End of an Era

Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
Trip End Apr 29, 2007

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

So we reach a landmark time.... One third of the way through our adventure and half the countries visited. Been in Malaysia (& Singapore) for over a month now and the time has come to say goodbye. Its all a little sad! It's an amazing place with great islands, jungles, cities etc and the people are soooo lovely. Unlike other places people aren't chatty just cos they want something... I think the relevant wealth plays a part. Going to markets is actually enjoyable as theres no constant hassle. The use of English is a massive help, and the plugs being british is good too! Truly awesome!!

Highlights thus far.....

Best Walk - Bako National Park in Borneo, Great Wall of China, Khao Sok in Thailand
Most Expensive Hotels - 11GBP Each Tokyo, 11GBP each Cape Town, 6.50GBP each Hong Kong
Least expensive hotels - 2.30GBP Terranganu in Malaysia, 2.80GBP room Siem Reap in Cambodia, 2.90GBP Khao Sok in Thailand

Favourite Hostels - Red Lantern, Beijing, China and Vic Falls Backpackers in Zimbabwe
Best Waterfalls - Vic Falls in Zimbabwe and Arawan Falls in Thailand
Best Climb - Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
Best Mountain/Volcano seen - Fuji San, Japan
Most luxurious Bus - Tokyo-Kyoto, but East coast malaysia comes close
Favourite Clubs - Double O in Singapore, Vics in Beijing, Pure in Melaka and Drop In Bar, Full Moon Party in Ko Phagnan
Top Beaches - Haad Rin, Ko Phagnan - Long Beach, Perhentian Islands
Numero Uno Island for overall greatness - Tioman in Malaysia
Urban Walks - Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing
Temples - Bangkok Grand Palace, Angor Wat in Siem Reap, Palace in Phonm Penh, Forbidden City in Beijing
Marvelous Metros - Hong Kong by far!! Then probably Singapore...
Amazing Airports - Hong Kong, J'Berg (South Africa)
Nature - Serengeti in Tanzania, Tigers in Kanchinubri Thailand, Lizards on Malaysian Islands
Top Eating Experiences - DIY in Beijing, Night out with Chies friends in Tokyo, hawker centres in Singapore, Banana Leaf Curries and Night Markets in Malaysia......
Bar Areas - Saigon in Vietnam, Bar street in Beijing

OVERALL GREATNESS - Tioman (Malaysia), Beijing (China), Kanchinuburi and Ko Phagnan (Thailand), Hong Kong and Singapore. All offer different experiences, but all were great!!

Time for the next chapter...............
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