We had such a blast!!!! KL is so much fun, and it's even more fun with your best friends. I didn't get to Maria's hotel (which was huge and awesome) until after 2am on Friday, but that didn't deter us. We stayed up chatting and sipping some wine until 4 when we both were so tired we could barely sit up.
Saturday we were up pretty early given our late night, and had a fantastic buffet breakfast before heading out to the Batu Caves. I had been twice before, but seriously, every time was different. First time was full of snakes and monkeys, second there were no monkeys to be seen!, and this time, yes lots of monkeys, but kind of walked away with 'this could use a paint job' kind of a feel. Kind of reminded me of all of the tourist attractions at Paul's favorite resort in Wulai, Taiwan (read: was probably cool 30 years ago).
Chicken curry- awesome
Squid ink squid- fantastic but too salty- needed some rice
Coconut rice- blander than expected
Jackfruit coconut salad- this was a huge surprise and success!
Everything was really good and it gave us a good idea of what Malaysia cooking is all about...coconut! After stuffing ourselves, catching up on all things everything, and enjoying the amazing smells wafting from the kitchen, it was time to move out to meet Maria's friend Prathesh (probably spelled really wrong) from IBM.
We met at this amazing bar in Patronas tower 3, which none of us even knew existed. Prathesh is from Bangalore but has lived in KL for the past 2 years with his wife, so he knows all of the ins and outs of what's good. We had fantastic cocktails with a stunning view of the towers, and I was surprised to see a Prosecco that I import into HK is the Prosecco of choice at Marini's 57! We hit one other bar and then called it a night....
I miss you Maria!!!
PS I have vowed after this trip never ever ever to fly Air Asia again.