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KL- Penang 2.4.12

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | Views [164] | Comments [1]

On our day to get to Penang we awoke to heavy rain that luckily eased by the time we left. Decided to take a taxi to Sentral train ststion instead of getting us and our luggage wet (the days of roughing it are slowly disappearing). Decided to try the ... Read more >


36 C plus humidity must equate to 40 + (1.4.12)

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | Views [188]

At 9am we took the Hope on Hop Off bus from Chinatown. Kids very excited while Mum and I looking forward to an easier day on our legs using the bus to get around instead of our own steam. We chose to stop at and explore: Muzeum Negara (The National ... Read more >


Busy day wandering the busy and back streets. 31.03.12

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | Views [181]

woke at 3am (my regular 5am in Australia - hope this stops soon!) Used the time to plan our days here All ready to leave at 8am having forgotten that most places don't open until 10am. Walked to: clock tower in Masjid India, the old market square ... Read more >


Gold Coast to KL: 30.03.12

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | Views [136]

up by 6am to get courtesy car to aiport met by large cues as computers (Air Asia, not Qantas) down plane late at leaving due to this and slightly late (and sticky and chaotic)arrival in Malaysia Took Star Shuttle bus to Pudu Raya depot in China town ... Read more >


Travels starting in Qld

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | Views [198]

Yhe poor kids - they were picked up towards the end of their swimming carnival - Nim tired and ready to go, Asher grumpy that he couldn't stay and get his house more points in the last three races. What child would rather swim than miss their transport ... Read more >


Photos: Georgetown, Penang

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: KL

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | Photo Gallery

it's all we've had time to do - sorry - time poor but busy with cultural immersion!
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Last Entry

HONG KONG | Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | Views [236]

Unless something extraordinary happens today which we need to share, this will sadly be our last entry for this trip! 2 nights ago we both agreed that we would be happy to get straight on a plane and head home but persistence is a good thing and we have ... Read more >


KL Hop On Hop Off Bus

HONG KONG | Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | Views [297]

We had decided to take the KL Hop On Hop Off bus (despite the one on the coast of HK not being necessary). This one went to over 20 sights and was worth the $13AUD to get around the city easily and not have to negotiate all the different unconnected ... Read more >


Settling in to KL

HONG KONG | Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | Views [180]

After a lengthy demand of our air-con fee back (and getting it), we took the uninteresting 1 hour trip with Airasia buses to Sentral Station then boarded the Putra MTR 1 station to our destination - the Matahari Lodge. It was an easy trip. As we were ... Read more >


Day and Night activities in the sky

HONG KONG | Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | Views [196]

Because the cable car to Ngong Ping didn't open 'til 10am or so, we decided on an early start to avoid tourist crowds After enjoying breakfast, 7:30am, at Pacific Coffee Company (our ever-reliable source of western food and coffee)we boarded a local bus ... Read more >


Island Hopping

CHINA | Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | Views [283] | Comments [1]

Spent the early hours exploring more of Tai O- walking in  the opposite direction to a local Ferry Terminal enjoying watching the locals getting ready for their day. After coming to a dead stop (military signs warning no entry), we returned to the Cultural ... Read more >


An extreme change in scenery

CHINA | Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | Views [219]

Took the TUrbojet back (no upgrade this time)to HK Island pier, found the MTR station numerous floors below and took a train (with one change) to Lantau Island. At CityGate, we changed to a local bus and enjoyed another hairy mountain ride for an hour ... Read more >


A taste of Las Vegas

CHINA | Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | Views [208]

After striking off the places we'd seen yesterday from the tourist map, we worked on a plan to see the unseen places. First we got a taxi to Casa house and gardens - a gallery in a lovely old mansion, however, it was under renovations and we only got ... Read more >


To the City Of Dreams!

CHINA | Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | Views [210]

Took an early taxi to the pier and after boarding the TurboJet (and being upgraded from economy to deluxe seats), we enjoyed a fast 1 hour trip across the sea to Macau. Got a bit lost in finding our way out of the place and eventually walked to our 4 ... Read more >


Last Night on HK Island

CHINA | Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | Views [369] | Comments [3]

Today we pottered around - going to Post Office, bank, packing bags (to see if we could fit everything in) and eating. Had watched a horror movie before breakfast- "Creep." Haven't bothered watching anything like that since high school. Enjoyed ... Read more >


Back to the mainland - to discover The Northern Territories.

CHINA | Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | Views [223]

Another epic day starting with a 6am alarm in order to call Ni'mah for her Birthday. Because this was such a busy day - here is a summary of our ventures: FANLING: Fung Ying Seen Koon Taoist Temple; Heritage Trail walk to see Shang Him Tong Hakka ... Read more >


The unplanned, lazy day

CHINA | Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | Views [261]

Slept in and didn't get ready to go out until after 9am - well, we were due for a rest. After aimlessly wandering the streets in the rain, Terri found an IT Outlet store (with designer wear) and purchased a groovy pair of blue velvet bell bottoms. Got ... Read more >


A rainy day on the Southern beaches

CHINA | Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | Views [223] | Comments [1]

After asking at reception about public transport along the southern part of HK Island, we were told about the open top Big Bus - a hop on, hop off system. We thought this was a great idea instead of fumbling our way around on multiple transport systems ... Read more >


A cold Change doesn't hold us back

CHINA | Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | Views [257]

Although a cold change had come through, we decided to brave heading up towards one of the highest points on the island. At 7:30am we were boarding a tram to Admiralty and then following the well signed streets to the lower tram terminal for The Peak.... Read more >


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