy =)


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