Hotel Orkid Melaka
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... we flew Air Asia not QANTAS so didn't arrive at the posh airport.
Customs didn't take too long to get thru and after getting confused where to go to catch a taxi we decided on the bus to Malacca. The bus had these massive seats . Two together and one on its own. The seats were like a large comfy lounge chair which were also equipped with massage units. As the scenery became the same both Tim and I found ...
... them into the worlds next dynamic economy. But then he kinda spoiled this by admitting he'd failed to do the same for East Timor. That East Timor had spent so long even coming up with their own unit of currency (but at least they have, putting them ahead of Scotland, eh?) was of great concern to Chris. Chris thinks he failed in East Timor. East Timor sounds like my kind of country. Chris is currently busy taking pictures of his dinner and uploading them to FB.
... on some rojak (fruit and cucumber served with a thick peanutty treacle like sauce), and ate banana roti (like a pancake) for breakfast.
Much of the centre was viewed from the comfortable shade of a trishaw - gaudy, kitsch and usually bedecked with Hello Kitty and a strong sound system. ...
... through some of the more interesting areas of Melacca, there was lots of murals on the walls, some of them appeared to be political others just appeared to be for fun. As we went further up the river we noticed a lot of sky scrapers that were half way through construction. The only other thing to speak of was the wildlife in the river! I can only assume that they were some form of Komodo Dragon, but on a few occasions we saw these huge lizards slide off the banks and into the ...
... the north east he quite impressively began reeling off a long list of Newcastle Utd legends.
After checking in we set off with a trusty map from 'old Jimmy' on reception and headed out into the heat which felt even hotter than KL. With it’s ornate washed out buildings and decorative rickshaws Melaka felt a little like a mix of Hoi an and Penang. We headed down to the port and saw the old Portuguese ship then walked along the river banks before the heat ...