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December 11th 2014
Published: January 25th 2015
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School's out and it's time for me to hit the road! In years past, I've always taken a few flights, buses, and other assorted forms of transportation to far flung places around Asia.

Not this year.

I decided to take a road trip--something I've wanted to do for well over a decade--and drive around western Malaysia. Western Malaysia wouldn't be affected by the floods or monsoon rains like the east coast, and besides, I have a car! Seems like I should put this opportunity to good use.

Once I received my passport back from immigration (with my shiny, new visa), I spent one day planning and booking hotels, looking up maps, and deciding what to pack. I think it's the shortest amount of time I've ever spent planning a trip. The plan was to start in Melaka and drive up the coast, then double back a bit and head home. Total trip time: two and a half weeks.

My first stop is Melaka. After arriving at my guest house and settling in, everyone there went to dinner together by bike. It was a great way to meet fellow travelers and the perfect start to my holiday.

I spent today wandering around town, taking photos and just getting the lay of the land. Melaka is a great city, with easily walkable tourist areas and lots of food for me to try. I'm definitely going to enjoy my time here.

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Baba Nyonya Laksa

My favorite food in Melaka
My Inner Pirate is excitedMy Inner Pirate is excited
My Inner Pirate is excited

But it's really a museum. An AIR CONDITIONED museum.

25th January 2015

love Melaka
I'm surprised you didn't take a pic of yourself striking a pose next to muscle man - everyone else does!
25th January 2015

Not my new boyfriend
I can't believe I didn't think to take that photo. Though, I was on my own and didn't have anyone to help.

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