12.01.2011 - 14.01.2011 34 °C
We decided to returned to KL to see some more of the city and around. First on the agenda were the Batu Caves, a place of worship (and much more meaning but we can't seem to remember at the moment). Every year there is a pilgrimage where one million people visit, which will be happening in the next couple of weeks. Getting to the caves was interesting since we received about three different sets of directions, causing us to take trains in wrong directions. It's funny, people would rather give you the wrong information than none at all. Just say you don't know!
Once we did get to the caves, the first thing we did was eat because we were going to collapse of hunger, and then we were asked by the crew of the History Channel if we would like to watch a Malaysian man jab his finger through a coconut while they filmed it. Well who wouldn't? The man's finger was bent from years of coconut jabbing. George thinks he got into this career by losing a bet.
normally you would need a machete to open one up
We climbed 272 stairs to get to the caves and finally got there to see some religious shrines and tons of monkeys. For us, the monkeys were the best part! On the way back to our hotel, we went through yet another market, which our hotel was right in the middle of, and George was hungry again so we went to KFC. While waiting for his order we saw a massive rat duck behind the counter, but that didn't stop George from eating his popcorn chicken (or popcorn rat in my opinion).
have they ever heard of an escalator
Our last day in Kuala was spent at the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, a large forest where we did a nature walk. It was nice to be out in nature, but the sweltering heat made our uphill climb a little more difficult. Back in the city we went back to the Chinese market to buy some more knock-offs and George's search for a wallet proved unsuccessful. Out of thousands of wallets, he couldn't find one that suited him. How did he get so picky? I guess I should be flattered!
nobody told Janet it was going to be uphill
don't go chasing waterfalls...na na na na na something something
janet's home away from home - the place where knock-off purses are born
After going to the food street to appease George's hunger again, we sat at an outdoor coffee shop and watched the city go by. We really enjoyed our time here and were definitely glad we decided to see Malaysia. Next stop - Bali - where our real honeymoon officially begins!