Trekking the steps at Batu Caves
Trip Start Jan 22, 2014
9Trip End Feb 17, 2014
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We headed to the pool at 7am and I swam two laps and my heart was pounding haha everyone knows I hate swimming and claim I can't but I can really. Just don't like water (I beat China in a race).
We got the subway to KL Sentral from KLCC and it was easy enough to use, traveled with the locals. Then got on another train and headed towards Batu. As soon as we got out of the station the smell hit me, nearly making my eyes water
It instantly made me feel on edge as there was so much going on everywhere you looked haha and I was a little nervous about the monkeys and my bottle of coke, I read before the visit that they try to grab them off you, so it was hid.
The climb to the top looked like a punishment, 272 steps to the temple cave, people throwing up on the stairs, others stopping and sitting, blocking your path and no sign of monkeys yet. We where recommended to NOT climb the steps at midday as that's when the sun is blazing down on your neck, I wish we listened. By the time we got to the top I was sweating like a mad man and it just wouldn't stop. I would claim it was the booze coming out but we hadn't drank haha.
The view from the top was awesome and as we headed into the cave, it was like something from Indiana Jones, then the monkeys appeared. I spotted one on the move heading towards us and thankfully it ran straight past and headed towards a local kid, with a skin head and some paste/powder thing covering his head (not sure why but every bald person had it - google it). Anyway the monkey was heading straight for him and as soon as he seen it, he had a fit. Rather him than me. We got a few small presents from the top for people and headed back down. It was even a challenge coming down because the steps where so small.
We had a walk into the market and it was like being in an oven, 30 degrees+ on the outside and it felt like 40+ on the inside
Time to go catch the train..
We went for a walk around Petrona towers and followed a path which lead to a kids park (Best park we had ever seen in our life!) it was like seven parks in one and it was empty.. As we kept walking round the path we came across a free outdoor pool and it was packed with locals. So we had to dip our feet in for a bit.
Soaking in the limited amount of sun KL get, China has a nose bleed haha no bag on her means no tissues, and no tissues in sight I asked her "do you want my sock?" Lmao "okay.." There was no other option for her really. I asked what it was like and she said it smells. We had done the Batu steps not so long ago, poor thing.
I felt like I was going to be bad and started feeling weak so we went for something to eat as we hadn't eat since breakfast ages ago. We came back to the hotel for a rest and I was nearly falling asleep. I needed a livener, so I downed a Barocca! It sorted me right out.
We headed to the Central Market and checked out the stalls for a bargain, we both needed a bag to carry small stuff instead of packing our pockets. China spotted a tie-dye bag she loved so she got it and I couldn't find any thing
We came across a food centre which was right next to our hotel so we went in. All locals looking glaring at us which was a bit uncomfortable but we needed feeding. We ordered Chicken Tikka, Garlic Nan, Egg rice, Two Cokes and this dip... It was one of the best Indians(?) I have had!! China didn't really enjoy it as she had to use the ladies room which was saturated in piss haha what made it even better was the fact it was 27MYR and that is around £4.90, yes £4.90!! I was buzzing!
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