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The count down begins…

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Since leaving Melaka a few days ago I’ve noticed my bites have increased dramatically. My whole body is covered from my neck down to my toes. Easily 50+ bites – its pretty gnarly! I’m itching like crazy and I don’t think the tiger balm that I’m using is helping with the itch. I bumped into my friend Romano, the italian-american suave from Miami, who i met when i first arrived in KL two weeks ago and he recommended using cologne/perfume to ease the itch. So I sprayed some of his aqua di gio cologne all over my skin – and he was damn right. It worked like a charm almost instantly! For once I didn’t have the urge to rake my skin with my nails. Last day in KL, Romano and I met a spunky Vietnamese girl from Canada. Nhi, a very fun free-spirited gal with a strong determination to find her future dreamy Australian boyfriend (sorry Nhi, i just had to put that in – lol). She along with most of the travelers I’ve met will move to OZ to live after traveling Asia. The saying is once you get to OZ you will never want to leave!

Anyway, I’m back in Hong Kong for two nights to catch my flight back to the US of A. The officer at immigration looked at me and my passport double time and chuckled saying that my passport picture didn’t look like me at all. I said “Yes, I get that all the time. It’s an old picture.” Come on’ it’s like a 9 yr old photo taken back in my rebel days in high school. You know those crazy kids who walked around school with big baggy pants who dyed their hair with all sorts of color — yep that was me! I was rockin’ my pink/blonde bangs in my photo lol 🙂 (And my answer is yes, to all of you that are just dying to see this passport picture).

Checked in at the same guesthouse in Kowloon – surprisingly they called me by my first name and welcomed me back and then gave me a discount on my room. Sweet!

Oh man, 48 hours to go…The count down begins…

Attack of the killer bedbugs

Friday, November 14th, 2008

So I woke up this morning covered in bug bites – 18 plus bites and still counting…Argh! I think I rather take on the mosquitoes because these bedbugs bite and feed on you like there’s no tomorrow…seriously –  and they are outrageously itchy! They bite not once not twice but several times in the same area. Even with loads of bug repellant on those damn critters still go at it…chomp chomp chomp 🙁 I guess this is what I get for staying in cheap dormitories. 

At last, did my laundry back in the Highlands so I finally got to put on some clean clothes!! Yay! lol…Threw the clothes I was wearing this morning into a plastic bag just incase some of the bedbugs decided they wanted to stick around. Anyway, so I spent a few days in Georgetown (Penang) and now I’m currently in Melaka.  Both places are beautiful – tons of unique colonial architecture through out both cities etching them UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Both Georgetown and Melaka are pretty small cities so you definitely can walk or bicycle through the entire town center. Being in Asia for months now, I still get confuse on the roads. Just today on a bike, I found myself chanting  “keep left, keep left”….lol – I won’t be surprise if I get back to California and start driving on the other side 🙂 but yea that wouldn’t be good.

Birthday shout out to my good friend Jillann Malabanan. Sorry, I just had to put your full name…couldn’t resist lol 🙂  I’m sure you’re having a blast without me… Love ya and see you soon.


Thursday, November 13th, 2008
The world's largest flower. The 4 hour trek through the muddy jungle was worth it - the flower is massive! This parasite plant can be found in the jungles of SE Asia. Leaving the Highlands would not be complete without ... [Continue reading this entry]

Tea Plantation – Cameron Highlands

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

So I've had a pair of jeans in my backpack that never really came in handy on this trip of mine - until now!!! It's freezing here in Tanah Rata! I should of expected it being up in the mountains ... [Continue reading this entry]

Taman Negara

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
Taman Negara, Malaysia's greatest national park and the world's oldest rainforest. There are two ways to get to Taman Negara from Kuala Tembeling by bus direct or by boat. I definitlely recommend the slow boat ride on the Tembeling river ... [Continue reading this entry]

Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Ok so I landed in KL, went straight for the ATM machine and freaked out because I couldn't withdraw any money! I forgot to inform my bank that I was heading to Malaysia! (it was a last minute add on ... [Continue reading this entry]