Training Day 2...& The Petronas Towers

Trip Start Jan 08, 2011
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Trip End Dec 20, 2011


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 221 ;

Yesterday I didn't feel so bad, this morning we were both a little achey. Today, after our training Claire is going to have to sit it out tomorrow and have a rest and both of us? Our ribs ache, stomach muscles feel like someone has set on you with a sledgehammer, feet are bruised top and bottom, shine are bruised and sore. Going back tomorrow? Damn right I am!!!

Today was much the same, though a few more moves thrown in to remember. Had some buy some boxing liniment today - no idea what it is in but it works, that's all that matters - takes the bruise down almost whilst your watching it and kind of dulls the pain down which is good.

So basically the theory behind it goes, that in kicking, and repeatedly kicking you causes micro fractures on the shin bone, when these heal, a new layer of cartilidge grows around and over - stronger than before. And so it carries on, until, if your kicked in the shin, you basically don't feel it like anyone else would. Great. But in the meantime, it hurts.... Not great!

No, it is fun, painful, but still fun.

Early evening we took ourselves down the monorail near us and went along to KLCC to search for the Petronas twin towers, hoping we might be lucky and get to go up to the skybridge, though we did know it unlikely - only so many tickets per day and if you don't get down there early there's not much chance.
Well we found them - we were in them, or the shopping mall part of them anyway, we had wandered around a bit, not really having a clue where we were going, then saw that we might need to go up a level - we could see what looked like Windows. We went up, stood outside - nope not this side, maybe the other side, had a look, nope, started to wonder mmmm maybe we are in them. Yep we were, found that out when we reached the front turned round looked up and wow - impressive much? Yes.

Just our luck there was a full on thunder and lightning storm going on that dragged on for a while with plenty of water to go with it. We went back inside to see if we could get to the skybridge but there weren't any tickets left so another day maybe. It did stop raining and we managed to get some smart looking pictures of the towers along with some of the other skyscrapers - very cool buildings.

Then we thought we would find our way to the Menara KL,which the top part of is lit up and changes colour, we found it, couldn't,wouldn't and didn't pay the tenner to go up - had thought it was a fiver each and they said the visibility wasn't great, but it was enough just to see it up close - you really can't explain it until your stood at the base of one of these things staring up thinking - "how the..."
So that was good, made our way back, all the streets lit up by hanging tree lights and got ourselves some food.

We had been wondering ever since we got to Malaysia, why the taxi's were so reasonably priced - compared to other things - rooms, food, whatever - it didn't make sense - thought the only thing it could be, would be low fuel costs - because they use petrol or diesel unlike in Thailand which was mainly gas. So then we thought well how to they do that then? Do they have their own oil? Surely they must,

Well today we think we got the answer unless anyone can correct us - and that is yes, they do have their own oil, we read in the book - " the towers are the home of Petronas - the state owned oil company "
So that would be why the fuel is so cheap , yes/no???
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