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Travel Blogs from Melaka
Knowing we were pushing our luck we opted for another bus trip- this time we were heading south of KL to Melaka, another UNESCO heritage site. And much to our surprise, we are now counting two comfortable bus rides in a row although there were no video players on our latest ride. Our basic hotel was just 1 street removed from the famous Jonkers St …
When we finally woke up we needed to find somewhere else to stay. We didn't have to try to hard as next door was a guesthouse with rooms for 8 pounds - now that's more like it!
We went out for a walk and took in some of the sights of Melaka. Chinatown is the area that is declared a world heritage sight by UNESCO. The streets are decorated …
Today I wanted to go and see Melaka. The one and only Dutch settlement in Malaysia during the VOC period. It first belonged to the Portuguese and we have had quite some trouble getting it. Not that it mattered, the city no longer flourished because of all the European taxes and rules. Ships sought out to go elsewhere... I took a express bus from KL, pretty easy to find I must say to Melaka, it took me about 1hour ...
Today we decide to start the day with a bit of culture, which of course doesn't start until after breakfast.
We leave the hotel and our resolve weakens and we sneak across the road and into one of the mega malls for a quick look ;). Leaving without buying, we head toward the maritime museum. The pavements in this part of town, although still perilous by uk standards are actually pretty darn good, but you do have to keep your wits about you. On the way we pass the ...
... place. We arrive, walking up the stairs to a metal gate with a door bell and a key pad. The owner of The Old Town Guesthouse opens the doors and welcomes us in. We go chuck our stuff in the room, and he shows us around the spacious guesthouse and advises us on what to do with our time here, which is basically walking and just seeing the area. A nice few relaxing days for us. We head out to grab a sandwich as both of us were starving, it was very hot and we had no idea where ...
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