The long slog......

Trip Start Jan 08, 2011
Trip End Dec 20, 2011

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Nilai hotel

Flag of Malaysia  , Wilayah Persekutuan,
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 178 & 179;

An early start for the longest visa run ever! What a complete pain.
Got to the airport got all checked in had some food and then got on the plane all went smoothly, ended up with probably the only kid on the plane right behind me so the kicking in the back commenced! Didn't go on for very long as he fell asleep which I was extremely happy about, not sure what would happen if u strangled a 3 year old kid!?

Short time later we arrived with literally a bump, not sure about these cheap airline pilots definitely the worst landing ever!
Walked round for ages as you have to buy the taxi ticket before you go outside, which we hadn't so had to go back through the no entry area, such stupid systems really don't make it easy. Finally in taxi and on the way to a hotel a guy had suggested,in Nilai - about a fifteen minute drive, didn't fancy having to take the 45minute bus transfer from the airport to central Kuala Lumpar and then back again in the morning!

Along the way we saw the Sepang motor and F1 circuit! So hopefully maybe get the chance to catch some action of some sort when we return!!
What we saw along the way, at first glance looks very beautiful, different from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, so hopefully we will see more!

It turned out the hotel was expensive so went for a walk to where Phil had seen another but we weren't allowed to stay cos we are English not malasian!?
Didnt really expect things like that in this country. We were glad anyway, Once inside noticed they sold rooms by the hour also!!!!
Went back to the first place and it was lovely, and the people where so nice, even though it was a whole days budget just on a room.
Went for a walk in the area not a great deal to see but we did pop in to the huge tescos, don't think either of us have ever enjoyed shopping in a tescos as much as we did, its been a long time since we've been in a supermarket and its very sad but we actually enjoyed it, spent a good hour walking around looking at the different stuff they sell, what made it even nicer was that it wasn't really anything like a tescos, it was nearly identical to a French super market, fresh fish and meat laid out like in France and everything else. Even had a Halal meat section closed off from the rest of the store - so I bought some meat,why not? brought some bits and pieces and headed back to hotel.

We've already decided that we are going to call Malaysia a cross between ,but India and France!with a little bit of Asia thrown in too of course. It's almost completely a Muslim country, I think I'm right in saying?? and I think I've read something along the lines of India/Malaysia trading, way way back in the day so you can easily see the connections there, there's a lot of very Indian looking people for a start, and a lot of Indian looking food joints, that the smells brought back memories of India....
Almost like a very clean sophisticated India maybe??
And then strangely enough it just has this weird French feel to it, like the supermarket,even down the labels on the food, I'm sure they've taken them straight from super u. Then there's the the landscaping along the roads and some of the buildings, strange yes, but strangely enough, true, it reminded us of France.
Only thing is they have the steering wheel, and drive on the, proper side , like us!!

Up early again and back to the airport, long wait and the back on a plane, ended up with seats with the exit door behind us so couldn't reclined our seats (I have come to the conclusion we have 'please find the worst seat possible and stick us in it' written on our foreheads!)
The guy next to Phil moved so we did end up having more room so was not all bad!
Got back to a boiling hot Bangkok, sweating straight away. Dam air conditioning.
Got the same room as we had before, chilled went for dinner and walked around for a while.
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Bet you're glad you saw so much of Malaysia. Are you going back? Population is about 40% Chinese, about 5% Indian, and the rest Malay and muslim. V different to where you've been elsewhere in Indo-China, and of course British colony until the late 1950s. Glad you have some time to chill... xx

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