Monthly Archives: January 2016

Corr Cycling Malaysia Part 3 and Oz Part 1

An interesting week, not what we planned but still mainly enjoyable.

We cycled around Penang and learnt again to our cost not to trust google maps as yet again we ended up cycling a ‘road’ that didn’t exist.

In Kuala Lumpur we had a really enjoyable day with a generous muslim family we had first met in Surat Thani, we learnt a lot about Malaysia from our adopted family who kindly took us to a Pewter factory and out for dinner at the Petronas Twin Towers.

We flew to Sydney on Friday and met Bharti and Pete on the Saturday. It was great to see them, we had a great day with them and they also spoilt us rotten. Sydney has changed since our last visit and all for the better.

We are writing this blog on the plane to Tasmania, we’re a little apprehensive as there are bush fires burning in the North of the Island so we may have to revise our route.

Take care

Gary and Ginette

Corr’s Cycle Malaysia Part 2

Spent some time on Langkawi Island, cycled around the island and walked the sky walk, spent the evening chilling with lovely people. We spent our last day on the island chilling on the beach, life’s a bugger sometimes (love you Tracy and Julie).

We have now cycled south through some less frequented parts of muslim Malaysia still nice but not touristy and have again settled on a tourist Island, this time Penang.

Penang is really nice with lots of culture plus a really nice art vibe we visited a trick art museum and walked a street art walking trail detailing the history of the island.

We will be cycling around the Island before setting off to Kuala Lumpa for our flight to Australia where we will meet Bharti and Pete for a drink or two

 

Cycling Thailand Part 8

Cycling Thailand Part 8

We cycled down the east coast and across to Krabi.

Krabi is a very touristy and beautiful area. We spent 3 days chilling in the area, visiting Phi Phi (another island) and kayaking around some paradise bays and stunning lime stone cliffs and in the evening we sat back and enjoyed some amazing sun sets. This area of Thailand is stunning but so unlike the rest of Thailand that we’ve cycled through, definitely worth a visit.

After over 7,000 miles we suffered our first major bike repair, Gary’s chain broke and he needed a new rear sprocket set.

We are now in Malaysia, tossing it off on another holiday island but will be heading down south later this week, we have flights booked from Kuala Lumper on the 22nd January to Sydney.

Thinking of you all back in the UK wish you could be here

Love and Kisses

Ginette and Gary

Cycling Thailand – Part 7

Cycling Thailand Part 7

Happy New Year (S̄wạs̄dī pī h̄ım̀)

A week of bikes, buses and ferries

We’ve spent the last 4 days chilling in Koh Pha -Ngan, well that was the plan but once on the island we couldn’t resist the temptation of the full moon party for New Year which was great 50,000 people of all ages, sizes and nationalities partying on a 1 km beach, lots of bars and entertainment including 5 music stages and lots of bars – definitely one to remember for many years to come.

We have also experienced some not so nice sights, including watching a young man receiving CPR after a bike crash, 2 people nearly drowning and a westerner crashing into a straw hut. We think we’ve seen enough drama in the first day of 2016 to last us for the year.

Tomorrow we will be heading back to the main land to continue our travels to Malaysia, our next destination is Krabi to see the best beaches in Thailand.

Hope you’re all well and we wish you all a healthy and peaceful 2016.