Johor Baru, Legoland and Batu Caves

We have spent so much time on trains, its a good job we all like train travel:) we travelled from KL down to Legoland in Johor Baru, in southern Malaysia, it was awesome, they have the regular Legoland and next door there is the Legoland water-park, it was so good,as it was a week day there was no queues or waiting around so we got on all the rides, some more then once, we also stayed at a hotel called KSL resort, it has the best swimming park i’ve ever seen, it has life size,moving dinosaurs, Oliver was one happy bunny :). We headed back to KL, we had a bit of drama getting our visas, we found out that the Thai visa laws had changed whilst we have been travelling, basically you cant do visa runs anymore, so we had to go back to Kuala Lumpur for 3 days to get it all sorted out. We went to Batu Caves,an old hindu temple/shrine,which is around 1/2 hr train trip from KL with and there’s around 300 steps going up into a cave,there were lots of monkeys around and they are not scared of humans at all and some were stealing peoples drinks and crisps, it was so funny πŸ™‚ . We are back in Bangkok now for 3 days, we have had a 2 day epic train journey through Malaysia and southern Thailand to get here, and then we are off to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand on Monday…. phew, anyway just a quick post, will write some more when we settled in Chiang Mai hope you all ok, missing everyone loads…..xxxxxxxx

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part of Legoland water-park, it has tons of slides and flumes :)

part of Legoland water-park, it has tons of slides and flumes πŸ™‚


sorry will post some more pics in Chiang mai, bloody internet at hotel is crud πŸ™‚

our awesome dino pool from out hotel window

our awesome dino pool from out hotel window

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Kuala Lumpur

We got to KL early on Monday morning, after an overnight sleeper train from Hat Yai, in southern Thailand. I didn’t know much about Malaysia to be honest as we are just here to take Oliver to Legoland. We met a young Malay couple on the train who were so kind, they wrote down some Malay words to get us by, and some info on travelling around KL by public transport they even asked us to visit their town in Malaysia πŸ™‚ .
Malaysia is a predominately Muslim country, and as you travel south down through Thailand into Malaysia, the Buddhist temples change to mosques and you see a lot more women with headscarfs,the houses seem more concrete then wood and because Malaysia is an old British colonial country the majority of Malays speak english as a 2nd language.
We headed to Chinatown and bloody hell the shopping is amazing, the Malaysian’s do love their shopping there are massive malls everywhere you go, we are thinking of sending a big box of goodies home :).
We visited the huge Petronas twin towers, we couldn’t get tickets to go up but went to the science centre that is attached to the huge mall underneath the towers, wow what a great morning, it cost us around Β£9 for all of us to get in. The science centre is really cool with lots of interactive displays and rides, and lots of educational information from environmental to space, to dinosaurs and countries, the place had everything, we were there around 3 hours but we rushed the last bit, you could easily spend the whole day there, there is a cafe half way round that is so cheap , we paid about 20p for coffee, we had to rush because we had booked afternoon tea, at the revolving 360 degrees restaurant at the top of the Menara tower. The Menara tower stands at 365 meters and you zoom up to the top in less then 50 seconds……wow what a view, although it is a bit unnerving being that high, Dave hated it lol. we bought tickets for afternoon tea to include the trip up to the observation deck, we had sandwiches,cakes,samosas, scones, tea,squash etc and cost about Β£26 for the 3 of us not bad considering The Shard in London costs that alone for one person.
We went to get our Thai visas sorted out at the Thai Embassy, we paid a rip-off cabby to get there, we didn’t know it but it was the Thai queens birthday and was bloody shut arrrggggghhh, this was one of the reasons for coming here, so we think we are going to go back to Thailand and get the free 30 day visa and probably go to Vientiene in Laos to get the longer 60 day visa. We are off to Johour Baru tomorrow for Legoland, its a city on the border of Singapore, it’s a 7 hour train journey and are staying just down the road from Legoland, where we are going to on Friday.
We are also going to decide this month whether we are all going to come back in October :(. Im booking flights back to be with Georgia and baby, she has her extra scan at the end of the month to make sure the placenta has moved and will find out if she can have a natural birth, and although we don’t want to end the adventure, we might be running a bit low on funds by that point, we have found we are crap at sticking to a budget :), we could stretch the cash until March, but thats living basic and not doing all the things we want to do 😦 so you might be seeing us sooner then planned πŸ˜‰
Anyway guys hope your all good miss you all.

at the top eeeekkkk

at the top eeeekkkk

going into the petronas science centre, check out my barnet, scruffy cow :)

going into the petronas science centre, check out my barnet, scruffy cow πŸ™‚

science centre fun

science centre fun

petronas twin towers

petronas twin towers

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having afternoon tea at the top of the Menara tower...how very civilised lol

having afternoon tea at the top of the Menara tower…how very civilised lol

Saying goodbye to friends and our new place in Thong Sala

We have been staying at a place called First Villa, it is run by the most lovely lady called Bobo and her aunty, they have been so lovely to us, Oliver calls Bobo his Thai mummy :), it was so sad saying goodbye, heres Oliver with the beautiful Bobo below.

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We also said goodbye to our lovely friends a Swiss/German family- Marcus, Gabby and their son Leon.

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I have not posted for a bit because i’ve been ill with food poisoning….god damn Thai food, im fine now, but jesus was i ill, i was getting a bit blasΓ© about eating street food, and was eating everything and anything lol and got unlucky, but all’s well now and i will be a bit more cautious in future.
We have moved to a place just up the road from First Villa, its in Thong Sala (the main town) called Lime n Soda and its great with nice pool,on the beach, nice staff and a good hut, it’s a bit of a party resort and they have a big shindig going on tonight, so no sleep for us :). We have been exploring the island today, visiting a Buddhist temple, and the largest yang tree in Thailand, we rode up into the mountains, the air was so cool and fresh, it was lovely. Anyway hope you guys are all ok, we only have 6 more nights on beautiful Phangan, and then we hit Malaysia…woop woop

Dave and Oliver synchronised bombers

Dave and Oliver synchronised bombers


our new home :)

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making merit at the local buddhist temple

making merit at the local buddhist temple


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