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Feb 4, 2012 - Penang/KL/Melbourne

I'll make this quick - it's been a very long holiday! Nine days travelling through Malaysia via Penang and Kuala Lumpur celebrating Chinese New Year in both cities. In KL the hotel we stay at is in a street with several brothels. Our room was on the 5th floor and had a great view of the doorways to two of the busiest ones. Starting early in the morning, crowds of young men descended on the brothels, always walking in very purposefully and leaving at a much more relaxed pace, in almost every instance checking their fly.....great fun...

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Jan 1, 2012 - Kuala Lumpur

Today I'm relaxing in the grassy courtyard of this very friendly guesthouse in Melaka, and finding some time to write. Let's go back to Dec 28 (feels like a long time ago to me) when I landed in Kuala Lumpur in late afternoon. After the long immigration line and a one hour bus ride to the train station, I got into a cab as it started pouring rain and the streets quickly turned into rivers. I congratulated myself on the idea of taking a taxi instead of walking! Fortunately, the next three days where mostly rain free so I could walk around....

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Dec 31, 2011 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Takeo

We have jumped from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok for a night, then a 1 hour flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  Arriving at Phnom Penh at 6 pm in 27 degree temperatures, we had a one hour tuktuk ride from the airport to our backpackers.  What an amazing ride - cars, motorbikes, tuktuks and  bicycles all passing and merging on unlaned roads, people everywhere in shops and roadside stalls selling everything imaginable.  Our oasis for two nights was Me Mates Place (run by guess which nationality?!)   Although we had visited there before, we went again...

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Dec 31, 2011 - Malaysia - Day 28 - New Year’s Eve in Kuala Lumpur

We spent most of the day updating the blog once again and finally decided to head on out to China town for a bite to eat and to go see the "Fish Doctor's" again. We spotted a little stand that was making up clay pot dishes so we decided to stop and eat. The hawker stall vendor whipped up two medium clay pots for us. Jason and I shared one and Delphine and Nick shared another. The pot comes to your table steaming, they remove the lid and motion you to stir the contents inside the clay pot. As you do so the steam comes rolling out, inside...

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Dec 30, 2011 - Malaysia - Day 24 - 27 - Kuala Lumpur

Took an early bus out to Kuala Lumpur, a two hour bus ride into the main bus/train station. Largest station we have encountered on our trip so far. It had the appearance of an airport terminal rather than a bus terminal. From here we caught a train to the Pudu station located central city near China town and little India. Kuala Lumpur, popularly known as 'KL' is Malaysia's capital city, bustling metropolis - a melting pot of races and cultures, and is home to a population of 1.6 million people. Our hostel is located just outside of China...

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Dec 26, 2011 - FINAL BLOG

Hi all, as you read this you will have had Christmas Day with your loved ones and hopefully some well deserved rest. Hopefully all your family and friends loved the gifts you bought back for them! Also hope that the challengers got the facebook messages that were put out on Christams Eve regarding the 'pets' that some of you bought home. As we knew this is a huge problem in the areas we were travelling in so get checked and cleaned up. I have sent a seperate email to the challengers regarding this. Day 22: Kuala Lumpar: We arrived safely in...

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Dec 24, 2011 - Cameron Highlands & Palau Pangkor, Malaysia

Sven, Chelsea and I drove  in a rental car 4 hours north east of Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands where lots of tea is grown. We visited a tea plantation and sampled a few brews.   Most of the leaves are now mechanically picked instead of by hand, except for the steepest slopes. The leaves are picked every 21 days, withered for a couple of hours, crushed, left in the air to oxidize for 2 hours, dried, graded and put into large sacks to go to the plant for processing into other packaging.  Because it is cooler up in the Highlands, it is...

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Dec 22, 2011 - Day 21 - Chiang Mai to KL

After our amazing five star dinner experience last night, we awoke nice and early to a p-re-made buffet breakfast. This consisted of some long lost favourites, like milo cereal and toast that was not sweet bread. While the teachers went out for a three hour massage, most of us girls stayed inside watching our recently purchased movies, with surround sound...on the other hand, John and some girls decided to buy some machettes, leading to a few injuries (but all is good in the hood). We then packed our bags, praying that our shopping didnt...

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Dec 21, 2011 - Day 21 - Chiang Mai R&R

Hi All, Most of us slept-in again, same sort of plans as the day before. More pampering and trying on tailor made clothes and now Alana King and Marisa has joined Megan and Victoria in the revoloution of girling up! Everyone went off and had their own breakfast and we all met together at 11am to walk, single file (via 7/11 to weigh our bags!) to our posh hotel. Now this hotel has a separate shower to the toilet!! MASSIVE PLUS!! They provide toilet paper! YAY! and shampoo and soap! Breakfast buffet from 6.30 - 10.30 (questioning some with...

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Dec 21, 2011 - Some interesting facts

Hi Parents and friends of the OLSH blog, Here are some interesting facts ............... Regarding Transport: Planes - 26 hours in planes Airports - 14 hours Buses - 25 hours Tonka trucks - 9 hours Tuktuks - 6 hours elephants - 2 hours Rafts - 4 hours Taxis - 1 1/2 hours Trains - 30 minutes in KL Walking in single files - 36km on trekk, and numerous hours and hours......... What we have learnt about your daughters; Zara - loudest Elleanor - 2nd loudest - when she is awake, she is really awake, when she is asleep, she is...

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Dec 20, 2011 - Day 20: Chiang Mai

Hi Everyone!! Today we embarked on our first full day of Rest and Relaxation. The day started off with everyone going their separate ways, all having different plans. The majority of us planned to kick off R&R with a sleep-in despite most waking up at 6 am, as that is the time we are so used to! After a nutritious breakfast (mainly pancakes!) many chose the option of having manicures, pedicures, massages, professional hair care and so on. It was a busy day of being pamperd with appointments being left, right and center! The inner girl came...

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Dec 19, 2011 - More about the Trek

Hi all, this is Maureen. We have arrived in Chiang Mai after our 6 hr bus ride this morning. The girls took all of 30 minutes to get settled and go out and start R & R. We are in the same guest house we were in when we were first here. It is a bit over budget as it has hot showers which is nice for a change. We are here for two nights and then we move to the 'Hilton' of Chaing mai for our last night here. Now for the trek and the parts we couldn't fit in due to time commitments last night. On our way to UmPhang we had a break at a what we...

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