Kuala Lumpur

Another early morning flight, this one to Kuala Lumpur.  The only way to get to the island in southern Thailand by way of Langkawi was by catching a flight from Kuala Lumpur so I thought we’d spend the afternoon in K.L.  As it turned out, good friends of ours had moved to K.L. only a few months prior so it was serendipitous that we had an extended stopover there.  After we flew into K.L., we took a taxi to the hotel I had booked, only to discover that the proprietor was out.  We waited for her to return, got ready quickly and headed out to catch commuter train into downtown K.L.  Unfortunately, we only had a few hours to explore K.L. and we used the opportunity to grab lunch and check out the malls of K.L.

KL mall

We ended our shopping forays at Suria KLCC

Suria KLCC 1

Suria KLCC 2

Where we also got a glimpse of the iconic Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

We headed over to the Mandarin Oriental, where we were meeting our friends.  It turns out they had lived in the Mandarin Oriental for a few months when they first moved to K.L. so our friend Greg was friendly with a lot of the staff there.  We hung out on the rooftop briefly.

Mandarin Oriental rooftop

We stopped off for drinks at a nearby bar and then headed over to a Thai restaurant for dinner.  It was nice to catch up after so many years and to hear about their experiences living in Egypt and, more recently in K.L.  Hopefully we’ll see them again in the not too distant future!

 

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