after having an uneventful overnight stopover in KL I am again at the airport ready to head off, the next step of the adventure awaits me.
the hotel in KL was certainly passable for a short stay but it is not one that I would stay at again, only because what I thought I paid for was not what I got. It advertised it was walking distance to the airport and in my world a 45min drive isn’t close (taxi cost was 60MYD each way) and it advertised the rooms had wireless but didn’t state that it doesn’t work, and the hot water was not recognizable as hot, so I am glad I didn’t feel the need for a long hot scrub. On the upside the rooms were very clean they had plenty of staff to attend to people and the food buffet was very agreeable for the money (30MYR) per person, and the pool was very lovely.
The AREA close to the hotel warranted a ‘lookie’ and I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours wandering the few blocks around the hotel, it was very much a working class kind of suburbia area and it was great to have a wander around and see what the locals were buying in regards to the day to day business of living.
One lady who worked in a clothing store was amused when I was looking at underwear that was so no- where near my size, (I was looking because a friend of mine supports a Bali orphanage and on her list of things the kids need is underwear) so this gave the shop assistant the courage to start chatting to me and eventually she told me that she thought my hair was ‘special’ I took that as a compliment (at the time it was definitely fluffy)
the flight from KL is with SriLankan Airlines and it was dirt cheap so I am not sure what it will be likebut shall hope for the best. The flight was nearly empty so lots of spare seats and I managed to get a sleep so that was good. The food was higher standard that what I am used to with AU airlines and the service was great and even the seats were not to squishy, so all in all I am glad I went with this ticket.
so here I am in the airport at Bandaranaike for a 4 hour stopover, and the first things that hits me is just how clean and well organized it is. Great place for a walk to stretch the legs and as far as airports go it has a good wifi connection and plenty of free internet screens for the public to use, in the terminal they have a day spa so I made use of that to get a reflexology massage and it was lovely for 20US my feet were seriously made to feel better (note to self when you read not to wear new shoes why did you not take heed)
so now for the leg that will get me into the UK and open the door to experiencing some London delights, on to the plane I go