Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Update...a little boring really.

Hello, not updated for a while because...well I forgot really but here's why. I am currently living in Hamilton Hill, Fremantle which is a wee bit out of Perth city and im working A LOT. Got a job in a hotel bar, its pretty good actually not too busy, nice colleagues and decent money. Currently on the rota for 38.5 hours a week, mostly late night finishes but it is only for a few months before I am back on the road.

We are also going to Vietnam in September for 10 days, around 6 friends from home are coming out to meet us so that should be good. I'll come back here and work for a few more weeks and then im thinking a flight to Sydney is in order.

Got a new camera so can take photos but as I say I haven't really be doing anything worthy of capturing. This a picture of one of the beaches in Fremantle.

So, yeah I will update when I actually have something to say!

Friday, July 13, 2012


After 24 hours of sitting, more sitting but in cramped planes and then sitting some more we have made it to Perth, Western Australia.

Nothing to report as of yet, staying with our friend, very comfortable, very hospitable.

I'll get my camera repaired.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

All the Koh's

Beach at Bangrak, K.Samui
Viewpoint in Anthong MP
Not updated in a while but we have been in Koh Samui, Koh Phanang and now currently in Koh Phi might have gathered that Koh is Thai for Island.

Koh Samui is quite a large island, the second largest in fact after Phuket and we stayed in the area of Bangrak which was fairly quite but right next to the pier for the main boat to Phanang and we were right on the beach.

We sort of dotted back and forth between the 2 islands and attended the world famous Full Moon Party which is essentially a lot of people, a lot of neon on a beach having a party. Such good fun.

By this point we were with friends from home, Alison, Pete, Lori, Hannah and Rosie and they all decided to stay in our little row of beach front bungalows.

We decided to change our flights back a day in order for us all to goto the Anthong National Marine Park which is lots of tiny wee paradise islands. We done kayaking and I went up to the view point by myself, everyone else is too lazy. It was a ludicrous climb and pretty unsafe but it was worth it in the end.

So we are currently in Phi Phi which was actually very badly damaged in the New Year Tsunami years ago there are evacuation signs every where. Unfortunately my camera has taken a turn for the worse and the lense wont function so its out of action until I can get it repaired in Perth. Its a real shame because this is another beautiful island with plenty of night life, it has however been very wet, sometimes raining heavily all day. There are no cars or mopeds here just silent killer bicycles which adds its own charm.

Our flight to Perth is a 2 leg flight from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur and then on to Perth. Thats on 13th and we arrive on the 14th.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rainforest and Mountain.

So we are nearing the end to our time in Kota Kinabalu, flying out on Saturday at 7am eventually landing in Koh Samui.

Rainforest Canopy Walk
Today we went up to Poring Hot Springs and done a canopy walk in the rainforest. It was really very scary, you often wonder about Malay health and safety, the walk was on floor board wide wooden boards with low sided nets keeping you in as you wobbled along hundreds of feet up. Think i experienced vertigo for the first time while sweating into my eye balls. Great experience though actually being in a rainforest trying to dodge malaria.

There was great views of Mount Kinabalu all the way along the winding hill roads and it is an especially spectacular mountain. Also visited the Sandakan and Death March War Memorial to Australian and British forces at Kundasang which was very cool, only 6 soldiers survived out of thousands. It also had great views of the mountain.

Currently there is a lightening storm in the sky but it is some distance away, we wanted to experience the rain but it doesnt look like we will.

Anyway, met lots of cool people both ex pats and locals, its a very fun place to be all told.
Mount Kinabalu from the War Monument

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Kota Kinabalu

Made it to Frasers and went straight to bed for much needed sleep. Went up to a friends place for some food and drinks then down to the water front to some bars.

Its a fantastic place, the pace of life seems real relaxed and all the ex-pats i've met have said its such an easy life. Went down to the Sunday market, which was a strange place, turtles in boxes, cats in cages and lots of counterfeit stuff. Had noodles for breakfast again, seems thats the norm round here.

We have plans to do a canopy walk and goto the hot springs up in the hills. Tonight....I dont know what tonight holds.

All of the photos on my Facebook page are publically viewable as long as you have a Facebook account.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jet Lagged in Singapore

So we have made it to Singapore and checked in for our next flight onto Kota Kinabalu.

The flight was pretty good, the on board entertainment was amazing. There was too much stuff to watch and listen to if anything. The was a few spots of turbulance but generally it was smooth sailing, looking out over Turkmenistan, Afghanistan then India at night.

With the time different we experienced sun set and sunrise all within a few hours and now its 8:15am although to us its 12:15am. Thus, jet lag.

Anyway, flight to Malaysia is in 40 mins.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Update from Manc Land

Quick update from Machester.

Had a fantastic night last night, met loads of great people already.

Pearl Jam were mindblowing and the night after was just as good. Even bumped into someone from Dunfermline who I knew years ago, she works down here apparently, very random.

Had a wee bit of a panic trying to check in for the flight on line but apparently this eTicket malarky means you dont do that you just turn up and its all electronic.

Currently in the Premier Inn, its pretty remote really, not sure what we are going to do today as its no where near the city centre, might find a way in...who knows.