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September 7 - 14: Relaxing in Kuala Lumpur, my home away from home :)

Posted by goofingaroundinasia on September 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

It was great to arrive in Kuala Lumpur again; as I had been there quite a few times it really felt like coming home again :)


At the airport Olivier was awaiting me. It was great seeing him again and catching up, and we spent several hours sharing stories about our adventures and future plans. Then, we took the Skybus to KL Sentral and the LRT to Nabil's place. Nabil was currently in Cambodia, but Olivier had been so kind to pick up the key to his appartment at his office (I arrived outside office hours).


I dropped my bags, we went for dinner and had a long chat again. Then his host Leeping picked him up. He would leave to London in two days.


It was nice to be back at Nabil's place and I really enjoyed having the appartment to myself, relax, chill, watch a movie... have some food and drinks... thanks Nabil, appreciated your hospitality a lot and hope to be able to return the favor one day :)


The next day I just relaxed and met up with Mani (a good friend and colleague of Nabil) and Mitch (a Dutch guy doing an internship in their company). We went for dinner (Mani introduced us to some great local food!) and had interesting discussions about various subjects.


On Wednesday I did some shopping and went to the airport to pick up Efrata. It was great seeing her again. We went back to Nabil's apartment and had some food I had prepared and a bottle of wine.


The next few days Efrata and I relaxed and had a great time. One night we met up with Surayya (whom I had been travelling with in March in Saigon when Efrata and I first met each other) and Antoine, a French cs'er.



Nabil had decided to come back to KL for a few days, so it was great to catch up with him as well.




One of the next days Efrata and I met up with my friend Fanny in Lake Gardens (a beautiful park I had been to before). In the evening Efrata and I took the bus to Sunway Pyramid shopping centre to check out the ice skating ring. I hadn't skated for a long time and was craving to do it again and Efrata had never done it before and wanted to try it. It was great to be back on skates... Efrata had a hard time at first, but she managed and really enjoyed it!



The next morning we went to KLCC and got ahold of tickets to the Skybridge. I had been there before with Nathalie but Efrata hadn't managed to go there yet, even though she had been in Kuala Lumpur a few times before. 



We did some shopping and decided to have a "cheese and wine" evening. We didn't find that many kinds of cheese in the supermarket and one of the cheeses' taste and smell (we called it "cheese ruzak" - "ruzak" means broken, wasted :))  was terrible, but we sure enjoyed it :)



 Oh, and meet Eeyore, who will keep Efrata company while I'm gone :)



We sure enjoyed our last days together in KL. On Sunday Efrata went back to Jakarta (she had to work the next day).


The next day I would start my long journey back home...




- Sven

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