It was an earlyish start this morning to get to the airport on time for my flight home to Perth. The airport is a good 45 minutes away from KLCC and we were running late thanks to some people we picked up at the Shangri La who didn’t seem to care that others may be waiting – after emerging from the hotel about 20 minutes late, the “gentleman” proceeded to light up a cigarette. Glad he wasn’t in a hurry, but his tardiness meant I didn’t get any time to check out the duty free shopping before departing from KLIA.
So what did I take in about Kuala Lumpur this time? Did my feelings change? Or do I now know that I gave it my best shot, and I really won’t come back to KL? Well I still think some of the people are quite rude – but I guess you get that in every city – which reminds me I forgot to tell you about when I was shopping in Top Shop the other day – I was going through the racks an arms length in front of me, when a Chinese woman decided it was too much trouble to walk around me and preceded to walk straight between my and my arms which were outstretched to the rack in front of me. I looked at her, she looked at me and said ‘Sorry’ and then kept going! How rude!
Anyway, rudeness aside, I’m happy to say that I’m sure my state of mind probably had a lot to do with how I felt about KL last time I visited. A lot has happened in the last year of my life and things have changed. I think I really needed this revisit to KL and am glad I made the trip. Of course, it was certainly made a lot nicer trip but the fact that I got to see the smiling faces of my friend and her family.