Decided to write while we are here, as i forget so much of the details of our travels once we have arrived back home. Arrived in KL at 5.30pm, last night, flew Air Asia from Perth, WA.
Our flight was due to arrive at midday, however bad weather over China affected their aircraft rotation.
That was the official explanation from them.
We recieved 2 emails & 1 txt at 12.10am thursday morning, so we were pleased the notification came & didnt have to spend 5 additional hours at airport.
It was a very long day yesterday, so by the time we checked in to Royale Bintang Hotel (thanks to Danuta for the reccommendation0, this place is great value, comfy, so well located & staff are lovely.
We opted for a drink or 2 & light dinner in the hotel cafe.
Nice food & the live entertainment was fun...They were getting into the christmas spirit, singing lots of carols to all who were dining.
The taxi driver from the airport was awesome, he speaks excellent english, takes great pride in his cab & seems very knowledgeable about his country.
We were so impressed with him, that we booked him for the day today, to see the sights...What a smart move.
He not only drove us to some great places, but was our tour guide as well. He answered any questions we had & explained the meaning/origin of the places we visited.
8 hours for 200 MYR. Now i dont know if this is expensive or cheap, at around $60 Aus. we thought it was excellent value.
This is our 3rd trip to KL & it never seizes to amaze me that although this is essentially a concrete jungle, there are so many places here that are full of lush greenery, that are a welcome oasis from the tall buildings & traffic.
We topped off the day with a freshen up back at the hotel & then a wander down to Lo Yat & Sungei Wang Plazas for a spot of shopping.
Scored 2 pr of designer sunglasses at my favourite optical store in Sungei Wang, have been visiting this store for 3 yrs now & never fail to receive excellent service & prices. Saved at least $225 on the 2 pair i purchased. For anyone interested, Optical Arts, shop 103.
Coffee fix & people watching at Starbucks, then dinner & a few icy cold Tigers at Outback Steak House. These guys know how to cook a good aussie steak.
Back to hotel to chill in the bar for happy hour & am relaxing in our room, as i write this.