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Dec 23, 2011 - Malaysia - Day 20 - Good-Bye Borneo, Hello West Peninsula Malaysia

Jason and I spent the morning wandering around Semporna, where we bought some fresh fruit from the local market, and sat on the wharf to enjoy a chocolate/peanut butter waffle and a few blended coffees. We reflected over the last three days on the Island of Mabul, the snorkeling and diving we did and all the animals we were able to see. Although the ocean waters did not produce the clarity we wanted for our water sports we did however enjoy our dives. The waters surrounding the Island of Mabul is very polluted with garbage (every kind...

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Nov 16, 2011 - 3 Countries, One Week

I apologize in advance, this one is eight days worth so it's a day long... After a long lazy day of relaxing around the guesthouse and lounging around with my two new Dutch friends, I was escorted by the two of them to the train station to wave me goodbye on my overnight train into Bandung. Was a tearful goodbye, but definitely will have to meet up with them again soon. The train ride went fairly quick as I was apparently much more tired than I had expected and slept for most of the ride. Arriving in Bandung, I went for quite a hike to...

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Nov 15, 2011 - Melaka is a Cracker

15/11/2011: Hi everyone, We are now on the south-west coast in a town called Melaka (spellings vary). We have checked in to a lovely little guest house with a HOT shower! Believe me it is sooo good to have a power shower when you need one out here. Our coach ride was delayed by one hour because a lorry had shed its load of watermelons across the motorway. The site of these Malaysian guys running about collecting melons from down the embankment was brilliant. Now off exploring Pics to follow. Much love to a you all, love Chris and Petrina...

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Asian Adventure 2011

Apr 27, 2011 - Mmmmm Malasian food

Crossing the border into Malaysia was really easy and we were quickly heading towards our first stop Melaka. There are three main reasons to visit Melaka 1-the history, 2-the food and night markets, 3-there is a man who can put his finger through a coconut! 3 being the winner for us. On discovering that the bus station was not the one we thought it was, we were safely guided to a friendly hostel by a helpful American. Time to explore Melaka. We spent the day wandering through the old city and china town. We found lots of cool temples and an...

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Feb 4, 2011 - Melaka

On waking my stomach was even worse than any day previous. Very confusing as I have been taking Diarrhea relief.. or so I thought. After thoroughly inspecting the packet I learnt had been sold Laxatives instead of Diarrhea relief. Very unhappy and feeling poorly, our departure from KL was up in the air. The worst place to get stuck ill, I thought. Luckily after some PMT {positive mental attitude} I decided mind over matter and we set off for the bus terminal. We opted against the hectic bus and settled for a taxi which wasn't that much more...

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Feb 1, 2011 - Melaka

Arrived 1st February Departed 2nd February A really small town that literally took me about an hour to see pretty much all of! Nice enough though and the people here are really friendly! Everyone is gearing up for Chinese New Year which seems to be a pretty big affair over here.

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Flip flop's tour

Dec 25, 2010 - Christmas in Melaka!

What a fabulous Christmas! It all started when Henry and Marica from Holland and Keith from the UK and I decided to go out for a couple of drinks in Chinatown on Christmas eve. The was a big celebration and the streets were lined with market stalls with gifts and food. Every Chinese pub was packed to the brim and there was a very noticable Christmas cheer in the air. We found our spot at the front of the stage at a bar, where a Chinese performer was singing American cover songs and all the locals were singing along with beer in hand. Then...

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Gem of the World

Dec 24, 2010 - Melaka

I arrived in Melaka in the pouring rain, found Jalan Jalan guesthouse and once the rain had subsided stepped out for a bite to eat with my new friend Gideon from Holland. He is a strict vegetarian so we had to wonder around for a while to fine something suitable. Gideon is kind, very political and intelligent. I spent the next day with him having a look around the heritage trail. The town is quite cute- there is a well banked river that runs through the centre of town and lots of old Dutch buildings which makes it have a slight European...

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Gem of the World

Nov 15, 2010 - Malacca

English Version below ----------------- En fait, on ne devait pas aller a Malacca mais a Borobudur, en Indonésie visiter des temples. Mais comme partout ou l'on va, il y a un truc qui pète, forcement ça devait arriver... On pensait avoir tout expérimenté, c'était sans compter l'éruption du Mont Merapi. Et oui révolution en Bolivie déjà fait, tremblement de terre au Pérou, Mexique et Taiwan déjà fait, Tsunami en Thailande déjà fait mais le volcan lui, on n'avait pas expérimenté. Pourtant on en avait chatouille quelques uns, celui de Big...

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Oct 24, 2010 - Melaka

We got a coach from Singapore to Melaka which took around 4 hours. Nearly had a bit of trouble getting over the border got stopped at customs as we did not have our visa card as our hotel had kept it and we didn't realise we needed it, kept the coach waiting a little bit we made it over the border and into Malaysia in the end. Walked into the town and was glad to find it to be quite cheap went to a few bars and had some nice cocktails in a bar called Geographic. Jonker street had streets stalls all along it and at one end there were loads...

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Oct 16, 2010 - Malaisie.

Nous voila deja en Malaisie, le pays frontiere avec Singapour. La Malaisie est le premier pays musulman que nous visitons donc les femmes malais portent toutes le voile. Mais comme a Singapour, il y a une grande mixite de cultures avec une importante population chinoise et indienne. Il est donc tout a fait normal de croiser dans la rue une femme avec son voile, une chinoise en mini jupe ou une indienne en sari. Personne n'a l'air derange par ces differences culturelles et les gens ont plutot l'air de s'entendre. Bien qu'etant un pays...

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Jun 25, 2010 - Jon's birthday

My birthday!! The treat for my birthday was to stay in a hotel that would normally be outside our range. It's one we'd looked at when we first came to Melaka but had decided that was too expensive, lovely though it was. It was an old Malay house, lovingly restored and extended. Now it had lots of old features with shady, leafy courtyards for the cafe and to have breakfast in. So, we moved. Unfortunately, that logistical effort set the tone for much of the rest of the day. We were moving to Singapore the following day and transport and...

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