Day 8: The forecast for the next six weeks October 22nd 2009 The reason that we chose Malaysia for our next stop was that it's the most economical way to get from Japan to Southeast Asia. Most flights from Tokyo or Osaka to Bangkok are well over $1,000 per person but rapidly growing Malaysia Airlines had a great deal - so off to Kuala Lumpur we go!
But first we had to get to the Osaka airport. Our journey highlighted two undeniable truths about Japan:
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Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more
We've decided to take off six months to see Asia and Australia and revisit New Zealand before we turn 40. Angelique's been to Asia once (Bhutan, a few days in Malaysia, only one in Singapore) and this will be Adrian's first time on the continent. Neither one of us has been to Australia but we did spend 3 weeks in New Zealand in 2007 and can't wait to return. If all goes well, our plan to is to spend a week in Japan, six weeks in southeast Asia, 2-3 in Australia and then 3 months in New Zealand, returning home to San Francisco in late March, 2010. Enjoy the blog!... full info