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... enough sightseeing and made our way back to our gorgeous hotel to chill by the pool. It was happy hour at the Shangri-la hotel pool bar; we didn't need much convincing to invest in a bucket of 6 ice cold Tiger beers for RM75 (£15) and were just relaxing when it started raining again!! ...And at almost the same time that it had started yesterday too - at least it was predictable here?! We didn't let the rain dampen our spirits and enjoyed sitting under the shelter ...
... the real underbelly of Kuala Lumpur. Within minutes of entering the market I was approached by a guy wanting to sell me DVD's of movies that are still in cinemas back home. Ironman 3, Great Gatsby, Start Trek 2 and one even claimed to have a copy of the new Hunger Games movie which hasn't been released yet. I politely declined, but polite isn't enough here... He followed me for about 20 minutes. "Meester....Meester... you wanna buy some movies? ...
... Adidas, Swatch, etc, etc, etc-- every one of them "authentic" designer goods at amazing prices! And you don't like the price? Just haggle it down! It is all open air, the aisles are narrow, the goods are plentiful, and it starts to feel really claustrophobic after a while. Anyway, a really fun shopping day, punctuated with seeing places of worship, including two Buddhist temples in the Chinatown area. We are allowed to walk through them, but it feels disrespectful, ...
... day I had only one left to enjoy KL and decided to take advantage of so called "hop on, hop off bus tour". It was basically a route created for tourists including 22 stops at the most important attractions of the city. I could hop off at any of them take my time to see what I wanted to see and in another half an hour that was another bus coming. My bus ticket was valid for 24hrs but because I had a rather late start, I didn't have enough time to stop at all of 22 locations ...
... avoid the crowds and easily caught a bus back to town and our bed.
The day after the race, we got up late and went to visit the Batu Caves. The day was the hottest yet and the stairs to the caves and Hindu temples within were steep and long! Arriving, very sweaty, at the top we were greeted by a huge limestone ...
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