A hot climb to the Batu Caves, but it was worth it!
I was just watching the Amazing Race on TV and their pitstop was the Batu Caves. They’ve been traveling through Malaysia and hitting a lot of places that we’ve just recently been ourselves. It’s so much fun to watch when you can really relate to it. However, with the Batu Caves, they only had to meet at the mat at the bottom. You can see the huge staircase behind Phil. There are a lot of stairs.
My daughter, Erika, and I climbed those stairs and when we took a photo at the top with some fellow climbers we noticed we were the only ones that looked like pure hell! As you know, Malaysia is hot and humid and we felt every step. We hardly stopped to notice the frisky monkeys, because if we stopped we might not get going again.
Thankfully, the caves themselves were cool inside and we quickly started enjoying ourselves. The day we went there was some type of festival going on and there were many pilgrims. I was told that the infirm climb the steps and receive a blessing for health. I guess if they make it to the top, it’s certainly a good start.