Kuala Lumpur Travel Blog› entry 1 of 2 › view all entries
Our flight left Australia at 11.45pm, next stop the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. You would think that with the plane leaving at around that time, that the kids would sleep and Trish and I could get some rest… that’s what you’d think anyway. I never can sleep really well on these long haul air plane flights, which is good, as the kids needed quite a bit of attention. They just didn’t seem to sleep at the same time or were unsettled most of the flight. I managed to get about 20 minutes sleep the entire night.
The plane touched down a little early and we got off the plane and made our way through the airport. We had arranged for a car from the Motel we were staying at to pick us up, which was easy to arrange, just not so easy in the execution.
Once we got to our Motel we booked in and then went in search of some breakfast in the streets of KL. As we had stayed in the Motel 2 years ago, the area was familiar which makes a difference when you are tired and hungry in a foreign land. We walked around for about an hour trying to decide which place to eat at and eventually decided on the first place we went past, which is a place we have eaten at before. The style of food in Malaysia is quite different, so when you order breakfast you need to expect something different, and usually it’s noodles or some kind of fried rice. This time I opted for a beef rendang, which required me to purchase extra water to cool my mouth, but was very tasty.
After breakfast, I took Reagan for a swim and upon our return Trish said she had had a phone call from the Motel offering to upgrade our room for free because of the airport transfer mix up.
The next 2 days were spent shopping, which is very cheap here. We started replacing the DVD collection that we had lost, and the DVD’s here seemed really cheap… and after watching some we realised why. Some were copies and others were really bad copies, some were even taped on camcorders and burnt to DVD. Other things were cheap also, such as digital cameras etc, just a shame we weren’t in the market for much like that. It would almost be worth flying here just to stock up on those types of things if you were buying enough.
The third day we packed our stuff and headed toward the western side of Malaysia to a place called Malacca where we had planned to do some relaxing at a 5 Star Resort!