Day 61

Trip Start Oct 01, 2013
Trip End Dec 05, 2013

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Flag of Malaysia  , Federal Territory of Kuala Lum,
Saturday, November 30, 2013

We slept a long time this morning due to our very late arrival, but we did still manage to make it to breakfast as it went on until 10.30am. Breakfast was as much toast as you wanted with butter or jam and there was tea and coffee as well. It was a sort of DIY breakfast bit it meant you could eat as much as you wanted which is definitely a good thing!

We decided to stay fairly local to the guesthouse today, although KL centre isn't actually that big so you can get around fairly easily. We went to Merdeka square first of all, which is where independence from the British was declared. It was a really nice area and there were lots of lovely building surrounding the square with great architecture. These included a church and a library and a theatre. The square was also apparently where the British used to play cricket! It was really good just wandering around taking pictures and you also got a really nice view of the KL skyline from the square.

Next we wandered back to Central Market which is a covered market selling all sorts of things, including handicrafts and tourist stuff. We went to their food court and had some curry puffs, which were like cornish pasties with potatoes and chicken and curry sauce - try were really tasty! We then decided to quickly go back to our guesthouse which is basically next to central market to cool off as it was a fairly muggy day!

We then headed to Chinatown, which sort of surrounds our guesthouse. A man saw me stating at my map (we weren't lost at the time, but it had information on it) and offered to help us. He then proceeded to tell us all about KL and the best things to do and see. A bit bizarre but also really helpful. From his advice we walked a bit further north into Little India to a Saturday market. It sold all the usual things but also lots of Indian stuff and had people doing henna tattoos. We then headed back into China Town to the market on Petaling street which literally sells everything from fake handbags and watches and perfume and souvenirs. Pretty funny walking though it all and seeing them trying to get you to buy something. After we walked through more of Chinatown past various temples and a really nice little pottery shop. By then we were worn out and we headed back to the guesthouse.

In the evening, we went back towards Little India were there was meant to be a night food market as it was the weekend. We did have some tasty food, but weren't 100% sure we found the market the guidebook spoke of as there was lots of other things going on as well and we don't see as much food as we expected. On the way back we found an Indian restaurant where we decided to have dinner. After more wandering the streets exploring we headed back for the guesthouse and turned in for the night.
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