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MALAYSIA | Saturday, 18 March 2017 | Views [297] | Comments [3]

Spent the last few days travelling down the east coast. Stayed at Kuala Terrenganu first night which was surprisingly nice. Only really stopped to break up a long drive but the hotel was really nice overlooking the river and the floating mosque. Quaint chinatown close by as well. The 5 hour journey on a single carriageway was interesting!! There was undertaking, overtaking and double overtaking, bikes and mopeds going in the opposite direction on our side of the road, and to top it off a guy on a moped overtaking a lorry coming towards us was laying face down on his seat!! I can only think it was to improve his aerodynamics to get him past the lorry!! Mark needed a tiger beer after that journey, thankfully we found a bar in the naughty corner of town!! Following day we stopped at Cherating, the first and hopefully the last dodgy hotel. It was called Legends and I think it was legendary for how dirty it was!! Decided to eat a pot noodle and drink whiskey on our balcony (which I cleaned) rather than risk the filthy restaurant. Which was very nice, top pot noodles here! Stopped at really nice old mining village on our way to the next destination. We climbed bukit panorama which was very hot but lovely. Felt like celebrities in this village as everyone spoke to us, I don't think they get many white westerners visiting – it was a really nice experience. We are now in Jeranut, the gateway town to the jungle in a very nice, clean hotel. Off to the jungle tomorrow.



Hmmm....the journey sounds tense ;-) one of those where you keep your eyes closed and hope for best ....It must have been dirty if you think that....you'll have stopped on some grim campsites in your time ....ewwwww....looks like a great experience ! Missing you xxx

  Claire Allen Mar 21, 2017 6:01 PM


Hi, Sounds hair raising, hope Mark learned to drive like a local & did plenty of stunt driving! Isabella & Ted watched your video & said goodbye & waved back when you did. Going down to Teds for birthday tea in an hour. Will say hello to tadpoles from you both cause I will call in. Hope you like the jungle. See you soon. Dad XXX

  Dad Mar 22, 2017 2:13 AM


Mark has definitely picked up some bad driving habits! He can drive like a local that's for sure. Done another 5 hour drive today and he fit into the crazy driving no problem. I had my eyes shut on some of the overtaking.

  Dawn Mar 22, 2017 7:09 PM

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