South East Asian Persuasions

The following is a general list of the things we wish we had known while travelling through South East Asia… ¬†T.A.T. (Tourism Authority of Thailand) Lots of tuk-tuk drivers¬†around Bangkok may well start boasting to you¬†about this oh-so¬†grand organisation called the TAT. They will¬†excitedly explain how the TAT is there to support you, the poor … Continue reading

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Melaka with Mr Tea

With KL sufficiently done & dusted we left¬†on the¬†relatively short bus¬†journey south to Melaka.¬†A mere two hours on¬†the bus & we¬†had arrived¬†in Melaka with another 10 minute bus ride to¬†the centre where we¬†were supposed¬†to meet our new Couchsurfing¬†host¬†Mr Tea… please note Mr TEA,¬†not¬†Mr T. Small Chinese Malaysian man, not 300 pound brick shit house with¬†a … Continue reading

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Taman Negara to¬†Petronas Towers: From Flip¬†Flops to Fighting

We left Kuala¬†Tahan, the base village for Taman¬†Negara¬†we had been staying in,¬†on the first local bus of the day at 6.30am. We had actually been roped into¬†purchasing a return ticket from the untrustworthy travel company we used to get to Kuala¬†Tahan¬†from Kuala¬†Tembling,… but¬†after finding out the local bus was¬†one tenth¬†of the price we opted for¬†the … Continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur ‚Äď Couchsurfing the Capital

We had¬†a relaxing final day on the Perhentians¬†with little to write home about before setting sail for the mainland the next morning¬†to get the earliest bus to Kuala¬†Lumpur. We JUST made it in time for the morning bus to KL. The ‘highly intelligent’ boat companies had come to the inexplicable conclusion that the ONLY¬†boats leaving¬†in … Continue reading

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Taman Negara:… The Mighty Jungle

Kuala Tahan We left the Cameron Highlands¬†by bus¬†& headed to¬†Taman¬†Negara. This¬†gigantic ecosystem¬†is¬†a mountainous¬†rainforest rich with rare wildlife, & is actually one of the oldest rainforests in the world.We arrived late¬†to¬†Kuala¬†Tahan, the park headquarters,¬†& struggled to find a hostel in the small village. After dragging ourselves round town for 45 minutes, all the while carrying our … Continue reading

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