Published: April 19th 2010November 26th 2009
Woke at 5.30am and packed up to go, the hotel rang us again last night they just dont get it, I have tried to explain over and over that we no longer need a vehicle to the border. We have stayed an extra night but I have not paid them any extra, they will still make a few dollars out of us from what I paid originally for the car so stuff them. Our Tuk Tuk arrived on time and we headed to the airport, arriving about 10 minutes later, I must admit I was suffering from paranoia and expected to be dragged off by the police at any moment for not paying for the hotel room.
Eventually we checked our bags in and passed through immigration, I felt some relief but we still had 90 minutes till our flight leaves so we had a bite to eat before boarding the flight, it only costs a few dollars to pre book seats, no one does it though so we had a row to ourselves. A pleasant flight taking about two hours to KL we were soon out of the airport and back at our shoe box hotel. Check in time
was not till 2pm so we left our bags and walked back to the bus station and took a $2 ride to the Kuala Lumphur Central Train Station where we wandered aimlessly for awhile, we had no guide book (because I lost here the last time I was in KL) so we went to the Hilton Hotel and asked the conceirge for tourist information, he suggested we hop on the train and go the one stop to the Central Market.
Ten minutes later we where negotiating the many stalls before I had to make a dash to the toilet, Ruth used the time to negotiate for a Kashmiri knife that took my fancy, after some negotiation I purchased the knife and we wandered back into the market before coming across a large paddle pool filled with little fish Ruth wanted to stick her feet in and have them nibbled. I thought she was crazy initially but then took off my own shoes and stuck my feet in. It was a strange feeling the fish went into a frenzy when I stuck my feet in, they left everyone else and swarmed me, it felt fantastic totally relaxing.
was time to go we are both a bit tired so we made the hour trip back to the hotel at the airport, later we went to a nearby food court and ate while watching the local kittens play and chase moths. Our flight to Singapore leaves at 10.30am from the International airline so we have arranged a taxi to take us there.
On arriving at the airport we checked our luggage all the way home, we got great seats so I am extremely happy, 40 minute it took to get to Singapore. On arrival we decided to do the free city tour unfortunately the qeue was huge so we gave it a miss and just stuck around the airport Changi is good for that because there is a lot to do, a couple of hours in the shops, another couple of hours playing pool, a few more hours watching movies, a few drinks a couple of meals and finally purchasing a big fat book. We then visited the butterfly house ate some peculiar golfball shaped ice creams before settling in to read.
At 10.30pm we headed for the departure lounge only 30 minutes now to boarding, we
are both starting to tire now 6 and a half hours to Adelaide. The time passed slowly the movies were ok the food poor then just as we were about to land in Adelaide the pilot took off again, he explained that the wind was too strong and that he would circle for a while then go to Melbourne. I was not happy about this at all, luckily the plane landed eventually and we were home.
Next time Southern Africa.
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