Touching Down in Malaysia
Where have I been you've asked. Well I'm here to tell you. Last I wrote I was in Phi Phi, and I didn't move from that spot for 12 days. So I really had nothing to write about. It was pretty cool, and we met so many people. It was a great time, with even better people.
From there we went to a city called Phuket, and stayed on Patong beach. Let me tell you something about Patong beach. It is where all the hookers and ping pong shows are. Let me assure you, a ping pong show has nothing to do with table tennis. It's more like, what the hell was that, mixed with holy shit, topped with endless laughter. The things we saw/laughed at were unbelievable, but completely hilarious.
Viktor (the Swede) Dan (the American) Ben (Vancouver and myself were all a little crew for the past three weeks. So we decided to end off our time together in this filthy, but hysterical beach. The time in Phuket started off with a bang. We went for Thai food, and while we were eating some vendor lady came up to get us to buy random shit.
Dan decided he wanted to buy a hat. An ugly hat I must add. Anyway, he made his deal with the lady after what seemed like an hour of arguing with her. She wasn't happy about the offers and after he gave her his money, she ripped the hat off his head and ran down the street to an awaiting scooter. Threw an uglier down on the street and drove off. Priceless. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. The thing about Asia is that if you get ripped off, you don't get ripped off for much.
The best part of this shit hole of a beach, was the hotel we were staying in. It had air conditioning, a TV, good showers, and decent beds. Nice. This all for the whopping price of $4 per night. We spent a lot of time in our rooms here, and it was good to chill out and relax for a little bit. It had been some super long days in Phi Phi, late nights, and lots of drinking.
Ben and I said bye to Viktor and Dan, yesterday. They were off to do a Visa run in Burma, and we were off to Malaysia. It was a short flight, but the funniest part was when two Chinese ladies asked us to fill out there immigration forms for them. Actually, the didn't ask. They shoved their passports and a pen in our hands. They showed thanks, by filling our hands with some kind of disgusting dried fruit. I tried a few and threw the rest under the seat.
We landed in Kuala Lumpur at 1 in the morning, missed our bus, and finally arrived in China town around 3. All the guesthouses were full, until a hooker looking lady walked out of one, and then magically there was a room for us. I say room loosely though, it was more like a closet with bunk beds in it. By 4 in the morning, we didn't give a shit anymore and went to bed.
Today at 1pm, the guest house lady knocks on our door to kick us out, because someone had booked our closet. That sucks. Thankfully, some random Indian guy showed up and said, "you want room" so we followed him. This new place we're staying at is a lot nicer than the other one. Cheaper too. Anyone with claustrophobia would have went mental staying in the room we spent our first night in.
But we won't be here for long. We're looking at flights to Manila, Philippines as we speak. We'll be out of here in the next day or two, so for now we check out the markets, eat street vendor food, and check out what the city has to offer. Tonight we're going to see the giant twin towers from that movie with Catherin Zeta Jones, and Shawn Connery. I don't remember what it's called, but there's a part where she's going through lasers that's really hot.
So for now, I'm out of here, but all is well. We'll be staying in the Philippines as long as they'll let us. Then Ben goes back home, and I'm going back to Thailand to meet up with some people that I know. Or maybe Dan and Viktor again. That would be cool because those two were a lot of fun. I'll try and load some pictures on Facebook soon, so you can see what I've been up to.
May the force be with you, but mostly with me.