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Mar 18, 2006 - Malaysia Peninsular - Sepang F1 circuit - Kuala Lumpur

We'd moved hotels so were now a 2min walk from KL Sentral train station. The travel package we'd bought took us by train from here to the international airport, then by shuttle bus to the circuit. It took less than a hour to cover the 70ish km's, very impressive. The Saturday of the qualifying was Kevin's birthday so we left quite early to make a whole day of it. The sky was blue & sun was high as was the temperature at around 37 degrees. There were far less people here than expected and so when we found our seats and discovered we couldn't...

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Mar 7, 2006 - Malaysia Peninsular - Kuala Lumpur

Arriving at 11.30pm, around 5hrs later than we had assumed, we found our choice of accommodation fully booked. Not that there's a lack of alternatives in KL, it was just that we'd chosen the Golden Triangle area & the only budget hotel being full, we ended up spending a bit of cash that night. The second day here we booked to an airport hotel so we could have a lie in and not get up until 5am (who says this travelling is easy!) to catch our flight the next day to Manila. Air Asia have proved invaluable to us on this leg of the trip, the KL...

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Nov 25, 2005 - Malaysia Peninsular - Taman Negara NP

It's a bit of a mission to get to the Taman Nrgara NP. From KL it's a 3hr bus to Jerantat, a 2hr wait, a 20min bus, then a 2hr boat ride. There boat has no seats, just mats on the floor and it takes your arse around 3hrs to recover after that. We stayed in a resort in the village across the river from the NP, it being quite a lot cheaper (but if we did it again we would pay the extra as you would be actually staying in the NP with chances of seeing wildlife all the time compared to no chance of seeing any wildlife in the village). The trip...

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May 28, 2005 - Stranded in the most boring place in Asia

Heading back from the jungle we had a really good little group of people who had all met over the last few days. Thank God as well because on returning to Jeruntut our plan to share a taxi to Kuala Lumpur was scuppered by a) a taxi driver meeting that meant that every single taxi driver in Jeruntut wasn't working and b) the 10 million school children from Singapore had followed us from the jungle and booked out all the hotel's transport for the night. Gutted! Fortunately there was a room available at the hotel which meant we got a good 12...

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