After a bit of a sleep in this morning, I headed up to the gym to put in an hour on the treadmill. It felt great to put my sneakers and gym gear to use instead of leaving them alone to wallow in my suitcase as is usually the case.
I decided to eat breakfast in the Hotel and not wanting to make my workout in vain, selected the a la carte breakfast instead of the buffet. I ordered French toast with strawberries and maple syrup, ignoring the cream on the side. Though looking at the buffet on the way out, I can’t say that I’m going to ignore it the whole time I’m here.
Just as I’m about to finish breakfast, Em messages me to head on over. I can’t believe how incredibly close to the hotel they are – literally a couple of minute walk away. It was really great to see everyone and we spent some time chatting before Em and I decide to head off to the shops to do some damage.
We spend time in Sephora, Zara, Mango, Uniqlo and Isetan shopping up a storm. Last stop is the Japanese bookstore Kinoukinoya for amazingly priced interesting books (ie. what you DON’T get in Perth). I bought 5 books for $50! Probably would have spent that on two books at home. Thank goodness for the empty suitcase!
Before we know it, it’s well after 5.30pm and it’s time to freshen up before dinner. There’s time however to make a quick stop at the Durian Shop for a few snacks to try. Durian is the fruit which they say “tastes like heaven, smells like hell” – and its apparently a smell you just don’t want to experience. But I do want to taste it in some kind of form. So I grab some Durian biscuits and some little mini cupcakes. All I can say after trying them is that there’s no really distinctive flavour that I could pick up. But at least by eating the durian this way, there is definitely no disgusting smell!
Dinner is at The Apartment on the outside of Suria KLCC. From the dining area, you can see the lightshow which runs nightly. I can’t hear the music from where we are sitting, but the lighting is pretty.
Unfortunately one of the boys is unwell, so the night ends early. But it does give me the chance to stop back in at Zara and try on a little green dress again….and buy a pair of shoes before heading back to the hotel. I do try to find Royce but I’m unsuccessful. It’s getting on towards closing time now though, so I give up and decide to try another day.
It was a great relaxing day after the flight and long night yesterday. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store from Kuala Lumpur tomorrow!
Now, all that’s left to decide now, is which side of my massive king size bed I’m going to get into tonight.