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September 1st 2007
Published: January 26th 2008
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Well, we made it back home in one piece and I have survived my first two weeks at work.I got to thinking about the many things we saw and did during our six weeks.

Accommodation: We switched accommodation 14 times.
Worst (and cheapest): Bunga Raya Hostel, Kota Bahru
Best: Rambuttri Village Inn, Bangkok
Most expensive: Trekkers Lodge, Kuala Lumpur
Cutest: Symphony Huts, Perhentian Islands

Food:Best: Sheila: Mushroom Omlette at Mawar's, Tioman (when there was no power!)
Best: Stan: Chicken Curry, A.B.C. Restaurant on Tioman

Worst: Sheila: Vegetable rice at the roadside, kota Bahru
Worst: Stan: Chicken curry at Palm Tree 2, Longbeach, Perhensions

Strangest: Sheila: White fruit with little black dots in served up in my museli one day (since found out it's called dragon fruit)
Strangest: Stan: Cuttlefish Balls (that's what the menu said!)

Transport: 8 flights - 4 to get to S E Asia and home again.
4 within S E Asia itself on budget airlines

15 boat rides -- Fastest: Speed Boat to Redang Island from Perrhentians

Most Expensive: Trip around Tioman Island

Most enjoyable: Both Snorkel trips, one around Perhensions and one around Tiomam

Cheapest: Across the river in Bangkok, 3 Baht (about 5 pence)

Biggest: Ferry to Tioman

Smallest: Taxi boats,

Mono Rail: Kuala Lumpur

Sky Train: Bangkok

Local Buses: Bangkok and two in Malaysia

Express Buses: Bangkok to Banphe, Jeruntut to Kuantan and Mersing to Kuala Lumpur

Taxis: Everywhere!

Jungle Railway: Kota Bahru to Jeruntut

Motor bike and sidecar To Medical Centre on Tioman

5 Tuk- Tuks: three in Bangkok and two in Cambodia


Islands 7. Ko Samet, Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Besar, Redang, Lang Tenga, Tioman, Coral Is.

Temples 3. Grande Palace, Wat Po. Bangkok. Angkor Wat,Cambodia

Waterfalls 2. One on Perhentians, One on Tioman

Lakes 1. Tonle Sap, Cambodia

Beaches 18

Cities 5 Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap, Kota Bahru, Kuantan.


3rd February 2008

Only just read this blog for some reason! It's scary to see how much transport you did in six weeks of travel - eeek! I don't think I even want to think about hours spent on buses, trains, and boats on this trip for a year...better not to know!!!

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