Having left Penang 9:30am, we set off on a 6 hour bus ride to Kuala Lumpur. It was pretty pain free as we spent most of it asleep! When we were dumped in the centre by our coach, we flagged down a taxi to take us to the accommodation we had managed to book the night before. As the taxi pulled into the hostel we had instructed, we were pretty convinced we had got the wrong place! The entrance was very grand and we were greeted by a giant gold rat in celebration on the Chinese new year. We walked up to the desk to check in, pretty sure we were going to be turned away as our budget definitely wasn't going going to stretch for this kind of luxury. We handed over our scraps of paper confirming the booking, which the printer had messed up and printed sections on 3 different pieces of paper, to be told to go away and re print it and then they would check us in. We went off on search of a printer but were unsuccessful, luckily some kind man vouched for our booking and somehow we were checked in to a 5 star hotel at the cost of just 11 pounds a night!!!
We pretty much just dumped our stuff before heading out the the golden triangle which we were informed had the best nightlife (little did we know nightlife ends at around 10pm) After grabbing some food and visiting several bars and being the only ones in them we eventually came across a Irish bar (you can always rely on the Irish!!) Dan was over the moon when they said not only were they open till late they would also be showing the man u game! Having had my first pint of cider since leaving good old blighty we settled our selves in for the joy that is football. I found myself a comfy sofa and soon drifted off with nirvana playing in one hear and Dan squealing like an excited school girl every time his beloved team scored! Thankfully Dave got bored and satisfied that at 1/2 time man u were 3:0 up we eventually headed back to luxury.
Today after a much needed lie in we went off to the Batu caves which is a Hindu pilgrimage where people come to clime the 272 steps with hooks through their skin. Thankfully there were no people with hooks and we climbed the steps to the temple in the cave at the top. Half way down there were the "Dark caves" which we were taken on a tour through and shown all the different cave formations and millions of bats!! We were told when the caves have first been discovered there was so much bat poo it reached well over 6ft. This bat poo just so happened to be cockroaches favourite food and in the middle of a pitch black cave the guide lit up the ground to show it quite literally moving!! Its fair to say I screamed like a little girl and grabbed both Dave and Dan for support - little use they were as they had great pleasure in winding me up about it!!!
Were in china town now hitting the markets and hopefully grabbing some cheap grub! Then we head off for Singapore in the morning another long journey!!!!