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Ladang Lothian

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  • Day4

    Flying to Sabah

    July 26 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Whilst I only took one photo of us boarding the plane with Leisa and her supplies. The plane trip was significant for another reason…it was the only time I have ever seen two people go into an airplane toilet together.
    This created a strange level of excitement from the rest of the passengers. Maybe someone had ambitions for the mile high club!
    The trip was itself uneventful otherwise.
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  • Day6

    Vol Kuala Lumpur-Langkawi

    November 23, 2019 in Malaysia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Embarquement pour la plage sur l'île de Langkawi, avec la compagnie Air Asia
    Check in et dépose bagage tout automatisé avec bornes d'enregistrement
    Vol AK6304 sur Airbus A320
    Sièges 11E et F à l'avant
    Équipage vêtu tout de rouge plutôt classe (tailleur pour les dames) à l'image de la compagnie
    Petit quart d'heure de retard au décollage quasiment rattrapé pour ce bon vol
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  • Day47

    Last Day in Summer

    January 20, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Today was our last day in summer. We enjoyed the day at the pool of our hotel.
    Now we are back at the airport to fly to Seoul. On wednesday the expected weather temperature will be -8 degrees in Seoul, that means almost 40 degrees colder than today...

    Heute war unser letzter Tag im Sommer. Wir haben den Tag nochmal am Pool gelegen und einfach mal nichts getan. Jetzt sind wir wieder am Flughafen und fliegen heute Nacht weiter nach Seoul. Laut Wetterapp liegt die Höchsttemperatur am Mittwoch bei -8 Grad, also ca. 40 Grad kälter als heute...
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    Colonia

    Guten Flug und hol die dicken Socken raus

    1/20/18Reply
    Gaby Schedletzky

    Gute Weiterreise! Dann freuen wir uns halt auf wunderschöne Schneebilder!

    1/20/18Reply
    Rita Spohr

    Life is Life your grandma Rita

    1/20/18Reply
     
  • Day36

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    January 16, 2020 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    We had a bit delay, so we only have 3h overlay here in Kuala Lumpur.
    They have free water cooler here - that’s definitely a great thing! It’s the first airport here in Asia I saw this. They use the regular water cooler used in offices.
    I know the water refill and drinking stations at airport Hamburg, but since we have pretty good tap water 💦 in Hamburg, it’s not *that* exceptional.
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  • Day137

    Zwischenlandung in Kuala Lumpur

    July 30, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Was macht man, wenn man am Kuala Lumpur Airport 3 Stunden Zeit hat? Auf den Fotos sind die Schlafgewohnheiten am Flughafen der Europäer versus Asiaten festgehalten. 🤣

    Diesen Flug nach Indonesien mussten wir übrigens „mit der Pistole auf der Brust“ buchen, als wir in Kambodscha am Flughafen in Richtung Vietnam wollten. Beim Checkin wurden wir „darauf hingewiesen“, dass wir nur nach Vietnam einreisen dürften, wenn wir auch ein Ticket aus dem Land heraus vorweisen könnten. Diese Information lag uns jedoch vom Auswärtigen Amt so nicht vor. Aber die Kambodschaner liessen nicht mit sich reden. In 30 Minuten würde der Schalter schliessen. Völlig gestresst mussten wir also schnell noch online einen Flug suchen. Für asiatische Verhältnisse waren die Tickets viel zu überteuert. Aber so unverhofft und spontan läuft‘s halt manchmal auf einer Weltreise.Read more

  • Day80

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    March 7, 2015 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 90 °F

    March 7.
    Kuala Lumpur was one of the ports that stands out as a surprise. There are times we go into a port with no expectations and discover a rich and diverse city such as this one. I’m not sure what I had in my mind about what I thought Kuala Lumpur (it is referred to as KL) would be, but I was definitely wrong. It is a cosmopolitan city that has a mix of skyscrapers, colonial architecture and extensive green space throughout the city.
    Kuala Lumpur means “muddy estuary” and was begun in 1857 when Chinese traders set up shop here. KL gained it’s independence in 1957 and became Malaysia’s capital.
    It is home to the Petronis Towers which are quite magnificent.
    We got a taxi from the port into KL, which was about 1 hour away. Our taxi driver was also our tour guide and took us to some of the best sights in the city while also providing lots of information about the healthcare and education system (both free), the religious mode of the city(diverse and tolerant) and what his daily life is like.
    We are slightly north of the Equator in KL so it is very hot and humid. We have not experienced the rain showers that generally occur each day and the seas remain extremely calm.
    We have also been enjoying the vast array of boats that are in both the harbors and out at sea in Southeast Asia. They have more character than you can imagine and are colorful and stout. There are some that we refer to as low-riders whose decks are barely above the water line. Jeff told me the other day that I wouldn’t believe how many photos of boats he had taken.
    As we came out of Singapore harbor on our way to KL, there were literally hundreds of ships parked outside the entrance to Singapore harbor. It was a surreal sight to see all these ships awaiting their turn in this incredibly busy port.
    The first photo os the palace in KL. The prime ministers from each region rotate living here.
    The second photo is a street scene.
    The third photo in the Petronis Towers
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    Tom Franklin

    What a history lesson. Thanks for sharing the details.

