Day 220: Very Civilised

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Thur. 21st March 2013 We could justify getting a taxi from Kuala Lumpur (KL) airport when we arrived in Melaka – it was late and we weren’t sure where the buses went from or how they worked – however, we …

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Day 219: History Begins To Make Sense

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Wed. 20th March 2013 Having had a relatively easy day yesterday pottering by the river, today it was back on foot to do all those things left on our Melaka check list! I did say that the three days we …

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Day 218: Tales Of The Riverbank

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Tue. 19th March 2013 The river in Melaka was critical to its establishment as a trading port so it is unsurprising that it features prominently in the list of ‘must-do’ activities in the town. Yesterday, we walked for a spell along …

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Day 217: Back On The Tourist Trail

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Mon. 18th March 2013 Having left the untouristy island of Java we have returned to a land with tourist buses which disgorge groups of (usually Chinese) tourists at the main sights for them to wander around for a while before …

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Day 216: Terima Kasih, Indonesia

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Sun. 17th March 2013 We have just spent 28 days in Indonesia, a country that we weren’t planning to visit before we left home (other than a vague notion of going to Bali) and a country that we knew very …

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