Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cross 3 Country by 4x4

Thailand, Laos & Vietnam

End of 2008, I had the opportunity to join a travel expeditions across three countries by 4-wheel drive for 17 days.
This trip is actually a family vacation, so participants are all composed of parents and children. I, the only one who has no ties with anyone.

Alone, strangers in the group and traveled to foreign countries. How do I carry myself in a group consisting of entrepreneurs, renowned CEO and top government officials?

*I need to look, listen and speak when necessary. Behave myself.

Luxury holidays. Each stop staying in the famous hotels. Everything was well managed. When the time for shopping, I just follow without buying, because I was no provision for purchase.

My first time mixing with the rich and famous, I feel very small and embarrassed by my appearance. All that is only my feeling, they are actually very humble and friendly. They treat me very well . Hey, I'm ok.




Day 1 (11th Dec 2008)
R&R Rawang – Surat Thani, Thailand (830km)
Check in at Regency Hotel Hatyai
Dinner at Hamid’s Restaurant

Day 2 (12th Dec 2008)
Surat Thani - Ayuttaya, Thailand (720km>>>1550km)
Depart to Ayuttaya
Lunch at Thungsun
Check in at Diamond Plaza Hotel


Day 3 (13th Dec 2008)
Ayuttaya - Chengmai, Thailand (600km>>>2150km)
Chengmai
Check in at U-Thong Inn Hotel

Day 4 (14th Dec 2008)
Chengmai – Chean Sean, Thailand (240km>>>2390km)
Check in at Lotus Hotel Pang Suan Kaew

Dinner at Anusarn nite market

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Day 14 (24th Dec 2008)
Savanakhet – Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand (400km >> 4900km)
Check in at Pal Chong Landmark Hotel

Day 15 (25th Dec 2008) 
Nakhon Ratchasima – Prachup Khiri Khan, Thailand (625km >> 5525km)
Depart to Prachup Khiri Khan

Day 16 (26th Dec 2008) 
Prachup Khiri Khan – Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (500km >> 6025km)

Depart to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Check in at The Twin Lotus Hotel

Day 17 (27th Dec 2008) 
Nakhon Si Thammarat – Hatyai, Thailand (190km >> 6215km)
Depart to Hatyai

LAOS


Day 5 (15th Dec 2008)
Chean Sean - Chiang Khong, Thailand -Houexai - Oudomkham, Laos ( (370km>>>2760km)
Crossing Mekong River to enter Laos by ferry
Lunch stop at Luang Namtha


Day 13 (23th Dec 2008) Vinh – Savanakhet, Laos (340km >> 4500km)
Depart to Savanakhet

karst ranges

VIET NAM


Day 6 (16th Dec 2008)
Oudomkham – Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam (200km>>>2960km)

Visit Ethnic Village at Hmong Laotheung, Laos
Ferry crossing at Nam Ou River, Laos
Visit De Castrie Bunker at A1 Hill. (Vietnam destroy the biggest
French Camp above the hill)
Visit DBP museum


Day 7 (17th Dec 2008)
Dien Bien Phu – Sapa, Vietnam (280km >> 3240km)
Sapa
Visit Silver Waterfall


Day 8 (18th Dec 2008)
Sapa, Vietnam (0km >> 3240km)

Visit to Tavan Village. A very typical DAO village by the river
Visit CAT CAT village

Day 9 (19th Dec 2008)
Sapa – Hanoi, Vietnam (400km >>> 3640km)
Hanoi

Day 10 (20th Dec 2008)
Hanoi, Vietnam (0km >> 3640km)
. City Tour – Lao Cai City
Ho Chin Minh Mausoleum
One pillared Pagoda + Ho Chin Minh House in stilt
Lunch (Provided)
Visit Sword Lake + Ngoc Son Temple + Vietnam Museum
Visit Dong Xuan Market (Famous shopping area in Hanoi)
Dinner (Provided)
Water Puppetry Show (The one in the world)
Entrance : 40,000 Dong

Day 11 (21st Dec 2008)
Hanoi – Halong, Vietnam (200km >> 3840 km)
Halong Bay


Summary :
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16 & 17 ~ Thailand
Day 2 & 5 ~ Laos
Day  6, 7, 8, 9, 10 &11 ~ Vietnam

once in a lifetime

Small occation- received the certificate
Depart to K.Lumpur
~Journey End~

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The time has COME

Now, a dream to travel outside of Malaysia will become a reality. Passion and patience finally paid off. Certainly many trials and difficulties are encountered and I'm ready.
Vietnam,
I'm coming to you.

Passport ? checked.
Money ? checked
You ? ~ wee off to GO !

My 1st visit (11~22 Dec 2008)
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*Forgive me for the English language, may be incorrect or inappropriate use. Please corect my mistakes. Tq

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mount Bujang Melaka


Gunung Bujang Melaka : 4048 ft ( 1234 m)

Day 1: 4.5 hrs from starting point (Batu Berangkai Falls) to campsite
Day 2: 1.15 hrs from campsite to summit
Day 2: 1 hr from summit to camp site
Day 2: <4 hrs down to waterfall and car park
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This is my second mountain and a wonderful adventure. The mountain located at Kampar, Perak keep plenty secrets of nature. A variety of unique flora and fauna found there.
 Trips for 2 days 1 night with some new friends gave me a lot of interesting experiences .
Starting from Batu Berangkai waterfall through aboriginal farms to the Balak Camp. Along the way there are many leeches until reach Lebah Camp. A very big campsite can accommodate up to 50 people and pretty clean.There is a stream beside that campsite and the water is so cold. Temperature at campsite (24°c before bed time, possibly <20°c after 3:00am).



credit to Somphob for this image


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Coming up after this the next mountain.
Stay tune !

*Forgive me for the English language, may be incorrect or inappropriate use. Please corect my mistakes. Tq