Katja and Arne's travel stories

24.12.14 Christmas eve

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Who would thought we would wake up so early when we were up so late? Christmas is here. Hooray!
We just revel in the luxury of the hotel. Spacious, clean, big bathroom, it got it all. Katja gets to see the TV show “Three Nuts for Cinderella” like she has since she was a kid. Luckily it’s uploaded to youtube and I downloaded it yesterday so she can have a nice Christmas tradition even here. We lay in bed surfing the web and read until it’s time to do breakfast.

Thre nuts for Cinderella

Three nuts for Cinderella

The breakfast buffet here is outstanding minus. Minus because they -don’t serve any pork, alas no bacon! Blasphemy to my religion, strict in line with theirs. Besides that, it’s really good. Lots of different fresh juices, lots of different hot food (Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and western), great choice of pastries and fresh fruits.
After a slow morning we walked to the Petronas twin towers to take a look. Turns out they’re sold out for everything before 18:00 so we get tickets for tomorrow instead.

From there we just walk into the shopping center connected to the towers. Another big Christmas decoration is there and I can’t help smile about the joy of Christmas in this Muslim dominated country. I guess the commercial interests are making people buy stuff they don’t need here as well. Don’t underestimate the power of commercial interests!
I hang back at a juice bar before looking at some mobile phones while Katja’s rummage the center. We meet up after an hour and go for lunch.

"Let's go quickly past this one!"

“Let’s go quickly past this one!”

Katja has found, by Google, a vegetarian place near our hotel which conveniently is on the way down to the electronics market. We get each a delicious dish, a juice and we share as green tea.

Nice juice at the vegetarian place

Nice juice at the vegetarian place

Being in shopping centers are the single most easy way to kill my energy. I’m almost sleeping after lunch and we agree to postpone the electronics market until tomorrow. Back at the hotel, a quick nap and then we go down to the gym.
The hotel has a great gym and we do thirty minutes of interval cardio on the treadmill before thirty minutes of strength training.
Then we killed all that effort by drinking champagne and beer by the pool for an hour. We have one of our deep talks and touch several important subjects. Another of those moments that we grow even close.
Then it’s back up to the room and getting ready for Christmas dinner. We spend time skyping and talking to friends and families before finally we go down.
There are five different restaurants on the hotel offering Christmas dinner deals. We go for the western style with unlimited wine package for Katja.
The food is superb. I can honestly say I have never tasted turkey with such flavor and juiciness. Mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables (thank you), huge ox steak with home made bernaise sauce and more. A heavenly meal that ended with ice cream and cakes.
Then back to the room and more Skype and blogging. Late late night before we turn out the lights, but it’s definitely ok to celebrate Christmas in Kuala Lumpur. Merry Christmas everyone!

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

– George Carlin

Author: arnber

Humongen! The big guy! The man, the myth, the legend! And then theres' me. The nice guy in the house. The man without cooking skills, but with five stars on the Playstation. Boss at work, relaxed at home. What you see is what you get. Life is good. I choose it to be.

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