Last couple of words on Malaysia...
Trip Start Aug 29, 2004
7Trip End Sep 12, 2004
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The fact that I was travelling on my own definitely added to the Malaysian experience. And what's more, that I was doing so as a woman. It attracted a lot of curiosity, as there seem to be far fewer solo women travelling in Malaysia than say Thailand or Lao PDR. When you get beyond the "Where are you from?" followed by the "Are you alone?" and inevitable "Are you married?", I found the conversations very rewarding. I got to talk to a lot more locals than the couples I've met. I happily put up with one night of relative loneliness for that!