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Anita and Bernie’s Travel Diary

Monday, 07 Apr 2008

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

MapHello everyone from a hot KL. Well I am reliving my childhood as I sight-see around this bustling city. Things have changed enormously since I was here 40 years ago but there are still pockets of the old KL left. I was very emotional when I found what I think was our old house (ready to be demolished). We had to clamber through tall grass (Bernie got very badly bitten) and through a hole in a fence to reach the site - all the time looking out for snakes! The house has exacatly the same layout with a few minor changes. Unfortunately we disturbed a tramp who is squatting there so we had to beat a hasty retreat!! If it is our old house it seems to have been waiting for me to see it before it got demolished. With the help of mum and my sisters they will verify if it is the house or not.
I also went to St John's Cathedral for Sunday mass. That is the church we used to go to 40 years ago. It is unchanged except that the old pulpit had been removed!! The mass itself was lovely with great singing from the congrgation (and Bernie of course!).
The Petronas Twin Towers are awesome. I think they are one of the loveliest buildings I have seen so far on this trip. Because they are made of polished steel on the outside they shine during the day and look very magical at night with the spotlights on. Our bedroom window looks out onto them. We went up to the skybridge on the 41st floor and had a wonderful view of KL.
Today I am going to track down my old school called The Good Shepherd Convent and see if it is in the same building. We have to catch a taxi to get there but that wouold only cost about 3 pounds!!
Well hope the snow melts before we return!!
Take care