Day 1 in KL: Settling into our hotel in Chinatown. We walk directly out of the front doors to bustling chaos – hawkers, street food, T-shirts, watches…every space dedicated to selling something. So many smells – sweet incense, acrid dried fish, and exhaust fumes all in the same breath – fantastic! Had dinner at a vegetarian stall – two full bellies for 13 ringgit (about $6.30 NZD).
Day 2 in KL: booked a tour of major city sights. First stop, the King’s Palace where Colin turned out to be the major attraction of the day. He could hardly walk 10 steps without someone asking if they could take his photo. We really have to figure out how to milk this one!
The Chinese Temple – at first this seemed a bit cheesy, but it grew on us. These yellow lanterns helped.
We also went up KL tower, the fourth tallest building in the world. From this vantage point the smog looked pretty thick…
Last stop was the Petronas Towers – truly spectacular:
Still adjusting to the new timezone – heading to bed shortly zzz