If U can't drink the water, Don't Eat The Melon
Trip Start Feb 12, 2008
11Trip End Feb 26, 2008
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But you know , when you know, that you just HAVE to get to a restroom, ...well there I was , on that bus, and there was NOOOO bathroom on that bus! Luckily my travel karma kicked in, just in time, and we pulled up at that terminal with seconds to spare
So on to the day... In the morning we were still in KL, and we went to the famous Petronas Towers. They are the highest twin towers in the world. They are in a very fancy, first class mall in the middle of the city. Maureen and I were lucky enough to score a couple "standby" tickets to go up and walk the bridge in between the towers and get some great views. This is a very popular attraction,.and you have to get there super early to get your tickets, which are free, but they only can take a few people up at a time , so we were lucky that they squeezed us in.
The towers were built by in the 1998, with a 2000 a day crew of workers , working 12 hour a day shifts. The Architect was American, and designed with respect to the Islamic Culture. They were a modern masterpiece in a city with still so much history of old buildings and temples and mosques.
So Back to the airport, we flew on Air Asia,,,a discount airline , sort of the southwest airlines of Asia. We paid $40 for our round trip ticket. We had to scramble for our place in line ( it was open seating...hate that) to find that there was plenty of seats open.
The Island of Langkawi is rapidly changing and developing and so far reminds me of a cross between Mui Ne beach in Vietnam, and Koh Chang in Thailand, a nice Combination. Our Hotel is amazing...we have this cute Bungalow style room, with a little courtyard, open-sky light Bali style bathroom ,and are 1 minute walk down a jungle-zen path to the beach.
But its time for me to get some sun, so more on our Langkawi retreat later.