Day 84 Rest Day in Kuala Lumpur

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Started the day with a bus tour that took us out to the Batu caves and a tour of the city.  We had an excellent guide who talked a lot about the history of Malaysia and the current political situation.  Very helpful.
The Batu caves are famous because they have become an important Hindu pilgrimage place.  There is an annual festival in February, and even today there were a fair number of Hindu visitors, including people carrying their babies up to thank the deities for a healthy child.
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From a photographic point of view, the monkeys that hang around waiting for treats were the most attractive feature.
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Jumped off the bus tour at the Bird Park,which is a big area consisting of several netted-in areas creating “the world’s larges free-flight walk-in aviary.  Excellent photo ops.  A real treat to be among so many birds.
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Could not resist the pitch to have my picture taken with my choice of two birds.  I was told I could pat the black one, and he did seem to enjoy the attention.
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Another fare well dinner with cycling colleagues, this time in China town, around the corner from our hotel.
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