Monday, 16 May 2011

Welcome to Kuala Lumpur

After having an amazing time being shown around Osaka by my parents, Cara and I were now on our own as we depart from Japan and head toward Kuala Lumpur.  As we make our way from the KL airport, the city begins to take shape. Soon enough the famous Petronas twin towers come into view and we know we are in Kuala Lumpur. Another exciting week is ahead for us. 

As I’m sure most people do when they arrive in a new place, you go out and explore your surroundings. We decided to do a bit of a circuit around the area where we’re staying and see what we come across. We decided to walk from our hotel, to the Kuala Lumpur tower, across to the Petronas Towers and back to the hotel. As we trekked around the city in 35-degree heat it was easy to work up a thirst. We came across the Hard Rock Café: Kuala Lumpur. Usually I’m not a fan of big bar franchises, but the Hard Rock name is famous all over world so it was hard for us to just walk past and not give it a go. Cara got the ball rolling and ordered the first cocktail of the week. A nice tropical cocktail to quench the thirst is what we needed. So we ordered the Hard Rock’s “Bahama-mama”. This cocktail consisted of 15ml Bacardi, 15ml Malibu, 15ml Banana liqueur, topped up with pineapple juice and Orange juice, add ice and shake. Poured into a tall glass and garnished with a slice of orange, a cherry and in true hard rock style, a little mini guitar.  A very basic drink, but sometimes you got to give the people what they want. Kuala Lumpur is a tropical place and this drink was the perfect tropical cocktail.

The Hard Rock Café’s:
15ml Bacardi
15ml Malibu
15ml Banana Liqueur
Add Ice & Top up with Pineapple Juice and Orange Juice
Shake and pour into a tall glass
Garnish with Orange slice and a Cherry.

Sometimes things aren’t always about the drinks. After the Hard Rock, we made our way to the famous Petronas twin towers. The tallest twin towers in the world.  As we walked around these icons of KL, my camera was going nuts. There were so many great photos to take.  Our week has just begun, who knows what the next few days have in store for us.

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