Lereh River Resort
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... with the people or food there! So we headed back to the riverside and grabbed some pretty decent food at a Dutch cafe whilst watching the endless stream of tourist boats hurtling up and down the river. We wandered back after that taking in the sights of those tricycles which were no lit up like Blackpool and were belting out some seriously loud hardcore rave.
I wasn't really sure what to make of Melaka. It did have some character about it in small areas but ...
... say something, they would ignore it. Many times I have just finally walked away without getting anything to eat. In the instances where I do finally get something to eat, the food is dropped on the small table without a word. When it is time to pay, I go ask and pay up. No smiles, or thank-you or come-again! Now that Foong has told me how the society is divided by so many races and cultures, I wonder if my being an Anglo-American, speaking English is just another race ...
... of a school.
The first point of interest was to stop at a pewter factory. Some very interesting pieces on display for sale. We were able to watch how the alloys were combined, melted, poured, fired, cooled and then cleaned. Pewter forms and cools very quickly as the main compound is tin.
The artisans use razor blades to clean off the excess, and the shavings feel like cotton candy.
Lunch was a feast at one of the ...
... It was Chinese New Year which meant everyone was on the move either in or out of Melaka and getting a taxi was nigh on impossible, it was absolute chaos. Linda & I hung around for a little while and then made the executive decision to walk to the hostel, the only problem being we had no idea where we were going, we were super tired from the journey and the backpacks felt extremely heavy! It was a hard slog to the ...
... they passed by and were gone, never to be seen again, I really hope it works out for them!
I collected my laundry, and dropped it back at the hostel, then showered and then it hit me, a disaster of epic proportions had occurred; I had arrived in this town without partaking of arrival beers, Dan would be outraged! I decided that to assuage the gods of backpacking I needed a beer very very quickly, so I headed back out to a bar I had ...
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