Last 3 nights in Traders Hotel and boarded Air Asia
16.03.2012 - 20.03.2012 28 °C
We arrived in Kuala Lumpur on the last leg of Tom & Ethan's Excellent Adventure. Everything went smoothly. We had dinner on the plane but by the time we got to KL we were hungry again so we had a meal at the airport. We took a bus and mini bus from the LCCT airport to our hotel and arrived about 9:30 pm. We were all pretty tired so we took showers and went to bed after looking around the hotel. We are on the 25th floor of the hotel and we get to go to the Traders Club for breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails in the evening. We are also able to have free drinks all day. It is very cool.
The next day we went out and explored Kuala Lumpur. We took the monorail which isn't anywhere as good as the one in Bangkok and we walked around the golden triangle which is where all the shops and big hotels are in the city. Kuala Lumpur is a very beautiful modern city very much like the ones in Australia. We also checked how to get our tickets for Protonas Twin Towers. They told us we had to get tickets the next day and we needed to go early in the morning and line up as they only give out tickets to 1700 people per day and it is always booked out. We left early and stood in line for about 45 minutes to get our tickets. We were able to go up the top of the towers at 2pm today so we were really happy. It was awsome something everyone should do if they like looking out over the city. It was a clear day so we were able to see all around KL. Poppy said, "he actually liked the towers better from the outside as they look so impressive." We had afternoon tea when we came back and then we went to the business centre in the hotel and played on the computers. After that we went for cocktails. There is so many different types of food to eat and they gave us mocktails which were very yummy.
Today is our last day in Kuala Lumpur. We fly to the Gold Coast at 9:40pm tonight. Poppy extended our time at the hotel so we were able to stay in our room until 6pm. It's good as we didn't have to hang around outside in the heat. We had a good breakfast and afternoon tea and we really are happy we are spending the last few days of our holiday in this hotel as we have been able to relax and recharge our batteries for the long trip home. We are both looking forward to going home and seeing our mum, dad and brothers. Last meal of the day was Cocktails in the Traders Club lounge just before we were taken to LCCT airport by our driver. While we were driving he pointed out where the Grand Pre is going to race this weekend and also a beautiful Mosque near the airport.
We arrived at the airport checked in our bags and went through security. Everything went well. The plane was on time so we boarded and enjoyed the comfort pack and kids meal nanny and poppy got for us. We settled down and had a bit of a sleep. The flight wasn't to bad considering the plane was full. The time actually went by quite quickly. When we arrived in Australia we had to go through customs. We declared the wood we had bought in Bali and unfortunately we couldn't keep two of the items. They still had the bark on the wood and we can only bring them in if we pay $30 each to get them disinfected so we decided to let customs have them. We will remember if we go to Bali again that we will not buy any wood with bark on it.
Ethan's dad met us at the Gold Coast airport and we drove to Pottsville NSW. Ethan was very happy to see his dad and brother Sully again. His mum was at work but she was going to see him later. Nanny and Poppy drove 3 hours back to the Sunshine Coast with Tom. He was very happy to see his dad, mum and brother Angus again. They all missed us very much and they were very happy we were home safe and sound.
Back to school tomorrow and footy game on the weekend. Nanny and Poppy said, "That in a couple of weeks it will be like we have never been away." We said, "It was a great holiday and one we hope we will never forget"!!