09.06.2011 - 09.06.2011 34 °C
Ah, what did we do before computers? Managed our time better, perhaps. Rocked up to the airport at 3.30am, only to find that Air Asia's computer system had crashed - worldwide. Check-in had to be done manually for eveyone. Joy. We were about 2h late leaving but only 1.5h late arriving, so not bad really. Bumped into 3 people we knew on the same flight - one from Nerdia's work plus a whole family from book club! Perth is indeed small.
Air Asia X is nice, but Plane Boy will try to organise upgrades to the uber-comfy lie-flat-and-snooze-the-whole-way luxury seats for the flight home. The blast of tropical heat and humidity when walking across the tarmac to the low cost terminal was something well short of invigorating. (Nerdia was prepared for this with her nifty convertible pants/shorts and layered tops, mind you. ;-)
Hotel Melia is very nice. (For Plane Boy kin: streetscape at ground level is akin to Grand China Princess, but without the deceptively winter outlook.) Plus you can access the internet from the bar - choice! Our room looks out at the truly gargantuan Times Square shopping complex over the road (search for 'melia hotel kuala lumpur' on youtube for someone else's home video from what looks like the exact same room.)
After a bit of a rest and several packets of various interesting Twistie flavours from the adjoining 7-Eleven - Plane Boy's favourite was BBQ curry - we headed off to start exploring Times Square. Immense! A couple of hours was only enough to briefly glimpse a few of the lower floors... more in-depth exploration and retail therapy to follow. Had tea at a Thai cafe in the food court, which was quite tasty but gave Nerdia quite a coughing fit. (In her defence, she is still recovering from a cold. That's her story and she's sticking to it, despite Plane Boy's claims that the chilli was really not that hot.)
No USB ports on the hotel computers so might not be able to upload photos for a while. Never mind, you'll just have to look at them ALL when we get back. ;-)
Early to bed since we are pooped.
Cheerybyenow from Nerdia and Plane Boy.