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Trip Report – The Taaras Redang Island

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Trip Report – The Taaras Redang Island The Taaras sits in its own private bay of powder white sand and a beautiful turquoise sea. The tranquility of the bay meets you as your eyes feast on their new surrounds. With no waves, it appears to be a giant salt water swimming pool. Being a 5 star resort, The Taaras has swimming pool which seems it was there purely for decoration, I didn’t witness anybody swimming throughout our whole stay Most people prefer to sit under the beach cabanas and gaze at the sea, it’s a stunning view, the ideal location for…

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Lesson’s From A Taxi Driver In Malaysia

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Lesson’s From A Taxi Driver In Malaysia Taxi drivers can make or break a journey can’t they? They can be informative and helpful, or totally over their whole day, traffic and people included! Our plan was to catch a train, however, a taxi driver spied us after we checked out of the hotel and inquired how we were getting to the airport? He told us the train was too expensive and a fare with him would be much cheaper. OK I thought, I’ll take the bate, and asked how much it would be for a taxi. He advised it would…

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Trip Report – Kuala Lumpur Eat Street, Central Markets and Chinatown

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Trip Report – Kuala Lumpur Eat Street, Central Markets and Chinatown If you missed Part 1 of the Kuala Lumpur trip report you can read it here. In the early evening I called my youngest son on Skype who had visited Kuala Lumpur a few years previously and asked if there were any “must do” things/places we shouldn’t miss. He knows me well, with no hesitation he insisted that we visit Kuala Lumpur’s “Eat Street”. It’s official name is Jalan Alor and is filled with locals offering the freshest of foods. I love this style of eating, there was so…

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Trip Report – Kuala Lumpur Part 1

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Trip Report – Kuala Lumpur Part 1 Kuala Lumpur doesn’t get going for tourists until at least 10am. The stores and MASSIVE shopping centers trade from 10am-10pm 7 days per week. This suits us anywhere in the world as we like to laze around in the mornings, read, catch up on emails, upload pics, charge all that needs to be charged and for me update my blog! Our hotel, The Berjaya is attached to one of the largest shopping centers,  in Malaysia called Times Square. It is ridiculously large and I thought at the time I doubted if I would…

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Trip Report – Day 4 – Kota Kinabalu

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Trip Report – Day 4 – Kota Kinabalu   Our travel buddies suggested the day previously that we all go white water rafting. They booked when I was out having my treatments the previous day and Kev didn’t know whether I wanted to go, so declined! Glad in a way he did decline as it POURED with rain that day and the others reported that it was pretty miserable! So a relax day for us. We watched the weather come across the bay, read, and for me, writing for my trip report. The management team at Layang Layang finally contacted…

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