Archive for April, 2013

Singapore

Written by on April 28, 2013 in Asia, General with 1 Comment
Singapore

After a crazy/fun/sketchy take-off from Tioman, we arrived in Singapore and headed to Natalya’s apartment.  She had to run off to class, so I took the day to relax and catch up on emails/blogging and took advantage of her super-fast wifi to download a bunch of tv shows for future viewing. The next morning I […]

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Malaysia, p2: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Written by on April 24, 2013 in Asia, General with 3 Comments
Malaysia, p2: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

The day got off to a bad start as I mis-judged how long it would take during rush hour to get out to the airport and missed the cut-off to check in my bag by a few minutes.  Unlike most airlines in the world, Air Asia was completely inflexible and not only wouldn’t let me […]

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Malaysia, p1

Written by on April 11, 2013 in Asia, General with 1 Comment
Malaysia, p1

After a sad farewell to Mark and Darlene,  Marc and I took a speedboat from Koh Lipe, Thailand to Papua Langkawi, an island in the very northwestern corner of Malaysia.  The speedboat cost about $3 more than the ferry and was going to drop us off on the side of the island closest to the […]

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Thailand Island Hopping

Written by on April 6, 2013 in Asia, General with 1 Comment
Thailand Island Hopping

I used 10,000 United miles to fly on Thai Airways from Vientiane through Bangkok to Phuket, which were miles well spent.  There was no way I was going to do back-to-back overnight buses or trains to get there. My friend Marc, who I’d met diving in Dahab back in September, had decided to join me […]

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