After arriving on the 'no rabbits/no spitting' bus from Taman Negara it was good to get back to some civilisation in KL (and get some laundry done!). Our dorm was interesting though - on the first night we had an algerian guy who had drunk 2 bottles of whisky singing 'boys, boys, boys' for a while! He was on the bed opposite the guy who had been run over by a motorbike in Phuket and couldnt move without his painkillers! Oh, and of course the crazy/?gay hawaiian elder telling anyone wearing a t shirt that they were a fool! Of the 2 days we had there we spent the first day on a walking tour around the sights of the city - youve probably seen the pictures by now. First thing to do it seems in any new city is to go up to the top of the highest building and see the view, so we went first thing up the KL tower. From there we moved on towards the city centre to see the Petronas towers in particular, and then went out to the park to see the national monument and do some free reflexology and exercises!! In the evening there was a massive thunder storm - we couldnt get out of our hostel to eat for about 2 hours as the street was 18 inches deep in water. Locals were having to move their cars off the street on to higher ground to stop them from flooding with water!! Still we managed to get out for a curry later, with campbell showing some good chopstick skills for the cameras and also a good eye for a pub that sold guiness!
Although on day 1 we saw a lot of great sights around the city, it has no chance of beating day 2 as it produced 3 of my highlights of the holiday so far:
1 ) We saw a monkey at the batu caves stick a plastic bag over its head, run full length in to a pillar, slide down the bannister rail it had run up and then fall in to a tree!
2) We saw the tallest man in the world taking a stroll - 8feet 5inches, age 24 and still growing
3) They serve pots of mashed potato for you to eat in the cinema - brilliant.
Our main sight seeing mission for the day had been to visit the batu caves - a hindu temple sited in a massive cave just outside the city. News of our celebrity status must have reached Malaysia though, as several indians who had come over for deepvali festival asked to have photos taken with us! Or maybe it was just that we now have some freshly washed clothes to wear !!