Thursday, March 30, 2006

Borneo and Beyond

Well, I have officially left Thailand and traveled between three countries in one day.

I left Phuket after my three day stay between Karon Beach and Kamala Beach and after getting up at 5:45am to travel from there to Singapore. I met up with Matt no problem in Singapore and we just chilled for a bit during the day until we decided to grab a bus that would take us into Malaysia. It was cheap and easy to get across the border, although we had to get on and off the bus a few times to go through various rounds of immigration.

We arrived in Johor Bahru (JB) and picked a random hotel to stay in and then chilled for a bit during the evening. It was another 5:30am morning this morning, but we almost slept through the alarm because I hadn't changed my alarm clock to local time. Oopsies. Luckily Matt set his watch, that HE didn't even hear, but I woke up and was like..."CRAP! Let's go!"

When we got to the Air Asia check in desk it was actually closed cause we were running a little behind, but they let us check in anyway. Surprisingly our flight took off on time and landed ahead of schedule. A feat for this budget airline.

So we arrived here in Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo. We've been here a couple hours and already have a ferry ticket booked to an island called Labuan which will get us half way to Brunei, where we are headed tomorrow morning very early. It should be interesting. Not sure what to expect there, but we figured that we might as well check it out while we're here.

Anyway, after all this moving, I'm going to be ready for some more beach time. I'm quite exhausted at the moment and would love a nice nap with a wake up Starbucks (by the way, I had my first Starbucks in over a month yesterday in Malaysia!). We'll probably head north toward the beach after we've seen all there is to see in Brunei and we're both looking forward to snorkling with high hopes of seeing sea turtles off the north coast of the island.

Well, that's it for now!


Blogger Mom said...

Amazing!! Truly amazing....I hope you get to relax and enjoy things over the next few days.

Love you

6:25 AM  
Blogger Lydia said...

Look at you two...just think, one month ago you were slaving over little monsters...Now you're chillaxin' so hard core in Malaysia.

Hope the PM of Malaysia has recovered since his run-in with Zoolander and Mugatu...Orange mocha frappuccino anyone?

12:36 AM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Have you gone to the 2 towers in Kuala Lumpur? Have you done the acrobatics that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Whatsisface do in Entrapment?? I felt the need to bring in another Malaysian movie reference.

4:43 PM  

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