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... the London Cape Town World Cup Rally and Peking to Paris. We welcomed back the big black Rockne Six 75 of Mani and Irene Dubbs who suffered a broken stub axle on Day Two of the rally and got going again when a friend in Switzerland donated a spare stripped out from his own Rockne and flown out to get the Dubbs going again.
We all then headed for the Thai border. Car formalities went remarkably smoothly, as we ...
... At least it was air conditioned, had escalators and lifts so it made moving Helen around relatively easy.
There are not a great deal of disability friendly facilities outside of centres to help us get around with a mobility impaired person. Many steps, few ramps and no lifts. But we had a good walk around and investigated a few shops before heading back to the ship.
Helen to the buffet ...
... so onward, we weren't about to give up. Then we spied a massive Buddhist temple with what looked to be a hundred foot tall Buddha in an immense open dome - closed. At dinner, we discovered from one of our table mates that today was a religious holiday- thus almost everything was shut down. Nice planning, cruise folks. Thanks! We were beginning to feel like this was a conspiracy. By the time we got back into town, it ...
After sorting out the mix up with our room and being moved to the superior room we had booked. We tried out the small indoor pool and sat on the roof terrace to map out a route. There are several parts to Old Georgetown the Indian quarter, the Chinese, and the Jetties not forgetting the Mosques and Temples. It was a very hot day, the first stop was a Temple on one of the jetties. You had to walk between houses built along ...
... good Penang time tunnel. You can take a trip to the glorious beaches of Batu Ferringhi which are beautiful ( A little too good - I am now red!). The food here is great also - The char kuey teow is amazing and the Ice kacang and assam laks arent bad either!
Thoughts on Malaysia!
As I leave Malaysia quite soon - I thought I would round up my impression of the country!
To be honest - Malaysia is my favourite country travelling so ...