Kuala Lumpur - flights 1 & 2
We set off early one morning catching the train into the airport and flew to Melbourne to spend a few hours showing the kids the city and catching up with Mr Duyvken's sister, Adele. We happened to land on a bitterly cold, wet and windy day so quickly changed our plans from walking through the city enjoying the sights to finding a dry spot to have a coffee and wait out the day. The kids were very excited to be in another city and we loved spending a few hours in a warm Melbourne pub catching up with Adele and watching the kids dance to the live music. They were pretty trashed by the time we boarded our flight to KL and slept the whole way there waking up ready to embrace their first day in Malaysia's biggest city.
We stayed in a serviced apartment complex in KLCC, a short stroll from the Petronas Towers and a cheap taxi ride from everywhere we wanted to explore.
We were immediately hit by the intense humidity (oh the humidity was NOT kind to my pregnant self!) so spent plenty of time in the pool,
some of us even practiced our diving,ensuring that we were fit and ready for our adventures.
We went to Jalan Bukit Bintang for dinner,
We went to the Petronas Towers,some of the wonderful public parks,and wandered the amazingly busy and bustling streets.The kids were quite a novelty for the locals with everyone wanting to touch Charlotte's fair cheeks and JW's curly hair. JW took it all in her stride but Super Medium Girl wasn't happy with all the attention. We ended up having to run quite a bit if interference for her, poor thing.
We also went to the fantastic Aquaria. The kids had a ball and I enjoyed the a/c immensely :-)This photo shows C and JW demonstrating how scared they would be if something that big swam up next to them in the sea. It also fairly accurately represents my regret at not bringing the DSLR and only carrying my Fuji Finepix. There were so many wonderful things to photograph and I barely captured any of it!