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After spending a surprisingly restful night in Hanoi airport, we finally arrived in Kuala Lumpur. Lucky for us, Ella's aunty provided us with another taste of luxury. Our first day was spent making the obligatory visit to the PETRONAS towers, eating some funky muffins and walking around Bukit Bintang where we made the ultimate purchase - a selfie-stick. The evening was spent drinking wine, eating some amazing Asian ...
... carefully guarding an original Vietnamese masterpiece. It's only supposed to take 40 minutes to get to the airport so we had plenty of time, but we started to get worried when our ride didn't show up at 9am. We approached the front desk lady who said that we had scheduled it for 9:30am! Haha. It was funny and slightly confusing since we saw her write down the 9am pickup time the night before. We laughed again, nervously, and asked if she could call to see if ...
So the first day of our trip was more like half a day as our overnight flight meant we arrived into Kuala Lumpur at half 5 on Sunday evening. Managed to navigate through the huge KLIA airport - train to baggage reclaim which required immigration check first. Train into centre and Aloft Hotel across the road, good woman Sinead in Trailfinders. Beaut of a hotel, think it'll be downhill backpack slumming it from here but awesome place to kick it all off. Beer and nachos ...
... slowing anytime soon, and I was still baking, so we went for a stroll in the rain. To start with I was just a bit soggy, then Nath put his poncho on (be still my beating heart!) as we walked the 3 minute walk to our stand and by the time we got there, I wouldn't have been wetter if I had jumped in the bath with my clothes on, but I was cooler, so I was happy. After seeing enough cars and races and drying off in no time, we made our way back, and happened to bump into ...
... struck up a conversation with me. We ended up chatting and chatting for fifty minutes while the L11 ("it comes every half hour") never came. In the end, he graciously offered me a lift. I always promised myself I would never accept lifts from strangers, but ... It was 35 degrees. There was little shade. I had to be back at KL by 4:45pm at the latest for the slot I booked to go up the Petronas Towers. So I accepted Mohammad's legendary Malay hospitality. Thanks Mohammad, ...