Bayview Hotel Melaka
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After yesterday's long walk we decided we would have another chill out day. I sorted thru some of my photos and dragged Tim back to Material beach as I didn't really have a photo of the whole beach . We then headed into our local area thinking we might visit one of the markets and have satay but no one was cooking any so we returned home and cooked up the burgers ...
... way to pay for visas and other things in Indonesia. On a better note (see what I did there?) we sold Persepolis for more than the feared 25p, taking three books to a quite mad junkie looking woman in a bookshop who gave us £6 for them. Her books are stupidly overpriced and I haven't seen a single soul in her shop besides us in the four or five days we've been here.
I don't know how some people make any money. There are a few places here selling stuff for tuppence, ...
... then the British, and finally gained independence about 50years ago (after a brief Japanese occupation). No need to say there is history here, lots of buildings of different style and we stroll and stroll all day, marvelling at what we see.
We had a walk around the town and spent some time in Chinatown looking at the restored shop houses, some of which were 'antique' shops or cafes, and others were a combination of shop and family living space.
The buildings in the 'Heritage' area, such as Christ Church (the red church) and the clock tower reflect the influence of European rule. There's even a windmill.... but not worth a ...
... to see which restaurant was recommended. The number 1 rated restaurant in Melaka was a tandoori place so this is where I decided to go. Armed with directions, as it was about a 15 minute walk from my hotel, I was off to satisfy my taste-buds. I found the place with relative ease and sat down at one of the outside tables so that I could have the breeze blowing against me as it would be incredibly humid inside the restaurant. I ordered two servings of ...