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Published: June 21st 2017
a -Petronas Towers
viewed from the KL Tower Observation Deck
Geo: 3.12433, 101.684
Ok, so I've officially become a slacker. It's all these islands man, it's hot and sunny and who wants to sit in an internet cafe! I'm writing this three weeks after the fact, so we'll see what I remember. It's raining out, and it looks like it'll rain all day today, so maybe I'll get a little caught up on my blog today. =)
I only spent three days in KL, it's a big city, the capital of Malaysia. And I'd just been in Singapore for a week, so two big cities in a row and even though this is SE Asia it felt a little bit too much like home and I was itching to get out of my comfort zone again.
Today I went to the top of the KL Tower and got some nice shots of the Petronas Twin Towers from above. Then I walked through the city, found a GREAT sushi joint (I won't tell you how cheap it was, you're probably sick of my saying it all the time) and ended up at the Petronas Towers. Probably because beneath the towers was the easiest place I knew to pick up the subway back to my
On a side note, I had a little trouble with my iPod. It stopped responding. (Insert sinking feeling into your stomach now) No, not my iPod!!! I'm out on the road traveling for months, and I've gotta have my music! The train ride up from Singapore to KL was a long one. First class seats were sold out, so I was back with the chickens and other farm animals in coach. OK, just kidding, it was second class and it wasn't that bad. What was bad was the two movies that were played back to back on the ride. They were both bloody-gory-horror films, ripe with gratuitous gore, screaming women getting hacked up, and freaks killing innocents in ways I don't want to know about. Malaysia is a pretty religious country, there were lots of ladies with their heads covered on the train, and there were families and kids/babies too. This is definitely not the 'My Dog Skip' G-rated stuff we are forced to watch on American Flights so that no one gets offended.
But I had my iPod and the view to watch and I was cool. And occasion glance at the screen reminded me how lovely the palm forests
c -The KL Tower
After viewing the city from the top, I stopped to take a quick shot of the tower from the bottom.
were to gaze at. Until my battery died, it was near the very end of the trip, and the movie was over (Thank God!). I plugged in my back-up batter pack and it somehow short circuited the 'hold' button. Long story short, too late I know, the iPod is now stuck on hold and none of the buttons will respond. Don't worry this story has a happy ending, I found an Apple store in the Petronas Towers, and the repair guy inside hooked me up BIG TIME. He opened her up, and switched the hold button to off. Breaking the button in the process, who cares, and viola my iPod will interact with me again. I bought a little hard shell case for it while I was there, so I can still toss it around even though the buttons are on, and we are back in business. It was really fortuitous that I happened to be in a big city when it broke. If was in Bali or here in Phi Phi, more on that later, I'd of been out of luck. Here's hoping luck continues to stay on my side!
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