up at 4.00 am, me with red eyes and fuzzy brain, we made our way to the airport after a quick turn around to pick up a forgotten maths book. security revealed two pairs of scissors in cabin baggage and there was a slight delay as we re-checked a bag.
the flight to queensland's gold coast was uneventful and soon we were off that one and on to the KL(kuala lumpur) leg, an hours delay on the ground and finally, take off.
the meals were cold, well spiced but airline-ish and the seats ramrod straight. we dozed as we could and tried to use the malfunctioning entertainment system.
KL's LCCT low cost carrier terminal was no-frills and customs didnt even notice our presence. a short bus ride away was our lodgings for the night, the concorde inn. I have never seen a hotel quite like this one: the rooms are all in pavilion style buildings with the corridors open to the outside air.
dinner was noodles (132, at last count) with delicious watermelon juice on the side.
a long sleep in a dark room with humming air conditioner was just what the doctor ordered.
this morning at brekky i had all the papaya and pineapple and watermelon a girl could want, i also ate a starfruit garnish, do you think they noticed? i took a photo but techie issues stop me from showing you that right now.
and before i go, i have to comment on two little details:
the swimming pool looks a little odd and i realise now that it is unfenced, strange to my aussie eyes where drownings have been reduced through mandatory fencing
on a fashion note, women in malaysia still wear pumps, almost unheard of in Oz