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A bit of a sleep in this morning after our late night but we managed to get out of the house by 10.00am. The plan was to go to Putrajaya which is about an hour away. There is a very new shopping complex called IOI which has a number of other attractions within the complex. These include an ice skating think, a 10 pin bowling alley and the main reason for our visit which is called District 21. ...
... I left the apartment, I just missed the train because apparently I took the wrong stairs, so ended up waiting half an hour for the next one.
In the center of KL I first had a little walk around, before I decided to visit Petaling street (also known as China town) where I got my self a breakfast of bread and sweet cake.
I still had about 2,5 hour before meeting Ania, so I decided to visit the national museum. On the map it seemed to be quite close from KL sentral, ...
... and more expensive than elsewhere in Asia. We also noticed that they have some polite traditions when giving and receiving things and shaking hands. We saw a lot of people touching their chests during greetings with good friends and they would often hold their elbows (with the hand not receiving) when receiving things. I just tried to receive all change/receipts or whatever with two hands, say thank you of course and give them a massive ...
... bags, perfume, you name it you can get it. But, bartering is definately not one of my strong suits, and they know a sucker when they see one- like blood in the water for the sharks:) I do have to say though that the sellers in KL are very good natured- they certainly try to get you to buy, but they will have fun and joke around and are not nearly as aggressive as we have seen in other markets.
Once we finished up on Petaling Street, we decided ...
... to leave on time for fish and chip Friday, to kids racing to the canteen for roti Wednesday!
Aware its been a while since I last blogged, sorry about that! So I didn't go on the prefect retreat as I mentioned last blog- - I just felt it was too much too soon and I really needed my weekend. I am only 1 of 2 tutors who had offered to go (it was optional for us) and I am glad that I didn't. I had a really nice weekend, and felt better for having the first ...