Tuesday 6 December 2016

A fabulous weekend in KL with James and Sujeong Horton!

In mid-September my husband Trav and I flew from Vancouver Canada (via Montreal, Houston, and Tokyo) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total flight time of twenty-five hours and a leap in time of eight hours.

As we can never sleep on planes, you can imagine how exhausted and jetlagged we both were when we finally reached our hotel in KL! However, we did manage to get a good few hours sleep, before we had to dash back to the airport to meet up with our son James and his lovely wife Sujeong, who were flying in from South Korea to meet up with us in KL for the weekend.

Our son James and his lovely wife Sujeong, who flew from South Korea to KL to meet up with us for the weekend.

We hadn’t seen James and Sujeong since February of this year, when we were in South Korea for our grandson Aaron’s first birthday celebrations. Aaron wasn’t with them this time though, as this was a strictly grown-up affair, to help James and Sujeong celebrate their wedding anniversary.

We took the KLIA express train from the airport and a taxi to our hotel. We stayed at the Intercontinental, which is right in the centre of the city (KLCC) and just steps away from the stunning Petronas Twin Towers. Coming into the city at night, the world famous towers are lit up in white lights and they look truly magnificent!

At the hotel, James and Sujeong checked into their room, where we had arranged for a anniversary cake. The hotel staff did us proud by decorating their bed with red rose petals. Then it was cocktails and food and a wonderful opportunity to sit down together and chat and to catch up with each other’s busy lives.

Happy Anniversary to James and Sujeong!

The following day after a hearty breakfast, we headed out to go up to the top of the Petronas Twin Towers – the number one attraction in KL – and we also had tickets to walk across the skybridge that connects the towers at levels forty-one and forty-two. The views of the city from the top and from the bridge are breathtaking.

Looking up from the street at the Petronas Twin Towers

After lunch we hit the malls for some serious shopping and we had a ball.

Then it was back to our hotel for complimentary afternoon cocktails and tapas. After which, we enjoyed the luxury of our club rooms, until it was time to go out to dinner. We chose a Japanese restaurant for James and Sujeong’s anniversary dinner and it was a wonderful evening.

Happy Wedding Anniversary James and Sujeong

We had a fabulous weekend together, it went by too fast of course, but we made beautiful memories and we had a lot of fun. I hope it will not be too long before we can see James and Sujeong and our grandson Aaron and the rest of our South Korean family again.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading about our special weekend and seeing all my indulgent photos (some of which were taken by Sujeong). I enjoy using this blog as a travelogue, and my hope is that for many years to come, it will inspire those of you who follow our world travels to visit the many places I have enthused about. I also hope this blog will serve my family and myself as a detailed and personal travel memoir for the distant future, when maybe Trav and I are old and forgetful, or indeed no longer here.

Where next? James and Sujeong flew back home to South Korea and Trav and I left Malaysia early the next morning to fly to Bali.

This was our first ever trip into Indonesia and we were very excited.

First stop Bali for a few days, then we took a boat over to the three beautiful and tiny tropical islands off Lombok called The Gili’s, where the beaches are soft white sand and no motorised transport is allowed, and where most people get about using a boat or a pony and trap taxi/tuk-tuk or by just walking.

This photo taken by me on Gili Meno - the smaller of the three paradise Gili Islands

So join me here on the blog next time, when I will be sharing with you my truly amazing experiences in Bali and the Gili Islands, Indonesia.

Love, Janice