Well we have managed to make our way to Malaysia. Took us 14hrs of flying time and god know how many hours of waiting time! We are jet lagged to say the least. We slept about 14hrs last night and still feel knackered! Although I woke up at 12.30am and was awake for about 4 hours.
Anyway...the flight went ok as sitting on a plane for 14 hours can. The food was disgusting, even Jaan thought so! On the first plane we both had chicken in Thai sauce which was basically a Thai Curry but the chicken was like rubber. Jaan sat and watched films for the whole time leaving me to entertain myself. I managed to watch about 2 films and then sat and listened to the screaming kid in the aisle next to us! They were really cute Thai twins though :)
In Dubai we headed straight for the signs of the big M :) We had been dying for a McDonalds all day and thought we would get one in Gatwick but instead had to fly 7 hours for one! I ordered a large being starving and it turned out their larges are double the size of ours!
The second flight was a lot more comfortable I thought, I managed to get about 4-5 hours sleep :) Waking up just in time for the breakfast - which again was not good. Jaan only slept for a couple of hours as I was laying on him most of the time :)
The only drama that came out of the flight was my feet. They swelled up like old grannies feet! They have finally gone back to normal now but that was a bit of a worry! Looked like I had canakles! Jaan kept telling me to do all these different excercise - worrying as he does!
So we turn up at KL airport and have to queue for about 40 minutes to get through customs. We were behind this elderly couple from the UK who kept chatting to us. I think she was a Thai Bride back in the day. We finally got through customs and then had to decide how to get to the city. We got the KLIA Express to the city which took about half an hour. By this point we were both knackered! I sat listening to two business men from England chatting aload of rubbish.
When we got to KL Sentral Jaan thought he knew where he was going. He said very cleverly he had drawn a map before we left of directions on how to get to our hostel. I did tell Jaan that we were not where he had drawn the map from (the main bus station which I worked out later is now actually closed) but I left him to it. So we go outside and Jaan starts to try and direct us. Finally he gives in and goes inside to ask where a particular street is on "his" map. We then get told that we are not here and the bus station was closed - told you so Jaan :) So we get a taxi to our hostel which was about a 20 minute journey - yeah we would of never walked it! :)
The hostel we are staying in is called Red Palm (very very nice place). It's only a small place with 14 beds in total. When you enter the hostel you have to take your shoes off - I told Jaan to make sure he swaps his 80.00 pound new trainers for his flip flops just asap just in case :) The hostel provides breakfast (bread and cereal) until 2pm and then tea, coffee and fruit are free all day. It turns out there is a Tesco Express here!! We keep seeing Tesco value stuff all over the hostel and Jaan asked and yes there is one!
Once we had been shown to our room - 6 bed dorm for 1 night as we were unable to book a double room for the whole stay - I decide to try and get my flip flops out the bottom of my bag by the bottom compartment. Well it turns out my combination lock is jammed or somehow changed combination!! So anyway we dig to the bottom and go in that way. It now turns out that Jaan's lock to his main bag is now jammed also!! We have asked the hostel and are taking our bags to a locksmith nearby tonight to get them broken and buy some new locks!
We were both knackered by this point so decided to have a shower to wake up. Well it is more of a trickle than a shower - :)
Next was to try some local food. We went for a walk around and did our first attempt at crossing the road - the traffic is a bit mental here! I chose a restaurant and it was really nice. Looking at the menu they had frog, roasted pigeon, shark fin and crab porridge on!! We decided to go for what we know to give our stomachs a chance to get used to the food before going ultra adventarous! We both have said we want to try frog at some point!
This was our last proper sit down meal as from now on it's all about the budget! There is an Indian next door to our hostel which is apparantly dirt cheap so will be eating there tonight - probably be eating dog curry!
So far I think KL is very much like London but dirty and not as spaced out. The traffic is crazy so it's very noisy.
So that's us up-to-date. We are both still very tired (jet lag) but are about to head out to see Batu Caves (I think that's how it is spelt). Apparantly there is 272 steps there so we'll see how that goes!