Losing count.

Trip Start Oct 01, 2007
Trip End May 07, 2008

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Another country and the hope of some beach existence when we landed in Kuala Lumpur. Immediately you notice a big difference between Malaysia and our previous two countries, Vietnam and Cambodia. Good roads and comfortable buses but still at cheap prices.

We got to the hotel in the middle of Chinatown in KL after a bit of searching through the throng of street vendors which covered the street. The room was like a shoebox but had everything you'd need for a couple of days. Just like most other cities the main attractions are mostly the shops, markets and the odd skyscraper. KL has the famous Petronas Towers which were mobbed when we got there the second day. It took us a while to cop on to why there were loads of chinese flags and chinese people everywhere. It wasn't until the olympic torch arrived amidst protests and cheers at the same time that the penny dropped. The battery in the camera died just as we'd gotten off the train outside the towers so unfortunately we have no pictures to back it up but we were there, honest!!!

So after some browsing through the many top of the line shops and a couple of purchases we decided to head on home. As it was coming into the rainy season the heavens had opened up while we were inside and there was thunder and lightning striking all around the city. A daily occurence at this time of year. We just hoped this weather wasn't going to be typical further north on the Perhentian Islands.
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