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1. Transient feeling; not being ‘grounded’ and meeting people only for a short time. Very hard to ‘get to know’ people and establish somewhat ‘normal’ relationships with them as you are usually only at anchor for 1 or 2 nights.
2. Bleeding cash; been well above our intended budget so far, but March has been better than February and the big ‘spends’ now seem behind us. Hopefully the bleeding ...
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I would like to take this opportunity to inform the reader that sunscreen featured prominently during our full-day snorking trip. We slathered all exposed skin with SPF 50,000 before leaving the hotel and re-applied several times throughout the day. But as bed-time approached and as Candace and I donned our pajamas in preparation for a well-deserved night of sleep, we were suddenly and painfully aware that our backsides were emanating enough heat to ...
Well it took FOREVER to get to Penang, what was promised as a 5 hour journey turned into 8 hours on a hot, bumpy bus. On arrival we were dumped at a deserted bus station and had to haul our tired ass's and bags into yet another public bus. We got to our hotel which was somewhat of a disappointment, no window, shared bathroom and located next to the kitchen?! Needless to say we checked out 2 days later into somewhere far better.
Penang itself didn't grab us to begin ...
... when a group of men asked to take a photo with me. Poor mum, she was running between me being scared of bridges and standing on the viewing platform that was like a bridge and Dad who was at the bottom of the stairs clinging to the wall against the mountain, too scared to come up the stairs to look at the view. Dad finally made it up by himself - I think he was very proud. We then caught another gondola up to the top ...
... stay in Malaysia on entry. His visa was up so he had just done a border run into Thailand to get another 3 months on entry into Malaysia. Fabulous!
The border controls to come here were so easy too. We barely noticed we were going through immigration, it was more like just getting a ticket. It is definitely one of the easiest border crossings we have ever done. And we have done a few!
When we were on the boat, we were joined by another whitey; ...