Saturday, December 24, 2005

Happy Christmas from Malaysia

I'd like to wish everyone a very happy christmas.

Suze and I are in the Cameron Highlands at the moment and will be until tomorrow evening ( the 25th) when we'll be taking an overnight bus to singapore, the joy of travelling! Malaysia is certainly a little more festive than thailand, what with it being an ex-british colony but both suze and i wish we were home for christmas. I think we're going to try to generate some christmas spirit by buying exciting gifts for each other from the local market and we've watched die hard 1 and 2 while it's been raining so there's some more christmas there as well. Still in a few days it'll all be over and then we'll be in australia for january instead of miserable england so it's not all bad.

The past few days have seen us visit Penang and KL before coming up here. Penang was nice enough, not a huge amount to do but it felt good to be traipsing round cities again after 2 weeks of beach bumming. We spent 3 nights there and then went to Kuala Lumpur which was a cool city, we saw the Petronas towers and marveled at the sheer scale of the shopping available. We thought it'd be nice to get out of the heat and head up to the highlands, it's been raining a lot and feels similar to england in october. We're both looking forward to Singapore where we're spending 2 nights before jetting over to Australia for new years.


Blogger McClade said...

Happy Christmas guys, there'll be a round of drinks in your honour tonight at the pub if that makes you feel any more Christmassy.


Saturday, 24 December, 2005  
Blogger minicookies said...

Happy Christmas Ash and Suze! Just so you know - I didn't see that round of drinks and Ash, you must have been the only person in our entire year at county who wasn't out in Guildford tonight - everyone crawled out of the woodwork.

Have a good one guys


Sunday, 25 December, 2005  
Anonymous colin grant said...

Dad Says
Ash, Pa has just viewed the whole story from Day 1 and is absolutely amazed at the technology. Maybe its the 2 bottles of Shiraz we have just consumed but he is very impressed with your travel writing!
Take care and stay safe
Love to you both

Sunday, 25 December, 2005  
Blogger Ash said...

Hehe, suze and i eventually got a major jolt of christmas, we were wandering round some jungle trails in intermittent rain and came across an old tudor style building doing proper english style christmas dinner. We looked at the menu and i got the conversion rate wrong so i thuoght it wasn't too expensive though i soon realised it was about 2 days budget, but it was great, champagne sorbet, roast turkey with all the works etc. Just what we needed before our bus ride which turned out to be really well organised so we actually managed to get about 5 hours sleep after arriving at 5am. Though the accom is more expensive than the rest of asia we get free breakfeast and internet which is nice.

It's the anniversary of the tsunami today. It didn't really affect me last year but after travelling the region my thoughts are with all those who were caught up in it last year.

Monday, 26 December, 2005  

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