Monday, September 28, 2009

It’s very Freo.

After leaving Malaysia we headed for the wonderful world of Oz; first stop Perth! We were greeted at Perth Airport by some very efficient custom officers, who despite having nothing to declare made us head here, there and everywhere to be examined! After we finally finished jumping through all the hoops we were greeted by the wonderfully wonderful Miss Keelyann! We were quickly whisked away to their beautiful abode in Fremantle. We spent most of the day catching up, eating some amazing food and being given an orientation tour before falling promptly into bed, exhausted from the lack of sleep in the last 24 hours.

The next day J and I chilled out at the house and checked out the very cool Fremantle Arts Centre. The following day we headed to the shorefront to meet Keels for a lovely and very relaxing picnic where to twiddled away the last of the sunlight hours and watched a pretty amazing sunset before my little pinkies cried wee-wee-wee all the way home. Our last day in Freo saw J and I check out the town and pull into the local brewery: Little Creatures. We then ventured out to Marks humble home away from home where we were inducted into the amazement that is Mark's occupation. Very Cool! That night we headed into Perth (via Berrigan Drive - hehe) for a very grown up dinner of wine and sushi!

Freo proved to be an amazing place, with great friends! It was a nice way to transition back into our old life. Thanks again Keels and Mark :)

Carving up a storm!

Me and Keels picnicing!

Good times!

On site and kitted out!

Monday, September 7, 2009


After a thirteen hour Air Asia flight complete with no entertainment units, faulty chairs and left over air Canada storage units, we were thankful to fall into our plush 4 star resort bed. We were so happy with our room complete with skyline view of Kuala Lumpur (KL), that we spend the rest of the evening watching the thunder storms roll in. We only ventured out once for a traditional Malaysia style dinner of noodles, rice and questionable looking meat.

The next morning we had our fill of the free buffet style breakfast (travelling 4 star is brilliant; I don’t know what we’ve been thinking for the past 2 years!) We then headed into town on the monorail destined for the twin towers. Unfortunately, we zigged when we should have zagged and ended up missing out on free tickets to the sky bridge. Which crazily enough sells out at 8am most days!? We quickly rethought our plans and decided to head into China town for some lunch and a bit of shopping.

China town is amazing! It’s quintessentially Asian! And I love it! We started off wandering through the main stretch where we strangely began to see a pattern of items on offer in the long parade of stalls (DVDs, watches, clothes, shoes, DVDs, watches, clothes, shoes, DVDs, watches… you get the idea). We then headed towards the Central Market, briefly stopping to refuel at one of the crazy deep fryer carts that line the streets. After playing a quick game of charades with the owner we settled on a crab stick. In the Central Market you could purchase everything from chopsticks to satin pillow cases to fish tank massages. Crazy stuff?!?!?! You place your feet inside the tank and basically the fish pout and suck the dry skin from your feet!!! I’m afraid to say that I chickened out and we left the Central Market with our dry skin in tack! We ended the day with a lovely dinner of duck with noodles and sweet and sour pork down on Bintang Walk.

Our final day in KL saw us wake late, but not too late for the free food ;), then head into town for a look around the designer shops. We had one last feed at Bintang Walk before heading out to the airport for our Perth bound flight, excited to be heading home.

Room with a view or what?

But main street's still all cracked and broken? Sorry Mum the mob has spoken!!

Go the Dragon (?)

Yum, lunch!