Archive for April, 2011

Malacca Straits Holiday

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

I’m having a great time hanging out with Jake in Malaysia. We met up in Kuala Lumpur before heading down here to Port Dickson on the Malacca Straits. We are staying at the Legend Water Homes. Pretty much a resort with villas built out over the sea. Each villa has it’s own little private swimming pool. It’s a pretty cool place. Though we are the only westerners here. It’s nice to relax by the pool and get some sun while back at home Melbourne is falling quickly into winter. Here are some pics of the trip so far.

Vacation False Start

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

So I headed to the airport last night shortly before midnight for my 2.30am flight to Malaysia (a 8 hour flight) to learn that the Emirates plane wasn’t coming. So Emirates were sending everyone home in paid taxis or to a hotel for the night. There are a lot of thunderstorms in Kuala Lumpur now so the plane from Dubai had to go to Singapore. So we are leaving instead at 6pm today. The girl at the Emirates counter said that everyone was being really nice about the delay. I think the delay was great! – I had no real plans for the day in KL today – I didn’t have to stay up till 2.30am to wait for my flight – I got to sleep in my own bed instead of sleeping in the upright position – The flight leaving at 6pm is a much better time. It arrives in Malaysia at 11.30pm (Malaysia time). So I don’t need to try to sleep on the plane. – The plane itself is now half empty as many passengers made other plans, so there will be space to spread out. – I get to go to my gym today after I missed a session yesterday. I can’t see anything not to be happy about. I’m looking forward to checking out the Emirates service today. I have never flown with them before. Their Boeing 777ER can fly up to 20 hours! That would be pretty amazing.

Malaysian Vacation

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I’m packing today to fly to Kuala Lumpur tonight. And from looking at weather.com it looks like it’s wet season over there now. I don’t mind… it’s still hot and I’ll still go swimming each day. I have a couple of days in Kuala Lumpur first before we head over to the coast.

Malaysian Holiday

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I finally booked hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Port Dickson for our mini vacation in Malaysia next week. I couldn’t actually get into the resort I wanted to. Mostly because I fluffed about for so long that it sold out. So this place is the next best thing. The Legend Water Homes are built out over the water, with each villa having it’s own swimming. Now think about how much of a pain it is to clean one swimming pool… and multiply it by hundreds. It’s gonna be a lot of fun. Even though it’s wet season there now I’m sure we’ll still be doing a lot of swimming.