The home strait
Trip Start Sep 21, 2009
83Trip End Apr 10, 2010
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From then on things got better. Our host is excessively welcoming and provided us with complimentary bottles of water on arrival and slices of watermelon shortly after. That evening we headed into town to sample the night market. The street was bright with lanterns, all manner of stalls selling tasty food that wafted their fragrances across the scene, clothes and a million strange trinkets. I was particularly loving the undercover furniture - phones that looked like cans of drink or large batteries, pens that looked like makeup tubes and umbrellas that looked like wine bottles - to name a few. There were the obligatory fake watches and 'Hello Kitty' paraphernalia and multitudes of kitsch. Gem was in heaven. Now at this point please forgive me for divulging costs, but while Chris was with us in Australia he requested that we let him know this information despite the risk of it making him jealous. So for Chris's sake...that evening Gem indulged in 10 satay sticks (a Malay speciality) with 2 parcels of satay rice, I had a main course of lemon chicken with rice, we both had a drink and shared a large dessert (which included kidney beans in it - Gem wasn't so sure, I grew to like it a little)
This morning the owner of the guest house gave us a lift in his car to the bus station so we could visit the main terminal to book out tickets to Kuala Lumpur - just another sign of his welcoming friendliness.
Anyway ... there may be another entry before we move on but if not our next stop is Kuala Lumpur. See you there ...