Published: April 16th 2007April 16th 2007
Hello there. Since my last entry I have been to Brunei! For those who dont know where that is (like me), it is Borneo, Malaysia way. I met mum, who was there on work. I had such a brilliant time. We stayed in the most amazing hotel. It was 6 stars, and felt it too. It seemed to me to be made out of pure marble and gold! It had a country club, which they whiz you up to on a golf buggy, which I found pretty fun in itself. That is becuase the grounds are too large to walk it. I spent quite a bit of my spare in there when Mum was at work. Using their gym facilites, and marble indoor lap pool. I had to do some exercise after all the amazing food we were eating. A lot of all you can eat buffet style food. We went out with Mums collegues to a good Japanese restaurant. I felt well and truly relaxed by the end of the 4 days. The hotel looks onto the South China Sea, which is by far the warmest sea I have ever been in. The time that wasnt spent eating was
Enjoying the local Mocktails
Brunei is a dry country. No booze allowed!
spent lounging round the pools. It was baking hot there, 38C at points. The room was huge, the 'single' beds were more like double. They even came into your bedroom at night to turn down your bed and lay your slipprs out. The best thing was, becuase Mum was working for the med school, we got goverment rates, so it was tres cheap too. I did venture out of the hotel, although I can see how it would be easy to spend all your time using the facilities. We went to see some Mosques. Unfortunately it was friday prayer day when we went, and I was dressed inappropriately, so we couldn't go in. They were stunning from the outside though, a lot of gold. On my last day we went down the Brunei river to look for Proboscus monkeys. They are the ones with the long phallic noses. There's only 2 placs in the world where you can see them, Brunei being one. We did see quite a few, but quite far off. Most of the pics I took just look like I was admiring the folliage! Then I had to say goodbye to Mum again. Very sad, but hopefully
Pool and South China Sea
Just trying to make you all jelous!
she'll be able to come over in August (on her air miles!). Thats one thing that wasn't great about the trip; Brunei Airways. My TV was broken on the way there, and the way back. So I had 2 very boring flights. Apparently this is perfectly normal for the airlines, which does concern me a little!
I'm now back to work, just waiting for my next break, which should be in June. So long to wait it seems. Hopefully Wil should be coming over, now the RAF have actually confirmed his leave (eventually). I cant wait for that, 6 weeks friday, not that I'm counting! Well, got to go get my train and go to work. Not much other news has been happening my end. Just working all week waiting for the weekends to party! I know there has been quite a bit going on back home though, Amber is my information channel! Also, congratulations Stace and Rich!! Very exciting.
Still missing you all. I should be back in Oct/Nov depending on everything going to plan. Love Em xxx
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