Eagle feeding, monkies and fireflies.
Trip Start Dec 28, 2011
13Trip End Jan 10, 2012
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The school of hard knocks was our next stop. We were given School of Hard knocks apron to wear and to keep and given a piece of circular flat pewter to turn into a bowl
We decided to have a late lunch at KLCC. Amazingly Steve and Anthony bumped into someone they knew in Melbourne, Rosa. We scoffed down lunch and made our way back to the hotel to meet our Taxi driver.
We had organised a taxi driver named Ambi to take us to the fireflies for 300RM which between all of us was going to be much cheaper then an actual tour. Ambi had never been out there before but did a fantastic job finding the way and organizing the day. On the way there we decided to book him in for tomorrow, for our trip to the elephant sanctuary. We drove for about an hour til we reached a small village town in Selangor
We life jacketed it up and jumped onto a boat. The boat zoomed down the river until we reached the part where the eagles lived. We could see them all soaring around the sky and trees, they are truly magnificent creatures. The boat driver threw some meat over board and we watched as the eagles circled and swooped for food. It was difficult to take photos off but beautiful to watch. We returned to land and our taxi driver was upset as he just found out he could have come with us for free. I think he might return to do that.
Next we headed to the monkeys at the local fort. You can buy food from a vendor to feed them, though I will warn you they get a bit crazy and jump on you. They were pretty cool, but one wouldn't get off me and Anthony shooed it off me and it bit him. This meant rabies shots the next morning and he will need more done in Australia.
We headed back to the fireflies tour and had a while for dinner
We made our way down to the fireflies, put our life jackets on and hopped into the boat. We raced down the river until it got dark and then we slowed down to watch the fireflies. The fireflies were tiny balls of light and they looked amazing. There were some annoying people that kept using flash and ruined the mood a bit. When those people stopped being idiots it was a relaxing experience.
We got to dry land and drove home, All very tired but had a good day, We stopped at KLCC for a while and searched for the Monty Python DVD there. They don't seem to sell many DVDs in Malaysia. We have organised Ambi to take us to the elephant sanctuary tomorrow as we had a good experience with him today. He has also agreed to take us to the Batu Caves for the same price.