We are in Johor Bahru for three days. Drove down on Friday and we are going back tomorrow, Monday. The main reason for the trip was to visit my husband’s cousin and his family and so we did on Friday. We went to their house, talked and played for some hours and ate really tasty food. Homemade satay, beef and chicken, and the best peanut sauce so far on this trip. Food made with love always taste better, doesn’t it? We booked a hotel over internet, just chose one that wasnt too pricey and had free parking as well as a pool. Turns out we are staying in a new hotel resort, called KSL Resort, that is huge and built on top of a shopping mall. So here we are, lots and lots of shops and restaurants just a stone’s throw away. And the best part is that not only are there two swimmingpools but the resort also has a water park with slides and three different pools. Free entry for the hotel guests, otherwise 50 RM which is a bit on the pricey side. We have pretty much stayed at the resort the whole weekend and for us that is a new experience. Not being that interested in shopping we have spent a few hours at the mall, amazed at how much stuff you can buy. Do we really need all that stuff? Bought two dictionaries as I am on a mission to learn Malay on this trip. At least enough to be able to do a bit more than ordering food and asking for directions, which is pretty much all I can do now. So the children and I are learning a new language together which is nice. Tonight we had dinner at Taiwan Recipe, one of the many, many restaurants downstairs. We paid nearly 70 RM for all of us which at first felt like a lot. We are used to the prices in Kluang which means we rarely pay more than 30 RM for a meal for the whole family. But compared to back home it is still so cheap it is ridiculous. I had 3 cups chicken which tasted great. Lots of garlic, sesame oil, chili and ginger. The fresh watermelon juice was also good, a real thirst quencher. The hotel has like 30 floors and we are on the 16th. Great views of Johor Bahru but for someone having a great respect for heights (as every normal and sane person should have) the floor to ceiling windows are a pain. Good thing there are black out curtains in the room. And in the bathroom there is of course a phone on the wall by the toilet.Who has ever, in the history of mankind been sitting on the toilet and suddenly had the urge to make a call?! I myself have other things to do once I sit down in that particular room. Notice the state of the art bumcleaner installed on the toilet. Do not set it on high, or you’re in for a surprise.