    3/14/15Reply
     
  • Day150

    Malaysia - Sepang Circuit

    October 1, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Da es zeitlich sehr gut gepasst hat, haben wir uns noch spontan Tickets für das Formel 1 Rennen in Sepang gekauft! Es war richtig cool so ein Rennen mal live zu sehen 😊 Nur leider war es einfach viel zu heiß an dem Tag und man war nur am schwitzen 😄Read more

  • Day9

    Reif für die Insel

    October 8, 2016 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Die Knoblauchfahne (heute nochmal aufgeladen) im Gepäck und das letzte Geld für Eis am Flughafen auf den Kopf gehauen (in der Hoffnung, dass sich das später nicht rächt) stehen wir nun am falschen Gate. Wer sämtliche Hinweise ignoriert lernt halt mehr vom Flughafen kennen...😅😂

    Heute geht's nach Krabi (Thailand) wo laut sämtlicher Blogs ein Strand schöner sein soll als der andere, wir werden sehen. Natürlich berichte ich live vor Ort, um den Neid ein wenig anzufachen.

    PS: Adé Skibbas, guten Heimflug es war ne super Zeit.
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    Jürgen K.

    Doofi 😃😃

    10/8/16Reply
     
  • Day100

    Grenzübertritt nach Indonesien (Jakarta)

    February 23, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Als ich, von der Masterarbeit gebeutelt und nach Ablenkung lechzend, mir in den Kopf setzte, Südostasien unsicher zu machen, war eine Route (weil in Zeitnot so ziemlich alles interessanter ist, als tatsächlich die Arbeit zu verfassen) relativ schnell ausbaldowert: Thailand, Laos, Kambodscha und Vietnam sollten in viereinhalb Monaten bereist werden und dies möglichst ohne teure Flüge buchen zu müssen - also demnach eine Reise nur über Land. Ich dachte, dass das Programm damit schon eng gestrickt sei und zweifelte die Machbarkeit Steffis Vorschlags, doch noch Myanmar mit aufzunehmen, stark an (im Nachhinein bin ich ihr dafür aber äußerst dankbar; ständig legen wir Reisebekanntschaften Burma ans Herz), baute das goldene Land aber trotzdem in die Route mit ein! Den Endpunkt der Reise (von Bangkok aus komplett auf dem Landweg) sollte demnach Hanoi darstellen.

    Zwar haben wir uns fast exakt an meine (eben mal in einer Nacht) entworfene Route gehalten, die, wie sich rausstellte, wunderbar wie geplant funktionierte (jaja Eigenlob stinkt, aber isso!), merkten jedoch schnell, dass sich Paulchen in einem Punkt gewaltig verkalkuliert hatte: nämlich bei der dafür benötigten Zeit; wir waren schlichtweg viel schneller als eigentlich angenommen. Natürlich hätte man alle Länder bis dato auch länger bereisen können, teils wollten wir dies aber nicht (Kambodscha hatte Steffi beispielsweise ja schon ein Jahr zuvor gesehen) und teils war es uns einfach nicht möglich (z.B. reizten wir das Visum für Vietnam bis auf den letzten Tag aus).

    So stand schon ca. seit der Ausreise in Myanmar fest, dass wir noch mindestens ein weiteres Land bereisen würden und dass der Plan, möglichst wenig zu fliegen, nur bedingt aufgeht (von Vietnam hätte man auf dem Landweg nur noch nach China weiter gekonnt). Hoch im Kurs standen die Philippinen, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indien und Indonesien. Nach reiflicher Überlegung (Kriterien: Flugpreise, Visumsbeschaffung, Wettersaison, Sicherheit, verbleibende Reisezeit) entschieden wir uns ca. auf Phu Quoc die letztgenannte Nation für vier Wochen als letztes großes Ziel der Reise anzusteuern.

    Lange Vorrede, kurzer Sinn: unser Flug von Hanoi nach Jakarta war schnell gebucht und vollkommen problemlos (Bild 1 zeigt den Landeanflug auf Jakarta). Kleinen Zwischenstopp legten wir dabei in Kuala Lumpur ein (Bruchteil des riesigen Lufthafens auf Bild 2). Westliches Fast Food überbrückte dort die schlimmsten Hungerleiden - ganz vornehm im "Golden Arches Restaurant" (na wer errät, zu welcher Kette der Kassenzettel auf Bild 3 gehört?! 😆). Und kurz darauf standen wir in Indonesien, genauer auf Java!
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    Mr. Jack

    Du wirst dir doch wohl kein Cheatmeal im Gasthaus zum goldenen M gegönnt haben?! Oder getreu dem Motto IIFYM? 😁

    3/7/17Reply
    Paul D

    Das ölgetränkte Essen hiesiger Straßenküchen ist ernährungstechnisch auch nicht viel besser...

