gotta scratch that travel itchFeeling much better lately, especially being able to spend some quality time with friends yesterday. And oh, I yelled at a man too, which immediately made me feel tons better. I don’t know, I think I may have created a monster (myself).
His van was blocking my car, and when we honked to let him know that we wanted to leave, he came back to the van, picked up a box and walked away. WTF? He could have just moved the van!! So I jumped out of the car and yelled at him, “so, is this your Hari Raya spirit? Huh? Huh??” And then Marita leaned on the horn for the longest time, until it slowly died out. Yea, feel our wrath! Stupid ass.
I was quite pleased with myself this morning when I remembered
a) my camera. Stop car in driveway. Jump out of car and get camera.
b) newly charged camera batteries. Stop car outside gate. Jump out of car and get camera batteries.
Until I arrived in the office and realized that I had forgotten my computer cable for the camera. Damn.
Richardo (or is it Ricardo? I never saw his name on print) said at one point rather exasperatedly, “I don’t know how you travel by yourself! Your memory’s atrocious!” (he also said that I was too nice and naive – in the sense that I believed what the locals tell me. What should I do? Disbelieve everything they say like he does?)
Actually, come to think of it, he was very exasperating himself. Sometimes, whenever he had his back turned, I would make strangling gestures at him. Or I’d shake a clenched fist. He could make me so mad…
Yeah, I really liked him. *sigh*
I’ve been telling everyone I meet that I just came back from Bali. Even the mailman in the post office yesterday when I picked up a couple of parcels. He looked suitably impressed, and I didn’t even tell him that I went alone. Most people then usually look really surprised. Probably because I came back with all limbs intact, and without any eyes poked out. Honestly, I do think most people underestimate me. I mean, considering the nature of my job and all, where I’ve camped by myself in the jungle and currently work in the field. If I can do that, I can do anything, right?
So now, I’ve made my first successful attempt on backpacking solo and I can’t wait for my next trip. I’ve already scouted online flight prices to Cambodia – much to my surprise, a MAS round trip ticket from KL to Phnom Penh costs over RM2,000. It’d be cheaper to fly to Australia, wouldn’t it? But where’s the adventure there. I’m thinking of taking the budget airlines, AirAsia from KL to one of the major cities of Thailand and move onwards from there. Any suggestions re: airlines or cheaper alternatives would be muchly appreciated.
I’m working on a short guide to Bali, basically just recommendations of the places I’ve stayed. Once I get my pictures up on flickr; the Bali entry will be posted.
Note to self: computer cable, computer cable, computer cable….
p/s hey, AirAsia is going to start flying to Padang, Indonesia on the 8th of November. Prices start from RM79.99 (Rp175,999). Where's Padang? Somewhere in the western coast of Sumatra.. hmm.. it sounds intriguing...