So on Saturday 8th November after a quick brunch in Kuching, I grabbed a taxi to the airport and took my plane over to Kuala Lumpur. It was weird being back in a city where transport is easy but typical city chaos and higher prices. Anyway I got the KLIA express train to the city and found my hostel, Submarine Guest House in the china town area. Being still hungover and so tired, I just went for a walk around china town but promptly decided I was too worn out for crowds of people and shop keepers constantly trying to get you to buy their stock. So I sought out a quick mcdonalds before heading back to the hostel to relax. Davide, who met at Bako National Park, was in KL before he headed back to Italy so I joined him for a late dinner down Jalan Alor where all the street food stalls seemed to be. Great vibe and huge variety of food. But my bed was calling me so I called it an early night.
The next morning my mum and dad were due in, so I got up and headed over to (oh yes, at last a 5* hotel haha) the Shangri-La hotel, where I was joining them for the next two nights to kick back from being a backpacker. I sat in the grand lobby with an expensive latte until they arrived. The hotel staff asked if I was visiting my sister!!! My mum was loving this and couldn't wait to tell her she was my mum. My response...'are you trying to say I look old?' Bless she didn't know how to back peddle other than to tell my mum she couldn't believe she was my mum...cheers. We had a lazy together catching up by having lunch by the Petronas Towers, which I have to admit were impressive and pretty for a building, and a walk around the city, which is stark contrast to Borneo. That evening we sat by the Petronas Towers having dinner and a beer watching the half hourly colourful fountain display.
The following day, we grabbed the train over to the Batu caves, I was surprised they were free to visit. It was a nice hour or so pottering around there before heading back to the city to try and find the hop on hop off bus. Eventually we found a stop and 'hopped on'. Again, had a walk around the crazy china town, before deciding to head back toward the towers for a nice meal and browsing about one of the numerous malls. Then a quick night cap back at the hotel before bed, where lack of sleep was catching up with me.
The next day was my last with mum and dad and in Kuala Lumpur so we went up the telecommunications tower (which does have a more official name). Sadly it was rather hazy, however the panoramic views of the city were impressive. Then a quick drink stop before I headed back to the airport. This time to head to Myanmar, but at the airport I found out I needed a flight booked leaving Myanmar so whilst I waited for the delayed flight to arrive, I promptly booked a spontaneous flight out of the country. Phew.
So, all boarded, Myanmar I'm on my way.