    3/7/17Reply
     
  • Day107

    Day 107: Grand Prix Practice

    September 30, 2016 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    The main reason for coming back to KL was of course, the Grand Prix! I haven't been to a Formula 1 Grand Prix since 2005 (and 1999 before that), and Shandos had never been, so we decided it would be something different to try! Today was the first day of a three day race weekend, and would involve some support races and a couple of F1 practice sessions.

    We'd looked at the schedule and decided that since there were a few gaps here and there, we'd skip the first F1 practice at 10am, and arrive in time for the second practice at 2pm. So we had a leisurely morning in our apartment (our hosts were both out at work), then set off for the track around 12pm. We weren't sure how long it would take to get out there, although we knew the circuit was next door to the airport which is about 50km from the city centre.

    First stop though, was lunch, and we went to a small cafe on the edge of the Nu Sentral shopping centre. The food was decent (I had a chicken & avocado wrap and Shandos had salad), but it took quite a while to arrive as apparently the kitchen was short staffed. So it wasn't until after 1pm that we arrived in the station, bought our 3-day transport ticket and ran downstairs to jump on a train just in time.

    The ride out is about 30 minutes, but we then had to get a connecting shuttle bus from the airport to the course (about 20 minutes, even though it's literally 2km away as the crow flies), and then from the carpark drop off point we had to get the circuit shuttle up to the main gate which was about 200 metres or so, and honestly not really worth bothering with.

    Straight through security and nobody even glanced at our tickets which seemed odd, until we discovered later that Friday was free entry for everyone, since the practice sessions aren't usually that exciting. All the rigmarole with connecting shuttle buses and so on meant that we didn't arrive at the track until about 2:15pm, when practice had already started.

    We headed over to the nearest stand and had a look; Shandos's mouth nearly hit the floor when the first car came flying out of a turn and accelerated! The noise definitely isn't what it used to be, but holy shit those cars move quickly. Accelerating, braking and turning so sharply, it's really something out of this world and has to be seen to be believed.

    After watching for a few minutes we decided to find our proper grandstand, as we'd bought tickets for the Tower. Unfortunately for us, we soon discovered that it was at the far end of the main straight, so we had to walk 1300m or so to get there! At least there was interesting stuff along the way, tents with games, promotions, the usual marketing guff and so on. We also stopped a few times to watch the action.

    Finally arrived at our "seats" (the stand we're in has unreserved seating), and nearly 90 minutes from leaving lunch to sitting down. At least we'd done a dry run and definitely wouldn't miss anything important!

    Enjoyed watching the rest of the session as the cars zoomed around, trying out a few different seating positions as well. It's a unique view, since you're essentially on the apex of a hairpin turn, so cars approach from behind you on the right, slow down from 350kmh to 120, go around the hairpin in front of you, then accelerate off down the main straight. You can also see various other bits of the circuit too, since it's in a natural amphitheatre type thing.

    F1 practice finished at 3:30pm, and we relaxed and wandered while they turned the track over for the next support event - a GP2 qualifying session. GP2 is very similar to Formula 1, just less powerful cars and less experienced drivers. The cars don't have the latest F1 eco requirements either, meaning that they're naturally aspirated (not turbo-charged), and rev unbelievably high - up to 18,000 RPM in some cases. As a result, they were much much louder than the F1 cars, and our ears were soon taking a beating as we had no earplugs.

    With no particular dog in the fight we decided to call it a day, and started the long trip back to KL. After checking out a few of the displays and stuff at the circuit, we didn't hop on a shuttle until nearly 5pm. And we didn't realise that the circuit shuttle is only one direction, meaning we had to do 90% of a circle to get back to the carpark where our shuttle to the airport train station was waiting. Something to skip for tomorrow.

    Not much else to report - we got home without incident and had a quick cheap dinner in the food court inside KL Sentral mall. Arrived back at the apartment just in time to farewell our hosts who are having a weekend away on Malaysia's east coast. They'll be back on Monday night, since it's a long weekend here - start of Islamic New Year celebrations. So in the meantime we've got someone else's large apartment to ourselves!!
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    Joel Baldwin

    Entrance to the circuit

    10/7/16Reply
    Joel Baldwin

    The back of our grandstand, where you can see the back straight on the left and the starting grid on the right. The hairpin turn is directly behind me

    10/7/16Reply
    Joel Baldwin

    On a fake podium

    10/7/16Reply
    Joel Baldwin

    Ferrari during practice

    10/7/16Reply
     

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