IMG_2296No sightseeing today as we need to get to St Riquer just outside of Abbeville and the weather is not nearly as good as it has been, mild showers of rain and cooler temperatures. Linings are back in the suits.

The countryside is very agricultural here abouts and not very attractive as the fields are simply huge, as far as the horizon for the most part. Our usual strategy of going via the peage through northern france is pretty much the correct one.

Les Andelys is still a very attractive town and worth the stop however.


On the way to NZ we stayed in Kuala Lumpur

Our early evening arrival gave us enough time for a beer and an excellent meal at the Bon Ton, next door to our expensive hotel. We are staying at the Park Royal - it’s good enough but they lots charge extra for everything including WiFi, overall it’s far from worth the price but I doubt you’d find cheaper in the upper hotel range. In fairness the breakfast was very good and they let us have a late checkout, both good things.

It’s been a while since we spent the day in KL and we opted for our own tour using the new monorail system. This is an excellent above the road system and the trains are air conditioned and frequent albeit a bit small for the number of people trying to use it on our day

We spent quite a bit of time looking around Chinatown and the Central Market as they were getting set up for the day. But by about 11am we’d had enough as it really does get hot on the streets and the stalls all sell much the same sort of thing. You can still buy fake Rolexes on the street which should be no surprise.

The Times Square complex is vast with an amazing indoor theme park, the scale of the whole place is bewildering. Lunch in the food hall was however disappointing.