Along came Gold - Esskuuse me baby...
Trip Start Jan 24, 2010
13Trip End Jan 23, 2011
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After our whole expedition in Penang which left us with sore everything ..we decided this time to take it easy... NOT! We walked and we walked... I guess its kind of unavoidable since a new city is always better explored on foot. We wondered around China town (as usual..) to maybe get a chance to meet some fellow backpackers, went to the central market for some shopping in an air/con environment, Merdeka Square, tried to go to the national museum but it had moved so left that out and tried to find a nice place to have ice coffee for what seemed for ages but couldn't find anything decent ..so went back to the reggae bar where we had gone the day before to only find that they didn't have coffee!!!!.. was nice however to hear Bob Marley tunes and sip pineapple juice ! By this point my wriest had been killing me so I had put it back in a bandage.. which this massage guy I had previously chatted with noticed and convinced me that he could help...hmmm so i let him have a go to only realise that i just put my self through a whole lot of pain without any real healing!! well at least i gave the guy a chance..
On the same night we also decided to go to the telecomms tower to get a nice view of the city at night time. After walking all the way up the Hill where it was located we realised that yet again Lonely planet had forgot to mention the full package (including a pony ride) that we had to pay for in order to get up the bl**dy tower. The total price was 38 RM which is not crazy but we had to our misfortune not gone by the atm beforehand... as we only expected to pay for the ride up the tower not the whole malaysian experience in one go! :-) instead we had a wonder around the free areas, and went off for some food and drinks
On our last day we set out for the Petronas Towers which is one of the main attractions in KL and was actually lucky to get in as when we arrived just after noon they told us the tickets had gone but just as we where leaving all disappointed we were told that they had a last minute cancellation so we got in!! woo hoo! As we had quite some hours before we would get in we wondered around the KLCC which is a park just below the towers, went to the Kompleks Kraft (which was a bit disappointing as we expected it to be crafts not a shopping center) and the shopping center below the towers which we really didn't need at this stage but had air/con and food. ! After a full day we decided to go for a nice meal so went to the Hawker food corner had really nice white fish grilled in banana leaves and then headed towards the clubs. After trying to find a nice place for a drink we went by Rum Jungle which had live rock music but the crowd was quite weird and the drinks expensive so decided to go for another wander. On our quest we where offered free drink in Aloha bar so of course we accepted :-) As we where the only tourists in the place we became the center of attention by both the staff and the people but had a great night overall as we mingled with the locals, drunk beer and ate mandarins (new year treat for good luck) with the chinese and danced to the live band!